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Quality of research on wind energy published in the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

In the past two years, an obscure allegedly “peer reviewed” research journal, the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, has published a series of papers by authors who have anti-windfarm track records. The Bulletin has appeared erratically over the past few years. It was indexed between 1981-1995 by the Web of Science, the international scientific … Continue reading Quality of research on wind energy published in the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

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Lithium air batteries could give electric vehicles the range expected

IBM started the Battery 500 project in 2009 to explore the science of lithium air batteries, which hold the possibility of powering an electric car for 500 miles on a single charge. The project was developed out of the Almaden Institute, a forum that brings together thinkers from academia, government, industry, research labs and the … Continue reading Lithium air batteries could give electric vehicles the range expected

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Busting the myths around electric vehicles

Here Josey Wardle, project manager at Charge your Car debunks some of the myths around electric vehicles. Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly seen as a viable, everyday mode of transport, offering many benefits to businesses and individuals alike, and not just the realm of the tech savvy and environmentally aware. However, despite the clear benefits, there are … Continue reading Busting the myths around electric vehicles

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Wind energy: Extending PTC ‘should be no-brainer’

In a brief and to-the-point editorial Monday, the Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune called on Congress to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) beyond its scheduled expiration Dec. 31. Said the Times-Tribune in part, “The credit is a low-cost job generator that also diversifies the nation’s energy portfolio while improving air quality. Its renewal … Continue reading Wind energy: Extending PTC ‘should be no-brainer’

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Acciona will build one of Africa’s biggest Concentrating Solar Power plants

The Concentrating Solar Power plant will have a maximum installed capacity of 160MW, at an investment of around 500 million euro. Moroccan Government’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen) has selected a project led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, and made up of a number of companies including Spain’s TSK and Aires, as Preferred Bidder for the first … Continue reading Acciona will build one of Africa’s biggest Concentrating Solar Power plants

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CO2 emissions are harming oceans and threatening food supplies

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has long lobbied for a drastic reduction in the global CO2 emissions caused by fossil fuels and a rapid move towards a green economy based on wind power and other renewables. Part of this necessary transition, EWEA believes, is an end to subsidies for coal, oil gas and nuclear. … Continue reading CO2 emissions are harming oceans and threatening food supplies

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Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Awarded with the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power project

The consortium formed by Acwa Power International (Acwa Power), Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas (Aries) and TSK Energía y Plantas Industriales (TSK), has been preferred bidder with the first phase of the 500 MW solar project in Morocco. The Ouarzazate Phase 1 Project, a 160MW CSP plant to be built in the area of Ouarzazate, is … Continue reading Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Awarded with the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power project

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RES Energy is set to construct a 48 MW wind farm in Turkey

UK-based RES Energy is set to construct a 48 megawatts (MW) wind energy plant in the Black Sea province of Samsun, part of a company goal to increase its wind capacity inside Turkey by between 50 and 100 MW per annum. Construction for the planned plant in Samsun’s Havza is to begin by mid-2014 and … Continue reading RES Energy is set to construct a 48 MW wind farm in Turkey

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Government urged to back €8bn Anglo-Irish wind energy link

Ambitious plans to connect the UK’s grid to a new fleet of wind farms in Ireland could be put at risk if the British and Irish governments do not send a clear signal this autumn that they support the concept of importing and exporting renewable power between the two countries. Ministers from both countries announced … Continue reading Government urged to back €8bn Anglo-Irish wind energy link

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Wind and Solar Join Forces to Enhance Canada’s Two Largest Renewable Energy Events

Canada now has about 5,700 megawatts (MW) of installed wind-generating capacity. Wind energy installations now exist in every province. Last year was a record year for the wind industry in Canada, with approximately 1,300 MW of new capacity installed, the most to be installed in Canada in a single year. Many in the industry predict … Continue reading Wind and Solar Join Forces to Enhance Canada’s Two Largest Renewable Energy Events

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Hatch is a key player in Alberta’s wind energy generation

An article in the September 2012 issue of enerG magazine on wind power in the Canadian province of Alberta focused on Hatch’s involvement with Suncor’s 88-MW Wintering Hills project, located in southern Alberta. Wintering Hills is the largest wind power project in the province and Hatch’s fifth wind project in Alberta, after Taber, Chin Chute, … Continue reading Hatch is a key player in Alberta’s wind energy generation

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Panasonic to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota

With growing environmental concerns and escalating oil prices, demand for rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles is expected to grow rapidly. Panasonic is building up its battery business to meet such demand. The company is already supplying nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for hybrid electric vehicles to a growing number of automotive manufactuers around the world, as … Continue reading Panasonic to Supply Lithium-ion Batteries for Toyota

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National Plug In Day promotes electric vehicles

According to the Department of Energy’s website, there are more than 4,400 charging stations nationwide. Sunday is National Plug In Day and more than 50 cities across the country are celebrating electric vehicles. “I saw this car and I just I just had to have it,” David Aubuchon said. Aubuchon is talking about his Tesla … Continue reading National Plug In Day promotes electric vehicles

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Wind energy has made impressive gains

In an editorial, the Register-Guard observed, “Wind turbines that barely existed a decade ago now speck the horizon on either side of the Columbia. Wind companies have invested more than $4.5 billion in Oregon, generating 3,000 jobs, providing millions in tax revenues for state and local governments and helping ranchers, farmers and rural communities survive … Continue reading Wind energy has made impressive gains

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Morocco selects Saudi-led group for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

A group led by Saudi International Company for Water and Power (ACWA) has won a $1-billion contract to build a 160-megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power plant south of Morocco, which hopes to be a key exporter of clean Mustafa Bakkoury, who heads the state’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen), made the announcement at a news conference. … Continue reading Morocco selects Saudi-led group for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

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Renewable Energy for Military Applications

Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic Energy, Biofuels and Synfuels, Fuel Cells, Microgrids, Smart Meters, and Energy Efficiency: U.S. Market Analysis and Forecasts. As the largest single consumer of energy in the world, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is one of the most important drivers for the cleantech market today. The DOD has developed a … Continue reading Renewable Energy for Military Applications

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US’s biggest ever wind farm comes online

US-based Caithness Energy has opened its 845MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon. Derrel Grant, vice president of development at Caithness Energy, said, ‘Caithness Shepherds Flat is a prime example of smart energy – energy that simultaneously bolsters the economy, creates American jobs, and enhances our environment for future generations. ‘By utilising domestic renewable energy, … Continue reading US’s biggest ever wind farm comes online

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Wind Energy Industry: Wind Turbines Power Down Energy Prices

“When the wind turbine is built and is available, it runs. And when it runs, that generally means that natural gas-fired or coal-fired plants do not run, so it puts downward pressure on prices.” Home and business energy costs have been falling in the Midwest, and the wind industry is claiming partial credit. Bob Fagen … Continue reading Wind Energy Industry: Wind Turbines Power Down Energy Prices

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German Solar Power Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone

German solar installations make up more than the rest of Europe combined. Germany installed roughly 320 MWp of solar power in August, according to initial reports. This addition has bumped Germany past 30 GWp, the first country in the world to reach this level of photovoltaic capacity. Germany Trade & Investindustry experts will share the … Continue reading German Solar Power Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone

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