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Winds of change: How wind energy can help Ukraine and the climate
The European Commission’s ‘REPowerEU’ plan and the recent pledge by Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark to reach a capacity of 150 GW offshore wind power are game-changers for the climate and European energy politics, write Kadri Simson and Dan Jørgensen.
How are the environment and society impacted by wind energy?
NVE, the Norwegian Environment Agency and other government agencies have worked together to get an updated picture of the impacts of wind energy. The goal is to give citizens, developers and the Norwegian authorities a common basis for the assessment of wind power projects.
EERA 2022 Deep Wind conference – event roundup
Offshore wind is a sector set for innovation and expansion, as researchers work to bring greater sustainability and efficiency to its technologies.
We need more renewable energy, including wind power, to reach climate targets
“We recognize that it is not easy to find solutions that everyone is happy with. Still, the solution is not to say no to all wind power. ” say five NTNU professors in this statement.
How might the world meet its clean energy needs
With the world attempting to reach net zero by the middle of this century, what sources of energy could feasibly replace fossil fuels?
- “Hybrid cables” explainedon 27/04/2022
Subsea "hybrid cables" have been the subject of much debate in Norway these past few months, but what are they exactly and what makes them such a hot topic of discussion?
- The time is now for the EU to invest in offshore wind researchon 10/11/2021
To meet climate targets, there is a need for more renewable CO₂-free generation, energy efficiency measures and CCS. We need it all, and…
Three preconditions for Norway's offshore wind success
Norway must start building offshore wind parks right away, with the technology we have at our disposal. Investments need to start now and projects need to be carried out rapidly and properly to ensure Norway reaps the enormous potential of offshore wind.
Offshore wind: New Ocean Grid project in the North Sea
The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø, announced today that the Ocean Grid project (in Norwegian: Havnett) will get financial support of 82.7 million NOK, through the Green Platform scheme.
- Offshore energy hubs: a useful tool to decarbonise the Norwegian continental shelf’s energy systemon 08/11/2021
Offshore energy hubs are poised to play an important role in the North Sea’s green transition. These hubs will serve as connecting points…
- Wind energy for offshore installations: opportunities and challengeson 28/09/2021
Natural gas represented approximately 50% of the Norwegian production of oil equivalents in 2020. However, not all gas extracted from the Norwegian Continental…
Six factors that will determine the cost of offshore wind power
Large cost cuts are achievable for both floating and bottom-fixed wind farms in the future. If we do this correctly, floating wind turbines will be able to compete with bottom-fixed wind turbines by 2030.
Champions Corner: John Olav Tande develops tomorrow’s wind power technology
John Olav Giæver Tande is Chief Scientist and Research Manager at SINTEF Energy Research (Norway), and a pioneer in floating offshore wind energy. He is the director of the newly launched NorthWind research centre, an 8 year, 31.5 million EUR research centre working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable.