Wind power slowly picks up speed in Finland

Finland lags behind its European peers in its efforts to develop wind energy resources. However after a slow start, the wind-powered renewable sector is slowly beginning to gather speed. Finland is now trying to catch up to wind power pioneers such as Britain, Denmark, Spain and Germany, countries where wind power accounts for a growing … Continue reading Wind power slowly picks up speed in Finland

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Obama plans to apply carbon emission cap on power plants

In his most sweeping effort to date to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the Obama administration will unveil a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday limiting the amount of carbon pollution from coal power plants. The rule will impose a cap on the level of emissions existing power plants are … Continue reading Obama plans to apply carbon emission cap on power plants

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Wind power is a cost-effective way to reduce emissions

A working paper by Charles Frank has generated attention among fossil fuel industry-funded anti-wind groups, although a more thorough examination shows the paper is plagued by inaccurate data inputs and assumptions that greatly skew the results against wind energy. Once those errors are corrected, the paper shows wind energy to be a highly cost-effective energy … Continue reading Wind power is a cost-effective way to reduce emissions

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RenewableUK applauds new wind energy study

The trade association representing the wind industry, RenewableUK, has welcomed new research published by the Eskdalemuir Working Group (EWG) which unlocks the potential to install more than a gigawatt of onshore wind energy in Scotland in the years ahead – enough to power more than half a million British homes. The EWG, which includes representatives … Continue reading RenewableUK applauds new wind energy study

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Over 500 MW of wind turbines capacity in Morocco

Energy subsidiary of the Morocco’s national investment company (SNI), Nareva now operates four wind farms with a capacity of over 500 MW. The latest of these is the Tarfaya wind farm which went into service in 2014. Created in 2005, the holding group has seen the liberalisation of the renewable energy space within the scope … Continue reading Over 500 MW of wind turbines capacity in Morocco

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Largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) announced today that the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project declared commercial operation on May 12, 2014. The Blackspring Ridge Project, located in Vulcan County, Alberta (50 km north of Lethbridge), started construction in May 2013 and is comprised … Continue reading Largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada

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Guatemala installs the largest solar power plant in Central America

The Spanish Company, Gran Solar, the Guatemalan Green Group and the Swiss investment fund Ecosolar have inaugurated the first solar power plant in Guatemala, which has a generating capacity of 50 kilowatts. The plant, installed in the town of Estanzuela, in the eastern department of Zacapa, at a cost of $14 million, is benefiting more … Continue reading Guatemala installs the largest solar power plant in Central America

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Peru is focusing on solar power, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy

The Latin American country is focusing on solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power to help its economy grow further while also providing energy to the 3.5 million people who still lack access to electricity.   Enel Green Power’s growth in Brazil and Chile is well known, but the whole of Latin America is beginning to … Continue reading Peru is focusing on solar power, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy

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Vestas reaffirms position as global wind power pioneer with 53 MW wind farm in Guatemala

Vestas has signed an order for 16 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the San Antonio wind power plant in the department of Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala. Once complete, the project will become the very first wind power plant in the country, showcasing Vestas’ ambitions as wind power pioneers to develop new markets and grow together … Continue reading Vestas reaffirms position as global wind power pioneer with 53 MW wind farm in Guatemala

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EPA carbon rule approaches, Xcel slashes CO2 emissions, Oregon offshore wind power advances

The end of the week has the power sector preparing for EPA’s new rules to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, Xcel’s announcement that they are ahead of schedule on CO2, and Oregon’s WindFloat offshore project moves into the public comment period. President Obama is expected to personally unveil new rules on carbon dioxide emissions for existing … Continue reading EPA carbon rule approaches, Xcel slashes CO2 emissions, Oregon offshore wind power advances

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Millions of workers call for climate action

Last week more than 50 unions representing millions of jobs worldwide joined the Unions4Climate action network calling for a global agreement on climate change in Paris at the UN climate summit next year. “Threats to jobs and livelihoods include the threat of climate change. For unions it is simple. There are no jobs on a … Continue reading Millions of workers call for climate action

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Acciona Windpower creates 400 jobs in a concrete tower production plan for wind turbines in Brazil

Río Grande do Norte State Governor Rosalba Ciarlini visited the facility, which will supply more than one hundred 120-meter-high towers for wind power farms developed by Voltalia.   ACCIONA Windpower has created 400 jobs in its concrete tower production plant for wind turbines located in Areia Branca (Brasil), as confirmed in the visit to the … Continue reading Acciona Windpower creates 400 jobs in a concrete tower production plan for wind turbines in Brazil

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Ohio puts freeze on RPS, stifling clean energy development

The Ohio legislature yesterday passed S.B. 310, effectively placing a freeze on the state’s renewable portfolio standard, known as the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS). The standard, extremely popular with the voting public, had set the stage for the Buckeye State to obtain 12.5 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025, and for … Continue reading Ohio puts freeze on RPS, stifling clean energy development

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74% of All New Generation in the U.S. Came from Solar Energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power) in Q1

The U.S. installed 1,330 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014 to total 14.8 GW installed capacity, enough to power 3 million homes. In another significant development, Q1 2014 was the largest quarter ever for concentratesd solar power (CSP).         Key Figures   The U.S. installed 1,330 MWdc of … Continue reading 74% of All New Generation in the U.S. Came from Solar Energy (PV and Concentrated Solar Power) in Q1

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Wind farm work to start next month

Construction on Mower County’s latest wind farm is almost underway. Renewable Energy Systems Americas is set to start construction on the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm in June, according to Sean Flannery, a permitting specialist with the wind developer. It’s an exciting step for project organizer’s who’ve worked through permitting, delays, land agreements and other parts … Continue reading Wind farm work to start next month

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Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules

The regulation includes variations for a range of technologies – including wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power, photovoltaic and biomass – and the year the assets were installed.   The Spanish cabinet could approve on Friday a law that will cut renewable energy subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 … Continue reading Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules

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U.S.’ CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) capacity rises by 517 MW in Q1 2014

The US reached a cumulative concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity of 1,435 MW at end-March 2014, thanks to the wrap-up of 517 MW of projects in the first quarter. Overall, 2014 is expected to be the best year for CSP  (Concentrated Solar Power) capacity additions in the US, according to the US Solar Market Insight … Continue reading U.S.’ CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) capacity rises by 517 MW in Q1 2014

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French court annuls wind power decree

France’s highest administrative court on Wednesday annulled the decree setting wind power feed-in tariffs, marking the end of a complex legal procedure that has stifled investment in the French onshore wind energy sector.   The French government has already prepared a new decree, which was cleared by the European Commission in March and will replace … Continue reading French court annuls wind power decree

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