Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind energy capacity

During 2015, it installed 2.75 GW – a record for Brazil – bringing the total to 8.72 GW, which accounts for 6.3% of the Brazilian energy matrix. More than R$ 16 billion have been invested, 41,000 jobs created, more than 5 million homes were supplied with electricity from wind power, and 5 million tons of … Continue reading Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind energy capacity

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Wind energy in Mexico: award of 168 MW of wind power capacity to Acciona

The wind farm to be installed in the State of Tamaulipas will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of around 350,000 homes. ACCIONA already has 20% of operational wind power capacity in Mexico. ACCIONA Energía has been awarded the supply of 585.7  gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable electricity in the first long-term power auction  in … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: award of 168 MW of wind power capacity to Acciona

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Abengoa operates a concentrated solar power tower plant for 24 consecutive hours

The Khi Solar One plant has been developed by Abengoa and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) and began operating in February, 2016.   Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, together with the IDC and Khi Community Trust, … Continue reading Abengoa operates a concentrated solar power tower plant for 24 consecutive hours

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Take a deep breath: clean air, healthy lungs

As an asthma sufferer who’s been foolish enough to play basketball outside when there are poor air quality advisories in effect, today’s findings hit home: wind power created $7.3 billion in public health benefits last year. Much of this comes from reducing nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, air pollutants that trigger asthma attacks and other … Continue reading Take a deep breath: clean air, healthy lungs

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$7.3 billion in public health savings seen in 2015 from wind energy cutting air pollution

U.S. wind farms reduced electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 132 million metric tons in 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) forthcoming annual U.S. wind industry market report. Those avoided emissions are equal to that from 28 million cars, or more than six percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading $7.3 billion in public health savings seen in 2015 from wind energy cutting air pollution

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Torrent power to develop 197.40 MW wind power projects in Kucth, Bhavnagar

Ahmedabad based Torrent Power Limited, an integrated power utility of the Torrent Group,has entered into a contract with a leading wind turbine manufacturing group for development of 197.40 MW Wind Power Project across three sites in Gujarat. A company spokesperson here today said that the capacity would be developed across three sites in Kutch and … Continue reading Torrent power to develop 197.40 MW wind power projects in Kucth, Bhavnagar

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Wind turbine inspection services – annual installation market, key players & growth forecast 2023

There is a paradigm shift towards renewable sources of energy across the globe. Many countries are adding renewable energy capacity into their total energy mix. Many renewable projects are planned across the globe. Wind energy is one of the many renewable sources of energy. Wind energy is currently one of the most mature renewable energy … Continue reading Wind turbine inspection services – annual installation market, key players & growth forecast 2023

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Program Chair Michelle Arenson explains why you should be excited for WINDPOWER

WINDPOWER 2016 is now just a few shorts weeks away, so it’s time to start getting excited for this year’s conference (for reasons besides its New Orleans location). I recently spoke with Technical Program Chair Michelle Arenson, Regional Director for Wind Generation at Alliant Energy, about why WINDPOWER is important, and what’s different about it … Continue reading Program Chair Michelle Arenson explains why you should be excited for WINDPOWER

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Christina Calabrese receives Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence

Christina Calabrese, Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs at EDP Renewables North America, is this year’s Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence recipient. The award is presented to leaders in the siting community who strive to improve U.S. wind industry siting practices, an endeavor that in turn helps preserve the collective reputation of wind power … Continue reading Christina Calabrese receives Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence

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Connects lowest-cost wind energy to densely-populated hubs

More low-cost, clean wind energy will soon be available to American homes and business as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today approved America’s largest clean energy infrastructure project this century.   DOE’s approval of Clean Line Energy’s Plains & Eastern Line transmission project, utilizing Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, enables … Continue reading Connects lowest-cost wind energy to densely-populated hubs

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Developing nations top investors in renewables in 2015

Wind energy added 62GW, and photovoltaics 56 GW, with more modest contributions coming from biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and “waste-to-power”, in which waste products are recycled. Investment in renewable energy hit a record USD 286 billion in 2015, more than half of which came from developing countries for the first time, according to a UN … Continue reading Developing nations top investors in renewables in 2015

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Clean energy unites conservatives, young and old

This post originally appeared at Midwest Energy News. Michele Combs is the founder and chairperson of Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. Across the country, young conservatives are working to advance clean, efficient energy. They believe it’s in the best interests of the Republican Party, and, more importantly, of the nation. In the Midwest, young conservatives … Continue reading Clean energy unites conservatives, young and old

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Eagles are making wind turbines safer for birds

This article originally appeared on Energy.gov. Kelly Yaker is a Web Project Manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A bald eagle named Spirit and a golden eagle named Nova are helping researchers make wind energy safer for birds. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), one of the Department of Energy’s 17 National Laboratories, partnered … Continue reading Eagles are making wind turbines safer for birds

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Wind turbine casting market – investments in wind technologies, trends, analysis, growth and forecast 2020

The growing wind energy industry driven by the rise in use of renewable energy sources is likely to drive growth in the wind turbine casting market. Wind energy plays a critical role in the establishment of an environmentally sustainable low carbon economy. Wind turbine is used to convert kinetic energy of wind into electrical power. … Continue reading Wind turbine casting market – investments in wind technologies, trends, analysis, growth and forecast 2020

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Bolloré Africa Logistics hired for the Turkana wind power project

In Kenya, logistics network firm , Bolloré Africa Logistics has been awarded the contract to operate logistics for the 310MW wind power project in Turkana. Vestas has installed the first turbine at the 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya, which is set to become one of Africa’s iconic renewable energy projects.   According to … Continue reading Bolloré Africa Logistics hired for the Turkana wind power project

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3D printed wind turbine blades could provide cheaper, more effective wind energy

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOE) is leading an initiative to produce aerodynamic rotor blades using 3D printed molds. This National Rotor Testbed (NRT) wind turbine blade, whose aerodynamic design has just been completed, will be used to help researchers better understand how wind turbines in close proximity to each other may influence one another … Continue reading 3D printed wind turbine blades could provide cheaper, more effective wind energy

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Senvion: Final offer price set at EUR 15.75 per share

The current owners of Senvion S.A. (“Senvion”), Centerbridge and Arpwood, after consultation with Senvion and in coordination with the Joint Global Coordinators, have today set the final offer price for Senvion shares at EUR 15.75 per share. The Senvion shares will be traded on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under … Continue reading Senvion: Final offer price set at EUR 15.75 per share

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Continuing to grow wind power is one way we can conserve more water

Since today is World Water Day, it’s a good time for a reminder that wind power helps conserve billions of gallons of water every year. Newly released data show that wind saved almost 73 billion gallons in 2015 alone. That’s the equivalent of 553 billion water bottles, or 226 gallons for every American. Wind power … Continue reading Continuing to grow wind power is one way we can conserve more water

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How does wind energy help the family farm stay in the family?

During my tour through Colorado wind power last week, I often heard how wind helps keep the fabric of rural communities intact, allowing them to thrive. Land lease payments make it possible for family famers and ranchers to keep their businesses running, expanded tax revenue provides resources to buy new emergency services equipment, and wind … Continue reading How does wind energy help the family farm stay in the family?

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