Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

China leads global solar energy investment as US, Europe lag

More money was invested in new solar energy plants last year than in any other power source, with China responsible for much of the boom, according to a report published Thursday by the U.N. Environment Program. Globally, a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity were installed in 2017, with investments topping $160 billion – […]

Europe tries to lead the way on clean energy

AT THE UN climate summit in Bonn last November some Americans came up with their own riposte to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement. Outside the main conference building they put up a tent housing a rowdy coalition of people from 20 states and 110 cities under the banner “We are […]

Iceland Is One of the Warmest Places in Europe as Big Chill Hits an hour ago

Iceland will be warmer than parts of the Mediterranean this week as an icy blast from Siberia brings bitter cold to Europe along with the risk of travel delays and power cuts. Very dry Arctic air from the east will drive weather conditions for the coming days after temperatures plunged to as low as minus […]

Europe Power-Prompt prices fall on weather but remaining winter prices rise

European OTC day-ahead power sagged on Thursday on predictions for warmer weather and more wind supply near term, but most positions further ahead posted gains. * “There are a few question marks over medium-term demand and that's why the prices for coming weeks and the remaining winter months are up, just in case,” one trader […]

Europe Power-Day-ahead prices slip on wind power, low demand forecast

European spot power prices for day-ahead delivery dipped on Thursday, pressured by forecasts for increased wind power generation and an expected fall in demand ahead of the weekend. * The German baseload electricity contract for Friday delivery tumbled nearly 30 percent, or 10 euros to 23.50 euros a megawatt-hour . View full post on Wind […]

Balancing out the lulls of wind power with a wider reach across Europe

Europe has seven prevailing weather regimes, a system windfarms could better exploit to even out supply and demand Renewable energy is great in principle, but, some people may say, how do we keep the lights on when the wind fails to blow or the sun doesn’t shine? The issue of “intermittency” is a criticism of […]

Europe Power-Spot prices down as wind, nuclear supply picks up

European prompt power prices fell on Thursday as Germany was expected to see wind power production surge on Friday while French nuclear reactors returned from outages, boosting supply at a time of weakening pre-weekend demand. * The German baseload contract for Friday delivery was down 8.2 percent at 37.4 euros a megawatt hour . View […]

Winds of change: gusts across Europe help set renewable power record

Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power. Related: ‘Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record […]

Wind Power Overtakes Coal in Europe

Last year, 86 % of the 24.5 GW of new generating capacity installed in the EU came from renewable energy sources, specifically from wind, solar, biomass and hydro, breaking the previous record of 79% in 2014. This new water mark makes clear that the EU is seeking to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by […]

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. View full post on Wind Power News