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Wind Power News: Denmark


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.

May 21, 2020 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Denmark plans to create energy islands in Baltic and North Sea

Denmark on Wednesday proposed a more than tripling of its offshore wind capacity by building two energy islands linked to new wind farms in the Baltic and North seas to help to meet climate change targets. The energy islands are an important part of the Social Democratic government’s climate action plan which was presented on Wednesday but still needs to be ratified in parliament. Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen said the cost would amount to a three-digit billion crowns . . . Complete story »

March 31, 2020 • Denmark, GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Germany’s maxed-out grid is causing trouble across Europe

Northern Germany can’t use all the renewable energy it’s making. Neither can its neighbors. The growing mismatch between Germany’s renewables capacity and the strength of its electricity network is leading to curtailment, crazy pricing and challenges for neighboring nations. Although Germany is generating record amounts of clean energy in the north, its grid is too weak to transport all the power down to load centers in the south – a longstanding challenge for the country that’s only getting worse. One of . . . Complete story »

January 6, 2020 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Rogue wind turbine causes havoc in northwest Jutland

The police were forced to close off some roads in Mors, northwest Jutland, on December 30 after a wind turbine went rogue. It was feared the 30-metre, 175 kilowatt turbine, which was turning despite being switched off, might dismantle like a similar turbine in the same area in 2015. Complete story »

December 12, 2019 • Denmark, GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Tyskere betaler for at få slukket danske vindmøller, når det blæser

[Germans pay to shut off Danish wind turbines when the wind blows – In 2018, wind turbine production was reduced by approximately 290 gigawatts and DKK 190 million (>28 million USD) was paid to wind turbine owners in Western Denmark to shut down their production. (translate article to English)] Der er mange vindmøller i Midt- og Vestjylland. Faktisk er vi den landsdel med allerflest vindmøller. De skyder op i landskabet og på vandet, fordi de skal udnytte al den vind, der suser . . . Complete story »

December 9, 2019 • Denmark, Opinions, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Love Your Home

In January, energy giant and offshore wind leader Ørsted launched a children’s book, Is This My Home?, and an online “universe” to make it easier for parents to talk to their children about climate change. The book takes a little girl on a journey from her bedroom to mountains, forests and oceans to discover that the whole planet is her home. She sees snow melting and oceans becoming polluted. She returns to her bedroom and thinks of all the wonderful . . . Complete story »

November 20, 2019 • Denmark, Iowa, Nebraska, Netherlands, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

A new problem for clean energy: Dealing with old windmill blades

If you live in a state where wind power is generating an increasing share of electricity, you’ve probably passed a windmill blade being towed down the highway and assumed that another new wind turbine is being installed somewhere. You might be wrong. Wind turbines put into service in the 1990s and the 2000s are reaching the end of their useful lives of 20 to 30 years and are being replaced. That’s creating a massive amount of junk that needs to . . . Complete story »

September 27, 2019 • Denmark, GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine maker Vestas cuts 600 staff in Denmark and Germany

Wind turbine maker Vestas said on Friday it would lay off 590 people at blade factories in Germany and Denmark to rein in costs and cope with a squeeze on prices as state subsidies fall. Vestas said it would halve it workforce at its factory in Lauchhammer, Germany by cutting 500 jobs, while about 90 workers, paid by the hour, would be laid off in Lem, Denmark. “Today’s very competitive industry and the fast-moving energy transition means we must introduce . . . Complete story »

April 12, 2019 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Two new wind turbine parks needed just to cope with new data centres, council warns

Just one large data centre uses up to 4 percent of Denmark’s electricity production, a new report from the Klimarådet climate council reveals. Five data centres are on the way, with Facebook building one in Odense whilst Apple is building centres in Viborg and Aabenraa. Google has a centre planned in Fredericia and one in Aabenraa. The threat of coal If the climate goal of 55 percent of Denmark’s energy production being green by 2030, which was set out by . . . Complete story »

March 18, 2019 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Noise from wind turbines linked to increased use of sleeping pills, Danish study finds

A Danish study has found that people over 65 years of age are more likely to take certain types of medicine if they live close to wind turbines. People over the age of 65 who live close enough to wind turbines to hear a significant level of noise are more likely to be use prescriptions for anti-depressive or sleeping medication, the research found. The study was conducted by the Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) and was financed by three government . . . Complete story »

January 4, 2019 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Updated: Fire in windmill and property in Sørvad

Tirsdag eftermiddag er der gået ild i en Vestas-vindmølle på Agerfeldvej i Sørvad. Ilden spredte sig efterfølgende til en tolænget gård, hvor der ikke bor mennesker. Derimod har der været mellem 30 og 40 tyrekalve i bygningerne. Det oplyser Brand og Redning Midtvest. – Vindmøllen står sådan, at lige under er der en tolænget gård med de her tyrekalve. Vingerne er faldet ned i bygningen, og der er gået ild i stalden og hamlen derinde, som vi har prøvet at . . . Complete story »

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