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Wind Farms of Ukraine to invest Hr 3 billion in wind energy projects by 2017

In addition to the construction of two wind farms in Crimea in 2013, the group is engaged in active design work in Mykolaiv and Odesa regions. The Wind Farms of Ukraine Group plans by 2017 to invest UAH 3 billion in projects to create wind farms, Wind Farms of Ukraine LLC Director General Vladyslav Yeremenko … Continue reading Wind Farms of Ukraine to invest Hr 3 billion in wind energy projects by 2017

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Caithness Shepherds Flat Wind Farm Commences Official Operations

Caithness Energy announced that its Shepherds Flat Wind Farm is operational and generating up to 845 Megawatts of clean wind energy. The company’s leaders, its project partners and government representatives gathered at the site today to mark the kick-off of operations. “This is a great day for Gilliam and Morrow counties, for Oregon, and for … Continue reading Caithness Shepherds Flat Wind Farm Commences Official Operations

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German wind turbine maker Fuhrländer files for bankruptcy

German wind turbine manufacturer Führlander has filed for bankruptcy protection at the District Court of Montabaur, citing liquidity problems due to late payments from customers. The company has been fighting market headwinds all year, cutting 70 staff and starting a restructuring program in February to focus on its core business activities. “All necessary steps” will … Continue reading German wind turbine maker Fuhrländer files for bankruptcy

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Spanish firms eye Brazil’s wind energy sector

Brazil’s main source of power is hydroelectric energy, which accounts for 78.7 percent of the country’s total installed capacity. That proportion, however, is expected to fall to 71.2 percent in 2016 due to economic, environmental and other factors, Hermes Chipp, president of the Brazilian Power System Operator, or ONS, said Thursday during a lunch with … Continue reading Spanish firms eye Brazil’s wind energy sector

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Supply Chain Challenges for Lithium Future

Although the current dominant battery type for hybrid electric vehicles is nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion battery technology is considered by many to be the “power source of choice for sustainable transport,” says Ona Egbue, a doctoral student in engineering management. As demand increases for lithium, the essential element in batteries for everything from cameras to … Continue reading Supply Chain Challenges for Lithium Future

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New study recommends mass adoption of electric vehicles

California will need mass consumer adoption of electric vehicles to meet its long-term energy and environmental goals and to improve its economy. In the past few years, major automakers have begun marketing electric vehicles, introducing a range of cars and trucks that can “plug in” to the grid for electricity to power the engine, either … Continue reading New study recommends mass adoption of electric vehicles

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Last year, €12.6 billion was invested in wind energy in the EU

Last year, €12.6 billion was invested in wind energy in the EU. Nevertheless there seem to be some challenges ahead for this sector since the continuing European sovereign debt crisis is likely to negatively affect future growth, as some countries across Europe begin to see investment and subsidies for further development in renewable energy reduced. … Continue reading Last year, €12.6 billion was invested in wind energy in the EU

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Wind energy in Chile: Wind farm project was submitted by E-CL

The Ministry of the Environment has to validate the company’s initiative which is currently processing its participation in the international carbon bonds market with the United Nations. The wind power project consists of the operation of three wind farms near Calama which involves a total investment of US$685 million and an installed capacity of 309.5 … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile: Wind farm project was submitted by E-CL

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REpower and WSB sign 45 MW wind energy contract for Poland

Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems SE and WSB Neue Energien GmbH signed a contract for the delivery and construction of 22 REpower MM92 wind turbines. The wind turbines, each with a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW), are intended for the Taczalin project near Legnica in the Polish province of Lower Silesia. Construction and commissioning … Continue reading REpower and WSB sign 45 MW wind energy contract for Poland

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Wind energy in Kenya: Loan for Ngong Hills Wind Farm

Finance Minister Njeru Githae yesterday signed a €6 million state-to-state zero interest credit agreement with Belgium and a €6.4 million concessional credit agreement with the KBC Bank of Belgium for part financing of the wind power project. The Treasury has entered into €12.4 million (Sh1.4 billion) loan agreements to finance the second phase of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Kenya: Loan for Ngong Hills Wind Farm

