Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

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

Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016

Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels. But industry leaders said they […]

Europe Power-Fall in solar output lifts German spot for Monday

PARIS, Sept 2 The German spot power price for early next week delivery rose on Friday on an expected decline in solar power output. The year-ahead contract was under pressure as oil futures fell. View full post on Wind Power News

Julian Popov: The future of gas in Europe is uncertain

Gas demand in Europe will most likely continue to decline. This is the reason why the competition for additional gas import infrastructure is so fierce and politicised – there is simply no need for more, Julian Popov told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview. View full post on Wind Power News

Germany leads Europe in offshore wind energy growth

Europe’s offshore wind capacity doubles in one year but the UK falls behind Germany in the clean energy race, despite attracting more investment Germany has overtaken the UK in the rate at which it is installing wind turbines at sea, industry figures show. Globally, wind installations grew by 25% in 2014, reaching a landmark 62,000 […]

Future changes of wind energy potentials over Europe in a large CMIP5 multi-model ensemble

A statistical-dynamical downscaling method is used to estimate future changes of wind energy output of a benchmark wind turbine across Europe at the regional scale. With this aim, 22 global climate models of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 ensemble are considered. View full post on Wind Power News

Germany leads record wind power growth in Europe

Record amount of wind power capacity installed across EU in 2014, more than new gas and coal capacity combined, reports BusinessGreen The British wind power industry installed 1.7GW of new capacity last year, coming second only to Germany, which built a massive 5.2GW of new capacity during 2014. New figures from the European Wind Energy […]

Dirtiest Fuel Threatens 700-Year-Old Villages in Europe: Energy

Europe’s energy dilemma — burning the dirtiest coal while meeting pollution targets — is crystallizing in opposition to a plan that would uproot 700- year-old villages and dig two pits the size of Manhattan. View full post on Wind Power News