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Here's a shot of the prototype of REpower System's 5-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine, which has been generating power since 2004 in BrunsbÃ¿ttel near the mouth of the Elbe River on Germany's North Sea. I stopped to see the original REpower 5M last week while reporting an upcoming feature for IEEE Spectrum and clocked the turbine's 126-meter diameter rotor swinging at 11 rpm, nearly full speed. The 5M marks an awesome juxtaposition, with the 120-meter high turbine (hub height) towering over BrunsbÃ¿ttel's spongy marshland, chemical complexes and a nuclear power plant. The 5M is creating buzz these …
The European Commission issued its Strategic Energy Review yesterday, proposing energy efficiency investments, a shift to alternative fuel vehicles to end oil dependence in transport, and more aggressive deployment of renewable energy and carbon capture and storage to "decarbonise" the EU electricity supply. Figuring prominantly among its first six "priorities essential for the EU's energy security" are the North Sea offshore electric power supergrid that Energywise covered in September and the