Siemens to provide eight wind turbines for Klixbüll community wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein

Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for the community wind power plant Klixbüll in Schleswig-Holstein. Eight modern wind turbines with direct drive technology and a 3 megawatts (MW) capacity each will be installed at the onshore wind energy project close to the coast of the North Sea near the Danish border. The fully citizen-owned … Continue reading Siemens to provide eight wind turbines for Klixbüll community wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein

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Google self-driving electric cars promise to save lives, end traffic jams

If you’re uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google’s new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel. Google has been demonstrating its driverless technology for several years by retrofitting Toyotas, Lexuses and other cars with cameras and sensors. But … Continue reading Google self-driving electric cars promise to save lives, end traffic jams

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Wind’s carbon-cutting chops, bringing clean energy home, BOEM considers NY offshore development

This morning’s news roundup highlights wind’s proven ability to reduce CO2 emissions, a small business’s effort to get clean power into American homes, and a new opportunity for American offshore wind power. Wind power generated enough electricity in 2013 to avoid the equivalent emissions of 20 million cars, according to a new AWEA report. ThinkProgress: … Continue reading Wind’s carbon-cutting chops, bringing clean energy home, BOEM considers NY offshore development

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Two of the Largest Solar Energy Plants in South Africa Come Online

Two 75-megawatt (MW-DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) projects lead new energy era in South Africa. SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that two 75-megawatt (MW-DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have completed construction and are fully operational and successfully helping to power the Eskom South African … Continue reading Two of the Largest Solar Energy Plants in South Africa Come Online

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Ignacio Martín: “Gamesa is on the right track and boasts very promising prospects”

Today in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain) Gamesa held its Shareholders’ General Meeting, at second call, at which its stockholders ratified the company’s 2013 financial and management performance last year, among other motions. Ignacio Martín, Executive Chairman of Gamesa, briefly overviewed the company’s earnings performance in 2013, underscoring its enhanced profitability, having recorded a net profit of … Continue reading Ignacio Martín: “Gamesa is on the right track and boasts very promising prospects”

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Nissan has sold 50,000 electric vehicles Leafs in the US, 115,000 globally

When it comes to all-electric vehicles, did you realize that the Nissan Leaf is made right here in Rutherford County. Another interesting fact is that the 50,000th Leaf was just delivered to a family in Texas. Nissan is now the global leader in electric vehicle (EV) sales, plus it is the first all-electric model to … Continue reading Nissan has sold 50,000 electric vehicles Leafs in the US, 115,000 globally

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Wind Energy in 2013 was equivalent to taking 20 million cars off the road

Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, according to a new report. The report, published by the American Wind Energy Association, found that wind energy production in 2013 resulted in carbon emissions reductions of 126.8 … Continue reading Wind Energy in 2013 was equivalent to taking 20 million cars off the road

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Secrets of wind turbines revealed at CWIEME Berlin

Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin to reveal how permanent magnet generators can affordably be used to increase the durability of wind turbines. It’s a well-known principle of engineering that the more components in a mechanism, the more likely it is to break down. And … Continue reading Secrets of wind turbines revealed at CWIEME Berlin

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Is there life without Russian natural gas?

Political and economic events have always revolved around energy resources. Roughly speaking, gas and oil rule the world. In order to rectify this situation, the EU has been looking for new methods of energy production for decades. Economist Svetlana Lipin shared her views with Pravda.Ru regarding the current state of affairs in the field of … Continue reading Is there life without Russian natural gas?

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Wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy exceeded that provided by conventional hydropower

For the first time ever, during the first quarter of this year, electricity generated in the U.S. by non-hydro renewables (wind power, solar energy and geothermal energy) exceeded that provided by conventional hydropower. That is according to the SUN DAY Campaign’s new analysis of data in the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s … Continue reading Wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy exceeded that provided by conventional hydropower

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Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power

Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind’s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 percent. But the Danes are not stopping there—they are eyeing a goal of 50 percent wind by 2020, with most of the needed expansion coming from offshore wind farms. … Continue reading Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power

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Senate recesses without EXPIRE action, a Texas wind power story, standing up for Kansas renewables

The end of the holiday weekend brings more news on the EXPIRE Act’s progress, the story of how Texas became a world wind capital, and how Kansas is fighting – and winning – to keep their RPS strong. The EXPIRE Act, which includes a two-year extension of the PTC, was set aside for the Memorial … Continue reading Senate recesses without EXPIRE action, a Texas wind power story, standing up for Kansas renewables

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Wind energy is one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways states can meet carbon pollution rule for existing power plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its first-ever proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants on June 2. The good news is wind energy is already helping nearly every state make progress toward whatever reductions the EPA will require and is an affordable and reliable compliance option for further … Continue reading Wind energy is one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways states can meet carbon pollution rule for existing power plants

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Revolutionary Urban Wind Turbines

The Rotterdam based research and development company “The Archimedes” reveals that it has developed a totally new generation of wind turbines for domestic use. This wind turbine will gain much more energy out of the wind than current generation wind turbines. Additionally this so-called Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine hardly produces sound because of its … Continue reading Revolutionary Urban Wind Turbines

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Enercon to supply wind turbines to 90 MW Dutch wind farm

The wind power project will be made up of 12 Enercon E126 7.5MW wind turbines, which will be installed along the dyke across the Ijsselmeer lake, near Amsterdam. RWE broke ground on the project last week at an official ceremony and said that it intends to commission the project in 2017. Due to its location … Continue reading Enercon to supply wind turbines to 90 MW Dutch wind farm

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Myanmar is just seeing the tip of the iceberg for solar energy’s potential

Sunlabob Renewable Energy, the Laos-based rural renewable energy specialist, and Relitec, a Yangon-based sustainable energy company, finalized a partnership agreement to collaborate in addressing Myanmar’s growing demand for renewable energy. “This partnership is an important step for both Sunlabob and Relitec to provide high-quality renewable energy solutions to Myanmar, a country greatly in need of … Continue reading Myanmar is just seeing the tip of the iceberg for solar energy’s potential

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Nordex to install 62.7 MW wind farm in the Netherlands

Nordex secures order for Generation Delta in the Netherlands: The company will be installing the Delfzijl-Noord wind farm for its customer Eneco Wind BV from autumn 2014. A total of 19 strong-wind N100/3300 turbines are to be connected to the grid latest in March 2015, supplying 55,000 households with green electricity. The order, which was … Continue reading Nordex to install 62.7 MW wind farm in the Netherlands

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Why the Murdoch media hates renewable energy so much

Here is an admission. For more than two years, over two stints, I wrote a weekly column on green energy for The Australian newspaper, called Greenchip. It appeared prominently on the business pages, and on no occasion was I ever instructed by any editor to take a certain angle, and my copy was never changed … Continue reading Why the Murdoch media hates renewable energy so much

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