Category Archives: Wind Energy

Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-megawatt (MW) wind farm, when the project is expected to be … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

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Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

American wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, with independent studies confirming wind will play the largest role in the lowest-cost compliance mix. Wind energy consistently emerged as the best way to cost-effectively reduce emissions in a recent study by … Continue reading Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

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First offshore wind farm features New Orleans area firm

A Louisiana-based engineering firm has designed the foundations for the first offshore wind farm in the United States, which began installation this week. New Orleans CityBusiness reports (http://bit.ly/1ggDLmi) the foundations for the five-turbine wind farm were designed by Keystone Engineering of Mandeville and built by Houston-based Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., which constructs large oil platforms. “It’s a … Continue reading First offshore wind farm features New Orleans area firm

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Iberdrola Starts Building UK Wind Farm

ScottishPower Renewables Ltd., a unit of Iberdrola SA, started building a 300 million-pound ($468.5 million) wind farm in Scotland. Construction work is officially underway at the £300 million Kilgallioch Windfarm, located 5 kilometres south of Barrhill, South Ayrshire and 5 kilometres north east of New Luce, Dumfries and Galloway. ScottishPower Renewables has started constructing the … Continue reading Iberdrola Starts Building UK Wind Farm

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My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

After landing in Des Moines on Monday to spend the week talking to the presidential candidates about wind energy, I didn’t exit the airport before learning that Iowans are very proud of two things: Iowa’s corn and pigs. In fact, Iowa leads the nation in both corn and pork production. I traveled to five cities … Continue reading My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

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Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

Long before Pope Francis issued his landmark encyclical on climate change, I was plotting my career move to become a wind turbine tech. Though the Pope’s statement resonated that “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be … Continue reading Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

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Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power. In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.” You know, like coal mines? But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms … Continue reading Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological

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Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday. The reason: Wyoming’s wind patterns tend to be opposite of those … Continue reading Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

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GE to supply wind turbines for 100 MW wind farm in Kenya

GE Africa announced that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new 100MW wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado Count.    GE will be the sole supplier of equipment for the 100MW project located about 50 km from Nairobi. The Kipeto project, announced during USA President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, is expected … Continue reading GE to supply wind turbines for 100 MW wind farm in Kenya

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Businesses pledge to increase renewable energy use

Thirteen well-known American companies – including major wind energy developer Berkshire Hathaway Energy and prominent wind power purchasers Apple, Google, Microsoft and Walmart – today pledged at the White House to invest more than $140 billion in efforts to cut carbon pollution. Several of these companies focused their pledges on renewable energy, and five companies have goals to reach 100 … Continue reading Businesses pledge to increase renewable energy use

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US Starts Construction on First Offshore Wind Turbines

Construction has started on the first U.S. offshore wind turbines, a small Atlantic Ocean project off the country’s northeastern coast, after years of protests have halted bigger wind farms elsewhere. Elected officials and Deepwater Wind executives cheer during a ceremony to mark the installation of the first jacket support structure for a wind farm in … Continue reading US Starts Construction on First Offshore Wind Turbines

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Siemens receives three onshore wind energy orders of 52 direct drive wind turbines for three wind power projects in Ireland and Scotland

52 direct drive wind turbines for three wind power projects in Ireland and Scotland. Long-term service contracts for continued reliability. Clean renewable energy for almost 100,000 households.   Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded orders from three different customers to construct, install and commission 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind … Continue reading Siemens receives three onshore wind energy orders of 52 direct drive wind turbines for three wind power projects in Ireland and Scotland

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Acciona Windpower totally complies with the requirements for nationally-sourced components to sell wind turbines in Brazil

ACCIONA Windpower, a subsidiary of the ACCIONA Group, has complied with the last requests issued by the BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) for the national sourcing of components for wind turbines, meaning that wind power projects in Brazil can be financed under terms that are more favorable. It has complied with them six months in advance … Continue reading Acciona Windpower totally complies with the requirements for nationally-sourced components to sell wind turbines in Brazil

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Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind energy, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within her first decade in office. Clinton, the front-runner for her party’s 2016 presidential nomination, also pledged to have more … Continue reading Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind energy, solar power

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China wind energy capacity now stands at 105.53 GW

China connected an additional 9.16 gigawatts (GW) of wind power to its grid in the first half of 2015, according to figures published by China’s top energy regulator on Monday, raising the total by 9.5 percent compared to the end of last year.   Total grid-connected wind capacity now stands at 105.53 GW, the National … Continue reading China wind energy capacity now stands at 105.53 GW

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Wind energy in UK: Gamesa to install nine wind turbines to repower a wind farm

Repowering of this wind farm will enable it to produce twice as much renewable energy using less than half as many wind turbines.   Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has been contracted to supply nine wind turbines to repower the Ovenden Moor wind farm in the UK, developed by a joint venture … Continue reading Wind energy in UK: Gamesa to install nine wind turbines to repower a wind farm

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Wind power in Kenya: Wind farm with 60 GE wind turbines in Kajiado

A 100 MW new wind farm will be built in Kajiado County following a partnership by General Electric Africa (GE) and Kipeto Energy Limited.   To undertake the project, the two partners signed a 15 year service agreement worth US$155million (Sh15.7b) with funding by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which is the US government’s development … Continue reading Wind power in Kenya: Wind farm with 60 GE wind turbines in Kajiado

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Wind energy in Vietnam: 4th wind power with 12 wind turbines in Binh Thuan

The first stage of the wind farm will cost around VND1 trillion (US$46 million) to have 12 wind turbines installed for a combined output of 24 megawatts. A power company in Binh Thuan Province in central Vietnam this week started work on a wind power plant, which is scheduled to go into operation next year. … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: 4th wind power with 12 wind turbines in Binh Thuan

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Kenya announces 1 GW photovoltaic solar energy deal

Kenya and SkyPower Global  are on course to sign an agreement Sunday that paves the way for the Toronto-based company to develop 1-gigawatt of solar power in East Africa’s biggest economy. The developments will take place over five years in a deal that SkyPower values at $2.2 billion, the company said Friday in a statement. … Continue reading Kenya announces 1 GW photovoltaic solar energy deal

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Wind power ready to meet new call for converting to clean energy

There’s a new call for candidates and elected officials to tell how they would triple renewable energy in America by 2030, and take us all the way to a completely clean energy economy by 2050. Those are the targets in a new video that NextGen Climate released today, “The Time is Now,” and a companion … Continue reading Wind power ready to meet new call for converting to clean energy

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