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Wind Power News: Belgium


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

August 11, 2021 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition against new wind turbines by Flanders-Wallonia border grows

Six proposed wind turbines in the Walloon town of Dalhem, a few metres from the Flemish border, are being met with opposition from people who say the turbines will disturb the beautiful landscape there. The Flemish Minister for the Environment Zuhal Demir and Flemish Minister for Immovable Heritage Matthias Diependaele are the latest to join the opposition against the wind turbines. “The project will cause a fundamental disturbance of the beautiful landscape in the Voerstreek, and the impact on various . . . Complete story »

July 11, 2021 • Belgium, FrancePrint storyE-mail story

EU fury as France set to face legal battle from Belgium for Eiffel tower-sized wind farm

Belgium has threatened to sue France for it’s proposal to build a wind farm as high as the Eiffel Tower off the coast of De Panne. Mayor of De Panne Bran Degreick has hit out at France’s eco-friendly plans as the imposing wind farm will restrict views of the horizon and upset homeowners who bought a house for the ocean view. Belgian Justice minister Vincent van Quickenborne said: “A complaint will be lodged with the European Commission because our country . . . Complete story »

July 1, 2021 • Belgium, FrancePrint storyE-mail story

French wind farm causes storm in Belgium

Belgium is to take legal action against France over plans for an offshore wind farm that it says will damage its hopes of reopening a post-Brexit ferry line across to Britain. The scheme, which involves placing 46 turbines as high as the Eiffel Tower off Dunkirk, has infuriated the Belgian authorities, who accuse France of a high-handed dismissal of their concerns. The row has done nothing to enhance France’s reputation in Belgium, where football fans celebrated the French team’s elimination . . . Complete story »

July 1, 2021 • Belgium, FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Belgium to sue France for getting in the way of its massive post-Brexit project with UK

Belgium is to take legal action against France over plans for an offshore wind farm that is expected to damage hopes of a major post-Brexit project. The Belgian authorities said the plans to build 46 turbines as high of the Eiffel Tower off Dunkirk puts a spanner in the works for the creation of a new ferry route to Britain. They have accused the French of a high-handed dismissal of their concerns in the row that threatens to wreck relations . . . Complete story »

February 27, 2021 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Brussels may get a wind turbine

A 150-metre high wind turbine could be constructed right next to the beltway or “Ring” around Brussels and the canal, and it would be built by Coca-Cola and the energy company Luminus. If the application is approved, the turbine will be located at a site on the Rue de Zuen, behind the IKEA store and the Coca-Cola offices. Its 150 metre height includes the blades, and is similar to the height of the turbines located further along the canal in . . . Complete story »

December 8, 2020 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Electricity prices reach record high in Belgium

Electricity prices skyrocketed to record heights on Monday morning in Belgium due to unfavourable weather conditions. Prices shot up to €2,300 per MegaWatt-hour due to a lack of wind and sun, causing wind turbines and solar panels to barely produce any renewable energy. Solar and wind energy took a record share of 23% on the electricity grid in October as an increasing number of solar panels and wind farms are being put in place in Belgium. In addition, temperatures have . . . Complete story »

November 12, 2017 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power backup and storage batteries explode into flames and send a toxic cloud over the city of Brussels

A wind power storage battery has exploded into flames at a power station located near the city of Brussels. The fire resulted in a cloud of toxic fumes that flew over the city and force thousands of people to stay at home. The battery was part of the first real live testing of power batteries being used to store wind power in Belgium. After less than one month, the test miserably failed with the battery being destroyed by fire and . . . Complete story »

November 12, 2017 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Gros incendie chez Engie Electrabel à Drogenbos: Les mesures de confinement “peuvent être levées”

L’incendie est sous contrôle, annoncent les pompiers de Bruxelles dans un communiqué. “Toutes les dispositions préventives de confinement demandées précédemment peuvent être levées”, précise-t-on encore. “Les mesures de qualité de l’air prises donnent des résultats normaux” et il n’existe plus “de risque pour la santé ou pour l’environnement”. Un container avec des batteries au lithium a pris feu samedi sur les terrains d’Engie Electrabel à Drogenbos, indique le bourgmestre de la commune du Brabant flamand. Les pompiers de Bruxelles ont . . . Complete story »

November 12, 2017 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Un incendie chez Engie a provoqué un dégagement de fumée à Bruxelles: “L’incendie est sous contrôle, il n’y a plus de risque”

Un incendie qui s’est déclaré sur un terrain d’Engie Electrabel à Drogenbos a provoqué un dégagement de fumée légèrement toxique ce samedi. Durant les opérations de secours, les autorités ont demandé aux habitants de fermer portes et fenêtres à Bruxelles. Après plusieurs heures d’efforts, les pompiers sont parvenus à maîtriser l’incendie. Un conteneur avec des batteries au lithium a pris feu samedi sur les terrains d’Engie Electrabel à Drogenbos, a indiqué le bourgmestre de la commune du Brabant flamand. L’incendie . . . Complete story »

October 20, 2017 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Windmolens in Moelingen opnieuw geweigerd

Twee windmolens langs de E25 in Moelingen krijgen geen vergunning van het provinciebestuur. Eén turbine kan niet gebouwd worden omdat het op die plek niet mag volgens stedenbouw. De andere moet daardoor ook geschrapt, want windmolens moeten in clusters (meer dan één) liggen. Het is de tweede keer dat de deputatie een vergunning moet weigeren voor de molens. Drie windturbines wilde AllEnergy, een jong bedrijf uit West-Vlaanderen, neerpoten langs de snelweg E25 LuikMaastricht maar die plannen kregen in 2016 al . . . Complete story »

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