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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.

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Wind turbine in the Norwegian mountains
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.

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Wind turbine blades lying on ground.
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.

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wind turbine on cloudy background
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.

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Offshore wind turbines in the sunset
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?

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Equinor offshore wind turbines being assembled in Stord in 2017.
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.

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Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø, meets Equinor's Jens Økland (left) and Florian Schuchert (right) for the funding announcement of the Green Platform project Ocean Grid (Havnett).
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.

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Ship and wind turbines at sea against sunset
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.

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NorthWind Research Centre Leader John Olav Tande
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.

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