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  • Offshore wind farms with a positive ecological impact: is it possible?

    08/08/2022

    Creating harmony between nature and wind energy resonates with Pondera's vision. Since 2014, Pondera and ecological research institute Bureau Waardenburg have been working together to develop offshore wind farms that cause as little damage to nature as possible. But they are taking it one step further: wind energy at sea. . .

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    Clean energy? Support civil initatives

    01/08/2022

    The energy transition is inevitable, and many people want clean energy. However, local residents may be concerned if a wind turbine is placed in proximity of their homes. Noise and...

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    Pondera innovates with off-grid hydrogen production at sea

    01/08/2022

    Industry, energy companies and the government all want an energy mix including hydrogen. The plans are ambitious: 8 gigawatts of hydrogen must be produced in the Netherlands by 2030. But there is still a lot unclear about the production, trade and use of hydrogen. Egbert Jansen, Contracting Team Manager at. . .

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    Hydrogen rather final element than starting point in the energy transition

    28/07/2022

    Offshore wind farms are on the rise. In the next ten years, another 10 gigawatts of capacity will be built in the North Sea, relatively close to the coast. But what happens after 2030? Will we continue to build? Will we be able to use the renewable energy, or will. . .

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    Blog: The impact of the Environment & Planning Act on the sustainability of data; nothing new, but different

    27/01/2022

    Reports, studies and/or data must not be too old under the Environment & Planning Act (Dutch: Omgevingswet) and the Environment & Planning Scheme (Dutch: Omgevingsregeling), which will be effective from...

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    Blog: From energy producer to energy hub

    15/10/2021

    With the energy transition in full swing, the Dutch energy grid is becoming increasingly burdened. As a result, the supply of renewable energy to the grid is limited in some...

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    Blog: The safety of wind turbines

    02/08/2021

    Fortunately it is a rare occurrence, but wind turbines can fail in such ways that they pose a risk to the safety of the surrounding area. Imagine the damage caused...

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    Blog: ‘The fine print’ of the Environmental and Planning Act (Omgevingswet) for the development of wind farms

    04/05/2021

    ‘Need to know’ for wind farm procedure choice On 1 January, 2022, the Environmental and Planning Act (Omgevingswet) will come into force according to the official schedule, although according to...

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    Blog: Offshore wind in the US

    16/02/2021

    US Offshore wind take-off In the last few months, a lot has been written on the potential take-off of offshore wind in the United States. Now that the US is...

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    Blog: Pondering the facts to make energy production more sustainable

    16/02/2021

    In recent weeks, the regional newspapers have paid attention in two weekend editions to some important pillars of the climate agreement: wind and solar energy. In the Energy of the...

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    Blog: The realisation of a geothermal project

    30/11/2020

    Geothermal energy is considered by many to be the ‘new’ source of sustainable energy. Since the drilling of the first geothermal wells in 2007, this technique has become increasingly sophisticated....

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    Blog: Largest wind turbines for low to medium wind speeds

    01/08/2019

    Windy areas in countries that have well-developed wind energy markets, like the US, UK or Germany, are gradually being filled by wind farms. Renewable energy developers are therefore looking at opportunities to further develop wind farms in areas with low to medium wind speeds. Other regions with lower wind speeds. . .

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    Unexplored countries with high potential for wind energy

    22/02/2018

    A lot of information is available online on countries who have the most installed wind energy capacity and how these countries are increasing their capacity every year. Think of countries like China, the United States, Germany, India or Spain. Information on countries with the most installed wind energy capacity is. . .

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