Denmark is a leader in implementing well-designed policies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and global climate change, according to a review of Danish energy policies published on 21 February 2012 by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Lower energy consumption for the first nine months of 2011 was reported on 16 February 2012 by the Danish Energy Agency.
Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year’s 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide, according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Rising global temperatures will not significantly affect wind energy production in the United States concludes a new study.
Vattenfall officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, off England’s south east coast on September 23, 2010. The wind farm has 100 turbines and will generate electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 200,000 British households.
National Wind, LLC is partnering with a community in Minnesota to form and capitalize High Country Energy, LLC. When completed, it will be the largest community-owned wind energy project in Minnesota and in the country and is expected to qualify for C-BED status, meaning it is owned by Minnesota residents and that 51 percent of the profits are returned to the Minnesota community members over the life of the project.
2006 saw the installation of 15,197 megawatts (MW), taking the total installed wind energy capacity to 74,223 MW, up from 59,091 MW in 2005.
The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to install over 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power generating capacity nationwide in 2007, with Texas likely to account for about two thirds of the new installations, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said on May 10th, 2007, in its first quarter market report.
Worldwide, 15,200 megawatts of new wind generating capacity was installed in 2006, with about 15 billion euros (US$19.5 billion) invested, an increase of 32 percent compared the previous year, VDMA said in a statement.
Denmark is the only European Union (EU) country that is a net exporter of energy and has kept consumption flat over the last 25 years even as its economy has grown by 50 percent. Low wastage and big investment in renewable energy sources such as wind farms have contributed to that success.