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Listening to the winds of change: Offshore wind power production reaches new levels

Listening to the winds of change: Offshore wind power production reaches new levels

Offshore wind power in Europe continued to scale new heights in 2017. A record of net additional installed capacity, 560 new offshore turbines and 14 projects completed summarise the outstanding performance of the sector, according to figures released by the European wind energy association Innovation has played a critical role in recent developments. Today, Europe has the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farms, located 25 kilometres off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The turbines can be used … Read entire article »

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Wild is the Wind: Who is stepping up for offshore wind farms?

Wild is the Wind: Who is stepping up for offshore wind farms?

The use of sea-based wind power is proving to be a smart strategy for the European energy policy. It not only reduces greenhouse emissions and strengthen the security of supply, but also generates local employment and provides local cohesion. Therefore, next time you see one of those impressive wind turbines at sea, remember: the turn of the blades is improving both EU environmental protection and competitiveness worldwide. In fact, Europe has continued to power up record … Read entire article »

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Blowing in the wind, mapping the sea

Blowing in the wind, mapping the sea

Where are offshore wind farms located in European maritime areas and what are their extent? Offshore wind energy has increasingly become one of the more dynamic renewables sectors in Europe since the first commercial offshore generators were established in Denmark in 1991. According to the European Environment Agency (Renewable energy in Europe 2017. Recent growth and knock-on effects), the energy produced by offshore wind farms is still low compared to Hydropower and Onshore wind (2.750 Ktoe against … Read entire article »

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The Data Starts to Flow

The Data Starts to Flow

More and more data has started flowing through to the Human Activities portal. We’ve just made available three new datasets: Waste disposal: for the moment only containing dredge spoil dumping points, but more data is in the pipeline Other forms of area management / designation: with Regional Advisory Council, International Conventions, and Maritime Boundaries. Wind farms: the Baltic Sea, Bay of Biscay and Macaronesia are already available. Other sea regions will follow In addition we also updated our dataset … Read entire article »

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