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How do wind farms manage climate change variability?
Climate Now visits a wind turbine construction site in Spain to see how the renewable energy industry is learning to manage the growing variability of the wind.
Could offshore wind turbines actually help coral reefs survive?
Threatened by warming sea temperatures, a project to grow coral reefs on the base of wind turbines is making significant progress.
Can Denmark’s ‘energy islands’ help it escape Russian fossil fuels?
These offshore wind projects were planned for 2030 but are now being brought forward as Denmark pushes to cut Europe’s reliance on Russian fossil fuels.
How do we boost Europe's wind sector and meet EU climate goals?
With new EU initiatives increasing the wind power targets to be met by 2030, there is a huge discrepancy between current wind power production and the EU's goals. How Europe will face up to the challenge is to be discussed in a new Euronews Debate.
Working on wind turbines and skyscrapers despite fear of heights
Meet Hazel Kaya, one of the few female technicians in Turkey, who works in high-rise buildings using practical rope systems and cleans wind turbines.
Italy builds first offshore wind farm to provide for 60,000 people
Italy ranks third in Europe for both renewable power consumption and electrical and thermal power production from renewable resources.
The world’s largest floating wind farm is being built off the UK coast
'Gwynt Glas' will be 20 times bigger than the current largest floating wind farm and generate 1GW of energy.
Why is this rebel community in Spain fighting back against wind farms?
As Spain drives its wind farm expansion across rural regions, one community in north-east Spain is bitterly divided.
Tidal energy could help the UK reach net-zero but is it too expensive?
Harnessing the power of the ocean could be a gamechanger for this island nation but investment is needed to make tidal energy projects cheaper.
Couple wins over €100k claiming symptoms of 'wind turbine syndrome'
From nausea to heart irregularities, the Belgian couple purport to both have experienced the same symptoms for a number of years.
Renewable energy will never be 100% green, says expert
Professor Jacques Treiner explains that other energy-exhausting factors like the manufacturing of wind turbines, mean that clean energy isn't completely sustainable.
Norwegian wind farms violate rights of reindeer herders, says court
Norway's Supreme Court has ruled that two western wind farms have illegally encroached on the grazing land of Sámi reindeer herders.
This recyclable wind turbine will be a TV in 30 years
The world's first recyclable wind turbine blade has been invented, making wind turbines fully recyclable for the first time.
Wind turbine collapses hours before official launch in Germany
Police are investigating why the 240-metre-high turbine collapsed just hours before it was due to be officially inaugurated.
Germany's energy transition is at the heart of the 2021 federal election
One of the main questions in Germany’s election battle is how the country can manage its energy transition. Major political parties back solar and wind solutions, but red tape and angry locals are slowing down change.
Recycling turbine blades: the Achilles heel of wind power
In this episode of Unreported Europe, Monica Pinna investigates the latest controversy engulfing the wind power sector - - the recycling of turbine blades. We’re looking at how the market and researchers are pushing for higher sustainability. That's coming up on Unreported Europe
Old wind turbines are being reborn as bridges in Ireland
Decommissioned wind turbine blades are a recycling nightmare, inspiring inventive solutions like turning them into bridges.
Are ‘tulip turbines’ the answer to energy eyesores?
The artistic shape is the key for these vertical turbines to be more effective than traditional models.
Facebook global operations are now supported by 100% renewable energy
The tech giant has reached a huge environmental milestone and is celebrating by connecting people on Earth Day.
Is this the ‘safest, most powerful wind turbine in the world’?
Powerpods are portable wind turbines which claim to be cheaper and more efficient than solar panels.
It may look rude, but this 'skybrator' is producing clean energy
No lubricant needed.
Where are the UK’s renewable energy 'deserts'?
An eye-opening report into small-scale renewables shows vast swathes of the British isles are in the dark.
Denmark to build world's first energy island in the North Sea
As part of its ambitious carbon emissions reduction targets, Denmark plans to create a €28-billion wind power island.
Wind of change? EU wants big increase in offshore renewables by 2050
Brussels wants to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from 12 gigawatts (GW) now to 60 GW by 2030 and 300 GW by 2050.
Why are wind turbines being painted black?
A single blade on some turbines at a wind farm in Norway has received an interesting paint job.
Young people call for more green jobs in the UK on Earth Overshoot Day
They performed in the shadow of the UK's first commercial wind farm.