Despite Trump criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings. About 599 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. when they fly into windows, trailing only loss of habitat and cats as the top causes of bird deaths, according to … Continue reading Despite Trump criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

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Wind turbines on Galapagos meet 30 percent of energy needs

World’s top utilities hand over project keys, chart path for Ecuador’s famously biodiverse archipelago to meet 70 percent of fast-rising energy needs with renewables.     A global renewable energy project on the Galapagos Islands — one of Earth’s most fragile and important ecological treasures — has helped avoid many tanker loads worth of risky … Continue reading Wind turbines on Galapagos meet 30 percent of energy needs

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2 more Whirlpool wind power plants in Ohio installing wind turbines

Whirlpool Corp. says it’s installing wind turbines to help power two more of its factories in Ohio. The appliance maker based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, says it will spend $13.5 million to bring wind energy to its plants in Ottawa and Marion. Whirlpool says the 1.5-megawatt turbines are the same design as those built at … Continue reading 2 more Whirlpool wind power plants in Ohio installing wind turbines

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Hawaii wind farm nearly complete

Work is nearing completion on the $13 million Lalamilo Wind Farm in South Kohala on the Big Island, which will power the County of Hawaii’s Department of Water Supply, a county executive told Pacific Business News this week. Developed by California-based Lalamilo Wind Co. LLC, the 3.3-megawatt project on 126 acres will power the eight … Continue reading Hawaii wind farm nearly complete

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Senvion signs contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140-Meter Rotor

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract for the first Senvion 3.4M140 wind turbine. This turbine will be the third prototype that Senvion is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co. KG for the site and is likely to enter operation in summer 2017. The installation is planned for the … Continue reading Senvion signs contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140-Meter Rotor

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WINDPOWER’s 7,200 attendees are clear on what’s to come: greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

With attendance over ten percent higher than last year, 7,200 left the U.S. wind energy industry’s annual conference in New Orleans yesterday excited about what’s next for the industry as it prepares to grow to supply 10 percent of U.S. electricity by 2020. As American wind power has grown rapidly in recent years, so have … Continue reading WINDPOWER’s 7,200 attendees are clear on what’s to come: greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

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Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

In a disappointing decision for Maryland consumers, Gov. Larry Hogan today vetoed legislation that would move the Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. The bill earlier passed with a veto-proof majority in both the state Senate and House, meaning the bill will … Continue reading Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

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Trump allows for renewable energy, but cites bad information

AWEA is always glad to hear about support for renewable energy, like this statement today from candidate Donald Trump,  in a press conference and a speech on energy policy to an oil industry group in Bismarck, North Dakota: “So we can pursue all forms of energy. This includes renewable energies and the technologies of the … Continue reading Trump allows for renewable energy, but cites bad information

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Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans. Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics. “I’m very excited at … Continue reading Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

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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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