Availon wins full maintenance contract for Vattenfall

Availon, a leading wind farm service provider, announced today that it was awarded a complete maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s 12MW Jänschwalde wind farm, located near Cottbus in the German federal state of Brandenburg. Availon was already in charge of maintaining three of the turbines since 2012, and it has now taken over the responsibility for … Continue reading Availon wins full maintenance contract for Vattenfall

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First ADF partial risk guarantee approved in Kenya for largest African wind power project

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the Lake Turkana Transmission Line Delay Partial Risk Guarantee for €20 million, the first of the African Development Fund's Partial Risk Guarantees (ADF PRG). The ADF PRG is a risk mitigation instrument that covers private lenders and investors against the risk of a possible government failure … Continue reading First ADF partial risk guarantee approved in Kenya for largest African wind power project

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GE Energy Financial Services Provides Structured Equity Commitment for Invenergy

Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced today that it has arranged debt and tax equity financing for its 200.6 MW Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center project (“Prairie Breeze”), which is under construction approximately 100 miles northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. The financing included construction and term loans with Sovereign Bank, N.A. (an affiliate of Banco Santander S.A.), … Continue reading GE Energy Financial Services Provides Structured Equity Commitment for Invenergy

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Nearly 64,000 Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Have Been Installed Worldwide

The market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has expanded in recent years in parallel with the deployment of publicly accessible charging stations, mainly funded by government programs. Today, the large public investments for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure that characterized industry growth in North America and Western Europe over the past 3 years are … Continue reading Nearly 64,000 Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Have Been Installed Worldwide

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Third Quarter Solar Photovoltaic Installations Reach Record High of 9 Gigawatts

During the third quarter of 2013 (Q3’13), end-market demand from the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry reached a new Q3 record of 9 GW. This record demand represents an increase of 6% compared to last quarter (Q2’13) and is almost 20% more than the same quarter last year (Q3’12), according to findings in the latest … Continue reading Third Quarter Solar Photovoltaic Installations Reach Record High of 9 Gigawatts

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GE Energy Financial Services and Partners Announce Completion of Expansion at Colorado Highlands Wind Project

The expansion of Colorado’s newest renewable energy facility is complete, with the Colorado Highlands Wind project now capable of generating 91 megawatts of electricity for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. The facility originally came on-line in December of 2012, with 42 1.6-megawatt GE turbines able to produce 67 megawatts of power. The expansion – which … Continue reading GE Energy Financial Services and Partners Announce Completion of Expansion at Colorado Highlands Wind Project

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U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Emissions shrank rapidly during the recession, then bounced back … Continue reading U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007

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Statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the wind energy Production Tax Credit

enior Vice President of Public Policy Rob Gramlich testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Healthcare and Entitlements regarding the oversight of the wind energy Production Tax Credit. Below is the text of the testimony: hives treatment Good morning, Chairman Lankford, Ranking Member Speier, and Subcommittee members.

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) SolarReserve Awarded Solar Industry Award For Excellence In Technology

SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, today announced the company was the recipient of the “Solar Award for Excellence: Technology” for its molten salt power tower technology, an award which was received at the Solar Industry Awards Ceremony on October 1st, 2013 in France. The Solar Industry Awards, presented by … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) SolarReserve Awarded Solar Industry Award For Excellence In Technology

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Mtoi to supply first wind energy pilot plant in Jordan for Nerc

The National research energy center has signed a contract with the Spanish company MTOI (owned by EL Sewedy Electric) for the supply and construction of the first pilot wind energy project along with the supply of a research laboratory in Shoubak Area with an installed power of 1.65 Mw as the first project for wind … Continue reading Mtoi to supply first wind energy pilot plant in Jordan for Nerc

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Liberty Interactive Corporation invests $300 million in Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has added Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty”) (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB, LVNTA, LVNTB) as an investor in Solana, the largest parabolic trough solar plant in the world. Solana, which is in its final testing phase, has a total … Continue reading Liberty Interactive Corporation invests $300 million in Abengoa

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Falling particles, the future for tower concentrated solar power (CSP) plants from Sandia Labs

Measurements of reflected solar irradiance is of great importance to industry, military, and government agencies to assess potential impacts of glint and glare from growing numbers of solar power installations around the world. In addition, this measurement technique can be used to monitor and maintain system performance for concentrating solar power applications. Concentrating solar power … Continue reading Falling particles, the future for tower concentrated solar power (CSP) plants from Sandia Labs

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Enel Green Power Inaugurates the New Geothermal Museum

One hundred years after the construction of the world’s first geothermal power plant in Larderello, EGP has inaugurated a museum dedicated to the development of geothermal power throughout history. discount cigars online The Geothermal Museum wasinaugurated yesterday morning at the Enel Green Power Village at Larderello in Tuscany, in the presence of the region's Environmental … Continue reading Enel Green Power Inaugurates the New Geothermal Museum

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Uzbekistan establishes International Solar Energy Institute

The institute was founded by the Uzbek Academy of Sciences and the Uzbekenergo State Joint-Stock Company, in accordance with the decree “On the measures on establishment of the International Solar Energy Institute” issued by the Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers on September 30. Under the decree, the Academy of Sciences will hold a 51 percent in … Continue reading Uzbekistan establishes International Solar Energy Institute

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EU offshore wind energy industry needs regulatory stability

Between € 90 billion and € 123 billion are needed by the European offshore wind energy industry to meet its 2020 target of 40 GW. Yet the main obstacle to development is not the availability of the funding but the regulatory instability freezing the industry, a new report will show. Regulatory stability and a post-2020 … Continue reading EU offshore wind energy industry needs regulatory stability

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Offshore Wind Power: AREVA, Entrepose Projets and Four

AREVA (Paris:AREVA), Entrepose Projets, a subsidiary of Entrepose Contracting, and Fouré Lagadec have signed an industrial partnership agreement for the manufacturing of AREVA’s offshore turbine masts destined for the future wind farms in France and in the south of United Kingdom.   Already selected in 2012 for the Saint-Brieuc bay offshore park, AREVA is currently … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power: AREVA, Entrepose Projets and Four

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IPCC: fossil fuels must remain in ground to avoid climate catastrophe

Significant, concerted action is now required to stop the continued growth of toxic greenhouse gases caused by burning fossil fuels, says the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global warming. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases have increased to levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years, … Continue reading IPCC: fossil fuels must remain in ground to avoid climate catastrophe

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If you want more wind energy, build more transmission

Transmission construction in the U.S. began a downward trend in the mid-1980’s after the electric power industry stopped building massive coal and nuclear plants. This trend continued through the 1990’s due to congressional requirements that electric utilities separate their transmission and generation functions. Fortunately, it has reversed itself as a result of the growing wind … Continue reading If you want more wind energy, build more transmission

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