Vestas December wind power orders hit monthly record in rush for U.S. tax credits

Vestas Wind Systems has received its highest ever monthly total of orders in December as wind farm developers in the United States rushed to meet a year-end deadline to qualify for a tax credit. The Danish company booked orders for capacity of 1,346 megawatts (MW) in December and is set for its second-best sales ever … Continue reading Vestas December wind power orders hit monthly record in rush for U.S. tax credits

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Enel Green Power signs 100 million euro loan with Ekf for wind power farms in Chile

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power International B.V. (“EGPI”), has signed a 100 million euros loan agreement with EKF, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency and Citi, the latter as sole lead arranger and agent. The loan is guaranteed by EGP. The 12-year term loan will be used to cover part … Continue reading Enel Green Power signs 100 million euro loan with Ekf for wind power farms in Chile

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Wind energy: Vestas signs first wind turbines order for V110-2.0 MW in Europe

40 MW wind farm in Poland is first to deploy Vestas’ V110-2.0 MW wind turbine in Europe. Located in the Gdansk region of northern Poland, the Ostazewo project includes delivery, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, which is expected to occur during the fourth quarter of 2014. The project also includes a 15-year Active Output … Continue reading Wind energy: Vestas signs first wind turbines order for V110-2.0 MW in Europe

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Spain meets 1.8% of electricity demand with concentrated solar power (CSP) in 2013

This is an increase on the 4.3% of demand that the nation met with photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) together in 2012. Spain’s grid operator has released provisional figures for 2013, finding that the nation met 3.1% of its electricity demand with solar photovoltaics (PV), and another 1.3% with concentrating solar power (CSP). … Continue reading Spain meets 1.8% of electricity demand with concentrated solar power (CSP) in 2013

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Ambassador highlights Colombia

Colombia has large untapped hydro and wind power potential that can not only meet its entire energy requirements but also supply sustainable energy to many of its neighbors in South and Central America, according to Roberto Vélez, Ambassador of Colombia to the UAE. Roberto Vélez’s remarks came during a lecture titled ‘Colombia – a growing … Continue reading Ambassador highlights Colombia

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DECC consent granted for Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm planning variations

The application made in September 2013 by Dudgeon Offshore Wind to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to vary the offshore planning consent for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm has now been approved. The original planning consent was granted in 2012. These variations were requested following a review of the design of the … Continue reading DECC consent granted for Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm planning variations

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Utilities Must Shift Their Business Models to Meet Changing Market Conditions

Recent market changes have placed new pressures upon the traditional business models of power utilities.  The rise of distributed generation is forcing utilities to account for more volatile and intermittent energy sources even as stricter regulations on energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions force them to turn toward cleaner, more costly forms of generation. The … Continue reading Utilities Must Shift Their Business Models to Meet Changing Market Conditions

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Gamesa reinforces its presence in the US: framework agreement for the supply of up to 450 MW to EDPR

Gamesa will install up to 225 G114-2.0 MW wind turbines for EDP Renovaveis. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a framework agreement with EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) for the supply of up to 450 MW through 2016 in the US. Under terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply up to 225 of … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its presence in the US: framework agreement for the supply of up to 450 MW to EDPR

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Thanks To Congress, 2014 Will Bring Uncertainty For The Wind Energy Industry

The U.S. House of Representatives has already gone on vacation back to their districts and the Senate effectively adjourned for 2013 on Friday, meaning that the one-year extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) will expire on January 1, 2014. The PTC is a $0.022 per kilowatt-hour tax credit on the power that new … Continue reading Thanks To Congress, 2014 Will Bring Uncertainty For The Wind Energy Industry

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9 Reasons Why 2013 Was Not The Best Year In Human History

If you’ve been paying attention to the state of the world’s climate, you may have been shocked to read that 2013 was the best year in human history. It wasn’t. In 2013, enough fossil fuels were burned so that carbon pollution levels hit the milestone of 400 parts per million. Scientists confirmed, again, that this … Continue reading 9 Reasons Why 2013 Was Not The Best Year In Human History

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What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn

While coal, oil, and gas are an integral part of everyday life around the world, 2013 brought a stark reminder of the inherent risk that comes with a fossil-fuel dependent world, with numerous pipeline spills, explosions, derailments, landslides, and the death of 20 coal miners in the U.S. alone. Despite all this, our addiction to … Continue reading What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn

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13 Major Renewable Energy Breakthroughs Of 2013

While the news about climate change seems to get worse every day, the rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of clean energy is the true bright spot in the march toward a zero-carbon future. 2013 had more clean energy milestones than we could fit on one page, but here are thirteen of the … Continue reading 13 Major Renewable Energy Breakthroughs Of 2013

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India’s wind energy: Mytrah Energy adds 150 MW wind power capacity in 3 State

Mytrah Energy Ltd has added wind power generation capacity of about 150 MW in three southern States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This has increased its installed wind power generation capacity from 309.9 MW to 459.9 MW. The wind power generation company based in Hyderabad and listed on the Alternative Investment Market of … Continue reading India’s wind energy: Mytrah Energy adds 150 MW wind power capacity in 3 State

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GD Power Development Wins Approval for 250 MW Offshore Wind Farm in China

GD Power Development Co. (600795), a Chinese electricity generator and distributor, said its unit secured approval for a 250-megawatt offshore wind farm in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang. GD Power Development Co., a subsidiary of China’s state-owned power giant China Guodian Corp., said on Saturday that its net profit jumped 110.21 percent from one year … Continue reading GD Power Development Wins Approval for 250 MW Offshore Wind Farm in China

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