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Denmark generated enough wind energy to power all its electricity needs on wednesday

The country of Denmark generated enough wind energy on Wednesday to power the entire country’s electricity needs, according to new figures from Europe’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope. According to WindEurope, Denmark generated a total of 70 gigawatt-hours (GWh) from

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UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear

Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said he expected that offshore windfarms would secure a deal with the government lower than the £92.50 per megawatt hour agreed with EDF for £18bn Hinkley

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Europe adds 12.5 GW of new wind capacity in 2016 with record €27.5bn in new investments

Wind accounted for 51% of all new power installations in 2016, connecting a total of 12.5 GW to the grid across the 28 EU Member States – 10.923 MW in onshore and 1,567 MW offshore.   Total wind capacity in

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UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, down from

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Petroleum giant abandons tar sands in favor of wind power

30In a startling move, Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company Statoil recently pulled all its investments out of the Alberta tar sands after winning a contract to develop an offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. CleanTechnica reports the company began

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America’s first offshore wind farm is now powering 17,000 homes

The United States is dotted with wind farms, generating clean energy to offset fossil fuel dependence, but until now, all of America’s wind energy has been produced on land. On December 12, Rhode Island’s Block Island Windfarm went online, marking

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Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030

Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing

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Offshore wind could replace Hinkley in UK at same cost

Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’s the assessment of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bnef) following

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Brexit: renewables to be hit by cut in EU bank funds

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has warned that funding for UK renewables may be cut as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU which put the bank in an ‘unprecedented’ situation. The latest warning – which suggests

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Construction of first french offshore wind turbine kicks off

The construction of the first wind turbine to be installed off the French coast – Floatgen – was officially launched. The 2MW offshore wind turbine, set to be put into operation for the first time in 2017, will feature the

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