Vestas welcomes EU decision on a 27 per cent renewable energy target

Greater use of domestic renewable energy sources will reduce Europe’s dependence on imported fuels, which in turn will help insulate the EU against fuel price volatility and increase the EU’s security of energy supply.  Wind turbines, for example, use an abundant carbon-free resource, and once a wind farm is built, its operating costs are low, […]

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Heads of State miss the chance to back renewable energy in Europe

The European Council’s decision to set an EU-binding target of 27% showed a lack of ambition to improve Europe’s energy security. Governments also ignored calls from the renewable energy sector and European business leaders for a nationally-binding target of at least 30%.   Thomas Becker, chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: […]

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Dominica wind farm in Mexico

The Dominica wind farm in Mexico is being built following the sustainable worksite model conceived by Enel Green Power and already used at the Mura and San Pellegrino hydropower plants in Italy. Being built with the complete involvement of local communities, the Dominica wind farm in Mexico will generate more than 600 new jobs and […]

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Plug-In Electric Vehicles Are Expected to Make Up 2.4 Percent of Global Light-Duty Vehicle Sales by 2023

A new report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive overview of the overall light duty vehicle (LDV) market, including global forecasts for annual LDV sales and vehicles in use through 2023. The rapidly changing market for electric vehicles (EVs), which includes hybrids (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), is a small but […]

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Vardar Vind AB and Västraby Gård Energi AB Select GE Wind Turbines for Swedish Wind Farm

13 GE 2.85-103 wind turbines selected for two wind farms to be located in southern Sweden. Combined 37 megawatts of wind power capacity to assist with joint Swedish-Norwegian renewable energy goals. Helping to meet renewable energy goals around the world, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it will supply Vardar Vind AB and Västraby Gård Energi […]

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Wind power is more cheaper than gas

It’s no surprise that if environmental costs are considered, renewables—particularly wind power—are a far better bargain than coal power. But it might surprise many that according to a new such analysis, nuclear power lags far behind wind energy and even hydroelectric power in its economic impact, at least in the European Union. Energy costs are […]

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Canadian wind energy as a solution to climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction in North America

As climate change once again captures headlines, the need to explore potential solutions like wind energy has never been greater.   In Quebec, the provincial government will soon undertake a review of the province’s energy future; determining the optimal mix of cost-effective and non-greenhouse gas emitting renewable electricity sources like hydro and wind to support […]

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U.S. General Services Administration Signs Power Purchase Agreement for 140 Megawatts of Wind Farm in Illinois

MG2 Tribal Energy (“MG2″), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (“Mesa Grande”) and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy (“Geronimo”), is pleased to announce that the United States General Services Administration (“GSA”) has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to purchase 140 megawatts (MW) of clean wind energy from the Walnut […]

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U.S. wind energy reaches 62.3 GW

The United States now generates 62.3 gigawatts of wind power, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which released its third quarter results this month. New installations resulted in 419 megawatts coming online during the third quarter, which increased the total amount of completed wind energy to 1,254 MW this year. The reasons behind the increase from the second […]

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