Bringing Norway into the EU Clean Energy Package

On Friday 10 November 2017 the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA) and WindEurope organised a breakfast discussion on the contribution made by wind energy in Norway to Europe’s Energy Union objectives. Representatives from the European Commission, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Norwegian Permanent Representation and industry stakeholders took part. Norway currently has 1 GW … Continue reading Bringing Norway into the EU Clean Energy Package

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Wind energy on track to become Europe’s number one electricity source

Wind energy is set to become the leading source of electricity in the EU soon after 2030. This is according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ‘World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2017,’ released today. The IEA attributes this to the rapidly falling costs of renewables. They predict continued strong growth in both … Continue reading Wind energy on track to become Europe’s number one electricity source

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Nordex prevails in a difficult environment

In the past nine months of 2017 financial year, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) generated EUR 2,319.5 million in sales (9M/2016: EUR 2,339.5 million). Accordingly, the company is at a stable high level year-on-year and within the scope of its expectations. In the third quarter the Group generated EUR 818.3 million in sales (Q3/2016: EUR 855.5 million). The Service … Continue reading Nordex prevails in a difficult environment

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Nicaragua invest in wind energy

Nicaragua is today among the first Latin American and Caribbean countries that invest the most in wind energy, as part of the transformation and diversification of the energy matrix promoted by the Sandinista government.   According to a recent report by the Wind World Energy Association, the Central American nation ranks sixth in the region … Continue reading Nicaragua invest in wind energy

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Nexif Energy achieves financial close on first stage of Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

Nexif Energy, an independent power producer in Australia and Southeast Asia, has announced that it has reached financial close for the first stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in Australia. Located near Port Augusta in South Australia, the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm project’s 126 megawatts (MW) first stage involves the construction and operation of … Continue reading Nexif Energy achieves financial close on first stage of Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

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Vestas to repower one of Europe’s highest-located wind farms

Located in Niedere Tauern mountain massif in Styria, Austria, the Tauernwindpark is one of the highest-located wind parks in Europe, operating 1,900 meters above sea-level. ImWind, Tauernwindpark’s owner, was looking to repower the 22.75 MW wind park, which currently consists of 13 V66-1750 kW wind turbines. A wind power project in such an environment is … Continue reading Vestas to repower one of Europe’s highest-located wind farms

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Senvion issued notice to deliver 126 MW in South Australia

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been issued notice to proceed under a contract to install the first 35 turbines of the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. The Lincoln Gap wind farm will feature the Senvion 3.6M140 EBC turbine, which will be the first from Senvion’s three-megawatt range to … Continue reading Senvion issued notice to deliver 126 MW in South Australia

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America’s wind power veterans: Thank you

This Veterans’ Day we want to thank the many men and women who have served our country. They make up a large an critical part of our wind energy workforce, and American wind power is better off because of their skills, knowledge and expertise. That’s why this weekend we’re asking Congress to continue protecting American … Continue reading America’s wind power veterans: Thank you

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Iran approves 7.3 billion USD foreign investments in renewable energies

Iranian government has opened the doors for foreign investments in renewable power plants, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday. Iran has commissioned a 7.3 billion U.S. dollars investments in an aim to diversify its energy mix that is dominated by oil and gas, the government’s Spokesperson Mohammad Bagher Nobakht was quoted as saying. The new … Continue reading Iran approves 7.3 billion USD foreign investments in renewable energies

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Masdar chief urges Saudi Arabia to tap wind energy

Wind power represents a huge untapped source of energy for Saudi Arabia, according to the CEO of Masdar. Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast enjoys attractive wind resources similar to parts of Jordan where the Abu Dhabi-based company has also helped to develop wind power, said Mohamed Jameel Al-Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, in an interview on … Continue reading Masdar chief urges Saudi Arabia to tap wind energy

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Suzlon Is Well Positioned In The Transition Phase Of Wind Energy

