Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

Beth Soholt is the Executive Director of Wind on the Wires, AWEA’s Midwest regional partner. Wind on the Wires concentrates on the technical aspects of connecting wind farms to the transmission grid, and delivering wind energy to cities and towns in nine states from Illinois to North Dakota.  Xcel Energy recently said it plans to … Continue reading Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

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BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix

American wind power is helping the transition to cleaner, more sustainable, low-cost sources of electricity in the U.S. energy mix, according to a new report out today. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released their 2016 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, showing American energy productivity has increased by … Continue reading BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix

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Concentrated Solar Power could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050

New report shows that solar thermal electricity could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050 while creating millions of jobs. Solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply as much as 12 percent of the world’s power needs by 2050, given the right conditions, according to a new report.  … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050

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Wind energy in Texas: Acciona wind turbines for a wind farm

The 93-MW project is currently under construction and will enter service by the end of 2016. ACCIONA Energy has closed tax equity financing with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the San Roman Wind Farm which is currently being installed in Texas (US), as part of the company’s renewed focus on building renewable energy projects … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Acciona wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in Ireland, Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Reinforcing Vestas’ competitiveness in Ireland, the 3 MW platform is particularly well-suited for the Irish market, as it meets the country’s demanding grid connection requirements. The 36 MW order for the Glanaruddery wind farm in County Kerry includes delivery, installation, and commissioning as well as a 12-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.   … Continue reading Wind power in Ireland, Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

The Oregon state legislature is currently considering a bill that would eliminate coal from the state’s energy mix while increasing its Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2040. The initiative, called the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan (House Bill4036), has wide variety of supporters, ranging from the Sierra Club to utilities Pacific Power … Continue reading Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

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MidAmerican Energy Completes Two Major Wind Energy Projects

With the completion of the Highland wind farm in O’Brien County and the Adams wind farm in Adams County, MidAmerican Energy Company has wrapped up work on two major projects adding more than 1,200 megawatts of wind generation capacity for customers.   The Highland wind farm, which was placed in service on December 3, 2015, … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy Completes Two Major Wind Energy Projects

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new wind farm in New Mexico

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning in the United States, of the Milo wind farm with almost 50 MW, by its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy.   The Milo wind farm is located in Roosevelt County, eastern New Mexico, nearby the Roosevelt wind facility (250 MW) recently commissioned by EDF Renewable Energy. With an … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new wind farm in New Mexico

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China’s new wind power capacity hits record high

China’s newly installed wind power capacity reached a record high in 2015 amid increasing efforts from the government to boost clean energy.   The new wind power capacity jumped to 32.97 gigawatts last year, more than 60 percent higher than 2014, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Tuesday. Wind power generated 186.3 terawatt hour … Continue reading China’s new wind power capacity hits record high

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Renewable energy is the lowest-cost Clean Power Plan compliance solution

Renewable energy accounts for virtually all of the new generation additions in the lowest-cost solution for complying with Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), according to new economic modeling using a Department of Energy tool. The analysis predicts that states and utilities will move quickly over the next few years to use renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy is the lowest-cost Clean Power Plan compliance solution

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Record 3 GW new capacity in offshore wind power in 2015

Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3 billion in a record year for financing and grid-connected installations.   A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European waters in 2015, more than double what was connected to the grid in 2014. Europe’s total offshore wind capacity is … Continue reading Record 3 GW new capacity in offshore wind power in 2015

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Wind energy in Mexico: Gamesa will install 95 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at a wind farm

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order for the supply of 200 MW at a wind farm located in the state of Coahuila, in northern Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will install and commission 95 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at this development. The turbines … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: Gamesa will install 95 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at a wind farm

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Ask a candidate: do you support wind power?

When Patricia Scalabrini went to hear Donald Trump speak in her home state of Iowa, she never dreamed she would actually get to ask him a question. However, she ended up making national news by asking the presidential candidate about wind energy. Patricia’s husband works at TPI Composites, a wind turbine manufacturer in Newton, IA … Continue reading Ask a candidate: do you support wind power?

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Samsung and Pattern Development Start Operations at 180 MW Armow Wind Power Facility in Ontario

The Armow Wind power facility in Ontario is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced their 180 megawatt (MW) Armow Wind power facility has completed construction and is fully operational. Armow Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 70,000 Ontario … Continue reading Samsung and Pattern Development Start Operations at 180 MW Armow Wind Power Facility in Ontario

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

Long-term Vestas customer, Eolus Vind AB, has placed a firm and unconditional order for eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, confirming the competitive cost of energy of the Vestas 3 MW platform in the Swedish market.   The 26 MW order for the Kristinehamn-Långmarken wind project comes at a time of low electricity and green certificate … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Siemens and Gamesa discuss wind power deal

Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica SA confirmed it is in talks about combining wind-energy activities with Siemens AG, a tie-up that would create the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer. Gamesa and Siemens are in talks on “a potential integration of certain wind energy businesses,” Gamesa said in a regulatory filing Friday, but an agreement hasn’t been reached. … Continue reading Siemens and Gamesa discuss wind power deal

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich takes on renewable energy requirement foes

Ohio governor and presidential candidate John Kasich offered strong words of support for Ohio’s renewable energy requirement laws today. Passed in 2008, Ohio’s law required that 25 percent of the state’s electricity be generated with “alternative technologies” by 2025. However, in 2014 Gov. Kasich signed a bill that froze the requirement for two years. Now … Continue reading Ohio Gov. John Kasich takes on renewable energy requirement foes

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Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

Siemens has received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland. With 36 Siemens D3 direct drive wind turbines, the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm – also known as Galway Wind Park Phase 2 – will add 108 megawatts (MW) to Ireland’s renewable energy capacity. A second order includes 20 SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines for the Irish … Continue reading Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

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Gamesa contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has been contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s UK subsidiary, for two developments: expansion of the Hare Hill facility (capacity: 30 MW) and the Glen App wind farm (22 MW). Under the terms of the first of the agreements signed with the Scottish utility, … Continue reading Gamesa contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables

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U.S. wind power sees second strongest quarter in history, ready for 2016

The fourth quarter numbers are in, and they are impressive: the U.S. wind industry recorded its second strongest quarter in history. Combined with the best policy certainty it’s ever known, American wind is poised for a take-off. Fourth quarter results 5,001 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity were installed during the fourth quarter of 2015. More … Continue reading U.S. wind power sees second strongest quarter in history, ready for 2016

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