The European Parliament votes for ‘at least’ 30% target for renewables in Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of increasing the European Union’s target for renewables to ‘at least’ 30% by 2030. Europe current has a target of at least 27%, which was agreed by European leaders in October 2014. The parliamentary vote, which has no direct legislative impact, sends a clear message to … Continue reading The European Parliament votes for ‘at least’ 30% target for renewables in Europe

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Wind energy is already an American industry

We tend to think of wind power as something the Europeans do, but the United States has a robust and growing sector that leads the world in land-based wind energy. More than 50,000 turbines stand along ridge lines, prairies and hilltops across the United States. Installed capacity recently surpassed 70 gigawatts — enough to power … Continue reading Wind energy is already an American industry

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North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

While the oil boom in North Dakota may be over, the recent wind boom could be here to stay. In the past decade, there have been more than 400 wind turbines placed on the western side of the state with an additional 550 proposed to be constructed by 2018. The North Dakota Public Service Commission … Continue reading North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

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LM Wind Power develops record breaking 88.4-meter wind turbine blade

Danish blade manufacturer LM Wind Power on Tuesday announced it had developed the world’s longest turbine blade with a length of 88.4 meters. The new blade is specifically designed for offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen’s wind turbine model AD 8-180, with eight megawatts (MW) nominal capacity and 180 meter rotor diameter, LM Wind Power said … Continue reading LM Wind Power develops record breaking 88.4-meter wind turbine blade

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Rhode Island chooses a renewable energy future

This week Rhode Island lawmakers chose to increase the share of renewable energy in their state’s electricity mix. They passed a bill that would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035, significantly high than the old target of 14.5 percent by 2019. Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to sign the … Continue reading Rhode Island chooses a renewable energy future

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Hawaii offshore wind power projects get boost from Obama administration

The Obama administration has taken the first step to support the development of offshore wind energy off the coast of Hawaii. “Hawaii has important offshore wind energy potential, and we will continue our work with stakeholders across the spectrum to create a path forward for sustainable offshore-energy development in the right places with the lowest … Continue reading Hawaii offshore wind power projects get boost from Obama administration

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Brexit Brings Chaos to Europe’s Renewable Energy Goals

The departure of the EU’s second-largest economy could have unsettling implications for the Paris climate accord. U.K. voters’ decision to exit the European Union sent shock waves through world markets today, including the energy sector. The consensus from policymakers, clean-energy advocates, and analysts was that while “Brexit” will not completely derail the EU’s efforts to … Continue reading Brexit Brings Chaos to Europe’s Renewable Energy Goals

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DONG Energy to build German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

DONG Energy has decided to build the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019. With this decision, DONG Energy will reach 6.7GW of installed offshore wind capacity, exceeding the 2020 target of 6.5GW installed capacity. Borkum Riffgrund 2 will have a total … Continue reading DONG Energy to build German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2

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Global Wind Tower Market – Creating numerous opportunities for the growth of the wind energy industry

The height at which a wind turbine is located is arguably the most important determinant of its performance and efficiency. This is where a wind tower acts as a crucial component. A wind tower is a tall structure, at the upper end of which the nacelle and the wind turbine are mounted. The length of … Continue reading Global Wind Tower Market – Creating numerous opportunities for the growth of the wind energy industry

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EDF Group commissions France’s most powerful wind farm, the Ensemble Eolien Catalan facility

EDF Group is announcing the commissioning of the Ensemble Eolien Catalan wind farm, a 96 MW facility located in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region. The wind farm is equipped with “stealth” wind turbines, the world’s first solution favouring the coexistence of wind farms and weather radars. The large-scale wind farm was inaugurated today by Jean-Bernard Lévy, President … Continue reading EDF Group commissions France’s most powerful wind farm, the Ensemble Eolien Catalan facility

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EDPR opens the Francourville wind farm

EDPR is celebrating the opening of a new wind farm in France today. With an installed capacity of 12 MW, the wind farm is located in the municipality of Francourville, in the French Department of Eure-et-Loir. The wind farm’s output will allow it to supply clean energy to the equivalent of almost 24,000 homes. The … Continue reading EDPR opens the Francourville wind farm

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The EU Parliament to ask Spanish government for clarification about policy changes on renewable energy

The Spanish Photovoltaic Association (UNEF) appeared last Tuesday in the PETI Commission of the EU Parliament to present its petition against the retroactive policy changes implemented by the Spanish government and to ask for the mediation of the European authorities on this matter.   José Donoso, UNEF General Manager, highlighted that the retroactive policy measures … Continue reading The EU Parliament to ask Spanish government for clarification about policy changes on renewable energy

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Wind energy in Azerbaijan: biggest wind farm of Caspian basin

Azerbaijan will build the biggest wind farm in the Caspian basin, Akim Badalov, the chair of the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources said. According to him, the project costs $300-330 mln. He noted that the Caspian Sea has potential for construction of wind power plants, APA reports. “Chinese, UAE and German companies … Continue reading Wind energy in Azerbaijan: biggest wind farm of Caspian basin

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8 Countries that Produce the Most Wind Energy in the World

Did you know that 80.4 percent of the total installed wind power capacity of the world is housed by the 8 countries that produce the most wind energy in the world? And, which are those countries?  Keep on reading to find out! Wind energy as a power sector has been growing exceptionally, especially in the … Continue reading 8 Countries that Produce the Most Wind Energy in the World

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The Solar Impulse plane lands in Spain

The plane, only running on solar power, completed the Atlantic part of its record bid to circle the world. The Solar Impulse plane is littered with 17,000 photovoltaic cells. These cells have been drastically put to the test as landing in Seville marked the end of the 15th stage of Solar Impulse’s route. Previously in … Continue reading The Solar Impulse plane lands in Spain

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Ask a wind tech: Krista Zappone

As part of their everyday job, wind technicians often risk their lives climbing turbines to maintain electrical and mechanical equipment. The wind industry owes much of its success to these talented men and women who keep turbines running and wind farms safely online. In this new series, we interview wind technicians to learn about what … Continue reading Ask a wind tech: Krista Zappone

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Wind power and solar energy work together to diversify American energy

There was big news in the renewable energy world this week, as Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors announced plans to buy Solar City. However, earlier Huffington Post coverage by reporters Alexander Kaurman and Damon Beres misunderstands Musk’s support for wind and reiterates two myths about it. As Musk noted, wind is “part of the equation.” He … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy work together to diversify American energy

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Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Landmark Africa Clean Energy Equity Funding

Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power (www.MainstreamRP.com) has signed $117.5m  equity investment from investors including IFC (www.IFC.org), the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund, two funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company, Ascension Investment Management and Sanlam to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Landmark Africa Clean Energy Equity Funding

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Wind energy in Ethiopia: Chines Firm to Develop Wind Farm in Aisha

The Chinese electric company, Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited (DECL), concluded an agreement with Ethiopian Electric Power Utility (EEPU) for the development of wind farm in Aisha area of Somali State, Ethiopia. The wind farm is expected to cost 257 million USD and it will be located in 20 kilometers distance from Ethio-Djibouti border. According to … Continue reading Wind energy in Ethiopia: Chines Firm to Develop Wind Farm in Aisha

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Africa’s largest wind farm set to power Kenya

The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project is both the largest single wind power project in Africa and the largest single private investment in Kenya’s history. It is being developed in Marsabit County, 12km east of Lake Turkana – the biggest permanent desert lake in the world – approximately 530km north of Nairobi, the country’s … Continue reading Africa’s largest wind farm set to power Kenya

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