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U.S. needs to stay in renewables energy race

Renewable energy is leading to more sustainable, but not less comfortable or more expensive ways of living. How do I know? Because it’s near zero and I’m being warmed by an electric, air-based heat pump installed four years ago offset by solar panels. As more and more renewable energy comes on line, prices are falling … Continue reading U.S. needs to stay in renewables energy race

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China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan on Energy Development (Energy 13FYP) might be one of the most anticipated energy blueprints in the world for its far-reaching implications for the carbon trajectory of the planet’s largest emitter. On Jan 5, 2017, the National Energy Administration finally unveiled the plan to reporters, with a set of 2020 targets covering everything … Continue reading China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

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U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

The Department of Energy released a new report today highlighting the booming nature of renewable energy jobs—wind power positions now top 100,000. More Americans now work in wind than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants. These jobs span all 50 states, and tens of thousands are at the more than 500 U.S. … Continue reading U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

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Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. to supply 16 wind turbines from its two megawatts (MW) series for the Mynydd y Gwair wind farm in South Wales.   Located 15 km north of Swansea, Mynydd y Gwair wind farm will consist of 16 Senvion … Continue reading Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

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Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

End of December, the World Wind Energy Association, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan, launched the policy paper “Accelerating Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan: Capacity Building and Policy Options” on the occasion of a wind energy seminar held in Islamabad. Third in a series, the policy paper not only discusses barriers to wind market … Continue reading Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

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Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

The order intake of the Nordex Group (ISIN DE000A0D6554) grew by 33.6% to EUR 3.30 billion in 2016 (2015: EUR 2.47 billion). The geographical distribution of 2016 orders mirrored the intended broadening of Nordex’ market footprint following the acquisition of Acciona Windpower effective 1 April 2016. Consequently, the share of South and North American orders … Continue reading Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

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Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

End of 2016 the Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm in Australia. This 66 MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east of the country. The customer is the Spanish project developer Acciona … Continue reading Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

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EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of four wind farms in the United States with installed capacity totalling over 708 MW. In North America, the Group has also accelerated its solar energy expansion drive in 2016 with notably a new 150 MWac project in the United States. It contributes to the EDF Group’s CAP … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

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PNE wind AG sells offshore wind energy project

PNE achieved another important success in its offshore wind division: The offshore project “Atlantis I”, located in the North Sea, was sold to Swedish utility Vattenfall. Vattenfall is one of the most experienced companies for the realization and operation of offshore wind projects in Europe. Project “Altantis I” will be handed over to Vattenfall upon … Continue reading PNE wind AG sells offshore wind energy project

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A new economic impact methodology for offshore wind power

Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global. For continued growth and to build local and government support, it needs a robust but easy way to demonstrate the economic benefits of projects. In particular, job creation can be a powerful way to gain support for projects. BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic … Continue reading A new economic impact methodology for offshore wind power

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Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

In addition to being a cleaner alternative, wind and solar power is now becoming a viable investment for individuals and companies. Sources of renewable and clean energy such as solar and wind power are now cheaper than heavily polluting fossil fuels in dozens of countries, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum. … Continue reading Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

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New record for Scots wind energy

New wind power records have been set in Scotland, it has been revealed . The country set two new wind power records at the end of December, according to data released today by WWF Scotland. It found wind turbines in Scotland generated power equivalent to all of the nation’s electricity needs for a record four straight … Continue reading New record for Scots wind energy

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State renewable policies create benefits we all want

Stronger state renewable portfolio standards (RPS) were a common trend in 2016, with state lawmakers from Rhode Island to Oregon voting to increase their states’ share of renewable energy. There’s a good reason why so of them are choosing these policies: they create large net consumer, employment, health, and environmental benefits, according to a new … Continue reading State renewable policies create benefits we all want

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DOE Annual Energy Outlook projects doubling of wind energy

There’s good news from the Department of Energy (DOE) today. DOE’s annual report projecting the future of energy in America shows wind power capacity will double from 76 gigawatts (GW) today to 152 GW by the year 2023. Wind continues to grow Turbines that can reach stronger, steadier winds mean increased productivity as wind generation … Continue reading DOE Annual Energy Outlook projects doubling of wind energy

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Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

A country that’s used wind mills since the Middle Ages has begun harnessing the power of wind to bring its transportation system into the future. In a world first, Dutch railway company NS now runs all of its passenger trains on 100 percent wind energy. Roughly 600,000 people ride NS trains every day, and as … Continue reading Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

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Wind power and wildlife thrive together

National Bird Day is today and it offers a good chance to share the positive story about wind energy and birds. Cleaner air, healthier habitats What do some of America’s most respected conservation groups think about wind power? “Audubon strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats … Continue reading Wind power and wildlife thrive together

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RES announces joint 3 GW wind energy development agreement

Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce a joint development agreement with Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power across 10 projects located in various … Continue reading RES announces joint 3 GW wind energy development agreement

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Enel Green Power completes first 200 MW of Cimarron Bend wind power plant in Kansas

Enel Green Power North America is closing out 2016 with the start of operations of the first 200 MW of the company’s largest wind power project in Enel Green Power’s global portfolio, the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind project in Clark County, Kansas. Cimarron Bend, which began construction in April 2016, will further solidify EGPNA’s position … Continue reading Enel Green Power completes first 200 MW of Cimarron Bend wind power plant in Kansas

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. signs agreement to purchase power from wind farm expansion

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU), announced it signed a 25-year agreement with a subsidiary of ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) to purchase the power from a wind farm expansion in southwest North Dakota. The agreement also includes an option for Montana-Dakota to buy the project at the close of … Continue reading Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. signs agreement to purchase power from wind farm expansion

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Wind power in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

With the award of two contracts for the construction of wind farms with a combined capacity of 148 megawatt, the Nordex Group has successfully entered the new growth market Argentina in December. 32 AW 125/3000 turbines are to be installed for the “La Castellana” project, while the “Archiras” project entails 15 turbines of the same … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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