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May 2011

Woodfuel for heat What is Woodfuel? Woodfuel for heat is woody fuel that is burned to generate energy for space heating or hot water. Woodfuel includes logs, woodchip or pellets to be used in applications ranging from an open log fire or a woodburning stove to modern, sophisticated boiler systems. Modern woodchip or pellet boilers are highly efficient, convenient and low maintenance, usually with automatic fuel handling, loading and ignition systems and thermostatic controls. Why is it a renewable and low carbon fuel? Woodfuel is stored solar energy that can be re-grown in a matter of years, unlike......

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Geothermal heat

Geothermal heat Heat from the hot core of the earth can be extracted and used in various ways (including ground source heat pumps described separately) Hot dry rocks One form of geothermal energy is...


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Downloads EWEA

  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)...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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