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Egypt signs with EDF Suez, Toyota, Orascom to establish Gulf of Suez wind power plant

The Ministry of Electricity completed the final contract with the consortium of GDF Suez, Toyota, and Orascom to establish a wind power plant project with a capacity of 250 MW in the Gulf of Suez next month. The ministry agreed with the triple alliance to purchase energy produced from the plant, according to a senior … Continue reading Egypt signs with EDF Suez, Toyota, Orascom to establish Gulf of Suez wind power plant

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Kyrgyzstan plans to promote wind energy

Kyrgyzstan is set to implement pathbreaking financial policies to promote development of wind energy sector in the country. Renewable energy has, so far, seen minimal development in Kyrgyzstan which generated most of its electricity from large hydro power projects. But now, the government is planning to offer significant tax incentives to project developers who look … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan plans to promote wind energy

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American Wind Energy Association is expecting 10% wind power by 2020

Wind energy is growing faster than any other type of energy generation in the USA. The American Wind Energy Association (link is external) (AWEA) is clearly proud of the results achieved over the last five years: There was an installed capacity of almost 74 GW at the end of 2015. This is more than twice … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association is expecting 10% wind power by 2020

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Despite Trump criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings. About 599 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. when they fly into windows, trailing only loss of habitat and cats as the top causes of bird deaths, according to … Continue reading Despite Trump criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

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Senvion signs contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140-Meter Rotor

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract for the first Senvion 3.4M140 wind turbine. This turbine will be the third prototype that Senvion is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co. KG for the site and is likely to enter operation in summer 2017. The installation is planned for the … Continue reading Senvion signs contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140-Meter Rotor

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WINDPOWER’s 7,200 attendees are clear on what’s to come: greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

With attendance over ten percent higher than last year, 7,200 left the U.S. wind energy industry’s annual conference in New Orleans yesterday excited about what’s next for the industry as it prepares to grow to supply 10 percent of U.S. electricity by 2020. As American wind power has grown rapidly in recent years, so have … Continue reading WINDPOWER’s 7,200 attendees are clear on what’s to come: greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

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Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

In a disappointing decision for Maryland consumers, Gov. Larry Hogan today vetoed legislation that would move the Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. The bill earlier passed with a veto-proof majority in both the state Senate and House, meaning the bill will … Continue reading Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

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Trump allows for renewable energy, but cites bad information

AWEA is always glad to hear about support for renewable energy, like this statement today from candidate Donald Trump,  in a press conference and a speech on energy policy to an oil industry group in Bismarck, North Dakota: “So we can pursue all forms of energy. This includes renewable energies and the technologies of the … Continue reading Trump allows for renewable energy, but cites bad information

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For success at state level, wind energy advocates can never rest

“We can go to 50 percent and beyond!” said California ISO chief Steve Berberich as he wrapped up a Q&A on the big stage here at WINDPOWER 2016. He meant his state’s pace-setting target of 50 percent of electricity from renewables by 2030. Oregon and Maryland increased their targets too. A string of others could … Continue reading For success at state level, wind energy advocates can never rest

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Senvion and AE Yates suppliers for 30MW Tormywheel wind farm

Muirhall Energy and WWS Renewables are delighted to select Senvion and AE Yates as the suppliers of turbines and balance of plant respectively, for the Tormywheel Wind Farm. Having received planning consent in 2007, the 30MW Tormywheel was put on hold for 7 years due to a NATS issue. Following Muirhall and WWS acquiring the … Continue reading Senvion and AE Yates suppliers for 30MW Tormywheel wind farm

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Technological breakthroughs are driving wind energy’s progress

It was said early and often during Tuesday’s opening ceremony: we need our version of a clean energy moon shot to ensure a prosperous world for future generations. America has a track record of successfully meeting these undertakings head on. RES Americas held a reception on Tuesday night in a World War II museum, where … Continue reading Technological breakthroughs are driving wind energy’s progress

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Wind energy in Laos: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Impact Electrons Siam Co Ltd (IES) has selected Danish-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas as preferred technology/EPC partner to develop a 600 MW wind energy project in southern Laos. The project, which can be completed in 2020, is set to become the largest wind farm in Asean. The signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding is … Continue reading Wind energy in Laos: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Google recognized for outstanding contributions to wind energy

We’re pleased to recognize Google for its outstanding leadership among an innovative cohort of major brands and tech companies who are already on the leading edge of renewable energy procurement. Google is the 2016 Outstanding Contributions to Wind Energy recipient, and its leadership is helping open the market for new wind development and access to … Continue reading Google recognized for outstanding contributions to wind energy

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WINDPOWER 2016: American wind power is ready to leap forward.

If there was a prevailing feeling during the first day of WINDPOWER 2016, it was a sense of optimism. There are a number of reasons for this renewed hope, starting with December’s five-year extension of the Production Tax Credit. With some of the strongest policy certainty U.S. wind has ever known, for the first time … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016: American wind power is ready to leap forward.

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First-ever look at social media in the wind power industry

Tigercomm is releasing the first-ever study of social media use by major wind companies, showing a nearly 63 percent usage rate of the major social media channels by 14 top wind companies. But with the industry’s rapid growth comes an opportunity for wind companies to use social media strategies to drive sales and secure public … Continue reading First-ever look at social media in the wind power industry

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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NextEra Energy receives Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

We’re pleased to announce that NextEra Energy Resources is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award. Each year, this honor is given to a company or individual that is responsible for significant improvements or advancements that benefit the entire U.S. wind energy industry.  It recognizes outstanding achievements that may drive demand; introduce game-changing … Continue reading NextEra Energy receives Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

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WINDPOWER 2016 opens with high hopes

WINDPOWER 2016 kicked off today with high hopes and strong optimism, as a host of industry leaders highlighted U.S. wind’s successes over the past year and great future potential. Here are a few of the early morning highlights: “Sustainability is the next chapter in human progress… The right side of history is a world with … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016 opens with high hopes

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Onward to good years for American wind power

Welcome to New Orleans, and to some very good years to be in American wind power. With jobs up 20 percent in a year, there are now more people working in our industry than seats in the Superdome. American workers, including hundreds here in Louisiana, are transforming the energy sector with our lowest-cost power ever. … Continue reading Onward to good years for American wind power

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