September 20, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
The great potential of small scale electricity and heat generation and the actions that need to be taken were the key issues raised in a motion for a resolution adopted by the Parliament on Thursday. Read more »
August 13, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
Two Estonian energy companies – Eesti Energia and Nelja Energia – opened jointly a new wind farm at the northern end of Pakri peninsula today. A total of 18 new turbines rated at 2.5 MW were erected on the peninsula. Nine are owned by Eesti Energia and nine by Nelja Energia. Read more »
July 4, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
A pilot project for a new product of the Estonian wind power cluster – an offshore wind turbine foundation resistant to the ice conditions of the Baltic Sea – was discussed this week at a meeting between Mark Berman, chairman of the supervisory board of BLRT Group, and Martin Kruus, CEO of Nelja Energia and head of the Estonian Wind Power Association. Read more »
June 27, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
2013 is the Year of Cultural Heritage in Estonia. Culture concerns each of us in one way or another and is worthy of appreciation and preservation. Since wind has been part of our ancestors’ and also today’s life and work, the Estonian Wind Power Association dedicated this years’ Global Wind Day to wind stories – both their revitalization and renewal. Read more »
May 10, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
Wind energy employers are looking for project managers, sales managers and engineers above all. As most Wind Directions readers know from experience, the wind industry creates jobs. Currently, around 240,000 people in Europe work in wind energy, directly or indirectly, and the number is growing, with over half a million jobs expected by 2020. But while it’s good to know that despite the crisis, ‘wind is hiring’, what specifically do you need on your CV to make the CEOs sit up? Greenfish, a specialist environmental recruitment agency, researched the 10 most wanted profiles in the wind industry.
May 9, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
Janne Põlluaas is an Estonian woman who has had a passion for photography and nature since spending her childhood summers at a beach called Laulasmaa, a 30 minute drive from the Estonian capital, Tallinn. As a child Janne would sit with her father in the darkroom and watch the pictures develop, feeling that photography must be magic. Today, Janne is a landscape architect and a garden decorator, an occupation which allows her to regularly observe the beauty of nature.
February 12, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012, bringing the total wind power capacity to 105.6 GW, according to the 2012 annual statistics launched by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Last year in Estonia the record amount of wind turbines were installed with the total capacity of 86 megawatts (MW) that led to the overall capacity to 269 MW. Read more »
February 7, 2013 EWPA's blog - etea
The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures this week in Vienna. Read more »