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“Wind rush” underway across much of America as new wind turbines access higher wind speeds

Advanced wind turbines are accessing faster, steadier winds at higher altitudes so they can generate more electricity, creating a modern-day “wind rush” as new areas in the Great Lakes states and the Southeastern U.S. become economical sites to develop more wind energy.   “Wind turbine technology has advanced in just a few decades from the […]

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Wind energy bring 23,7% of Spain’s power

Spain’s renewable power plants accounted for 47% of the country’s electricity in March, according to data disclosed on Friday by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE). Generación de enero a marzo del 2015 Wind power output fell 2.9% year-on-year to 4,903 GWh last month, while its share in total power was 22.5%. Hydroelectric power […]

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Enel green power sells 49% in north America Newco to GE Energy financial services

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), entered into an agreement with General Electric Unit (NYSE: GE) GE Energy Financial Services for the sale of a 49% stake in a newly created company, EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners, LLC (“EGPNA REP”), for a total consideration of approximately 440 […]

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Global clean energy investments grew 17 per cent in 2014 and reached $270bn

Global clean energy investments grew 17 per cent in 2014 and reached $270bn, according to new research from the United Nations.   The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in their new Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investments report that the findings come after two years of declines. A 148 per cent increase in offshore […]

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“Wind Is Power” photo contest

Do you have a great photograph of a wind project nearby you? Show off your skills with the American Wind Energy Association’s “Wind Is Power” photo contest! Simply upload your photo to Flickr with the tag “windispower” and set your owner settings to “Attribution Creative Commons.” Once uploaded with this setting, others can use your […]

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Wind power and solar energy industries release handbook to help states use renewable energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.   “Wind energy already cuts […]

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