Solar power and wind energy to be cost competitive by 2025

Wind power and solar energy electricity will become cost competitive, without the help of federal subsidies, by 2025, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NERL) has released a study, called ‘Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable … Continue reading Solar power and wind energy to be cost competitive by 2025

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New Report Holds Countries Accountable to 2 Degree Global Warming Pledge

Germanwatch report lays out near-term strategies for countries, international climate negotiators, and non-governmental institutions to limit the average global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. Last month, our friends at Germanwatch published a report that lays out near-term strategies for countries, international climate negotiators, and non-governmental institutions through 2020 that can keep the world on a … Continue reading New Report Holds Countries Accountable to 2 Degree Global Warming Pledge

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Icelanders Support Wind Turbines

More than 80 percent of Icelanders support the construction of wind turbines for energy production, as indicated in a recent survey carried out by Capacent Gallup on behalf of Landsvirkjun, the national power company. Almost 7 percent of respondents were against the construction of wind turbines and 12 percent were undecided, ruv.is reports. CEO of … Continue reading Icelanders Support Wind Turbines

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Washington State Supreme Court Decision Confirms Approval of Whistling Ridge Wind Farm

In a unanimous decision announced today, the Washington State Supreme Court backed Governor Christine Gregoire’s March 2012 approval of the Whistling Ridge Wind Energy Project. The Court action denies a legal challenge to erecting 35 wind turbines on private industrial timberland in eastern Skamania County, Washington. Jason Spadaro, SDS Lumber Company and Whistling Ridge Energy … Continue reading Washington State Supreme Court Decision Confirms Approval of Whistling Ridge Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Pakistan: Third wind farm for the Fauji Foundation Group

Nordex’s business in Pakistan is continuing to gain momentum. FWEL I, the second 50MW contract of five from Nordex conditional order backlog has now obtained financial close and notice to commence has been issued. Fauji Foundation and the infrastructure fund Cap Asia (Malaysia) are the major shareholders again.   The 20 N100/2500 megawatt turbines are … Continue reading Wind energy in Pakistan: Third wind farm for the Fauji Foundation Group

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GE, Berkeley Lab Explore Possible Key to Energy Storage for Electric Vehicles

Team awarded ARPA-E RANGE project to develop affordable energy storage solution that enables 240 mile driving range. Developing new, low-cost, water-based flow battery for EV’s. New battery could be just one-fourth the cost of comparable car batteries on the market today. It’s a little more complex than making instant oatmeal, but scientists from GE and … Continue reading GE, Berkeley Lab Explore Possible Key to Energy Storage for Electric Vehicles

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Siemens to supply Direct-Drive Wind Turbines to France

Siemens received an order from France for the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 24 direct-drive wind turbines for four French wind projects, located in the Nord Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions in northern France. The investors for this, each with 50 Percent, are Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) and the French renewable energy … Continue reading Siemens to supply Direct-Drive Wind Turbines to France

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House members take up bipartisan effort to support renewable energy

House Republicans and Democrats joined together last week to co-sign a letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means recommending that renewable energy development receive continued support in any forthcoming comprehensive tax reform debate. The effort was led by Representatives Paul Ruiz (D-CA), Jon Runyan (R-NJ), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and was signed by … Continue reading House members take up bipartisan effort to support renewable energy

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The top 5 signs that wind energy is becoming America’s most affordable energy choice

We already knew American wind power benefits our economy, since it supports over 80,000 American jobs, adds billions of dollars into local, state, and national economies, and keeps our air clean by displacing harmful carbon emissions. But recent news adds to the evidence that wind costs have declined significantly and the savings are being passed … Continue reading The top 5 signs that wind energy is becoming America’s most affordable energy choice

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RWE receives permits for Innogy Nordsee offshore wind farm 2 & 3

RWE Innogy received the permits for the Innogy Nordsee offshore wind farm 2 and 3. The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) approved the construction of 108 additional wind turbines located some 40 kilometres north of the island of Juist. Innogy Nordsee 2 will consist of 48 wind turbines and Innogy Nordsee 3 of … Continue reading RWE receives permits for Innogy Nordsee offshore wind farm 2 & 3

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Vattenfall submits plans for 50-turbine wind farm

The wind farm would be based near Patna, Carsphairn, Dalmellington and New Cumnock. Vattenfall said the project would bring “lasting economic benefit to the local community”, if approved. Vattenfall’s UK Onshore Wind Development Director, Piers Guy, said: “Developments like this not only make a substantial contribution to the environment, they also have a significant positive … Continue reading Vattenfall submits plans for 50-turbine wind farm

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No evidence of residential property value impacts near US wind turbines

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states, yet was unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values. “This is the second of two major studies we have conducted on this topic [the first was published in 2009, … Continue reading No evidence of residential property value impacts near US wind turbines

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