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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort 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.

November 16, 2023 • Norway, SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Chinese-owned chunk of Europe’s biggest wind farm hits financial rocks after record power deal debacle

The 653MW Markbygden Ett wind farm – a sub-project of Europe’s largest wind complex Markbygden – has filed for restructuring proceedings with the Umeå district court in northern Sweden after getting into financial difficulties, apparently due to an unprofitable power purchase agreement (PPA) with Norwegian aluminium giant Hydro. The wind farm operator closed a corporate PPA with Hydro in 2017, which then was claimed to be the world’s largest green power offtake agreement. Under the terms of the PPA, Markbygden . . . Complete story »

November 13, 2023 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Stor vindkraftspark i kris – ansöker om rekonstruktion

[The largest onshore windpower facility in Europe, the Chinese-owned Markbygden Ett in Sweden, has applied for reconstruction after signing 19-year contract with Norwegian Hydro Energi for set volumes of electricity at a fixed price, such that they pay market price to make up shortfalls. The forecast for 2023 is that expenses will far exceed income. Hydro Energi has opposed the decision on corporate restructuring.] The reason is that the Chinese-owned company has concluded a very unprofitable agreement to sell electricity . . . Complete story »

August 21, 2023 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Swedish court rejects Tribbhult project

Sweden’s Land and Environment Supreme Court has rejected Statkraft’s planned wind farm in Tribbhult, Västervik municipality. The judgment follows the municipality withdrawing its previous approval for the up to 16-turbine wind farm. The court therefore judged permission could not be granted. “The verdict is regrettable and sends a negative signal to the industry that the permit processes surrounding the design of new wind power are highly uncertain,” said Statkraft Sweden chief executive Jakob Norström. “This at a time when the . . . Complete story »

July 28, 2023 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Sweden nixes Vattenfall’s offshore wind project

The government of Sweden has rejected Vattenfall’s application to build an offshore wind farm at Stora Middelgrund off Sweden’s west coast, citing ”negative effects on the environment” and ”national interests” as the reasons for the decision. The Swedish government will not grant Vattenfall permission to build and operate the wind farm located offshore Halmstad, saying that ”the applicant has not shown that the chosen location meets the requirement for suitable location according to ch. 2. Section 6 of the Environmental . . . Complete story »

July 20, 2023 • Sweden, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Vattenfall halts British Norfolk Boreas project, warns UK offshore wind targets in doubt without more subsidies

Swedish utility Vattenfall said on Thursday it would stop development of its British Norfolk Boreas offshore wind project due to rising costs, and warned that Britain could struggle to meet its wind targets without improved incentives. The 1.4 gigawatt (GW) project, which was scheduled to begin producing electricity in the late 2020s, was part of Britain’s plans to grow its offshore wind capacity to 50 GW by 2030 from around 14 GW now, to help meet its climate targets and . . . Complete story »

May 11, 2023 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Vindkraftverk i lågor utanför Ystad – får brinna ner

[During the night hours of Thursday morning, a wind turbine outside Ystad started to burn. Three blades plummeted down. The emergency services extinguished the ground fire but let the rest of the wind turbine burn down.] Ett vindkraftverk utanför Ystad började brinna på natten mot torsdag. Tre vingar började brinna så kraftigt att de störtade ner på marken. Räddningstjänsten larmades till platsen och påbörjade släckning av markbranden nedanför vindkraftverket som vingarna hade orsakat. – Man ska absolut inte gå nära, . . . Complete story »

December 22, 2022 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Reindeer herders fear Arctic industry boom

Reindeer herder Elle Merete Omma says climate change is causing problems for her animals, but so are the carbon-cutting industries designed to fight it. “We are having a double burden actually at the moment,” says Ms Omma, “I’m worried about the future.” She belongs to a community of indigenous Sami reindeer herders near the city of Umeå in northern Sweden, who say they’ve been affected by the climate crisis. Thick fluffy snow usually falls from November onwards, but the start . . . Complete story »

December 2, 2022 • Letters, SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

“Nej till ny vindkraft i Hultsfred ligger fast”

[The impact on the environment, people and animals is unclear, the power generation lacks the stability and security of supply we need for a safe electricity supply and a reasonable price, ownership is often short-term and the responsibility and the cost of restoration at the end of the service life risk ultimately falls on the municipality and its inhabitants.] Den inställning som från början främst grundade sig i de signaler vi fick från de berörda människor vi möter i olika . . . Complete story »

November 27, 2022 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Nej till vindkraft men ja till ny stadspark i Gävle

[The Gävle Södra wind farm is stopped.] Vindkraftparken Gävle Södra stoppas. Slottstorget blir stadspark när Agnes Kulturhus står klart. Och rätten till förskola för syskon utökas från 15 till 25 timmar per vecka. Det är delar av den politik som Gävles tillträdande fempartistyre med S, C, KD, L och MP nu har enats om. Snart elva veckor efter valet är det slutligen klart med ett nytt styre för Gävle. Det blir en omaka kvintett där KD överger sina tidigare oppositionskollegor . . . Complete story »

October 5, 2022 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Domstol avvisar vindkraft i havet utanför Gävle [Court rejects wind project off coast of Gävle]

Mark- och miljödomstolen i Östersund säger nej till en ny vindkraftspark till havs utanför Gävles kust, enligt ett pressmeddelande. Enligt domstolen ska bolaget som står bakom, Svea Vind Offshores, inte uppfyllt miljöbalkens krav i sin tillståndsansökan. Domstolen har därför inte tagit ställning till ansökans innehåll varken avseende antal vindkraftverk eller höjd på vindkraftverken. – Det finns en formell brist i och med att man inte samrått med konkurrenten som redan har tillstånd i närheten, säger Lars-Göran Bennmarker, chefsrådman på mark- . . . Complete story »

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