Gone with the wind – The phaseout of SF6
In April, the European Council made its first overture to phase out SF6 and other F-gas-based technology in current wind farm installations. The greenhouse gas accounts for a staggering portion of our current climate emergency, outshining even carbon dioxide. Though SF6’s hitherto entrenched role in big wind may present challenges in navigating the rollback, the change will ultimately be worth it for a more sustainable future.
No need to choose – Preserving species and fighting climate change
Wind energy is a driving force of the energy transition. Especially offshore wind parks have proven to be extremely promising due to their ability to produce massive amounts of energy. Yet, marine biologists are concerned about the influence the construction may have on the underwater environment. Does this mean we have to sacrifice climate protection for the sake of marine flora and fauna?
On the edge – What saving the planet means for the wind industry
The 2022 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has brought the importance of climate protection back to the forefront worldwide. Let us take a look at the global wind energy market: What changes can operators expect in the coming years?
NEOM: The future’s new home? – All about the Red Sea’s green city
In renewable energy’s relatively short existence, no project as ambitious as NEOM has ever been dreamed of. But Saudi Arabia’s potentially greener-than-green city is now under construction. Compared with the erection of the pyramids, but ready in ten years, NEOM and THE LINE represent a massive mindset shift in the region.
Winds of change on the Black Sea – The EU plans offshore wind energy expansion
Europe's wind-energy output is on course to increase 25-fold over the next 30 years. Achieving this, however, requires making greater use of sea basins – most notably the Black Sea. If wind energy could be captured there, European climate goals would be within reach, and neighboring countries would reap the rewards.