China state company acquires Repsol’s offshore wind power business in the UK

China’s state-owned investment holding company State Development and Investment Corporation acquired Spanish energy firm Repsol’s offshore wind power business in the UK for 238 million euros on Wednesday, riding on a trend of Chinese investment into the UK’s offshore wind sector. The move is the second Chinese company to invest in UK offshore projects in … Continue reading China state company acquires Repsol’s offshore wind power business in the UK

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For success at state level, wind energy advocates can never rest

“We can go to 50 percent and beyond!” said California ISO chief Steve Berberich as he wrapped up a Q&A on the big stage here at WINDPOWER 2016. He meant his state’s pace-setting target of 50 percent of electricity from renewables by 2030. Oregon and Maryland increased their targets too. A string of others could … Continue reading For success at state level, wind energy advocates can never rest

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WindEurope joins EU Commission to back European renewables in Algeria

On 24 May, WindEurope joined EU Energy and Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and officials at an EU-Algeria Energy Business Forum in Algiers. The EU and Algeria have agreed to increase gas exports to Europe and to work together to expand renewables in the North African country. Algeria is targeting 5GW of wind and 13GW … Continue reading WindEurope joins EU Commission to back European renewables in Algeria

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Senvion and AE Yates suppliers for 30MW Tormywheel wind farm

Muirhall Energy and WWS Renewables are delighted to select Senvion and AE Yates as the suppliers of turbines and balance of plant respectively, for the Tormywheel Wind Farm. Having received planning consent in 2007, the 30MW Tormywheel was put on hold for 7 years due to a NATS issue. Following Muirhall and WWS acquiring the … Continue reading Senvion and AE Yates suppliers for 30MW Tormywheel wind farm

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Technological breakthroughs are driving wind energy’s progress

It was said early and often during Tuesday’s opening ceremony: we need our version of a clean energy moon shot to ensure a prosperous world for future generations. America has a track record of successfully meeting these undertakings head on. RES Americas held a reception on Tuesday night in a World War II museum, where … Continue reading Technological breakthroughs are driving wind energy’s progress

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Lithuania green-lights wind farm development in Baltic Sea

The Lithuanian government is initiating the construction of wind power plants in the Baltic Sea, with projects to be implemented following the examples of Denmark and Germany. The Cabinet endorsed on May 25th amendments to the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources and will send them to the Seimas for approval.   According to Prime … Continue reading Lithuania green-lights wind farm development in Baltic Sea

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Wind energy in Laos: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Impact Electrons Siam Co Ltd (IES) has selected Danish-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas as preferred technology/EPC partner to develop a 600 MW wind energy project in southern Laos. The project, which can be completed in 2020, is set to become the largest wind farm in Asean. The signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding is … Continue reading Wind energy in Laos: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Acciona presents wind farm tours in the biggest wind power fair in North America

Windfarm Experience recreates a visit to a wind farm on the company’s stand in AWEA 2016, which is being held in New Orleans (USA) until May 26th Visitors can climb to the top of a wind turbine and interact with the machine’s components, as well as taking a stroll on the outside of the nacelle … Continue reading Acciona presents wind farm tours in the biggest wind power fair in North America

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Google recognized for outstanding contributions to wind energy

We’re pleased to recognize Google for its outstanding leadership among an innovative cohort of major brands and tech companies who are already on the leading edge of renewable energy procurement. Google is the 2016 Outstanding Contributions to Wind Energy recipient, and its leadership is helping open the market for new wind development and access to … Continue reading Google recognized for outstanding contributions to wind energy

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WINDPOWER 2016: American wind power is ready to leap forward.

If there was a prevailing feeling during the first day of WINDPOWER 2016, it was a sense of optimism. There are a number of reasons for this renewed hope, starting with December’s five-year extension of the Production Tax Credit. With some of the strongest policy certainty U.S. wind has ever known, for the first time … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016: American wind power is ready to leap forward.

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First-ever look at social media in the wind power industry

Tigercomm is releasing the first-ever study of social media use by major wind companies, showing a nearly 63 percent usage rate of the major social media channels by 14 top wind companies. But with the industry’s rapid growth comes an opportunity for wind companies to use social media strategies to drive sales and secure public … Continue reading First-ever look at social media in the wind power industry

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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NextEra Energy receives Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

We’re pleased to announce that NextEra Energy Resources is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award. Each year, this honor is given to a company or individual that is responsible for significant improvements or advancements that benefit the entire U.S. wind energy industry.  It recognizes outstanding achievements that may drive demand; introduce game-changing … Continue reading NextEra Energy receives Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

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WINDPOWER 2016 opens with high hopes

WINDPOWER 2016 kicked off today with high hopes and strong optimism, as a host of industry leaders highlighted U.S. wind’s successes over the past year and great future potential. Here are a few of the early morning highlights: “Sustainability is the next chapter in human progress… The right side of history is a world with … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016 opens with high hopes

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Onward to good years for American wind power

Welcome to New Orleans, and to some very good years to be in American wind power. With jobs up 20 percent in a year, there are now more people working in our industry than seats in the Superdome. American workers, including hundreds here in Louisiana, are transforming the energy sector with our lowest-cost power ever. … Continue reading Onward to good years for American wind power

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American wind power sets sights on doubling in five years

By continuing to advance technology and lower costs, wind power, America’s fastest growing new source of electricity, will stay on pace to grow to supply 10 percent of U.S. electricity by 2020. That’s according to leading wind energy executives this morning during the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, as thousands of … Continue reading American wind power sets sights on doubling in five years

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Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as Global Wind Energy Council Global Ambassador

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy developer, is proud to announce that its CEO, Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador.       In his new role, Dr. O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that … Continue reading Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as Global Wind Energy Council Global Ambassador

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GE’s North American Studies Show No Hard Limit to Renewables on a Grid System

As energy demand continues to increase across the globe, many countries and utilities are exploring ways to meet the need for reliable, efficient and affordable electricity while also implementing more renewable generation into their fuel mix. GE’s Energy Consulting group (NYSE: GE) has performed numerous studies on renewable integration, and today it launched a new … Continue reading GE’s North American Studies Show No Hard Limit to Renewables on a Grid System

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Siemens to supply wind turbines for Beatrice offshore wind power project

Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant from Scotland. The company is to supply, install and commission 84 wind turbines, each with a 154-meter rotor diameter designed to generate 7 megawatts (MW) of power, for the “Beatrice” project. Furthermore the scope of supply comprises the offshore grid connection to the … Continue reading Siemens to supply wind turbines for Beatrice offshore wind power project

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