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Lester R. Brown on Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar Power and Wind Energy

Interview: Earth Policy Institute’s Lester Brown New Book Lays Out Roadmap for Transition to Renewables Ethan Goffman, reposted from Earthtalk.org, For the last 40 years, Lester Brown has been one of the primary forces in the sustainability movement. Besides publishing some 45 books, he is the founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute. […]

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ABB Wins $30 Million Orders to Provide Power Infrastructure for Wind Power in Brazil

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $30 million from Casa dos Ventos, a leading renewables company in Brazil, to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s transmission grid. The orders were […]

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Renewables, wind power and solar energy, 75% of new US capacity Q1

A combination of wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy and hydropower together provided over 75.43 per cent of the 1,229MW of new generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015, according to FERC. The balance (302MW) was provided by natural gas.   America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its latest […]

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Wind power in Uzbekistan: 520,000 megawatts og wind energy potential

The German GEO-NET and Intec-GOPA have evaluated the predictive potential of Uzbekistan in the field of wind energy electricity in more than 520,000 megawatts of installed capacity on 17,000 square kilometers with a production of 1.07 trillion kilowatt/ hours of electricity annually, the message of the Uzbekenergo State Joint Stock Company (SJC) said.   Earlier […]

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Wind energy in South Africa: Goldwind successfully won 120 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology will equip and construct the 120-MW Golden Valley wind park in South Africa under a deal with project developer BioTherm Energy.   The contract was signed with the domestic independent power producer (IPP) on April 16. As part of the deal, Goldwind will deliver 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent […]

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IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

A comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects worldwide is now available online. The Project Navigator tool, launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects.   Many promising renewable […]

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Spain prepares auction for 700 MW of wind energy (500 MW) and biomass (200 MW)

Spain’s energy ministry is preparing an auction for 500 MW of wind energy and 200 MW of biomass power for the first time since the approval of the energy reform.   The new capacity will be necessary according to the ministry’s ongoing planning for the electricity and gas sectors. The wind power plants will be installed […]

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Samsung and Pattern Development Sign Power Purchase Agreement for North Kent Wind Energy Project in Ontario

The North Kent Wind project will bring substantial economic benefits to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) today announced that North Kent Wind, a 100 megawatt (MW) wind power project located in the Regional Municipality of Chatham-Kent, has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement […]

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Elecnor wins EUR 22.4 million contract to build Kuwait's first wind farm

Elecnor wins EUR 22.4 million contract to build Kuwait’s first wind farm

Elecnor has secured the EUR 22.4 million contract to build Kuwait’s first wind farm. The facility will be in the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park. The 10 MW project will be jointly undertaken by Elecnor (60%) and Alghanim International (40%), a Kuwaiti multinational with an impressive track record in engineering and construction projects. The project includes […]

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