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Wind power will keep growing rapidly

The future of federal policies to cut carbon dioxide pollution for existing power plants, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule, remains uncertain for the near term. But even with this uncertainty on carbon policy, other factors will continue to drive wind energy’s astronomical growth — benefiting in particular the rural and … Continue reading Wind power will keep growing rapidly

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WindEurope argues for an Electricity Market Design consistent with the EU’s climate strategy

Today, a letter co-signed by WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson will be presented to Members of European Parliament arguing that Europe’s Electricity Market Design needs to be fully consistent with the EU’s climate strategy. The letter will be presented ahead of the Industry, Research and Energy committee’s first exchange of views on the reform of Europe’s … Continue reading WindEurope argues for an Electricity Market Design consistent with the EU’s climate strategy

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Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

The success of the recent German offshore wind tender, in which three sites totalling 1.38GW of new capacity were awarded contracts by bidding in at zero, could encourage countries to re-evaluate their offshore wind capacity goals, industry experts have told ICIS. On 13 April, German utility EnBW was awarded a subsidy-free contract for the 900MW … Continue reading Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

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Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy has raised its target for renewable power generation in the country by 2026, and is now aiming for the sector to deliver 22.5% of the country’s electricity mix by then. This represents an increase of almost 3 percentage points on the previous review of the ten-year electricity supply plan prepared by … Continue reading Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

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UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier. The country is getting half of its electricity from gas power plants, 30 percent from renewables and interconnectors and the … Continue reading UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE (NYSE:GE) the world’s leading Digital Industrial company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil. GE reached an agreement … Continue reading GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

In the last five years, wind power delivered 30% of all new capacity installed in the United States and is now the leading renewable resource, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual 2016 report. Both Iowa and South Dakota get more than 30% of their power from wind, while North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas … Continue reading Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE (NYSE:GE) the world’s leading Digital Industrial company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil. GE reached an agreement … Continue reading GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Philippines wind farm generates power, jobs and curious tourists

Wind turbines are helping the Philippines diversify its energy sources beyond fossil fuels and generating not only power, but jobs, revenue and interest among thousands of curious tourists. On the hills of Rizal province east of the capital Manila, 340,000 visitors have hit the viewing deck of Pililla town’s wind farm since it opened to … Continue reading Philippines wind farm generates power, jobs and curious tourists

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Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10% of its electricity via renewable sources by 2023, the country’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih confirmed earlier this week. Fittingly, Al-Falih made the statement at the Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum in Riyadh. It will form a major plank in the country’s plans to … Continue reading Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

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Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

Today, AWEA released its U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016, which showcases strong, steady growth throughout the year. Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project construction, a growing manufacturing sector, and the increasing need for … Continue reading Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

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Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which released its 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report today at the Minnesota State Capitol. Installing over 8,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power for a second … Continue reading Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

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Brazil’s Renova sells wind farm to AES

Renova Energia SA sold a wind farm project to a unit of AES Corp for 600 million reais ($193 million) on Tuesday, enabling the Brazilian renewable power company to replenish cash amid a severe cash crunch.   In a securities filing, AES Tietê Energia SA said it plans to assume 1.150 billion reais worth of … Continue reading Brazil’s Renova sells wind farm to AES

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Wind energy in Brazil: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm in Piaui

The Nordex Group has now secured a major contract for the delivery of 65 AW125/3000 wind turbines. The “Lagoa do Barro” project is composed of eight individual wind farms that will be installed in the state of Piaui in north-eastern Brazil. The wind power systems are to be delivered and installed from mid-2017.   The … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm in Piaui

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ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

ENGIE, Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”) and Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS) today announced that the they will work together to install a 1 megawatt (MW), 4 megawatt-hour (MWh) grid-scale energy storage solution supporting a hybrid solar and wind demonstration project, developed by ENGIE in Brazil. Eos and Northern Power will together manufacture and supply … Continue reading ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

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Clean energy coalition supports proposed FERC revision of interconnection process

A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development. The following are comments made by representatives of clean energy and emerging technology groups who support FERC taking … Continue reading Clean energy coalition supports proposed FERC revision of interconnection process

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1.4 GW offshore wind energy announced in Germany with zero public financial support

On 13 April, the German network regulator announced the results of the first offshore wind auction in Germany. EnBW and DONG Energy have won the rights to build offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.   Commenting on the results, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “The result of the first offshore auction in Germany … Continue reading 1.4 GW offshore wind energy announced in Germany with zero public financial support

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America’s Wind Energy Boom May Finally Be Coming to the Southeast

Local support flies in the face of Republican opposition, and some long-resistant states like North Carolina are now poised to join the country’s wind power surge. On a breezy day in late January, Katharine Kollins, the president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, walked 13 North Carolina legislators across fields of farmland outside Elizabeth City, N.C. … Continue reading America’s Wind Energy Boom May Finally Be Coming to the Southeast

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Windy City, powered by wind

The city of Chicago announced this week that renewable energy will power 100 percent of all of its government buildings by 2025, making the Windy City the country’s largest to make that pledge. That’s no small feat: With more than 900 city-owned buildings – including public schools and colleges, park district fieldhouses, and buildings owned … Continue reading Windy City, powered by wind

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U.S. use more clean energy in 2016

Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Department of EnergyU.S. Energy Chart 2016 The 2016 energy flow chart released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory details the … Continue reading U.S. use more clean energy in 2016

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