Category Archives: Wind Energy

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First Lady Michelle Obama credits renewable energy for hiring veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama praised the renewable energy sector for its efforts to make good jobs available for U.S. military veterans, in marking the fourth anniversary of Joining Forces, the veterans advocacy initiative she co-leads with Dr. Jill Biden.   Military veterans from leading wind energy development companies Invenergy and EDP Renewables attended the event […]

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Lester R. Brown on Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar Power and Wind Energy

Interview: Earth Policy Institute’s Lester Brown New Book Lays Out Roadmap for Transition to Renewables Ethan Goffman, reposted from Earthtalk.org, For the last 40 years, Lester Brown has been one of the primary forces in the sustainability movement. Besides publishing some 45 books, he is the founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute. […]

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Renewable energy is taking domination in Nigeria

Renewable energy is taking domination in Nigeria with the country targeting to accomplish 7 percent renewable energy use by 2025. With the aid of solar energy, the country is working to provide power security to about 160 million of her population and boost her economy. The solar energy project is however unlocking the country’s economical […]

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ABB Wins $30 Million Orders to Provide Power Infrastructure for Wind Power in Brazil

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $30 million from Casa dos Ventos, a leading renewables company in Brazil, to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s transmission grid. The orders were […]

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Renewables, wind power and solar energy, 75% of new US capacity Q1

A combination of wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy and hydropower together provided over 75.43 per cent of the 1,229MW of new generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015, according to FERC. The balance (302MW) was provided by natural gas.   America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its latest […]

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Wind power in Uzbekistan: 520,000 megawatts og wind energy potential

The German GEO-NET and Intec-GOPA have evaluated the predictive potential of Uzbekistan in the field of wind energy electricity in more than 520,000 megawatts of installed capacity on 17,000 square kilometers with a production of 1.07 trillion kilowatt/ hours of electricity annually, the message of the Uzbekenergo State Joint Stock Company (SJC) said.   Earlier […]

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Wind energy in South Africa: Goldwind successfully won 120 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology will equip and construct the 120-MW Golden Valley wind park in South Africa under a deal with project developer BioTherm Energy.   The contract was signed with the domestic independent power producer (IPP) on April 16. As part of the deal, Goldwind will deliver 48 units of 2.5-MW direct-drive permanent […]

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Wind Energy’s Role

Wind energy plays a critical role in reducing carbon emissions while minimizing land use. Wind turbines provide high-density energy production, as typically only 1 to 2 percent of the land within a wind plant is occupied by turbines, roads and electrical substations. The rest can be used for its original purposes; for example, farmers and […]

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IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

A comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects worldwide is now available online. The Project Navigator tool, launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects.   Many promising renewable […]

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Equinix Advances Sustainability Program with Wind Energy from Iberdrola

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a long-term agreement to supply several U.S.-based Equinix data centers with clean, renewable energy from Iberdrola Renewables’ fleet of wind farms. Equinix met more than 30% of its global electricity requirements in 2014 through renewable energy purchases and is continually evaluating the energy efficiency of its data centers in order to […]

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