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Keeping the wind energy workforce safe: Cloth face coverings help prevent COVID-19 spread

Cloth face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help those who may have the virus but don’t know it from transmitting it to others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery … Continue reading Keeping the wind energy workforce safe: Cloth face coverings help prevent COVID-19 spread

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SDG 7 at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The global health and economic crisis set off by the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for reliable energy access – whether for health facilities to treat patients and store vaccines, for pumps to supply communities with clean water, or to give people the benefits of digital communication technologies. The latest edition of Tracking SDG 7: … Continue reading SDG 7 at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

Our society and economy continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents. Ensuring the wind energy workforce’s safety and protecting U.S. wind jobs remains the top priority, and when the economy can safely reopen, wind power stands ready to play a leading role in the recovery. However, communities across the country are struggling right … Continue reading American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

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Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

The extraordinary protection measures and the change in the organization of work have allowed the activity of Concentrating Solar Power to continue normally during the entire state of alarm. The fifty solar thermal plants in Spain continue, from the start of the state of alarm, producing renewable energy thanks to the protection measures taken, which … Continue reading Protermosolar: The Concentrated Solar Power continues its activity during the coranavirus pandemic in Spain

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Wind power capacity worldwide reaches 650,8 GW, 59,7 GW added in 2019

World wind energy capacity at 650,8 GW, Corona crisis will slow down markets in 2020, renewables to be core of economic stimulus programmesThe overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2019 reached 650,8 Gigawatt, according to statistics presented today by the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) during a webinar. 59’667 … Continue reading Wind power capacity worldwide reaches 650,8 GW, 59,7 GW added in 2019

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Siemens Gamesa employees lead company’s global response to Coronavirus

The impact of the crisis caused by the coronavirus has been felt across the world and is likely to continue for some time. In response, Siemens Gamesa has launched a social campaign to allow its teams to help in the global fightback against the pandemic. At the heart of the program will be an employee … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa employees lead company’s global response to Coronavirus

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Wind energy works to bring electricity to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic

AEE launches the # EólicostrabaramosporTI campaign. Professionals from the Spanish wind energy sector have shared testimonies from their jobs during these days of confinement to explain that their work continues as an essential service so that wind power can reach the homes of all Spaniards. These videos -from more than 50 professionals- have been compiled … Continue reading Wind energy works to bring electricity to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Wind energy in China and coronavirus

On 8 April, GWEC hosted a Webcast with key stakeholders from China’s wind industry to discuss the impact that the COVID-19 crisis had on the Chinese wind market and how the industry is recovering. This was  the first Webcast of GWEC’s Wind Industry & COVID-19 Response Hub, with participation from Qin Haiyan, Secretary General at … Continue reading Wind energy in China and coronavirus

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EDP Renováveis will contribute €750,000 to the fight against Covid-19

EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s top wind energy producers and present in 14 countries, will contribute €750,000 to the fight against Covid-19. The company is contributing to various initiatives at the local level in its markets, aimed at alleviating the effects of the … Continue reading EDP Renováveis will contribute €750,000 to the fight against Covid-19

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Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has crossed borders and oceans, rapidly devastating communities and livelihoods. Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the crisis come amid profound uncertainty about both the course of the pandemic … Continue reading Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

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COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India, the world’s fourth largest wind energy market in terms of cumulative installations, has announced that the disruption of supply chains due to the spread of coronavirus in China or any other country should be considered as a case of natural calamity and falls under a … Continue reading COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

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Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

Last week there was a general drop in prices in electricity markets. Wind energy and solar production increased in several markets, which together with the effects of the COVID 19 crisis, led to the fall in prices. Minimum prices for the last two years were reached on Saturday, March 28 in the N2EX, EPEX SPOT … Continue reading Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes fun of wind power and coronavirus

Former President Felipe Calderón tried Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for naming wind turbines “fans”, as well as for being against wind energy and promoting the use of coal and oil.Calderón Hinojosa published through his social networks a note by López Obrador, where they criticize the conservative governments that allowed the installation of wind energy and … Continue reading Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes fun of wind power and coronavirus

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

“Congress took unprecedented steps today to protect Americans’ health and safety and strengthen the economy as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We applaud its efforts and appreciate its consideration of clean energy in this early stimulus. The wind energy industry’s top priority remains focused only on addressing the disruptions caused by COVID-19 by ensuring the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

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Ørsted provides COVID-19 update

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, we activated our Corporate Crisis Management Organisation, which is headed by the Executive Committee and chaired by CEO Henrik Poulsen, to steer Ørsted through the unfolding global crisis.  Our first priority is the health and well-being of our employees and their families and the communities we are a part of. … Continue reading Ørsted provides COVID-19 update

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China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

While a growing number of countries around the world are closing their borders to prevent any further spreading of the coronavirus and COVID/19, China seems to have succeeded in turning the curve around. As a result, Aalborg CSP resumes work with the production of boiler components for the world’s largest solar energy project with storage. … Continue reading China, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant overcoming coronavirus

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Siemens Gamesa and Coronavirus

As we confront the global spread of COVID-19, the overwhelming priority of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is to safeguard the wellbeing of our employees, their families and the wider communities in which we operate. Since the first awareness of the Coronavirus we have taken all necessary precautionary measures to minimize the spread of the disease … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa and Coronavirus

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Message from the Spanish Wind Energy Association, Impact of COVID-19 on the wind power sector

The wind energy sector is strategic for the country and our companies are absolutely committed to the current situation. The effort is maximum so that the 1,203 wind farms can continue producing electricity, the factories continue supplying components, the parks under construction continue their works and the service companies can carry out their function of … Continue reading Message from the Spanish Wind Energy Association, Impact of COVID-19 on the wind power sector

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Clean Energy Sector Calls on Congress for Help Surmounting the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a letter delivered today to U.S. House and Senate leadership, the clean energy sector is calling for the prompt repair and extension of critically important tax incentives to help renewable and clean grid industries surmount the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In their joint letter, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Wind … Continue reading Clean Energy Sector Calls on Congress for Help Surmounting the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Protecting American jobs and wind energy investment during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges to the U.S. healthcare system, disruptions to daily life across the country, and deep uncertainty across the economy. Global supply chain disturbances and massive public health interventions are extending these obstacles to the U.S. wind energy industry as well. We’re working hard to understand the many hurdles our … Continue reading Protecting American jobs and wind energy investment during the COVID-19 pandemic

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