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Iowa newspaper: ‘Don’t end PTC too soon’

EVWIND The Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph Herald endorsed the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), joining many other newspapers from coast to coast–and more to the point, others in the Presidential election swing states of Iowa and Colorado–that have said they favor extending the provision.  In recent days, the Des Moines Register and the Gazette … Continue reading Iowa newspaper: ‘Don’t end PTC too soon’

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Clarifying the dollars involved in wind energy’s tax credit

EVWIND As the presidential campaigns have taken up the question of whether to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) beyond 2012, some confusion has arisen about the dollars involved. The PTC provides a credit against taxes of 2.2 cents for each kilowatt-hour of electricity that a wind farm generates during its first … Continue reading Clarifying the dollars involved in wind energy’s tax credit

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Keep wind power incentives in place

EVWIND The San Antonio Express-News today endorsed an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Said the Express-News editorial in part: “The Obama administration wants to extend the incentives, and the issue has become an election-year football. But Congress should act prior to the November election.  The administration reported that the wind … Continue reading Keep wind power incentives in place

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Geothermal energy mark new era in Rwanda

EVWIND   The government is also committed to increase various forms of renewable energy including solar, wind, biomass and hydro sources by 50 percent by 2020. In an attempt to improve access to modern energy services, the Rwandan authorities are looking to exploit geothermal power associated with solar energy plants in a move to promote … Continue reading Geothermal energy mark new era in Rwanda

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China’s wind energy capacity reaching over 50 gigawatts

EVWIND China’s wind power sector has witnessed substantial growth, with the country’s on-grid wind power capacity reaching over 50 gigawatts to date, the State Grid said Wednesday. The State Grid, China’s largest utility company, said in a press release that on-grid wind power capacity under its distribution has reached 50.26 gigawatts as of this year, … Continue reading China’s wind energy capacity reaching over 50 gigawatts

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DONG Energy acquires three German offshore wind farm projects

EVWIND   DONG Energy already has offshore wind projects under construction on Lincs, London Array and West of Duddon Sands in the UK, Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany and Anholt offshore wind farm in Denmark. These projects total approx. 2,000 megawatt. DONG Energy has acquired 100% ownership interest in three offshore wind development projects in … Continue reading DONG Energy acquires three German offshore wind farm projects

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Recycling Lithium Could be an Urban Mining Goldmine

EVWIND Despite being the world’s largest consumer market for products using lithium-ion batteries, including Apple iPhones, Google Android tablets and GM Chevy Volt electric vehicles, the U.S. is behind Europe and Asia when it comes to recycling spent batteries. GTSO plans to grow its business very rapidly by helping to change that. With the majority … Continue reading Recycling Lithium Could be an Urban Mining Goldmine

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Encouraging Test Results for Developing Superior Lithium Ion Battery Materials

EVWIND China controls electrolytic manganese production supplying and producing 98% of the world’s needs (3 billion pounds per year). Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc.(“American Manganese” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:AMY)(PINKSHEETS:AMYZF)(FRANKFURT:2AM), is pleased to announce the Company’s progress to date on the research in expanding the Company’s patent pending … Continue reading Encouraging Test Results for Developing Superior Lithium Ion Battery Materials

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Renault-Nissan plans to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles

EVWIND The electric car is the big bet Renult-Nissan alliance. Renault-Nissan aims to reach an accumulated sales volume of electric vehicles from 1.5 million units worldwide by 2016. Nissan has developed electric cars like the Leaf, which was released in Japan and the U.S. in December 2010 and in Europe in March 2011 and sold … Continue reading Renault-Nissan plans to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles

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Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

EVWIND Iberdrola has already requested permission to work in the expansion, which would be the third wind farm and would achieve the 551 MW, enough to supply 308,000 homes. The Whitelee wind farm, located on the outskirts of Glasgow, was launched in 2009 with 140 wind turbines, which have been subsequently added another 75 wond … Continue reading Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

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Work starts on $169m wind farm in ‘ideal’ Ohariu Valley; 26 wind turbines to be built

EVWIND Meridian Energy has turned the first sod on Mill Creek, its 26-turbine wind farm in the Ohariu Valley north west of Wellington City. Work on the wind farm commenced last month on an access road through Spicer Forest for wind farm traffic. Construction of the wind farm is expected to take 30 months. Today … Continue reading Work starts on $169m wind farm in ‘ideal’ Ohariu Valley; 26 wind turbines to be built

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Southwest Solar Technologies Cites Competitive Advantages and Market Impact of New CPV Technology

EVWIND Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has made significant advances in Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) technology that it believes will lead to major competitive advantages in the market. The Company confirmed commencement of on-sun testing of its innovative CPV semi-dense array modules with integrated optics, thermal management, power conversion and data collection. This … Continue reading Southwest Solar Technologies Cites Competitive Advantages and Market Impact of New CPV Technology

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US wind energy industry vaults over 50 GW milestone

EVWIND Newsrooms, websites and social media have been enthusiastically reporting this past week that the United States wind power sector now has installed at least 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity. Chuck Grassley, a Republican Senator from Iowa, said in an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) press release that attaining 50 GW of wind energy … Continue reading US wind energy industry vaults over 50 GW milestone

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Pakistan can produce 150,000 MW of wind power

EVWIND Pakistan has the potential of producing approximately 150,000MW of wind energy, says a recent United States Agency for International Development (USAID) report, which can fetch an investment of around two billion dollars. According to official estimates, the country has the potential to generate 143,000MW through solar and wind energy. Currently, the country is developing … Continue reading Pakistan can produce 150,000 MW of wind power

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Isofoton to Start Building Dominican Republic Solar Power Plant

EVWIND The project entails an investment of $US 150 million. Work will begin in September and will employ 500 employees during the construction phase. With this 50MW plant, ISOFOTON will generate 74.532,61MW/hour per year of clean energy, representing the estimated energy consumption needs of 58,411 families, while reducing CO2 emissions by 44,014.16 tons annually. ISOFOTON … Continue reading Isofoton to Start Building Dominican Republic Solar Power Plant

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A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Energy

EVWIND As President Obama has made clear, we need an all-of-the-above approach to American energy and the U.S. wind power industry is a critical part of this strategy. In fact, wind energy contributed 32 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity additions last year, representing $14 billion in new investment. The Energy Department and Lawrence … Continue reading A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Energy

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Constellation to Develop 4.35-Megawatt Solar Generation Project in Arizona

EVWIND Constellation today announced the development of an aggregate 4.35-megawatt (DC) solar generation project for the Casa Grande Union High School District in Casa Grande, Ariz. Constellation will finance as well as own and operate the solar power systems. In return, the school district will purchase and receive all of the electricity generated by the … Continue reading Constellation to Develop 4.35-Megawatt Solar Generation Project in Arizona

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New study finds the US wind energy market riding a wave that is likely to crest in 2012

EVWIND   Facing looming policy uncertainty beyond 2012, the U.S. remained one of the fastest-growing wind power markets in the world in 2011—second only to China—according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Roughly 6.8 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity … Continue reading New study finds the US wind energy market riding a wave that is likely to crest in 2012

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Bruker Introduces Solution for Organic Photovoltaics Research

EVWIND Bruker today announced the release of the Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy (pcAFM) module for its industry leading Dimension Icon(R) platform. The new accessory enables sample illumination while performing nanoscale electrical characterization. In conjunction with Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce TUNA(TM) technology, it uniquely enables highest resolution photoconductivity and correlated nanomechanical mapping for research on fragile organic … Continue reading Bruker Introduces Solution for Organic Photovoltaics Research

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