Offshore wind giant Dong Energy has become the first to plug an offshore wind farm into a battery system to store power to be used as needed. #windenergy #renewables #climatechange #windpower #energy #windworks
The governments of Germany, Denmark and Belgium backed a pledge to install 60 GW of new offshore wind power next decade, more than fivefold existing capacity.
Energy ministers from the three countries joined chief executives from 25 companies including Dong Energy A/S, the world’s biggest offshore wind developer, to issue a statement pledging to work together to increase investment and reduce costs.
Wind power is now the fourth-largest capacity source behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear.
The future of federal policies to cut carbon dioxide pollution for existing power plants, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule, remains uncertain for the near term. But even with this uncertainty on carbon policy, other factors will continue to drive wind energy’s astronomical growth — benefiting in particular the rural and Rust Belt areas that are starved of economic opportunity
Get an exclusive and entertaining look inside of a wind turbine. Simon and Andy strap GoPro’s to their heads and guide you as they travel 270 feet up to the top of a turbine at the National Wind Technology Center in Golden, CO.