Wind energy meets 26% of South Australia’s electricity demand

Wind energy in South Australia now meets around 26% of the region’s electricity demand and has become one of the nation’s growth sectors, a new report says. The 22-page report — The Critical Decade: Generating a renewable Australia — also noted that wind power is one of the country’s most cost-competitive renewable electricity sources. Published … Continue reading Wind energy meets 26% of South Australia’s electricity demand

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Baucus vows PTC push; Billings Gazette endorses credit

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee, says he will be working to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) during the current “lame-duck” post-election session of Congress, according to the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune.  The story was published in the Tribune on the same day that the Billings … Continue reading Baucus vows PTC push; Billings Gazette endorses credit

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AWEA joins former servicemen and women now working in wind energy

The American Wind Energy Association joined forces with Operation Free at a bipartisan, bicameral press conference with Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), and veterans from around the country to call on Congress to extend the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC).   Thousands of … Continue reading AWEA joins former servicemen and women now working in wind energy

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Wind energy: Gamesa raises 260 million euros in funding from European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Gamesa today signed a 260 million euro loan to fund the wind turbine manufacturer’s research, development and innovation (R&D+I) activities. EIB Vice President Magdalena Álvarez and Gamesa Chairman and CEO Ignacio Martín signed the loan contract this morning in Madrid.   The EIB project will support Gamesa’s R&D+I programme, … Continue reading Wind energy: Gamesa raises 260 million euros in funding from European Investment Bank

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Wind energy in Ukraine could reach 10-15 GW in the long term

Capacity of wind energy in Ukraine could reach 10-15 GW in the long term, Chairman of the Management Board of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA) Andriy Konechenkov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports. According to the expert, fulfillment of this potential requires more than 200 billion UAH of government subsidies. “In the next … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine could reach 10-15 GW in the long term

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India Wind Energy Outlook sees multifold growth in wind power

Wind energy generation capacity in India could more than quadruple to 89 Gigawatts by 2020 against 18 GW now, according to the India Wind Energy Outlook 2012. The third edition of this report was released by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah at the inaugural of the Wind Power India 2012 conference and … Continue reading India Wind Energy Outlook sees multifold growth in wind power

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Largest Wind Farm in Canada Commissioned in Québec

Cartier Wind Energy announced the operation of its Gros-Morne Phase II wind project, powered by 74 GE (NYSE: GE) 1.5-77 wind turbines and located in the Gaspésie region of Québec. The amount of energy generated by the Gros-Morne wind farm can power approximately 20,000 homes in the province of Québec. Gros-Morne I and II combined … Continue reading Largest Wind Farm in Canada Commissioned in Québec

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Abengoa´s CSP project Solana reaches 80 % completion

More than 2000 workers are onsite to construct the concentrating solar power plant that will be one of the largest in the world. Abengoa (MCE: ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced that the construction of Solana, located about 70 miles southwest of … Continue reading Abengoa´s CSP project Solana reaches 80 % completion

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China’s Ming Yang To Build 2500 MW Of Wind Power In India

On July 2, 2012, Ming Yang announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Reliance Power to co-develop up to 2,500MW renewable energy projects in India within three years. China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced … Continue reading China’s Ming Yang To Build 2500 MW Of Wind Power In India

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Nordex awarded second large wind energy contract in South Africa

Under the contract, Nordex will be supplying the “Red Cap Kouga” wind farm on a turn-key basis. The Nordex Group’s South African business is continuing to perform well: after establishing a subsidiary in Cape Town and receiving its first major contract, the wind turbine manufacturer has now been awarded a contract for the delivery and … Continue reading Nordex awarded second large wind energy contract in South Africa

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The first wind farm featuring high-yield ECO 110 wind turbines has been inaugurated in Brittany, France

In service since September 2012, the Landes de Couesmé wind farm (Morbihan), in France has been inaugurated today in the presence of GDF SUEZ Vice-Chairman and President Jean-François Cirelli, GDF SUEZ Vice-Managing Director Henri Ducré, Eole Generation Managing Director Claude Midi and Alstom Renewable Power President Jerome Pécresse. This inauguration follows the signing of a … Continue reading The first wind farm featuring high-yield ECO 110 wind turbines has been inaugurated in Brittany, France

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Hydro Tasmania plans Australia’s largest wind farm for King Island

The $2 billion Hydro Tasmania proposal will have 200 turbines, be able to power 250,000 Australian households and create 500 jobs during construction. Mayor Greg Barratt said the project would help save the struggling island community. “It’s just what the island needs … it’s not a quick fix but it’s something to look forward to,” … Continue reading Hydro Tasmania plans Australia’s largest wind farm for King Island

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Gamesa and Impax agree sale of French wind energy project

La Souterraine wind farm will be equipped with 4 Gamesa G97-2.0 MW wind turbines. As a wind farm developer, Gamesa has brought 126 MW of capacity online in France and has a project portfolio of more than 570 MW. Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, announces the sale of a wind … Continue reading Gamesa and Impax agree sale of French wind energy project

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Wind energy and solar power could power Australia

Australia could be powered almost entirely by renewable energy in coming decades, says a new report. But the renewables expansion needs to be large and sustained with investment growth encouraged by policy certainty, says the report, “Generating a Renewable Australia” from the Climate Commission. The release of the report Monday in Sydney coincided with the … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power could power Australia

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More than 400 Chinese photovoltaic companies produce energy-gulping solar panels

Seemingly unnoticed by the rest of the world are the extraordinary strides China has made to create and use various forms of alternative energy, particularly clean sources like hydropower, solar energy and wind power. Constantly we read of pollution caused by China’s use of coal for power, but the fact is that a considerable portion … Continue reading More than 400 Chinese photovoltaic companies produce energy-gulping solar panels

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3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Wins a Contract with Martifer Solar in Ukraine for Photovoltaic Power Plant Equipment

3W Power Ukraine, subsidiary of AEG Power Solutions, global leading manufacturer of power electronic systems, signed its first contract with the solar division of the Portuguese multinational group Martifer. This deal covers photovoltaic utility scale equipment for two solar farms which will generate 5.25 MW. The sites are both located in the Vinnytsia region of … Continue reading 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Wins a Contract with Martifer Solar in Ukraine for Photovoltaic Power Plant Equipment

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Vestas Wins Loan Revisions, Removing Threat of New-Equity Issue

In July 2012 (ref. company announcement No. 30/2012 of 31 July 2012), Vestas agreed with its lenders to defer the half-year testing of the financial covenants. Following this and during the autumn of 2012, Vestas has conducted a thorough review of the future funding requirements of the company’s new operating business model. The review shows … Continue reading Vestas Wins Loan Revisions, Removing Threat of New-Equity Issue

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Wind energy delivers good value for Montana customers

“It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” ? Henry Ford PPL’s announcement that it will mothball its 44-year-old Corette coal plant in 2015 generated a lively conversation this election season. The plant is old, dirty, and uncompetitive in today’s market. Yet, little … Continue reading Wind energy delivers good value for Montana customers

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