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Minnesota Power Expands Wind Energy Portfolio to More Than 500 Megawatts with Completion of Bison Wind Farm

Minnesota Power has completed commissioning on the latest phase of its Bison Wind Energy Center. The 205-megawatt expansion makes it the largest wind farm in North Dakota and ranks Minnesota Power as one of America’s top-10 wind power-owning electric utilities.   All 64 wind turbines within the 35-square-mile boundaries of Bison 4 are now generating […]

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Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when cost of pollution is factored in

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report today.   The landmark report, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014, concludes that biomass, hydropower, […]

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Wind energy in Norway: Statkraft and Vestas have signed a Letter of Intent to supply wind turbines

Today, there is information in the market regarding Vestas having been appointed preferred supplier for six planned wind power plants in Norway. Vestas can confirm that Statkraft and Vestas have signed a Letter of Intent to supply wind turbines for the Fosen and Snillfjord/Hitra projects in Norway. If this results in firm and unconditional orders […]

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Egypt to produce 20% of its energy from solar energy and wind power by 2020

An inclusive plan for energy subsidy reform is to be implemented within five years and includes protecting the poor, said Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi at the World Future Energy Summit (WEFS) in Abu Dhabi on Monday.   The president travelled to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for a two-day trip to attend the summit and meet […]

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Renewable energy costs in 2014: Wind energy and solar power now cheaper than fossil

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has revealed. Irena’s “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014″ report concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind are all competitive with or cheaper than coal, […]

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Wind energy adds resilience to UK

Installing more wind turbines will make the UK’s energy market more resilient to global fossil fuel price shocks, an independent report has concluded. Dwindling domestic gas and coal supplies mean the nation would become dependent on volatile imports, it adds. The report, by Cambridge Econometrics for RenewableUK, said wind power saved the UK £579 million […]

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The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880

The year 2014 was officially the hottest year since records began, federal scientists announced on Friday, part of a long-term warming trend driven by the burning of fossil fuels. Ten of the warmest years ever have occurred since 1997. Global ocean and land temperatures, which have been calculated since 1880, measured 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit above […]

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Wind energy and solar power projects expected to add 78 megawatts in Jamaica

These are: a wind energy development, which is expected to provide an additional 58 MW, to complement the 30 MW currently generated by Wigton Wind farm in Manchester; and a solar power facility to generate approximately 20 MW of power, which is slated for Content in Clarendon.   Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip […]

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Yingli Green Energy Begins a 20 MW Solar Power Plant in China’s Xinjiang Province

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its holding subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (“Yingli Beijing”), has begun the construction of a 20 megawatt (MW) solar power plant located in Shule County, […]

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U.S. solar energy industry added more than 31,000 jobs in 2014

The U.S. installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2014 to total 16.1 gigawatts (GW) installed PV capacity, with another 1.4 GW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity, enough to power 3.5 million homes. This quarter was the second largest quarter in history for solar growth, and SEIA and GTM Research predict another […]

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Will Michigan policymakers follow the private sector’s lead?

Co-authored by Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D. (Michigan State ‘80), SVP for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Management LLC and Greg P. Hasevlat, Sustainability Research Analyst, Pax World Management LLC A range of Michiganders, from landowners to manufacturers, will be convening in Lansing next week for the American Wind Energy Association’s Michigan Forum. The Forum is an opportunity […]

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