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Solar power and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

Renewable energies such as wind, sun and biogas are set to become increasingly important in generating electricity. If increasing numbers of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems feed electrical energy into the grid, it becomes denser – and more distributed. Therefore, instead of a small number of large power plants, it links a larger number of … Continue reading Solar power and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

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Gamesa wind energy listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Gamesa is listed on other sustainability indexes, including the FTSE4Good, Ethibel Sustainability Index and Global Challenges Index, among other indexes. For a sixth consecutive year, Gamesa is listed on Dow Jones’ global sustainability index (Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, or DJSI World), which tracks the world’s leading corporations in sustainability best practices based on economic, … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

In the wake of floods and earthquakes in Japan back in 2011, the worst disaster that ensued was that of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Since then, there has been a mounting pressure on the Japanese government to cut down its reliance on nuclear power plants and look to alternate modes of power production. Although … Continue reading Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

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Vestas nets 24 MW deal for italian wind farm

Fri-El Green Power S.p.A will be the first customer on the Italian market to install the V112-3.0 MW wind turbine. In fact, eight V112-3.0 MW turbines will soon be producing clean energy at the Gorgoglione Guardia Perticara wind power plant, located in the Basilicata region, in Italy.   Eight V112-3.0 MW wind turbines will soon … Continue reading Vestas nets 24 MW deal for italian wind farm

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Alstom to provide 68 wind turbines for brazilian wind farm

Alstom Renewable Power has signed a letter of intent with Casa dos Ventos, one of the largest Brazilian wind power generation developers, to provide wind turbines for new farms in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (northeastern Brazil).   Under this €230 million agreement, Alstom will supply 68 wind ECO 122 wind turbines and … Continue reading Alstom to provide 68 wind turbines for brazilian wind farm

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Wind Energy Update: Offshore wind health and safety grows by 534%

The European offshore wind industry is growing exponentially. In the first half of 2012 alone offshore wind power was up 50% on the previous year; 523.2 MW compared to 348.1 MW. EWEA predict that 2012 will be the best ever year for the industry. Along with this installed capacity, 13 offshore wind farms were in … Continue reading Wind Energy Update: Offshore wind health and safety grows by 534%

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New “Golden age of gas” could stop efforts to avoid climate change

In Berne, the chief economist for the International Energy Agency (IEA) was reported as saying a new “golden age of gas” could thwart international efforts to mitigate climate change as governments dealing with the ongoing economic crisis consider switching to the cheaper fossil fuel. In London, the chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change … Continue reading New “Golden age of gas” could stop efforts to avoid climate change

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EU Energy Ministers must recognise benefits of 2030 Renewable Energy Targets

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) warned Ministers meeting on Monday at the informal Energy Council in Nicosia that their credibility was at risk if they debated future renewable energy policy without considering a new EU Renewable Energy target for 2030. EWEA understands that the agenda of the Cypriot Presidency includes a discussion on the … Continue reading EU Energy Ministers must recognise benefits of 2030 Renewable Energy Targets

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Danish research test center for large wind turbines

The new Danish research test center for large wind turbines, located in Østerild, Denmark, is signaled with Obelux LED high-intensity aviation obstruction lights. The test center comprises seven wind turbines up to 250 meters in height and two 250-meter-high light masts. These two light masts are equipped with Obelux LED high-intensity lights, first time in … Continue reading Danish research test center for large wind turbines

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Studies reveal 85% of consumers want more wind energy

This data is drawn from two global surveys: the Global Consumer Wind Study 2012 (GCWS), an annual survey produced by TNS Gallup, about consumers’ preferences for renewable energy, and the Corporate Renewable Energy Index Report 2012 (CREX), an index of companies that use renewable energy voluntarily, prepared by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The CREX study … Continue reading Studies reveal 85% of consumers want more wind energy

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Ford reducing rare earth metal use in 2013 electric cars

Most of the reduction comes from switching away from Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) batteries to lithium–ion. New projected 47-mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid and EPA-certified 47-mpg C-MAX Hybrid feature lighter, more efficient, more powerful lithium-ion batteries that are expected to reduce Ford’s use of expensive, rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds annually. Dysprosium, the most expensive … Continue reading Ford reducing rare earth metal use in 2013 electric cars

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Japan Solar Power sector analysis

Japan has been involved in solar power development since the early 1990s when the country installed its first solar power plant. It has already become one of the top countries for total solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed and its companies are leading manufacturers of PV solar panels. Comparing to the installed generation capacity of Solar … Continue reading Japan Solar Power sector analysis

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Goldwind to Supply Panama Wind Farm With Wind Turbines

Goldwind will supply and install its 2.5-megawatt wind turbines at the Penonome wind farm in Cocle province, the turbine maker’s U.S. subsidiary said. The company didn’t give a price or size of the project, which it said will be the largest in Central America.     Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. (2208), China’s largest … Continue reading Goldwind to Supply Panama Wind Farm With Wind Turbines

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Financing approved for Wind Farm in Grenada

The wind energy project seeks to reduce reliance on imported fossil fuel for electricity generation. This is a momentous step towards stabilizing electricity prices in Grenada and reducing its carbon footprint. Carriacou’s relative size in relation to the rest of the electricity grid in Grenada means that the effect on the overall grid will be … Continue reading Financing approved for Wind Farm in Grenada

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Offshore wind energy jobs central to ‘Blue Growth’

The ‘Blue Growth’ Communication includes offshore wind power as a key element of current and future economic activity around Europe’s coast, significantly contributing to Europe’s competitiveness and benefiting other industrial sectors. Today’s Communication by the European Commission shows clearly the potential for additional economic activity in Europe’s coastal waters and recognises the European Wind Energy … Continue reading Offshore wind energy jobs central to ‘Blue Growth’

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