Hydropower

Denmark, home to Horns Rev and Nysted offshore wind farms, has completed an eight-year study -- and consequent 144-page report -- conducted by Danish energy and environment government agencies on the impacts of Horns Rev and Nysted on the aquatic ecosystem including birds, fish, seals and life found on the seabed. The findings were released last week at the Final Results: The Danish Monitoring Programme conference held in Denmark. The report confirms that both the Horns Rev and Nysted offshore wind farms will be doubled in size in the coming years. Prepared by the Danish Energy Authority, Danish Forest and Nature Agency, Dong Energy and Vattenfall (the companies that own the two offshore wind farms), the report also contains commentary from the International Advisory Panel of Experts on Marine Ecology, which gave the report a positive evaluation.
Project Development

Trends in the European wind power market show significant shifts in wind plant ownership and wind turbine supply, according to a new study by Emerging Energy Research, a research and advisory company based in Barcelona, Spain, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wind Power

A Swedish nuclear reactor has produced its last watt, shut down at the stroke of midnight Tuesday as part of a citizen-sanctioned shift to more environmentally friendly power, according to an article from MSNBC. The Barseback-2 nuclear reactor was Sweden’s oldest, accounting for three percent of the country’s total electricity output. In the short term,...
Bioenergy

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A HotModule, manufactured by FuelCell Energy of Connecticut, is fuel cell technology that operates using natural gas or methanol, and MTU CFC Solutions of Germany has ordered more of the 250 kW carbonate fuel cell power plants for the Vattenfall/BeWag utility in Berlin. MTU is currently operating eight of the plants in Germany and...
Bioenergy

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A HotModule, manufactured by FuelCell Energy of Connecticut, is fuel cell technology that operates using natural gas or methanol, and MTU CFC Solutions of Germany has ordered more of the 250 kW carbonate fuel cell power plants for the Vattenfall/BeWag utility in Berlin. MTU is currently operating eight of the plants in Germany and...
Solar

On October 29, 2002 Vattenfall Europe Venture GmbH bought 15 percent of the shares of SOLARA AG to invest in the growth of the company. The founders of the company will retain 80 percent of the shares.
Bioenergy

GE Hydro, a business unit of GE Power Systems, has been awarded contracts by Vattenfall Vattenkraft AB, Sweden's largest electric utility, for the repowering of two hydro turbines with what the company says are environmentally friendly runners.
Hydropower

Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Greece and the Netherlands will start a test phase of trading on a continental level under the administration of the Renewable Energy Certificates System (RECS). Green power suppliers in France and Belgium have expressed interest in the system and may join at a later stage.