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GE’s Energy Investing Unit Exceeds $10 Billion Renewable Energy Milestone, Generating Clean Power, Jobs

GE Energy Financial Services announced today it has exceeded $10 billion in renewable energy investment commitments worldwide to become one of the industry’s leading investors. The projects generate twice the electricity consumed in Los Angeles annually, avoid greenhouse gases equivalent to the annual car emissions in Massachusetts, and create an estimated 10,000 US jobs. GE […]

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Morocco wind farm, Africa’s biggest, starts generating wind power

Africa’s largest wind farm, at Tarfaya in southwestern Morocco, has started generating electricity and will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of several hundred thousand people, officials say. Installed on 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) along the wind-blown southern Atlantic coast, the 80-metre (260 feet) high turbines, 131 in all, will be fully operational in […]

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Utility leaders, nuclear owners, FERC Commissioner publicly rebut Exelon’s anti-PTC campaign

Last month, AWEA released a report that comprehensively rebuts claims made by Exelon, the largest merchant owner of nuclear power plants in the country, that the renewable tax credit is significantly affecting its profit margins. Since then, a growing chorus of other nuclear plant owners, utility leaders, and even a Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner have […]

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Google cuts a major wind power deal, Chicago recognizes its progress, Connecticut wind energy advances

This Wednesday is full of great news on wind power: Google announces a new contract for its Iowa datacenters, an Illinois clean energy advocate celebrates the state’s progress, and Connecticut opens its doors to new wind power. Google inked a major deal with MidAmerican this week to supply its new Iowa facilities with reliable, affordable […]

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The first commercial wind farm equipped with Gamesa 4.5 MW wind turbines has been inaugurated in Finland

Simo, the first commercial wind farm equipped with Gamesa 4.5 MW wind turbines, has been commissioned in Finland, where the company has installed four G128-4.5 MW machines for TuuliWatti. Specifically designed to withstand low temperatures, these four wind turbines in Simo are the most powerful turbines ever installed in Finland. The 18 MW project is […]

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