Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

In 2015, the climate and development agendas crossed paths with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and the Paris Agreement. While climate change touches all facets of development, perhaps the most direct link is made through SDG 7 which calls for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all … Continue reading Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

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Ceará can supply wind wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power throughout Brazil

According to the Atlas of solar and wind power potential of Ceará, the state could generate 94.3 GW, including wind energy, solar thermal and photovoltaic. Pioneer in stimulating wind turbines generation in Brazil, Ceará is about to launch its first hybrid solar and wind energy atlas. The study brings an integrated analysis of resources and … Continue reading Ceará can supply wind wind energy, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power throughout Brazil

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Italo-Belgian group will build in Caucaia first offshore wind energy plant in Brazil

A first offshore wind power plant (within the sea) of Brazil will be built in Águas do Atlântico, in Caucaia, in the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza. Information was transmitted by Governor Camilo Santana during the time that he had been offered by Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Ceará (Fiec). The governor revealed that he … Continue reading Italo-Belgian group will build in Caucaia first offshore wind energy plant in Brazil

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AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Energy Projects

This weekend represents the one-year anniversary of a record-breaking auction for three lease areas offshore wind power the coast of Massachusetts. Rights to develop the three lease areas sold for a combined $405 million, with winning bids coming from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor, and Vineyard Wind. “Last year’s auction results erased any doubts that harnessing … Continue reading AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Energy Projects

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Wind energy overtakes lignite as Germany’s primary power source for the first time in 2019

Wind power will be Germany’s most important power source in 2019, overtaking lignite for the first time, said the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). With 118 terawatt hours (TWh), wind also reached a new record in total electricity production. The sector earned this record because it has “repeatedly demonstrated its innovative strength and entrepreneurial spirit … Continue reading Wind energy overtakes lignite as Germany’s primary power source for the first time in 2019

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Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

Electric car batteries have a significantly lower impact on the climate than what was previously assumed, a new study shows. The greatest part of an electric car’s CO2 footprint comes from the manufacturing of its batteries, the climate impact of which has long been subject to discussion. In 2017, a report from the IVL Swedish … Continue reading Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

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Wind power industry calls for additional 7 GW of wind energy to be installed in Thailand by 2037

The prospects for wind energy are promising in Thailand, which has the technical potential for onshore wind capacity of 13-17 GW. New regulation must be put in place to pave the way for the energy transition in Thailand and address issues that will challenge project development such as clear and ambitious targets, supportive and transparent … Continue reading Wind power industry calls for additional 7 GW of wind energy to be installed in Thailand by 2037

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GWEC and OLADE team-up to drive the wind energy transition in Latin America

The Global Wind Energy Council and OLADE, the Latin American Energy Organisation, have signed a MoU to cooperate on accelerating the development of renewable energy in Latin America by addressing key challenges to the region’s energy transition. GWEC Market Intelligence sees Latin America as one of the regions globally with the highest potential for wind … Continue reading GWEC and OLADE team-up to drive the wind energy transition in Latin America

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Nordex now manufacturing Delta4000 wind turbines in La Vall d’Uixó plant in Spain

Nordex started producing wind turbines of the Delta4000 series at its factory in La Vall d’Uixó, Spain. After the German production facility in Rostock this is the second plant in Europe manufacturing wind turbines from the Nordex platform. On 12 December the first nacelle for an N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbine left the production facility for the … Continue reading Nordex now manufacturing Delta4000 wind turbines in La Vall d’Uixó plant in Spain

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Slovenia plans EUR 65 million investment in wind energy

Slovenia’s power utility Dravske Elektrarne Maribor (DEM) plans to invest EUR 65 million in three wind farms – Ojstrica, Paški Kozjak, and Rogatec. The installed capacity of the wind farms would be 46 MW with an expected output of 122 GWh per annum. Currently, Slovenia has only two wind turbines, with the production of 6 … Continue reading Slovenia plans EUR 65 million investment in wind energy

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U.S. wind energy, Vestas’ wind turbines for 224 MW wind farm

Vestas has received an order for 224 MW of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines for a wind power project in the U.S. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin in the … Continue reading U.S. wind energy, Vestas’ wind turbines for 224 MW wind farm

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American Wind Energy Association hires Stacey Kerans as Senior Director of Communications

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the hire of Stacey Kerans as Senior Director of Communications.  She will lead all strategic integrated communications efforts and oversee the day to day communications operations for AWEA. Kerans bring more than 20 years of experience in consumer brand marketing and corporate communications.  Most recently, she led … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association hires Stacey Kerans as Senior Director of Communications

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Welcome to the future of wind energy: Siemens Gamesa to deploy powerful next generation platform in Sweden by 2021

Landmark order for the 231 MW Skaftåsen project in Sweden brings to market the most powerful geared onshore wind turbine. Siemens Gamesa is launching a new era for wind power with a deal to supply the most powerful geared onshore wind turbine ever, the SG 5.8-155 wind turbine. The first of the 35 units, all … Continue reading Welcome to the future of wind energy: Siemens Gamesa to deploy powerful next generation platform in Sweden by 2021

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Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

Protermosolar joins the Ibero-American commitment to promote clean renewable energy at COP25. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar: «The union of these 12 associations will allow sharing experiences and good practices on energy technologies and policies to accelerate renewable deployment in Latin America». Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, has … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

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Mortenson will build 750 MW of wind energy in Wyoming

Mortenson has been selected by partner Rocky Mountain Power to construct the TB Flats I & II Wind Energy Project and the Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The two projects are 20 miles apart and will have a combined wind energy capacity of 750 MW. “TB Flats I & II and … Continue reading Mortenson will build 750 MW of wind energy in Wyoming

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Wind energy expansion and birds of prey

As a carbon-free energy source, wind power is a leading climate change solution. And that’s important to countless species threatened by a warming planet. For example, the National Audubon Society finds two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction due to climate change. Wind also helps cut smog-creating air pollution from sulfur dioxides … Continue reading Wind energy expansion and birds of prey

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Galicia has 4,700 megawatts of wind power

Galicia has 4,700 megawatts of wind power prepared for exploitation, an amount that could cover 70 percent of the current electricity demand in the Community. According to the Galician Wind Energy Association (EGA), the energy generated by the wind turbines is 3,614 megawatts of power. However, the data of the Spanish Electricity Network (REE) ensures … Continue reading Galicia has 4,700 megawatts of wind power

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EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

In detail, the project consists of 31 wind turbines of two different unit size (2 MW and 3.6 MW). Each wind farm is connected to the medium voltage (MV) network. Electrical equipment such as internal array cabling, transformers (LV/MV) and civil works (foundations, access and internal roads) are included in the scope of the project. The … Continue reading EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

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Wind energy generated 32.7% of electricity in November in Spain

Renewable energy covered 48.6% of electricity demand in November in Spain, wind power generated 32.7%, solar thermal 0.4% and photovoltaic 2.3%. The demand for national electricity in November is estimated at 21,966 GWh, 0.4% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are … Continue reading Wind energy generated 32.7% of electricity in November in Spain

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Replace Andorra’s thermal coal with wind energy, solar and storage

The proposed project for the Andorra coal plant has an investment of more than 1,487 million euros. Of the 1,725 ??MW of renewable energy, 1,585 MW will correspond to what will be the largest solar power plant under construction in Europe, 139 MW will be wind power and the project will have a large-scale storage … Continue reading Replace Andorra’s thermal coal with wind energy, solar and storage

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