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Electric Drive Transportation Association Responds to CBO Report on Federal Tax Credits for Electric Vehicle Purchases

“The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report ‘Effects of Federal Tax Credits for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles’ can be another useful contribution to the conversation on the benefit of investment in electric drive. It is important to highlight, however, some of the report’s acknowledged limitations. In evaluating the effectiveness of the credit, the report provides … Continue reading Electric Drive Transportation Association Responds to CBO Report on Federal Tax Credits for Electric Vehicle Purchases

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Solar Power Lights up Future for Mongolian Herders

Thanks to the National 100,000 Solar Ger Electrification Program, over half a million men, women and children, covering half the rural population of Mongolia and 70 percent of herders, now have access to modern electricity. A new market for electronic appliances is helping boost the rural economy About a quarter of Mongolia’s 2.8 million people … Continue reading Solar Power Lights up Future for Mongolian Herders

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Smith Electric Vehicles to raise $77 mln in IPO

Smith Electric Vehicles plans to raise about $77 million in its initial public offering on Friday to support its business as a maker of medium duty, battery-powered commercial trucks aimed at replacing diesel fuel models. The Kansas City, Mo., company bills itself as the only vehicle manufacturer selling to major commercial fleets in the U.S. … Continue reading Smith Electric Vehicles to raise $77 mln in IPO

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Altair Nanotechnologies and EnerDel Sign Strategic MoU

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) and EnerDel, Inc., two leading providers of energy storage solutions, today announced that they have signed a strategic memorandum-of-understanding (MOU) to co-market and cross-sell each others’ product portfolios. Each company will now be able to offer a much broader line of lithium-ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) from individual cells and … Continue reading Altair Nanotechnologies and EnerDel Sign Strategic MoU

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National Chamber Network Says Tax Incentive is Critical to Boosting American Wind Energy Jobs and Innovation

“As leaders of our local business communities, we’ve seen firsthand the economic development benefits of wind energy,” said Jim Heeter, President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City (MO) Chamber of Commerce. “From Iowa and Kansas to South Dakota, Indiana, Texas and Ohio, wind energy is helping us attract new clean energy companies and capital, … Continue reading National Chamber Network Says Tax Incentive is Critical to Boosting American Wind Energy Jobs and Innovation

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EU: an internal energy market by 2014?

“The European wind industry strongly supports the creation of a single market in electricity,” said Paul Wilczek, Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Grids and Internal Electricity Market, at EWEA. “If Europe is serious about decarbonising the power sector in a cost-effective manner, it has to create a market that facilitates this transformation. EWEA’s new report sets … Continue reading EU: an internal energy market by 2014?

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French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

The French government will launch an offshore wind power tender worth around 1GW by the end of the year, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault revealed at the weekend. He made the announcement during a government-hosted conference on the environment at which he and President Francois Hollande promised a plan to kick-start the renewables industry in France. … Continue reading French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

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Water: The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels

Six fuels used to generate electricity — biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power), and wind energy (both onshore and offshore) – are analyzed in the following categories: water impacts, impacts, air pollution impacts, planning and cost risk, subsidies and tax incentives, land impacts, and other impacts. 100,000 Gallons of Water to … Continue reading Water: The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels

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EBRD to lend up to EUR48.8 million to build Donetsk region wind farm

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide a loan of up to EUR 48.8 million to Novoazovsky Wind Farm LLC to build the second phase of a wind farm in Donetsk region. EBRD Principal Advisor for External Affairs Anton Usov told Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday that the decision was made by the bank’s board … Continue reading EBRD to lend up to EUR48.8 million to build Donetsk region wind farm

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REpower Bags Wind Energy Contract From Austria

The wind turbines, each with a rated power output of 3.2 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 143 metres, are intended for the Poysdorf-Wilfersdorf III wind farm in the north-east of Austria. On Tuesday at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012, Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems SE signed a contract with the Austrian operator Windkraft Simonsfeld AG … Continue reading REpower Bags Wind Energy Contract From Austria

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