How is electricity measured?

The ability to generate electricity is measured in watts. Watts are very small units, so the terms kilowatt (kW = 1,000 watts), megawatt (MW = 1 million watts), and gigawatt (GW = 1 billion watts) are most commonly used to describe the capacity of generating units like wind turbines or other power plants. Electricity production Read more about How is electricity measured?[…]

Does wind energy create jobs?

In 2011, approximately 670,000 people were employed directly or indirectly in the global wind power industry. According to an Energy [R]evolution 2012 report, wind energy would employ 1.7 million people by 2030. Jobs range from manufacturing to services and development. There is currently a shortage of skilled workers and engineers in the wind business. By Read more about Does wind energy create jobs?[…]

What is a feed-in tariff?

Electricity from renewable energy sources is supported by EU governments in different ways, known as “support mechanisms’”. The most common support mechanism for electricity from renewable energy sources is the feed-in tariff (green electricity quotas in combination with tradable green certificates are also used in countries such as Belgium, Sweden, and Romania). Under a feed-in Read more about What is a feed-in tariff?[…]