Category Archives: Wind Energy

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Wind energy in France: EDF Energies Nouvelles starts-up wind farm with Siemens wind turbines

EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned the 24 MW Basse Thiérache Sud wind farm in the French region of Picardy. The wind power project, in the Aisne department, uses eight 3 MW Siemens wind turbines and is owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles and Diamond Generating Europe, a subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation. During 2014 EDF has […]

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Siemens publishes Environmental Product Declarations for wind turbines

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables has published four new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) brochures, each representing one of the company’s four product platforms, covering both geared and direct drive wind turbines for offshore and onshore projects. The figures are based on Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of four defined wind power projects: two offshore wind plants […]

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Energy Storage on the Grid

Renewable energy could take a significant leap forward with improved energy storage technologies

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.   Historically, a major drawback to the use and cost-effectiveness […]

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NextEra Energy Canada announces commercial operation of its Jericho Wind Energy Centre

NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliates have achieved commercial operation at their Jericho Wind Energy Centre. The 149-megawatt wind energy centre is capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 37,500 homes via its 92 GE wind turbines.   “This project is significant not only because of the emissions-free electricity it […]

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China Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030

China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of modern renewables between 2010 and 2030. China can increase […]

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New poll finds 73 percent of voters support crucial tax policy for wind energy

A new poll found that wide majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents support keeping the renewable energy Production Tax Credit, the key federal policy support mechanism for wind energy. The Gotham Research Group poll found 73 percent of registered voters support continuing the Production Tax Credit (PTC), including 63 percent of registered Republicans, 74 percent of […]

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Wide majorities of both Republicans and Democrats want more American wind power, back PTC extension

A new poll finds that wide majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents support keeping the Production Tax Credit so that investment in wind energy can continue, and American workers can make more of our own energy here in America.   “These poll results couldn’t be clearer. American voters support wind power and support continuing the […]

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