One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

Businesses working in the Scottish renewable energy sector are anticipating a sixth of their workforce will be lost within the next 12 months, a new industry survey has shown. Scottish Renewables polled its members on employment levels and confidence over the next year, with respondents predicting an average decrease in full-time equivalent posts in Scotland … Continue reading One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

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E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

E.ON North America announced its Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 megawatt (MW) short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology. The Texas Waves projects will be the second and third grid connected lithium-ion … Continue reading E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

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Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

Westar Energy has completed the 280MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas. The project, which is located near Spearville in Ford county, features 122 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Westar will own and operate the wind farm, which was developed by Infinity Wind and built by Mortenson Construction. About 200 temporary jobs were created during construction … Continue reading Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

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AWEA statement on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy: “Secretary Perry’s leadership on wind energy infrastructure as governor of Texas helped attract tens of billions of dollars in private investment to rural communities, and create over 25,000 wind jobs in … Continue reading AWEA statement on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy

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Acciona builds the first renewable project in Mexico following electric power auctions

ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of 221 million dollars (210 million euros at current exchange). It is the first renewable energy project resulting from the electric power … Continue reading Acciona builds the first renewable project in Mexico following electric power auctions

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Vestas announces President and Group Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific Sales Business Unit

To strengthen Vestas’ presence and market position in strategic and emerging markets in Asia-Pacific and China, Vestas announced last week that the current SBU APC will be re-organised into two new SBUs for the region per 1 April 2017: SBU CHI, covering China and Mongolia and SBU ASP, covering all other Asia-Pacific countries, including India. … Continue reading Vestas announces President and Group Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific Sales Business Unit

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India has installed capacity of 28 GW of wind energy

India’s wind energy sector is the fourth largest in the world. In an important milestone for India’s journey towards 24×7 power for all based on green energy, ABB India on Thursday said it has surpassed the 4.5GW mark with the delivery of over 2,000 wind power generators across the country. Currently, India has installed capacity … Continue reading India has installed capacity of 28 GW of wind energy

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Senvion wins major contract in the UK with Banks Renewables

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded contracts with Banks Renewables for the supply and installation of 47 turbines for three wind farm projects totalling 151 megawatts (MW). Senvion has also signed 20 year operations and maintenance contracts for all three projects.   Senvion will supply 26 of its 3.4M104 turbines for … Continue reading Senvion wins major contract in the UK with Banks Renewables

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Navacel transports towers for Hywind?

Navacel has started loading five towers that will be part of the wind turbine structures of Statoil’s floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland Pilot Park in the UK. The shipment will depart Navacel‘s facilities in the Port of Bilbao and will be transported to the assembly area in Stord Base, Norway. The towers, manufactured by Navacel, … Continue reading Navacel transports towers for Hywind?

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Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Expanding company 3sun Group has secured the contract for pre-assembly of the 56 turbine towers for the £1.5billion Galloper Offshore Wind Farm in its home town. The specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry won the contract with turbine manufacturer Siemens against strong international competition. Forty of the Great Yarmouth-based company’s … Continue reading Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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Japan accelerates wind energy development

With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan’s installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms. Japan is set to add 300 megawatts of wind capacity … Continue reading Japan accelerates wind energy development

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Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

Member States proposed to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to take excess carbon permits out of the market from 2019 onwards. The rate at which it will take permits out of the market would be doubled. And permits stored in the reserve would be cancelled if a certain threshold is reached. The … Continue reading Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

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DEME orders next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’

‘Orion’ will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology. The vessel will be built at COSCO in China and is set to be delivered in 2019. ‘Orion’ will be deployed by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, to service … Continue reading DEME orders next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’

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Nordex closes 2016 in line with guidance

On the basis of its provisional consolidated financial statements for 2016, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) achieved its targets. Sales climbed by 40% to EUR 3.4 billion, including sales of EUR 726 million contributed by the new subsidiary Acciona Windpower (AWP), which was consolidated from 1 April 2016 following the acquisition. The main sales driver … Continue reading Nordex closes 2016 in line with guidance

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