Bimbo makes green strides with Mexican wind energy

Grupo Bimbo concluded today the largest and most important conversion to renewable energy sources done by a company in the food industry at a global level. Daniel Servitje, Grupo Bimbo CEO, started-up the operations of the Piedra Larga Wind Farm that will supply electric power to 45 facilities in Mexico, covering almost all of the … Continue reading Bimbo makes green strides with Mexican wind energy

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National governments must create stable investment environments for renewables, WWF

Recently some national governments in Europe have made changes to their support mechanisms for renewable energies that have created an environment of insecurity for the wind energy sector. However, a new report by the WWF says that such policies create needed certainty for renewable energy investors, backing up a view held by EWEA. Uncertainty about … Continue reading National governments must create stable investment environments for renewables, WWF

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Republican Congressman praises PTC at Colorado wind farm dedication

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) singled out the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) for praise Monday at a wind farm ribbon-cutting event, saying, “”Wind energy harnessed in Colorado and across the country has to be part of any true ‘all of the above’ strategy that moves us closer to energy independence. That is … Continue reading Republican Congressman praises PTC at Colorado wind farm dedication

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Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

  Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. The results are published in the Oct. 31 online edition of the journal ACS Nano. “Carbon has the potential to deliver high performance at a low cost,” said study … Continue reading Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

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Cleanergy installs solar power plant in China

As China’s gloomy photovoltaic solar industry endures trade investigations by the United States and the European Commission, the Swedish energy technology company Cleanergy AB is seeking opportunities to invest in the country’s renewable market. Cleanergy installed its first commercial demonstration solar power plant with a capacity of 100 kilowatts in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region … Continue reading Cleanergy installs solar power plant in China

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Wind Power from the Gobi Desert

Since last year’s nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan has established the legal frameworks for an accelerated domestic transition to renewables as an alternative to nuclear power. The DESERTEC Foundation and the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) are working together towards an alternative that will bolster Japan’s transition to clean, affordable and reliable sources of clean … Continue reading Wind Power from the Gobi Desert

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European nations negotiating solar-power pact with Morocco

Major European nations are negotiating with Morocco to build a large solar-power farm in the Sahara Desert, the German Economics Ministry said Wednesday, confirming a news report. The Sueddeutche Zeitung newspaper said a declaration of intent would be signed in November, though no date was set yet to build the pilot plant, which would cost … Continue reading European nations negotiating solar-power pact with Morocco

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Wind energy in New Zealand: Wind farm planned for South Taranaki

A wind farm with 48 wind turbines is proposed for South Taranaki, by TrustPower on the coast between Waverley and Patea. TrustPower says the size is similar to its wind farm at Mahinerangi in Central Otago. It will be able to generate 130 megawatts and would complement the Patea Dam nearby, which is owned by … Continue reading Wind energy in New Zealand: Wind farm planned for South Taranaki

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GE empowers Kennedy Renewables to develop company’s first wind farm

Next month, Kennedy Renewables’ Little Raith Wind Farm will be fully operational in Fife, Scotland. Little Raith, powered by GE (NYSE: GE) wind turbines, marks the culmination of a new relationship between GE and Kennedy Renewables resulting in an important milestone for Kennedy: the company’s first wind project. “Brian is an entrepreneur with a dream … Continue reading GE empowers Kennedy Renewables to develop company’s first wind farm

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E.ON Climate & Renewables secures financing for Texas wind farm

E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America announced today it has secured institutional equity financing of approximately $167.7 million and a commitment to fund expected capital contributions of approximately $55.9 million from a group of investors that includes JPM Capital Corporation (J.P. Morgan) and Wells Fargo Wind Holdings LLC (Wells Fargo) in exchange for a … Continue reading E.ON Climate & Renewables secures financing for Texas wind farm

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Wood Group awarded contract for major UK offshore wind farm

Wood Group has been awarded a £17 million management contract to fabricate, install, commission, operate and maintain two weather monitoring stations in one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farm developments off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. The project will be delivered by the Wood Group Kenny business unit, including leading renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy. … Continue reading Wood Group awarded contract for major UK offshore wind farm

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AEG, Punjab to cooperate in solar energy sector

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Punjab government and German company AEG for co-operation in solar energy sector on Tuesday under which solar energy projects of at least 50 to 100 megawatt will be set up in Punjab in 2013 and of at least 300 megawatt in 2014. Secretary Energy Jehanzeb Khan and representatives … Continue reading AEG, Punjab to cooperate in solar energy sector

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Investors ask Congress to extend wind energy PTC

Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management recently called for an immediate extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable power. In a letter delivered to Congressional leaders, investors noted that this critical tax credit creates broad economic benefits, both for wind power producers and their suppliers across the … Continue reading Investors ask Congress to extend wind energy PTC

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EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Pacific Wind Energy Project and Catalina Solar Power Project

EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, celebrates the construction and operation of two Kern County projects producing clean energy for Southern California. The 140 MW Pacific Wind Power and 143 MWp Catalina Solar Power projects were developed and contracted independently; however, their close geographic proximity to one another enabled the projects to share certain infrastructure and … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Pacific Wind Energy Project and Catalina Solar Power Project

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NextEra Energy dedicates 400 MW wind energy plant in Colorado

 NextEra Energy Resources has inaugurated the 400MW Limon I and II wind farms in Colorado. Colorado now has almost 2.2GW of wind energy in place. NextEra Energy Resources held a dedication ceremony this week for the company’s Limon I and II Wind Energy Centers. The 400 MW wind power facility, located about 90 miles southeast … Continue reading NextEra Energy dedicates 400 MW wind energy plant in Colorado

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World leading offshore wind farm developers and WTG OEM’s commit to health and safety

Wind Energy Update is holding the largest offshore wind health and safety summit this December in Copenhagen. With Denmark’s history and growth in offshore wind it was the obvious place to hold such an event! With over 100 health and safety executives in attendance, they will hear from DONG Energy, Statoil, Mainstream Renewables, RES Offshore … Continue reading World leading offshore wind farm developers and WTG OEM’s commit to health and safety

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Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles will be $1.2 Billion Market in 2020

With government policy and investment driving automotive companies toward plug-in vehicles, the technology for delivering electricity to these vehicles will rise to a $1.2 billion market in 2020, according to a Lux Research report. Lux Research developed a forecast using vehicle sales to project the global electric-vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) market. Overall, despite slow adoption … Continue reading Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles will be $1.2 Billion Market in 2020

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Consumer Attitudes, Opinions, Preferences, and Price Sensitivity for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Stations

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were first commercially available in 2010, and by 2012 their numbers had grown significantly, with many auto manufacturers adding new models to their fleets. A number of auto manufacturers are electrifying their fleets with new models. In the United States, sales of electric vehicles are estimated to reach 47,966 in 2012. … Continue reading Consumer Attitudes, Opinions, Preferences, and Price Sensitivity for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Stations

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