Enel Green Power has started operations at its first wind farm in Mexico

Developed and built by Gamesa – a partner with a strong presence in the Mexican market – the plant is comprised of 37 Gamesa wind turbines of 2 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 74 MW. With the start of operations of this new facility, EGP has strengthened its footprint in the promising … Continue reading Enel Green Power has started operations at its first wind farm in Mexico

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India: Mission for electric cars soon

India reveals plans for electric cars. It is developing quickly as a key automotive market, so it’s no surprise that India is also looking to lead the way with electric vehicles. Addressing the 2nd International Green Manufacturing Summit here today, organized jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry, OECD and BIAC, the Minister said the … Continue reading India: Mission for electric cars soon

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Efficient Cooperative Infrastructure for Fully Electric Vehicle

The project is named eCo-FEV, for “efficient Cooperative infrastructure for Fully Electric Vehicles”, and aims at developing an integrated IT electric mobility platform that enables the connection and information exchanges between multiple infrastructure systems that are relevant to the Fully Electric Vehicle (FEV) such as road IT infrastructure, Electric Vehicle (EV) backend infrastructure and EV … Continue reading Efficient Cooperative Infrastructure for Fully Electric Vehicle

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The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

30 August 2012, 12:30 Espaço SulAmerica, Sala de Imprensa Brazil Windpower, conference and exhibition Brazil’s wind power industry has grown dramatically over the past few years. Does the current system of energy auctions meet the needs of the market? What are the key obstacles? How can we overcome them, and what needs to be done … Continue reading The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

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Geothermal energy in Philippines

The geothermal energy industry in the Philippines is quite a huge one. In fact it is the largest producer of geothermal power in all of Asia-Pacific. Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5gvdzd/analyzing_geotherm) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing Geothermal Power in Philippines 2012″ report to their offering. The country ranks second in the world in terms … Continue reading Geothermal energy in Philippines

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Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

The report, titled “Beyond the Bluster”, examines common misconceptions about the effectiveness about wind power. A new report published by renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows how wind power can provide reliable, economic and secure energy generation capacity for the United Kingdom. It contains analysis of … Continue reading Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

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Obama supports renewables projects

Totalling nearly 5 GW, the full-scale projects to benefit from a speedy planning content process span Arizona, California, Nevada and Wyoming, and will generate enough electricity to power about 1.5- million homes. Additional expedited infrastructure projects “will be announced in the coming weeks”, the White House says in a statement. Two concentrated solar power (CSP) … Continue reading Obama supports renewables projects

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European leaders need to set tougher emissions targets

It’s very gratifying to see the world’s leading financial daily underlining points which European Wind Energy Association and many others have been making for years: the Emissions Trading System (ETS) urgently needs to be fixed. Thankfully the European Commission has proposed an important first step: to delay the auctioning of yet more carbon allowances. This now … Continue reading European leaders need to set tougher emissions targets

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GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

  GE has installed 300 wind turbines in Brazil and will open two local service centers by 2014. GE celebrates its 10th year in the wind industry. As the GE fleet expands, the company also is announcing its plans to open two local service centers by 2014, representing a $1.5 million investment in Brazil. The … Continue reading GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

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Chinese solar industry hits at protectionism

China’s solar product exports were valued at 35.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2011, with the EU receiving a share of more than 60 percent of the products, according to industry data. Members of the China Photovoltaic Industry Alliance have called for a “correction” to protectionist measures that harm the interests of global solar companies. Representatives … Continue reading Chinese solar industry hits at protectionism

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Russia’s First Electric Car Debuts in Moscow

The public will get a first look at Russia’s electric car at the Moscow Auto Show in the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center on August 31. Russia’s largest automaker AvtoVAZ unveiled its first electric car for journalists at the Moscow Auto Show on Wednesday. AvtoVAZ said in a statement that the El Lada is “a … Continue reading Russia’s First Electric Car Debuts in Moscow

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Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Vehicles

By comparison, the success of electric vehicles today is a stark turnabout from nearly twenty years ago, when the EV1 died young. Environment Georgia reported that in 2011, the first year electric vehicles came back on the market in the United States, over 17,000 were purchased. A 120-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Vehicles

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American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

“This important proposal will give a much-needed shot in the arm to Michigan’s manufacturing sector, helping it diversify even more into the renewable energy industry and create Michigan jobs,” said AWEA’s Gramlich. “AWEA fully endorses this proposal, and we’re encouraging all those in the wind industry supply chain in Michigan to become engaged in the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

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Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

With more than 21,673 MW of wind power installed, more than 19,450 wind turbines are operating in Spain, grouped among 930 wind farms. Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011 with the addition of 1,050 MW, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) Wind Observatory. Smaller growth was expected for … Continue reading Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

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Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal energy storage (TES) is an often unrecognized but important component of the developing market for energy storage systems. Most often used to provide cooling capacity for commercial buildings, TES systems are also increasingly seen as an effective means of shifting electricity use from daytime peak periods into less expensive periods of the day or … Continue reading Thermal Energy Storage

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