A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) works its way through the court system, researchers continue to look into what it could mean for consumers. The results of a new Harvard study show there’s nothing to fear: using a model that resembles the CPP, researchers found net benefits of $38 billion a year. Because wind power’s … Continue reading A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

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Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

IHC is expanding its extensive product portfolio with the introduction of innovative equipment for offshore wind farm installations. This includes a state-of-the-art, inter-array cable-laying vessel, and integrated jack-ups, both designed to facilitate more efficient operations. Specialized tool for specialist operations Based on knowledge of cable lay operations, from load-out at the cable manufacturer to burial … Continue reading Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

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Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China.  “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the continuous supply chain localisation in China for … Continue reading Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

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Construction begins at Siemens wind turbine plant in Cuxhaven

Siemens new offshore plant in Cuxhaven is quickly progressing. Only one year after the initial investment decision, construction at the building site is already beginning. Soil compaction and the preparation of the pile foundation, with 1,900 concrete piles, have already been completed. Construction of the actual building was officially started by Siemens with a groundbreaking … Continue reading Construction begins at Siemens wind turbine plant in Cuxhaven

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Wind energy in Brazil is ranked 10th globally

Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind 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 … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil is ranked 10th globally

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General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant in Turkey

General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant (BERGRES) with installed capacity of 70 MW which was recently established near Izmir’s Bergama district by Dost Enerji. General Electric (GE) in partnership with Dost Enerji, will supply twenty one GE3.2-103 and one GE2.75-103 wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant, its new … Continue reading General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant in Turkey

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Global solar energy market size is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023

Global solar energy market size was estimated at over USD 65 billion in 2015 and is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023. Cumulatively, more than 178 GW of power was installed in 2015 and is estimated to reach more than 600 GW over the forecast period, including both photovoltaic and concentrated thermal power. … Continue reading Global solar energy market size is likely to exceed USD 140 billion by 2023

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EDF Energies Nouvelles launches the construction of a new offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom

EDF Energies Nouvelles is launching the Blyth offshore wind farm project. Construction work for the first 41.5 MW part of the project has begun onshore, and offshore installation is due to begin in 2017. Ultimately, the project may have up to 100 MW in capacity.The Blyth project is located off the coast of Northumberland, in … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles launches the construction of a new offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom

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Primary energy consumption grew 1% in 2015

Global primary energy consumption in 2015 increased by only 1%, according to new figures released in BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy. One of the world’s seven supermajor oil and gas companies, BP, has released the 65th edition its Statistical Review of World Energy, in which it sets out and analyzes energy data for 2015, confirming many … Continue reading Primary energy consumption grew 1% in 2015

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India’s ambitious 60 GW wind power target achievable

India is in a hurry to ramp up wind power capacity to 60 giga watt by 2022. The government is looking to auction wind farms this year and spur up wind power trade among States. Speaking to Bloomberg TV India, Indowind Energy Chairman KV Bala says the industry has been passing through a rough phase … Continue reading India’s ambitious 60 GW wind power target achievable

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Dong offshore wind power IPO values company at $15bn

Dong Energy’s initial public offering on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange has valued the company at $15bn, the world’s biggest stock market listing of 2016. The result underlines the success of Europe’s offshore wind energy industry, and completes a remarkable transformation in the company’s business model. Until it built its first windfarm in 1991, Dong was … Continue reading Dong offshore wind power IPO values company at $15bn

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Chinese Wind Power Installations took the Global Wind Energy Market to a Record Height in 2015

Chinese wind installations took the global wind market to a record height in 2015. China represented almost half of the global new wind installations in 2015, with a total installed capacity of 30.5 Gigawatts (GW), followed by the US (8.6 GW), Germany (6.1 GW), Brazil (2.6 GW), and India (2.6 GW). 2015 order intake greatest … Continue reading Chinese Wind Power Installations took the Global Wind Energy Market to a Record Height in 2015

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EDF Energy Renewables starts work on the Blyth offshore wind farm

Construction work for the project has begun onshore and offshore work will start in 2017 to install five turbines of 41.5MW in capacity. The turbines, will provide enough low carbon electricity to power 33 000 homes. The project has permission for a maximum total generating capacity of almost 100 MW. The power generated by the … Continue reading EDF Energy Renewables starts work on the Blyth offshore wind farm

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Clean energy attacker Robert Bryce flunks energy incentive math test

Special interest-funded Robert Bryce continues his mathematically-challenged attacks on clean energy. In his latest assault, he broke his own record for false claims by getting the math wrong by a factor of more than 750. Bryce miscalculates incentives for wind energy This week, Bryce produced a grossly inflated number for the amount of government incentives … Continue reading Clean energy attacker Robert Bryce flunks energy incentive math test

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Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. A bill before the Massachusetts legislature could further cut carbon emissions by building on reduction goals from previous successful procurements under the Green Communities Act. By tapping … Continue reading Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

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Wind energy helps protect wildlife by reducing carbon pollution

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change poses the largest threat to many of the planet’s wildlife populations, and since wind power is the biggest, fastest, cheapest way to cut harmful carbon pollution, it remains one of the most effective ways to protect them. That includes bats. While there are many significant human-caused threats to bats, … Continue reading Wind energy helps protect wildlife by reducing carbon pollution

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Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

ACCIONA, SENER and TSK built Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly-inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 hours, equivalent to almost six … Continue reading Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

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Siemens to supply wind turbines for onshore wind power plant in Japan

Siemens has received its first order from J-Wind Setana to supply, install and commission 16 direct-drive wind turbines with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts (MW) each. The customer is a joint venture between Electric Power Development Co. and Hokutaku Co. The wind power plant Setana Osato with a total capacity of 50 MW will be … Continue reading Siemens to supply wind turbines for onshore wind power plant in Japan

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco and GE to install first wind power plant

Saudi Aramco and General Electric are partnering to install Saudi Arabia’s first Wind Turbine at the Turaif Bulk Plant, located in the north-west of the Kingdom. The initiative is in line with Saudi Vision 2030 as endorsed by the Saudi Cabinet that has set an initial target of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy. … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco and GE to install first wind power plant

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New report highlights electric transmission benefits and savings

A recently released white paper shows how improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion on their electric bills every year and provide “insurance against risks associated with future uncertainties.” Key findings from the report—entitled “Well-Planned Electric Transmission Saves Customer Costs: Improved Transmission Planning Is Key to the Transition to … Continue reading New report highlights electric transmission benefits and savings

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