Lithuania’s RE revolution

Lithuania’s RE revolution

Lithuania’s vision: 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources Just recently, Lithuania became the first country in Central and Eastern Europe to adopt a RES-based energy strategy. This small Baltic country, which stepped away from the production of nuclear energy only a decade ago, has made a strong move towards renewable energy earlier this year. […]

Turkish Ağaoğlu to sell two wind farms to close debt but denies bankruptcy.

Turkish Ağaoğlu to sell two wind farms to close debt but denies bankruptcy.

Ali Ağaoğlu, the billionaire chairman of the Ağaoğlu Group construction corporation in Turkey, has denied rumors that his company has gone bankrupt. One of Turkey’s largest real estate developers, Ali Ibrahim Agaoglu rode a boom in the Turkish construction sector after the 2008 financial crisis. Agaoglu Construction has also become active in renewable energy, building […]

UK sets out wind plans for 2020s.

UK sets out wind plans for 2020s.

The UK Government has unveiled plans to add between 1GW to 2GW of renewable wind power annually throughout the 2020s, after Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry outlined the next wave of Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions. Offshore wind and, for the first time, remote island wind providers are eligible to bid for contracts […]

Main points of the Dutch Climate Agreement: 18 to 24 GW of wind energy in 2030.

Main points of the Dutch Climate Agreement: 18 to 24 GW of wind energy in 2030.

Dutch Climate Council Chairman Ed Nijpels, together with the 5 chairmen of the sector tables, presented the main lines of the Climate Agreement, with an important role for wind energy. The aim of the Climate Agreement is that in 2030 the Netherlands will emit 49 percent less greenhouse gases than it did in 1990. Translated […]

Quarter of Flanders households powered by wind.

Early this year, Flanders counted 510 wind turbines, accounting for a total capacity of 1,150 MW. Annual turbines produce the amount of green current equivalent to the average annual consumption of a quarter of Flemish families. The Flemish wind energy sector VWEA calculates further growth of onshore wind farms. “We need to provide more than […]

Lithuanian Seimas approves progressive and innovative energy strategy.

On the 21st June, the Seimas approved the revised National Energy Independence Strategy (hereinafter – the Strategy). The Strategy provides for four main directions of Lithuanian energy policy – energy security, the development of green energy, efficient energy consumption, and competitiveness and innovation. “After six years, Lithuania has a new national energy strategy that is […]

Wind industry heavyweights, from the floor of the Wind 2018 conference, call for sector stability and long-term vision.

Wind industry heavyweights, from the floor of the Wind 2018 conference, call for sector stability and long-term vision.

    Post-conference report The first annual European Wind Energy Industry Development and Investment Conference Wind 2018 took place on 24thand 25thMay 2018 at The Hague Hilton Hotel in The Netherlands. Over two days the Wind 2018 was attended by 124 participants from The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Italy and Sweden, making it a pan-European, […]

Call to make UK wind turbine industry part of industrial strategy.

Call to make UK wind turbine industry part of industrial strategy.

Sir Michael Fallon is calling on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to set a target of all offshore wind turbines containing at least 60pc British content, a rise of 10 percentage points on current levels. The former energy minister believes that the growing importance of green energy should be reflected in the UK’s […]

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