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Report: 37,400 Clean Energy Jobs Announced In Q2, But PTC Threat Already Slowing Wind Industry

As many as 37,409 jobs could be created from the more than 70 major clean energy projects announced across the United States during the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest quarterly Clean Energy Jobs Roundup from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the national group of business leaders who advocate for sound economic and environmental policies. … Continue reading Report: 37,400 Clean Energy Jobs Announced In Q2, But PTC Threat Already Slowing Wind Industry

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Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace

J. Matthew Roney Wind power is the world’s leading source of renewable electricity, excluding hydropower, with 238,000 megawatts of capacity installed at the start of 2012. Thus far, almost all of this wind power has been tapped on land; worldwide just 4,600 megawatts of offshore wind farms were operating as of mid-2012. Offshore wind capacity … Continue reading Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace

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Wind farm in Brazil granted regulatory approval

Brazil’s Mining and Energy Ministry (MME) approved the independent production of power from four wind farms with a combined capacity of 120 MW, according to BNamericas. The Baixa do Feijao I, II, III and IV wind farms have physical guarantees of 13.7 MW, 14.8 MW, 14.4 MW and 14.3 MW, respectively, and an installed capacity … Continue reading Wind farm in Brazil granted regulatory approval

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Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

by Mark Riechers A field of young sunflowers will slowly rotate from east to west during the course of a sunny day, each leaf seeking out as much sunlight as possible as the sun moves across the sky through an adaptation called heliotropism. It’s a clever bit of natural engineering that inspired imitation from a … Continue reading Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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A123 inks financing deal with Chinese firm Wanxiang

A123 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:AONE) is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium–ion batteries and energy storage systems for electric vehicles. A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate(R) lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today announced the execution of definitive agreements with Wanxiang Group Corporation, which follows the non-binding memorandum of understanding … Continue reading A123 inks financing deal with Chinese firm Wanxiang

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Photovoltaic solar power capacity for installations doubled in 2011 compared to 2010

Falling photovoltaic prices, strong consumer demand, and financial incentives from the federal government, states and utilities meant that twice as much photovoltaic solar was installed in 2011, as was installed in 2010. Despite some high-profile negative news stories about solar in 2011, solar markets are booming in the United States, says Larry Sherwood, President of … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar power capacity for installations doubled in 2011 compared to 2010

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Spain has 72% of global concentrating solar thermal power

EVWIND Triples the U.S. and seven other countries with concentrated solar thermal power plants. The CSP is one of the few sectors where Spain is the undisputed world leader, as the whole of concentrated solar thermal power plants accounted for 72.85% of total installed capacity in the world. Also, solar thermal technology developed by our … Continue reading Spain has 72% of global concentrating solar thermal power

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3.6 Million Electric Cars Will be Sold Globally in 2017

EVWIND   According to Karan Chechi, Research Director at TechSci Research, “growing pollution, rising crude prices, depleting crude oil stock reserves, increasing environment awareness, will push electric vehicle sales to rise as the nex-gen breed of clean and efficient vehicle on the global roads.”   Despite the rapid economic and monetary growth of China and … Continue reading 3.6 Million Electric Cars Will be Sold Globally in 2017

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City of Vancouver Purchases 13 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Cars

EVWIND “The i-MiEV will support Vancouver’s ambition of becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020.” In a landmark decision to green its municipal fleet with zero-emission vehicles, the City of Vancouver has elected to purchase 13 Mitsubishi i-MiEV hatchbacks – Canada’s most affordable four-passenger all-electric car. The i-MiEV will be used to replace gasoline-powered vehicles … Continue reading City of Vancouver Purchases 13 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Cars

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Ford invests $135 million into electric vehicles

EVWIND Ford Motor is planning to expand its commitment to electric cars with an investment of $135 million in design, engineering and production of key components.   Ford now has more than 1,000 engineers working on vehicle electrification — its highest number ever; 60 engineers added in the last year, dozens more to be added … Continue reading Ford invests $135 million into electric vehicles

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FAA rules Cape Wind offshore wind farm will not affect air traffic

EVWIND Towering wind turbines off Cape Cod will not pose a hazard to planes, the Federal Aviation Administration ruled Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a “Does Not Exceed (DNE)” determination for the proposed construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. The FAA completed an aeronautical study and has determined that the proposed … Continue reading FAA rules Cape Wind offshore wind farm will not affect air traffic

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Standard Solar to Launch “RE:NEW” Podcast Series Focused on Solar and Energy Efficiency

EVWIND   “Savvy, connected consumers are using a multitude of social media tools to garner information, hence the success of our social media hub as an information channel. We are excited to launch the RE:NEW podcast series and to share informative content with the industry using this exciting tool,” said Scott Wiater, president, Standard Solar. … Continue reading Standard Solar to Launch “RE:NEW” Podcast Series Focused on Solar and Energy Efficiency

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Venezuela moves ahead with wind farm construction of La Guajira

EVWIND Venezuela, with large oil resources, has not developed just renewable energy. For the generation of electricity depends on hydropower plants of the Caroni River, a tributary of the Orinoco, which causes serious problems in drought years. The wind energy completes wind hydro production. There are already two wind farms under construction, with Gamesa wind … Continue reading Venezuela moves ahead with wind farm construction of La Guajira

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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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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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