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced its half yearly (H1 FY18) results. J P Chalasani, Group CEO, said, “Indian wind industry is in transition from FiT to competitive bidding mechanism. Indian government’s commitment to Renewable Energy remains intact and we strongly believe that the long term fundamentals of the wind industry are … Continue reading Suzlon Is Well Positioned In The Transition Phase Of Wind Energy

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Iberdrola announces the complete closure of its coal-fired power capacity

In line with its strong commitment to tackling the effects of climate change, Iberdrola has decided to complete the process of phasing out all its coal-fired power generation capacity worldwide. The technology represents 1.8% of the group’s total installed capacity of 48,062 megawatts (MW) and 1.5% of its electricity production for the first nine months … Continue reading Iberdrola announces the complete closure of its coal-fired power capacity

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Standing up for American wind energy workers

Congressman Earl Blumenauer stood up for the jobs and livelihoods of over 100,000 Americans this week in front of the full House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. A longtime supporter of wind energy, Rep. Blumenauer strongly voiced his opposition to the stripped-down Production Tax Credit proposal in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and … Continue reading Standing up for American wind energy workers

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Senvion posted revenues of EUR 1,309 million in the first nine months of 2017

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, is making substantial progress in meeting its financial targets for 2017. Senvion posted revenues of EUR 1,309 million in the first nine months of 2017, a decline of 10% in a challenging market environment. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 7.9%, in line with Senvion’s expectations. The company … Continue reading Senvion posted revenues of EUR 1,309 million in the first nine months of 2017

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Offshore wind power ‘could be a bonanza’ for UK

The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country in the world with around 5% of our annual electrical energy coming from the sector. This is expected to grow to 10% by 2020. Wind power is also a fundamental part of the Government’s decarbonisation targets. Windfarm electricity capacity will rise from 5 … Continue reading Offshore wind power ‘could be a bonanza’ for UK

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Rapid construction progress on Arkona offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea

The Arkona offshore wind project is growing significantly faster than expected. All 60 foundations have been installed in the seabed of the Baltic Sea ahead of schedule. The short installation time of about two and a half months is exceptional, as the sea bed of the Baltic Sea is considered to be particularly challenging due … Continue reading Rapid construction progress on Arkona offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea

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Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to US wind energy workers and rural America

Today’s proposed Senate tax reform bill honors the 2015 bipartisan phase out terms for the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC has been used to enable tens of billions in capital investment in rural America and to support tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs spanning all 50 states. In 2015, the … Continue reading Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to US wind energy workers and rural America

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IEA: Dramatic Drop in Fossil Fuel Investment Since 2014

Investment in new renewables-based power capacity, at $297 billion, remained the largest area of electricity spending, despite falling back by 3%. Renewables investment was 3% lower than five years ago, but capacity additions were 50% higher and expected output from this capacity about 35% higher, thanks to declines in unit costs and technology improvements in solar … Continue reading IEA: Dramatic Drop in Fossil Fuel Investment Since 2014

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MidAmerican will spend $1 billion ‘repowering’ oldest wind turbines

Using a massive crane and ropes, about a half dozen men carefully shift a 13,450-pound wind turbine blade until its steel poles match up with holes in a massive hub, slowly sliding in. The “stabbing” takes about a half hour — the growing wind speed Wednesday made the process trickier than normal, says Spencer Moore, MidAmerican Energy’s vice president of … Continue reading MidAmerican will spend $1 billion ‘repowering’ oldest wind turbines

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$25.38/MWh bid sets new record low for 24/7 block mixing wind and solar at Chile Tender

Verano Capital, an American project developer headquartered in Santiago, announced today that the 47 MW solar project they initially developed was selected in Chile’s latest energy tender with a winning bid at $25.38/MWh, the lowest 24/7 block price combining solar and wind ever recorded in the history of energy tenders. The winning bid was offered … Continue reading $25.38/MWh bid sets new record low for 24/7 block mixing wind and solar at Chile Tender

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