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American wind power just installed its highest amount of capacity in a first quarter since 2012

How’s this for a good start- the U.S. wind industry just had its best first quarter in four years. With strong installation and under construction numbers, as well as new technological advances, 2016 is already building off last year’s success. Wind by the numbers 520 megawatts (MW) of new capacity came online during 2016’s first … Continue reading American wind power just installed its highest amount of capacity in a first quarter since 2012

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U.S. wind energy generation shows strong results early in 2016

Because of world-class resources and decades of experience siting wind farms in the most productive locations, the U.S. generated more electricity from wind than any other country in 2015. Despite this, there’s been some recent confusion because growth in wind energy generation, while still positive, was smaller from 2014 to 2015 in comparison with other … Continue reading U.S. wind energy generation shows strong results early in 2016

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Who are the next generation’s leaders?

Last Friday was Earth Day, and we reflected on how our industry is creating a cleaner future by reducing carbon and other pollutants, conserving water and maintaining a small environmental footprint.   However, to continue this positive trend well into the future, we need to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. That’s a big focus at this … Continue reading Who are the next generation’s leaders?

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Energy bill offers opportunity to attract new investment, deliver greater consumer savings

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan issued the following statement today on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012), also known as the Energy Bill. Numerous amendments have been proposed to the Energy Bill. Of these amendments, Amendment 3311, introduced by Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), would hinder upgrades strengthening the nation’s … Continue reading Energy bill offers opportunity to attract new investment, deliver greater consumer savings

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U.S. wind energy starts strong in 2016

American wind power had its most productive first quarter for installations since 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported today, as demand rises for wind’s low-cost, zero-carbon energy.   Wind added 520 megawatts (MW) of new electric generating capacity to the power grid from January through March, according to AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry First … Continue reading U.S. wind energy starts strong in 2016

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Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

ScottishPower Renewables has concluded a major deal with Siemens, which will see 102 wind turbines supplied for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. The contract, including a 5-year service agreement, will be worth up to one-third of the overall £2.5 billion project investment. The agreement comes on the same day that the Low Carbon Contracts … Continue reading Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

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MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to maintain 50% ownership of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (MVOW). MHI had announced a call option on September 27, 2013 to increase its investment in the equally-owned joint venture company with Denmark’s Vestas (Vestas Wind Systems A/S) in the offshore wind power business, but the Company decided … Continue reading MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

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China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

Newly installed wind power capacity in the first quarter reached 5.33 gigawatts, up 13 percent over the same period last year, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Tuesday.   By the end of March, China had 134 gigawatts installed wind power capacity, up 33 percent compared to the figure by March last year, … Continue reading China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

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Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

Siemens has received a major order for its offshore wind power business: the company is to supply, install and commission 102 wind turbines, each with a capacity of seven megawatts and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, for the East Anglia ONE project. The customer is ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A. The 714 … Continue reading Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

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Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

John Powers leads the Strategic Renewables Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the second in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. Everyone can … Continue reading Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

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Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first UK contract with NTR plc to supply ten Senvion MM92 and three Senvion MM82 turbines to the Quixwood Moor Wind Farm. The Wind Farm, located in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, will have a total rated output of 26.65 megawatts (MW) and will … Continue reading Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

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Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

Siemens has received an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 60 direct-drive offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts (MW). The customer for the project is a consortium between the German power provider E.ON based in Essen, and the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil headquartered in Stavanger. When it … Continue reading Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

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Enel starts Los Buenos Aires wind farm in Chile

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. (“EGPC”), has completed and connected to the grid Los Buenos Aires wind farm, which is the company’s first wind farm in the region of Bío Bío. Los Buenos Aires wind farm, which is located in Los Angeles, around 500 km south of Santiago, has an installed … Continue reading Enel starts Los Buenos Aires wind farm in Chile

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Nordex connects two new wind power projects to the grid

At the beginning of the year two new projects with Nordex turbines started operation in the United States: “Thunder Spirit” in North Dakota with 43 N100/2500 turbines and “Fair Wind” in Maryland with 12 WTGs of the same type. Shortly prior to this the American administration approved the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) … Continue reading Nordex connects two new wind power projects to the grid

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Good stewardship is an American duty

Earth Day is one of the best times of the year to remember responsible environmental stewardship appeals to all Americans. Teddy Roosevelt helped preserve the country’s natural landscapes by establishing the national parks system. Presidents Nixon and George H. Bush recognized a world leader like the U.S. should guarantee clean water and air for its … Continue reading Good stewardship is an American duty

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Wind turbines use cutting-edge technology to create clean energy

SaveOnEnergy has created an animated infographic that explains just how it’s done. Although wind turbines may seem simple from the outside, they’re actually complicated machines that use advanced technology to create clean, affordable energy. Take a look for a better understanding.   Graphic courtesy of Save on Energy. Note that since SaveOnEnergy created their infographic, … Continue reading Wind turbines use cutting-edge technology to create clean energy

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Cuts to DOE Wind Program hurt American energy consumers

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO, Tom Kiernan, made the following statement today as Congress looks to act on the FY2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill this week. Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to cut FY 2017 funding for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Program by $16 million from … Continue reading Cuts to DOE Wind Program hurt American energy consumers

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GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative … Continue reading GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

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The remarkable resurgence of renewable portfolio standards

Not long ago, the Clean Power Plan and the rise of carbon markets had some industry experts wondering whether Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies were still relevant. They were facing stiff resistance in many states, with threats of freezes and rollbacks looming.  Some wondered whether the policy structures themselves, which require specific, increasing proportions of … Continue reading The remarkable resurgence of renewable portfolio standards

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