Threat from global warming heightened in latest U.N. report

Global warming poses a growing threat to the health, economic prospects, and food and water sources of billions of people, top scientists said in a report that urges swift action to counter the effects of carbon emissions. The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says the effects of warming are … Continue reading Threat from global warming heightened in latest U.N. report

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ACORE Releases Outlook for Renewable Energy in America

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, jointly authored by U.S. renewable energy trade associations from the power, thermal, and fuel sectors. The Outlook assesses the renewable energy marketplace and forecasts the future of each renewable energy technology sector, from the perspectives … Continue reading ACORE Releases Outlook for Renewable Energy in America

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First Zero-Emissions All-Electric Bus Launches in Rio de Janeiro

Fetranspor and Rio Bus, the public transportation companies for the state and city of Rio, and BYD, a Chinese company with leading technologies on batteries and electric vehicles, joined together at the opening ceremonies for the launch of the BYD 100% electric bus this week. This is the first pure-electric bus to launch in Rio … Continue reading First Zero-Emissions All-Electric Bus Launches in Rio de Janeiro

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Latin America to add 53GW of wind power by 2023

Brazil and Mexico will lead the wind energy charge in Latin America over the next decade, driven by rising power demand and prices, according to market researcher MAKE. Some 53GW of new wind power capacity will be installed across Latin America through 2023, MAKE predicts, compared to the 4.7GW the region currently has in place. High … Continue reading Latin America to add 53GW of wind power by 2023

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Marubeni Corporation and UK Green Investment Bank to become co-owners of DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has today signed an agreement to sell 50 per cent of the 210 megawatt UK offshore wind construction project Westermost Rough to Marubeni Corporation and UK Green Investment Bank. At completion of the transaction, Marubeni and UK Green Investment Bank will each acquire a 25 per cent ownership share in Westermost Rough for … Continue reading Marubeni Corporation and UK Green Investment Bank to become co-owners of DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough offshore wind farm

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New Zealand Wind Energy Conference

The fundamentals of the electricity sector have remained the same for around 100 years. However, in the same way the Boeing 747 created a new pattern of international travel, new electricity technology is about to create unpredictable upheaval within …Planning for a Safe Future at NZ Wind Energy Conference The fundamentals of the electricity sector … Continue reading New Zealand Wind Energy Conference

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Senator optimistic on PTC, wind turbines may boost property values, wind energy helps small towns

With the new week comes a trio of great news stories: Sheldon Whitehouse is optimistic about a PTC extension, home values are unaffected – and may actually increase – near turbines, and how wind gives small towns opportunities for development. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is optimistic for an extension of the PTC: “I … Continue reading Senator optimistic on PTC, wind turbines may boost property values, wind energy helps small towns

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Vestas receives 48 MW order for first V117 wind turbines in Italy

The contracts for the two wind power plants in Basilicata include supply, installation and commissioning of six V117-3.0 MW and nine V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, respectively. The order also includes a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system as well as a 10-year AOM 5000 service agreement.   The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the … Continue reading Vestas receives 48 MW order for first V117 wind turbines in Italy

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Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition and AWEA to host conference calls on economic importance of renewable energy tax credits to states, manufacturers

On Monday, March 31st, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition will host two brief teleconference calls on the importance of extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC). These calls will coincide with efforts by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the new Chairman of the Senate Finance … Continue reading Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition and AWEA to host conference calls on economic importance of renewable energy tax credits to states, manufacturers

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Bangui Bay wind farm in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

NorthWind Power Development Corp., a company controlled by Ayala Corp., will start the third phase of the Bangui Bay wind farm in Ilocos Norte province to add 18 megawatts to the existing 33-MW project. Energy Department records showed the expansion project would raise the total capacity of Bangui wind farm to 51 MW, solidifying its … Continue reading Bangui Bay wind farm in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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Siemens to deliver Direct Drive wind turbines to Eurus Yurikogen Wind Farm in Japan

Siemens Energy secured a total 51 MW wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation. Siemens will provide 17 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101 to Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant, which is located on the North West Coast of Japan. The deal also includes a five-year service … Continue reading Siemens to deliver Direct Drive wind turbines to Eurus Yurikogen Wind Farm in Japan

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Los Cocos wind farm wins IDB award

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno announced the three winners of the inaugural Infrastructure 360º Awards, with the Los Cocos Wind Farm project in the Dominican Republic being the winner of the People and Leadership category. Los Cocos wind farm, located in the southwest town of Juancho, was built by the power company Ege-Haina at … Continue reading Los Cocos wind farm wins IDB award

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Wind energy tax credit extension will benefit Nevada

A report by the Nevada-based Clean Energy Project announced recently that at least $5.5 billion has been invested in Nevada clean energy, a milestone in the Silver State’s emergence as a national renewable-energy hub. For wind power, extending the Production Tax Credit means keeping the private investment and U.S. manufacturing jobs coming. Sen. Heller and … Continue reading Wind energy tax credit extension will benefit Nevada

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Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operations at Orangeville Wind Farm in New York

Invenergy Wind LLC has announced the completion of construction and start of commercial operations of its 94 MW Orangeville Wind Farm, located in Wyoming County, N.Y. The turbine maker GE took steps to replace affected blades across its fleet, and in December 2013, Invenergy announced it was resuming work on the Orangeville project. “Orangeville Wind … Continue reading Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operations at Orangeville Wind Farm in New York

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Siemens signs 51 MW wind power deal in Japan

Siemens signs a 51 MW wind power order from Japanese developer Eurus Energy Holdings Corp. The wind turbine maker will provide 17 of its SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive machines for the Eurus Yurikogen wind farm. The SWT-3.0-101 wind turbine has a capacity of 3 MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. Installation and commissioning of the … Continue reading Siemens signs 51 MW wind power deal in Japan

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Records broken in Texas, wind power competes, California utility hits milestone

As the week draws to a close, we have great news of a new wind record on the Texas grid, a report highlighting wind’s competitiveness, and how renewables are achieving big in California. Texas grid operator ERCOT sailed past previous records this week when it announced wind power at one point provided nearly 40 percent … Continue reading Records broken in Texas, wind power competes, California utility hits milestone

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