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  No Fuel Briefing (2.1 MB) Industry leaders and key politicians launch “NO FUEL” strategy  (27/02/06) (62 KB) Press Release – Tackling Europe’s energy crisis: wind energy, the “NO FUEL solution” (23/02/06) (113 KB) No...

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May 05, 2011
How many turbines are required?
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How many turbines are required?

At the end of 2005, an estimated 47,000 wind turbines were installed in Europe, generating 83 TWh of electricity, equal to about 2.8% of European electricity demand. The average size of turbines delivered to the...

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May 05, 2011
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The myth of intermittency

It is widely perceived that because the wind resource is intermittent, the wind technology is not ‘reliable’ enough to be a major power source. Watching a single wind turbine stop and start, it might seem...

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May 05, 2011
The European wind resource
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The European wind resource

The European wind resource There is enough wind energy resources to power all of Europe, whose current consumption is 2,900 TWh.

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May 05, 2011
European Wind Energy Association-Official scenarios
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European Wind Energy Association-Official scenarios

The electricity production from wind energy and its contribution to meeting European electricity consumption is: 83 TWh in 2005 (2.8% of European electricity demand), to 188 TWh in 2010 (5.5%), to 523 TWh in 2020...

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May 05, 2011
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International Energy Agency – Official scenarios

International Energy Agency Reference or baseline scenarios are not presented as business-as-usual or fixed outcomes, but typically are used for comparison, and present the theoretical case where no action is taken, which is not considered...

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May 05, 2011
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European Commission – Official scenarios

European Commission Baseline scenarios provide a reference comparison for a range of alternative scenarios and energy policy options. The reference scenario from IEA and the Commission on wind power are described here. In earlier reports...

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May 05, 2011
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Official scenarios

For long-term energy scenarios, there are two established authorities. The European Commission has been publishing its long-term energy scenarios since the 1990s. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its World Energy Outlook which has...

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May 05, 2011
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The progress of wind energy

Wind technology has made major progression from the prototypes of just 25 years ago. Wind energy has come of age, and now constitutes a mainstream power technology that is largely underexploited. Two decades of technological...

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May 05, 2011
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Climate security

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to the world community, and energy technology will play a central role. Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is...

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May 05, 2011
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