Spain’s Acciona sent to first loss by state energy reforms

The Spanish government’s cuts to renewable energy subsidies have been particularly harsh on mature wind power assets such as those owned by Acciona, which made a net profit of 189 million euros ($258.3 million) in 2012. Acciona said that new regulation had a direct negative impact of 257 million euros on accounts and wiped 1.68 … Continue reading Spain’s Acciona sent to first loss by state energy reforms

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GE Announces Global Wind Turbine Repair Innovation Lab in Albany, NY

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the opening of its Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab at the site of GE’s Power Generation Repair Technology Center in Albany, N.Y. The center marks an investment in GE’s presence in the Capital Region and expansion of the local renewable energy team’s facilities. The facility is equipped with … Continue reading GE Announces Global Wind Turbine Repair Innovation Lab in Albany, NY

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University and state work to make Delaware friendlier for electric vehicles

The university and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to build charging stations for electric vehicles across the state. The university and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have recently begun work on a project to create a new infrastructure of electric vehicle charging stations … Continue reading University and state work to make Delaware friendlier for electric vehicles

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GE says Japan has more potential to harness wind energy

General Electric considers Japan ripe for new investment in wind power as the resource-poor country diversifies energy supply in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three years ago. To that end, GE has developed a 2.85-megawatt turbine for Japan that can withstand conditions unique to the Asian country. It can survive typhoon-strength winds, … Continue reading GE says Japan has more potential to harness wind energy

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DONG Energy installs first foundation at 210 MW offshore wind farm

The first monopile foundation was installed by GeoSea Innovation, one of the largest installation vessels in the world.  The Innovation carried out the first five foundations to the site from the load out port in Aalborg, Denmark. The monopiles – which have a diameter of 6.5 metres and a weight of up to 800 tons … Continue reading DONG Energy installs first foundation at 210 MW offshore wind farm

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One thousand European cities call for 30% renewables target

Over 1000 European cities have written a joint letter to European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to call for a 30% renewable energy target for 2030, alongside a 40% energy efficiency target. On 22 January, the European Commission proposed a 40% greenhouse gas reduction target and a 27% renewable energy target that is non-binding at … Continue reading One thousand European cities call for 30% renewables target

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Wind workers come to Capitol Hill to discuss wind power

Wind power’s growth continues to support tens of thousands of American jobs, attract billions of dollars for local economies, and reduce consumers’ electric bills. Americans employed in the land-based, distributed, and offshore sectors of the wind energy industry are on Capitol Hill this week for “Wind Week,” to discuss the economic benefits of wind energy in … Continue reading Wind workers come to Capitol Hill to discuss wind power

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New jobs on “Route 66,” Siemens scores a major order, wind turbines more durable

In addition to AWEA’s Wind Power on Capitol Hill, today we have a trio of good news stories to check out. First Wind’s Route 66 project is creating good jobs and tax revenues, a Kansas Siemens facility receives a whopping order, and wind turbines pass the durability test. First Wind is a U.S. based renewable … Continue reading New jobs on “Route 66,” Siemens scores a major order, wind turbines more durable

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Offshore wind turbines can tame hurricanes, study finds

Billions of dollars in U.S. damage from mega-storms Katrina and Sandy might have been avoided with a perhaps surprising device – wind turbines. That’s the finding of a ground-breaking study today that says mammoth offshore wind farms can tame hurricanes rather than be destroyed by them. It says a phalanx of tens of thousands of … Continue reading Offshore wind turbines can tame hurricanes, study finds

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Tata Power concludes acquisition of 39.2MW wind farm in Gujarat

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, has completed acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in AES Saurashtra Windfarms (ASW), the erstwhile 100 percent subsidiary of AES Corporation. ASW owns and operates a 39.2MW wind farm near Dwarka in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. The … Continue reading Tata Power concludes acquisition of 39.2MW wind farm in Gujarat

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Renewable energy in Brazil

EGP CEO Francesco Starace spoke at the opening ceremony of the 15th edition of Energy Resources Management Masters organised by Safe. The event centred on renewable energy in Brazil. ‘Brazil, alongside Mexico, is the most promising market for development in Latin America. Enel Green Power is participating in the country’s energy development through serious and … Continue reading Renewable energy in Brazil

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Turning Up the Heat on Advanced Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Components

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology providers need to improve system efficiency and reduce costs to compete with flat-panel PV. Advanced components and thermal energy storage can bring CSP back to the forefront of the solar industry for utility-scale, stand-alone power applications. The opening of the Ivanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant has brought renewed interest … Continue reading Turning Up the Heat on Advanced Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Components

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California, Florida, Washington Have Electric Vehicles Sales

Los Angeles continues to lead the nation in the number of electric vehicle sales, but Atlanta showed the greatest growth surge in the fourth quarter of last year, with sales up 52 percent from the third quarter. ChargePoint released a list of the Top 10 Regions with the largest growth of electric vehicle sales, with … Continue reading California, Florida, Washington Have Electric Vehicles Sales

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