Posts Tagged ‘onshore’

Ben & Jerry’s joins the campaign to support onshore windfarms

With names like Strawberry Breezecake and Cherry Gale-cia, ice-cream maker pushes for government re-think Tubs of Strawberry Breeze-cake, Cherry Gale-cia and other wind-themed ice-creams will feature in a campaign by Ben & Jerry’s to persuade the government to rethink its opposition to onshore windfarms. The renamed flavours will be sold at half price on “windy […]

Deterring onshore windfarms means higher energy bills – Lord Deben

Ministers told there is no logical argument against turbines in areas that want them Ministers must come clean to households about the higher energy bills they face if the UK continues to deter new onshore windfarms, the government’s top climate change adviser has said. Lord Deben, the chair of the committee on climate change (CCC), […]

EDF plan for tallest UK onshore wind turbines prompts outcry

Isle of Lewis residents protest against new windfarm plan to raise turbine height to 200m EDF Energy has said its plans for two major windfarms on the Isle of Lewis may need to reach heights normally the preserve of turbines at sea, prompting an outcry from local opponents. The French company’s renewables unit said it […]

Fears for future of UK onshore wind power despite record growth

2.6GW of capacity built in 2017 before subsidies ban industry says will make generation dearer A record amount of onshore wind power was built in the UK last year, but government policy has been stalling the sector and risked increasing energy bills for consumers, the industry has warned. Turbines capable of generating 2.6GW were installed […]

Boralex and Infinergy Announce Joint Venture for 325 MW Onshore Wind in the UK

MONTREAL: Renewable energy developers Boralex Inc. from Canada and UK-based Infinergy are pleased to announce the execution of a 50-50 joint venture agreement, aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects essentially located in Scotland for a total estimated capacity of 325 MW. The joint venture comprises a pipeline of 10 wind projects varying […]

Onshore windfarms more popular than thought, UK poll finds

Some 73% of the British public polled by ComRes support onshore windfarms in contrast with government decisions to block them Public support for onshore windfarms is far higher than widely believed, according to a new opinion poll, even in rural areas. Wind turbines are also far more popular than fracking or nuclear power, contrasting with […]

China General Nuclear acquires Belgiuma s largest onshore wind farm

China General Nuclear Power Group has signed an agreement in Paris withBelgium's Windvision to take over Esperance wind farm on Thursday. CGN started its European subsidiary in France in 2014, mainly focusing on investmentand acquisition of renewable energy such as wind power and solar energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Norway to build Europe’s largest onshore wind power project

The Fosen Vind project’s combined capacity will also make it the fourth largest in the world . The Gansu Wind Farm in China, currently under construction, is listed as the largest with an eventual expected capacity of 6,000 MW. View full post on Wind Power News

Tories face fight with Lords over onshore windfarm subsidies

Senior Labour peers confirm party will seek to strike out clause again if government closes Renewable Obligation scheme The government is expected to be forced into a renewed standoff with the House of Lords over David Cameron’s reversal on green energy subsidies. After a series of constitutional rows, the tensions between the government and the […]

Onshore windfarms cheapest form of UK electricity, report shows

Falling costs mean new windfarms are now £20 cheaper per megawatt hour than coal or gas-fired plants, according to new analysis New onshore windfarms are now the cheapest way for a power company to produce electricity in Britain, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Costs have dropped to (£55) per megawatt hour (MWh) compared […]