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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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AWEA/SEIA letter to Congress outlining COVID-19 impacts

Actions Congress can take to protect U.S. jobs and renewable energy growth   Dear Members of Congress, We want to emphasize the critical role our job-creating industries play in the American economy and to tell you about the effects COVID-19 is having on our workers and our businesses.   First and foremost, COVID-19 is a human … Continue reading AWEA/SEIA letter to Congress outlining COVID-19 impacts

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COVID-19 could take 25 million jobs

An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work indicates that the effects will be far-reaching, leading millions of people to unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, coordinated and immediate response. GENEVA (ILO News) –According to a new evaluation by the International Labor Organization (ILO), … Continue reading COVID-19 could take 25 million jobs

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Coronavirus paralyzes wind energy jobs in Spain

The coronavirus outbreak in Spain has forced the government to declare a state of emergency and impose extraordinary measures and restrictions, which have resulted in the closure of factories in the country in at least two large companies in the wind power industry. According to a report on Tuesday by the Europa Press news agency, … Continue reading Coronavirus paralyzes wind energy jobs in Spain

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How Coronavirus Is Disrupting Solar and Wind Energy Production

As the coronavirus outbreak rages on, renewable energy is taking a hit. Factory shutdowns in China have disrupted global supply chains for wind turbines and solar panels, with consequences for clean energy progress this year around the world. The spread of COVID-19, now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, is expected to slow … Continue reading How Coronavirus Is Disrupting Solar and Wind Energy Production

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Iberdrola guarantees the electricity supply and activates its action plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Iberdrola, which provides an essential service for the population, reinforces the normal functioning of its facilities and critical and strategic activities with a battery of 65 specific measures.The group’s president, Ignacio Galán, has informed the staff of the measures taken and has appealed to the great sense of responsibility always shown by Iberdrola workers to … Continue reading Iberdrola guarantees the electricity supply and activates its action plan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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Impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind energy industry

This update has been jointly prepared by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) based on consultation with their industry members and their own market intelligence.  As China is the world leader in new onshore and offshore wind power installations, there have been rising concerns in over the impact … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind energy industry

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China’s wind energy sector faces significant impact due to the coronavirus, Wood Mackenzie warns

The new coronavirus outbreak could have a significant impact on the wind energy industry in China, according to research by Wood Mackenzie. In a statement Monday, the research and consultancy firm said the virus — officially known as COVID-19 — had “brought much of China’s wind turbine component production to a standstill in recent weeks.” … Continue reading China’s wind energy sector faces significant impact due to the coronavirus, Wood Mackenzie warns

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