Daily Archives: June 17, 2023

Latest image of Viking turbines in Shetland

By National Wind Watch This is the latest aerial image of the Viking Energy windfarm showing the scale of the major development. The image was taken by photographer John Coutts, just as the 103-turbine project gathered pace this week. Developers SSE said this week that 35 of the turbines are completely finished, with a further…

May 2023 – Germans love the domestic Tesla Model Y

The auto market in Germany saw plugin EVs take 22.9% share in May 2023, down from 25.3% year on year. Full electrics gained share, but were outpaced by the losses in plugin hybrid share, due to recent policy changes. Overall auto volume was 246,966 units, up by some 20% YoY, though down from pre-2020 norms….

46% Of New Cars Sold In Netherlands Now Plugin Cars!

May saw an increase in plugin registrations to 15,115 units in the Netherlands, with the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market reaching 46% last month. That’s mostly thanks to pure electrics (33% of new vehicle sales), which jumped 119% year over year (YoY). The overall market is also rising.Brought to you by: EV Driven Read Full…

Is Russia’s Hypersonic Missile Vulnerable?

The first reported use of a hypersonic weapon in combat was on 18 March 2022, when a Russian Kinzhal missile destroyed an alleged underground weapons depot of the Ukrainian armed forces in Deliatyn. Another such attack came the next day, then more in April and May, and still more eight months later. The largest salvo…

Locals organise to oppose massive wind farm project

By National Wind Watch A community has vowed to fight proposals for a windfarm consisting of a new generation of wind turbines so large they will dwarf the UK’s biggest buildings. Protests have already taken place over proposals to create the UK’s highest onshore turbines against the backdrop of a semi-rural community between Port Talbot…

Household bills face £200 surge as UK grid wastes wind power

By National Wind Watch Experts have raised concerns over unresolved UK grid bottlenecks, warning that they could add £200 to annual household energy bills by 2030. The report by the financial think tank Carbon Tracker highlights that Britain wasted enough wind generation last year to power a million homes due to insufficient investments and planning…

Residents win battle against wind turbine

By National Wind Watch Residents in South Conamara have won their battle against plans to construct a wind turbine near their homes. An Bord Pleanála last week upheld a decision made by Galway County Council to refuse planning permission for a 4.2-megawatt wind turbine with an overall height of 125 metres at Bóthar Buí, Indreabhán….

Wind farm in Rhondda set to be discussed by Council

By National Wind Watch Plans for a wind farm in Rhondda Cynon Taf which could power more than 15,000 homes are set to be discussed by councillors but it’s up to a planning inspector to make a final decision. The application for the wind farm with seven turbines on land at Mynydd y Glyn, to…

Lightning strike likely caused wind turbine fire: company

By National Wind Watch Lightning likely sparked a wind turbine fire in Muirkirk, east of Chatham, Thursday night, a company official says. Fire crews from Station 10 Orford responded to 20275 Duart Rd. at 7:15 p.m. and secured the area. No injuries were reported and the cause was undetermined, fire officials said in a release…

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