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India’s Renewable Energy Ministry aims at four solar power plants of 1,000 MW each

Besides promoting four large projects with over 500 Mw of installed capacity each, the government wants to move forward to eliminate bottlenecks for ongoing capacity addition programme for solar power. The government is aggressively accelerating the solar energy programme, and aiming for four giant plants of 1,000 Mw each. It also wants to bundle solar […]

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Sun News documentary misses opportunity to present broadly accepted benefits of wind energy

The recently-aired Sun News Network documentary Down Wind requires extensive fact checking and context clarification on its portrayal of wind energy.  Documentaries have a well-earned reputation as sources of positive social influence; yet Down Wind chooses instead to try to sway viewers by ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence and global experience. Wind energy provides substantial economic […]

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Wind power in 2013

More than 35 GW of wind energy capacity was added in 2013, bringing the global total above 318 GW. Following several record years, the wind power market declined nearly 10 GW compared to 2012, reflecting primarily a steep drop in the U.S. market.   The top 10 countries accounted for 85% of year-end global capacity, […]

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Vestas’ new strategy for Brazil emphasises investments to meet local wind energy content requirements.

Vestas will refocus efforts on the Brazilian market by implementing a new roadmap for profitable growth in the country. Vestas will invest up to R$ 100m (EUR 32m) in meeting local content requirements, prioritising initiatives that enable us to compete more effectively in the local wind industry. With the purpose of respecting local content requirements […]

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State papers editorialize in favor of EPA rule

Yesterday highlighted national papers who spoke out in favor of the EPA’s new rules designed to cut our carbon dioxide emissions. Today, there’s more from state and regional papers, reflecting the significant public support for tackling climate change. The Toledo Blade editorial board pointed out that due to the possible freeze placed on the state’s […]

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Affordable wind power the reality

The fact checkers are on a winning streak this week by responding to false claims about electricity prices and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. As expected, opposition to the proposed rules by opponents of renewable energy claimed there would be a significant increase on consumers’ […]

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Wind Power Fact Sheet

Wind power capacity is an indicator of building a sustainable economy because wind is poised to become the foundation of the new energy economy. With total capacity exceeding 318,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 85 countries. Twenty-four countries have at least 1,000 megawatts. The wind power capacity installed worldwide would be […]

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the most powerful wind farm in Western Canada, of 300 MW

Continuing its development in Canada, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Blackspring Ridge wind farm by its local subsidiary EDF EN Canada. This facility, which has 300 MW in installed capacity, is now the most powerful in Western Canada. Located close to Lethbridge in Alberta province, the Blackspring Ridge wind farm is […]

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