Little NIMBYism among Swiss public for wind turbines Eole, Schweiz

Wind power » 13.11.2013

Little NIMBYism among Swiss public for wind turbines

A new study reveals that more than three quarters of those surveyed in Switzerland support wind power, and roughly the same number say there is "no" or "only a minor" affect on people in surrounding areas. The people surveyed all live within five kilometers of a wind turbine. read more »

"Competition provides lower costs"

Since April Thomas Becker is the CEO of the European Wind Energy Association. In an interview with Renewables International he speaks about his first experiences, about lobbying in Brussels and about the EWEA Offshore Conference in November in Frankfurt, Germany. Becker has been chief executive of tyre recycling company Genan since 2010 and before that was deputy permanent secretary at the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy. He replaced Christian Kjaer. read more »

Impact of wind turbines on tourism Craig Morris

Wind power » 02.08.2013

Impact of wind turbines on tourism

Two recent German studies looked into whether wind turbines scare off tourists, as some detractors claim. The findings are clear both for onshore and offshore wind. read more »

German NIMBYism: fact and fiction EnergyTransition.de

German NIMBYism: fact and fiction

While the German renewables sector continues to celebrate citizen involvement in the energy transition, the BBC looked hard to find the other side of the story. Today, we take a look at the anecdotal evidence that contradicts the anecdotes told by the British journalist. read more »

Bard Offshore finished this summer Bard

Bard Offshore finished this summer

After two years of delays in construction, the completion of Germany’s largest offshore wind farm is within reach. A concrete finish line is now clear, at least for the installation of the last wind turbines. read more »

Largest offshore wind barge under construction Seajacks International

Wind power » 12.06.2013

Largest offshore wind barge under construction

The UK's Seajacks International has joined forces with Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea to construct what will allegedly be the world's largest jack-up barge. read more »

"More potential than necessary" UBA

"More potential than necessary"

While the Anglo world continues to be concerned about the allegedly insufficient energy density of renewables, Germans continue to install – and report that they have more potential than they need. read more »

New Zealand study on nocebo effect uschi dreiucker / pixelio.de

Wind power » 11.06.2013

New Zealand study on nocebo effect

Is inaudible noise from wind turbines damaging to your health? A a recent study found that beliefs are the biggest factor. read more »

German Environmental Agency throws weight behind onshore wind Jochen Flasbarth

Wind power » 10.06.2013

German Environmental Agency throws weight behind onshore wind

The UBA has made quite a splash with its announcement in favor of onshore wind as opposed to offshore. But agency head Jochen Flasbarth says the UBA has not called for an end to offshore wind. read more »

AMSC vs. Sinovel Chinesischer Volksgerichtshof

AMSC vs. Sinovel

In a trade secret theft and commercial arbitration dispute between US electronic component supplier AMSC and its former customer, Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel, the US firm says it has made an important step forwards. At the end of last month, the Supreme People's Court invited the two parties to a hearing. read more »