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Wind power could supply 50 percent of Kansas electricity

Kansas has long been one of America’s wind power leaders; its installed capacity has doubled four times in the last 10 years, and it’s about to double again. In 2015, wind supplied nearly 24 percent of the state’s electricity, and according to Gov. Sam Brownback, that number will exceed 30 percent in 2016. And reaching … Continue reading Wind power could supply 50 percent of Kansas electricity

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Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine

Nordex has installed the world’s tallest wind turbine to date in Hausbay in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. With a hub height of 164 metres and a rotor length of 65.5 metres, the N131/3300 wind power system reaches a total height of just under 230 metres. Located roughly 100 kilometres west of Frankfurt/Main, the “Hausbay-Bickenbach” … Continue reading Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine

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North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

Within 10 years the North American continent will source half of its electricity from clean energy, according to a new pact agreed to by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The three country’s leaders are expected to announce the new target tomorrow during the North American Leaders Summit. … Continue reading North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

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Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

Within the next 10 years the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will collectively obtain half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources of electricity, including wind power. That’s according to a joint pledge to be announced by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tomorrow during the North American Leaders’ Summit … Continue reading Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

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Wind energy in France: Gamesa to supply 36 MW to French developer Valorem

The company will install eight of its G114-2.5 MW wind turbines and eight of its G87-2.0 MW wind turbines at three wind farms located in France, which it will then maintain for 10 years. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to make inroads with its business strategy in Europe, having received its … Continue reading Wind energy in France: Gamesa to supply 36 MW to French developer Valorem

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U.S., Mexico Said to Pledge 50 Percent Clean Power by 2025

The U.S. and Mexico will commit to using wind, solar and other carbon-free sources for half their electricity by 2025, according to a person familiar with the plans. The pledge is set to be made as part of a trilateral summit of North American leaders Wednesday in Ottawa, said the person, who spoke on the … Continue reading U.S., Mexico Said to Pledge 50 Percent Clean Power by 2025

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Gulf Power to add wind power from Oklahoma

Gulf Power is expanding its wind energy output. The company filed a petition Monday asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve adding 94 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingfisher Wind farm in Oklahoma. The diversification of the energy sources that Northwest Florida customers use to power their homes means less price fluctuations as a result … Continue reading Gulf Power to add wind power from Oklahoma

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Invelox technology could provide New Zealand with 100% renewable energy

New Zealand’s energy providers could scrap existing fossil fuel plant in the very near future by turning to new INVELOX wind generation according to Pacific Wind program manager Reza Sehdehi. After the November Paris Climate Change Agreement, global leaders have called on New Zealand to cut fossil fuel generation capacity faster than its 2020 target … Continue reading Invelox technology could provide New Zealand with 100% renewable energy

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Wind power in Djibouti: Chinese company to construct wind farm

Djibouti Energy Minister Yacin Houssein Bouh on Sunday met with a Chinese delegation to discuss bilateral cooperation in the area of renewable energies, especially construction of a wind farm in the country. The minister reminded his guests that the project which is dear to Djibouti’s president, is in line with the government’s policy road map … Continue reading Wind power in Djibouti: Chinese company to construct wind farm

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The dawn of wind energy in Africa

Wind power is coming of age in Africa and is fast becoming directly competitive with traditional energy sources. Driving down the levelised cost of electricity through wind energy is a key target for Siemens, who over the past 30+ years has accumulated millions of hours of service and operational in-house experience, as well as global … Continue reading The dawn of wind energy in Africa

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The Energy Infrastructure Forum establishes a new School for Energy Infrastructure

WindEurope attends the second edition of the Energy Infrastructure Forum, which is being hosted in Copenhagen this week. The Forum was established as part of the Energy Union package to advance the development of European energy infrastructure, which is essential to building a secure and sustainable Energy Union. More than 200 high-level representatives of the … Continue reading The Energy Infrastructure Forum establishes a new School for Energy Infrastructure

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Offshore Wind Power in India

India is ranked 5th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2015, it installed 2.62 GW – bringing the total to over 25 GW. Indian wind installations accounted for a 5.8 percent share of the global market in 2015.   Among renewables, wind power accounted for almost two-thirds of the installed capacity. Wind power … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in India

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Fewer wind turbines, greater output: Nordex to repower the Altenbruch wind farm

Nordex will be replacing 16 legacy N60/1300 wind turbines with nine modern N117/3000 ones for PNE Wind AG by the end of 2016. Located near Cuxhaven in Germany, the Altenbruch I wind farm will be undergoing what in Germany is seen as a business model offering considerable potential for the future: repowering.   In 2015, … Continue reading Fewer wind turbines, greater output: Nordex to repower the Altenbruch wind farm

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Wind power in Vietnam: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

For its first ever wind power project, Vietnamese customer Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corporation (THC) has placed an order for 15 Vestas V100-2.0 MW turbines. The order is for the Huong Linh 2 Wind Farm in the Quang Tri Province in Vietnam’s north central coast region.   “For our very first venture into the … Continue reading Wind power in Vietnam: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in Greece: Vestas V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

The firm and unconditional order placed by CNI S.A is for a 26 MW wind park to be located in the Arcadia region in southern Greece. The contract comprises supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year AOM 4000 service agreement to guarantee and optimise performance of the wind turbines. Turbine … Continue reading Wind energy in Greece: Vestas V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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Masdar consortium wins Dubai 800 MW concentrated solar power deal

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced today the selected bidder for the 800 megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will be constructed based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister … Continue reading Masdar consortium wins Dubai 800 MW concentrated solar power deal

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Georgetown to become Texas’ first city to use 100 pct renewable energy

Georgetown, a small city in the U.S. state of Texas, has a big dream to become greener by using 100 percent renewable energy next year, the first in the state and one of the few in the nation to be entirely powered by wind and solar energy. Located about 40 kilometers north of the Lone … Continue reading Georgetown to become Texas’ first city to use 100 pct renewable energy

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The European Parliament votes for ‘at least’ 30% target for renewables in Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of increasing the European Union’s target for renewables to ‘at least’ 30% by 2030. Europe current has a target of at least 27%, which was agreed by European leaders in October 2014. The parliamentary vote, which has no direct legislative impact, sends a clear message to … Continue reading The European Parliament votes for ‘at least’ 30% target for renewables in Europe

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Wind energy is already an American industry

We tend to think of wind power as something the Europeans do, but the United States has a robust and growing sector that leads the world in land-based wind energy. More than 50,000 turbines stand along ridge lines, prairies and hilltops across the United States. Installed capacity recently surpassed 70 gigawatts — enough to power … Continue reading Wind energy is already an American industry

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North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

While the oil boom in North Dakota may be over, the recent wind boom could be here to stay. In the past decade, there have been more than 400 wind turbines placed on the western side of the state with an additional 550 proposed to be constructed by 2018. The North Dakota Public Service Commission … Continue reading North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

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