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Transforming Wyoming into wind energy leader comes with challenges

David Throgmorton was ready for an energy boom in 2008. He bought vocational training kits for high school and middle school students. He helped establish a festival to promote a new energy future. He even preached a new tomorrow to grade school students. But here in Carbon County, where fossil fuels once were king, Throgmorton … Continue reading Transforming Wyoming into wind energy leader comes with challenges

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Murdoch and the Coalition’s latest wind energy myths

Dodgy data, the Coalition and the Murdoch Press have again presented a spectacular performance in renewable energy misinformation, writes Giles Parkinson. IT APPEARS that the South Australian conservative Opposition may have been the original source for the dodgy numbers that formed the basis of an erroneous front page story on TheAustralian last week, about wind generation in the state. RenewEconomy understands from … Continue reading Murdoch and the Coalition’s latest wind energy myths

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Offshore wind energy is making its way to the U.S.

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse is a consultant who serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Ocean Conservancy, where she focuses on the Smart Ocean Planning, Ocean Acidification and Trash Free Seas programs. For the past twenty years Dr. Whitehouse has used her marine science expertise to advise clients on a variety of environmental policy issues. … Continue reading Offshore wind energy is making its way to the U.S.

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Renewable Energy Boom in Africa

Christine Lins is the Executive Secretary of Ren 21, a global renewable energy multi-stakeholder policy network. She spoke to Ian Katusiime about the prospects of renewable energy in Africa. Please break down for us what it means for the world now to have 147GW of renewable energy? Record renewable power capacity of 147 GW installed … Continue reading Renewable Energy Boom in Africa

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Wind energy in Brazil increased by 77%

The Brazilian energy matrix grew cleaner last year and the change came mostly as a result of a relevant increment in consumption of wind power and ethanol-based power. The demand for gasoline went down concurrently, as per this year’s edition of the report Relatório Síntese do Balanço Energético Nacional (BEN) released by the Energy Research … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil increased by 77%

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Donald Trump loses his war against wind energy

On Thursday, the Swedish company Vattenfall confirmed it would be investing £300 million ($397 million) in an offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Scotland. The wind power project, due to start generating power in 2018, has had a long, controversial gestation.Trump, who owns land nearby, has also long been a passionate objector to … Continue reading Donald Trump loses his war against wind energy

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Boskalis secures contract award for Aberdeen offshore wind farm

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the Offshore Balance of Plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Following the announcement on 29 June stating that Boskalis was the preferred contractor, the contract has now been formally awarded. The project … Continue reading Boskalis secures contract award for Aberdeen offshore wind farm

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Wind energy in India: Gamesa 230 wind turbines for seven wind power projects

The company has been contracted to install a total of 230 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S wind turbines, custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India. Gamesa continues to make solid inroads into the Indian market, reinforcing its leadership position with seven new orders for the supply … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Gamesa 230 wind turbines for seven wind power projects

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Suzlon wins 58.8 MW wind energy project in Madhya Pradesh

Suzlon Group has bagged an order for 58.80 MW wind power project to be set up in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh. “Suzlon Group has won a repeat order from an independent power producer for a 58.80 MW capacity wind power project in Madhya Pradesh,” Suzlon said in a statement. According to the statement, the … Continue reading Suzlon wins 58.8 MW wind energy project in Madhya Pradesh

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Green light for innovative offshore wind farm

Vattenfall’s investment decision triggers an agreement for the European energy company to acquire the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share for an undisclosed sum and become the 100% owner of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited, the company behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Together, Swedish … Continue reading Green light for innovative offshore wind farm

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Wind farm post-approval design changes made possible by smart technology

E.ON and Statoil gave the green light in May 2016 to the construction of the 385 MW “Arkona Becken Südost” wind farm, 35 km northeast of the island of Rügen. The use of seismic surface surveys made it possible to stick to schedule on this € 1.2 billion project despite changes to the wind farm … Continue reading Wind farm post-approval design changes made possible by smart technology

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Murdoch media gets it hopelessly wrong on wind energy

 It seems that the Murdoch media attack on the Australia wind industry knows no bounds, and not many facts either.The latest – from their Adelaide bureau, which earlier this week were congratulating themselves for an “investigative” report into the surge in electricity prices that did not even mention the impact of record gas prices – … Continue reading Murdoch media gets it hopelessly wrong on wind energy

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Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

Officials have dedicated a $250 million wind farm in northern North Dakota that was more than a dozen years in the making. Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm north of Rolla has 75 turbines spread across 30 square miles of farmland. It employs 11 people and can produce 150 megawatts of electricity — enough to power … Continue reading Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

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Wind power in Ireland. Nordex to supply wind turbines to 47.5 MW wind farm in County London

The Nordex Group has landed another order in Northern Ireland. The manufacturer will be installing 19 N90/2500 turbines for the “Brockaghboy” wind farm in Country Londonderry, Northern Ireland in spring 2017. This 47.5 MW project, developed by TCI Renewables, is owned by the Italian power plant operator ERG Renew – one of the major European … Continue reading Wind power in Ireland. Nordex to supply wind turbines to 47.5 MW wind farm in County London

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Wind energy in Iran: 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress

Iran unveiled plans for its first tender for utility-scale renewable energy projects last week. This announcement happened just before the 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the keynote speech at the Energy Ministry in front of 500 people and pointed to the tremendous potential of one of the largest wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Iran: 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress

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Wind Farm Approved in Victoria

The 96-turbine wind farm is the latest project in Victoria as the state bids to looks to become the nation’s renewable energy leader. But that could be hard to do if nothing is done to phase out coal-fired energy, the Greens say. The wind farm, in Dundonnell in the state’s southwest, will save an estimated … Continue reading Wind Farm Approved in Victoria

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Growing focus on offshore wind energy casts shadow over growth of onshore wind energy projects

The Paris Climate Conference in December last year brought together 195 countries to chalk out an action plan to limit global warming. The first-ever, legally binding global climate deal has aided the growth of the global onshore wind energy market. The market is anticipated to take a leap at a CAGR of 25% during the … Continue reading Growing focus on offshore wind energy casts shadow over growth of onshore wind energy projects

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Associations say EU law must hold Member States to account on renewables ambition

In October 2014, 28 EU Heads of State agreed that a binding target for renewables should be set at EU level to meet their collective climate and energy ambition. Since then, the European Parliament has consistently backed a binding renewable energy target for 2030, most recently in June 2016. The post-2020 renewable energy directive must … Continue reading Associations say EU law must hold Member States to account on renewables ambition

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German offshore wind power up 258 MW

Some 43 wind turbines commissioned in first half of the year says VDMA. Developers have commissioned 43 wind turbines in German waters totalling 258MW in the first half of 2016, according to the country’s engineering association VDMA.   A further 54 machines with 324MW of capacity are installed, but not yet online, while foundations for … Continue reading German offshore wind power up 258 MW

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DNV GL launches new Joint Industry Project for standardisation of floating wind turbines

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a new joint industry project (JIP) together with fourteen global partners to mutually develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. Despite the fact that the wind industry has a strong focus on the development … Continue reading DNV GL launches new Joint Industry Project for standardisation of floating wind turbines

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