Wind Power News: Latvia
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After the State Environmental Bureau said that the Eolus company may build 35 out of the projected 51 wind turbines in Dobele and Pienava, central Latvia, the business says it’s likely they’ll only build 22 wind turbines in Pienava, investing about €100m in the project. Earlier, about 10,000 people signed a petition to prevent construction in the area, with local Ruta Jansone arguing that the wind turbines would turn the fertile Zemgale land into a marsh. The Environmental Bureau earlier . . . Complete story »
Local businesses at Dobele, one of the possible locations of a proposed €250 million wind farm by Swedish subsidiary Eolus, object to having wind turbines in their vicinity and have started collecting signatures to prevent construction, reported LTV September 17. As reported, Eolus want to set up a total of 51 turbines in central/western Latvia, of which 23 would be located in Dobele municipality. Eolus say the wind farm would produce about 10% of Latvia’s annual energy consumption. Company head . . . Complete story »
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) has submitted to the prosecutor’s office his report on the implementation of the mandatory purchase component (MPC) system from 2007 to 2018, including information on an allegedly unlawful licensing of ten wind farms for government support under the MPC system, the prime minister’s spokesman Andrejs Vaivars told LETA August 8. In a report chronicling the implementation of the MPC system from 2007 to 2018, the prime minister says that based on renewable energy generation regulations, . . . Complete story »
Baltic neighbors Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia share a lot in common, including the Baltic Sea, but the differences in their development of offshore wind power are stark. Estonia, which has met the European Union’s 2020 renewable energy targets, is the least energy import-dependent country in the EU and will strengthen its energy security with between 1,300 MW and 1,700 MW to be added to the grid from two offshore wind projects by 2020. Currently there is 303 MW of installed offshore wind capacity . . . Complete story »
[Wind Watch is a little late in posting this announcement, and do so now along with several pieces by Peter Skeel Hjorth in the Resource Library.] Our organisation, which regroups 358 member-associations, federations and other groups from 19 European countries, has the pleasure of announcing the nomination of Peter Skeel Hjorth as its spokesman for Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) plus Finland and the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia). He will represent EPAW in these countries, sending or relaying . . . Complete story »