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The Economist embraces renewables

In this week’s cover story, The Economist thoughtfully argues for expanded use of renewable energy, noting that, “It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.” The Economist also correctly advocates for greater use of market mechanisms to increase the efficiency … Continue reading The Economist embraces renewables

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Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs. Take … Continue reading Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

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Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

Maksym Kozytskyy’s business changes with the wind. When it blows strongly, his wind farms in western Ukraine produce more energy and earn him more money. His first wind farm, in the town of Staryi Sambir in Lviv Oblast, which has four wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 13.2 megawatts. Roman Voloshchak, a power … Continue reading Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

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Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

Researchers force injecting offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid. This is to reduce pollution and costs from fossil fuel resources. Researchers believe that it would be much beneficial if large amounts of offshore wind power will be injected into the U.S. electrical grid. According to Science Daily, the use of offshore wind power … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

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GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Juhl Energy to supply equipment for the first integrated solar-wind hybrid power project to be located Red Lake Falls, in the US state of Minnesota. The hybrid solar-wind design has the ability to produce power under situations of peak summer times and also during winters when winds are … Continue reading GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

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European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

The European Parliament has established a common position on reforms to the Emissions Trading System after 2020. Policymakers voted to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to remove excess carbon permits from the market. They also agreed to cancel 800 million allowances from the reserve, which comes into force in 2019. However, MEPs … Continue reading European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

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REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems around the world. Click here to download REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for … Continue reading REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

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McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

Rapid advances in technologies including artificial intelligence, automation, data analytics, and the Internet of Things are transforming the resources sector and could enable major savings for consumers and a much-needed productivity boost for producers over the next two decades, according to new research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published today. Beyond the supercycle: how … Continue reading McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

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New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

A region stretching from Montana to Texas set a new record this week, hitting a mark many considered impossible just a few years ago: wind supplied the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with 52 percent of its electricity on Sunday. The SPP is a grid operator for parts of 14 states and manages over 60,000 miles … Continue reading New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

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Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 percent of its load at a given time with wind energy. The milestone beats a previous North American RTO record of 49.2 percent that SPP … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

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Wind power surges into first place as America’s largest renewable resource

American wind power just passed a historic milestone—it’s now the country’s largest renewable resource by installed generating capacity. U.S. wind capacity now stands at over 82,000 megawatts (MW), surpassing the 80,000 MW at the nation’s hydropower dams. Wind power moves up the ranks That also means wind energy is now the country’s fourth-largest source of … Continue reading Wind power surges into first place as America’s largest renewable resource

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Teesside wins again as offshore wind energy supply chain develops

Teesside is set to benefit further from DONG Energy’s huge offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project One, as another multi-million pound contract was signed in Port Clarence in Middlesbrough today. Steelwind Nordenham, a subsidiary of Dillinger, will supply the offshore windfarm with 20 transition pieces, using Teesside-based Wilton Engineering Services Limited, to provide a significant part of … Continue reading Teesside wins again as offshore wind energy supply chain develops

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Why do you love wind power?

It’s time to kick off #iheartwind 2017! All month long, we want to hear from wind power’s biggest supporters about why they love wind energy. Do you support wind because it creates good, homegrown jobs? Because it increases energy independence? Or maybe because it helps clean our air? To let us know why you think … Continue reading Why do you love wind power?

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Kenya urged to embrace green technologies to enhance air quality

Massive investments in green technologies will not only strengthen Kenya’s resilience to climate change but also boost air quality in cities and rural towns, an expert told Xinhua on Monday. Duncan Onyango, a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s department of environmental and biosystems engineering, said that Kenya’s clean air status will only be … Continue reading Kenya urged to embrace green technologies to enhance air quality

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Enel brings two new South African PV plants

Enel, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has brought the 82.5 MW Adams and Pulida solar PV plants, which are respectively located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces, into commercial operation. “Enel Green Power RSA’s two new solar projects were completed ahead of schedule, according to the … Continue reading Enel brings two new South African PV plants

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WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Intersolar Europe are pleased to invite the small and medium wind stakeholders as well as the solar PV and energy storage industry to participate in the World Small Wind Conference WSWC2017, taking place in Munich/Germany on 1 and 2 June 2017, in parallel with the Intersolar Europe exhibition 2017 (31 May … Continue reading WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

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Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

Gamesa today inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions. Construction of this manufacturing facility, one of the company’s largest in India, is framed by Gamesa’s growth plans, which contemplate capex of more than €100 million through 2017 to reinforce … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

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NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

NPR recently took a look at what it’s like to be a wind turbine technician, America’s fastest growing occupation. How do you get the job? What’s the day-to-day like? For answers, NPR interviewed Daniel Lutat, Director of Sustainable Resources and Technologies at Iowa Lakes Community College, home to one of the nation’s leading wind tech … Continue reading NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

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Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act today. That means more jobs, economic development and clean energy for Maryland families and businesses. State Sens. Brian Feldman and Catherine Pugh, along with Del. William Frick, were instrumental in pushing the measure through successfully. In April of … Continue reading Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

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