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Clearing up falsehoods surrounding wind turbines

It is Erie County Legislator John Mills who is muddying the waters. The simple answer to his concerns is that no, wind turbines would not negatively affect our area’s drinking water. The idea that it would rest on falsehoods (i.e., lies) which have been repeated so many times, they start to sound like facts. Lake … Continue reading Clearing up falsehoods surrounding wind turbines

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Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy production in Europe

The Iberian exception lowers electricity market prices in July. The interruptions and fears about the gas flow to Europe during the month of July shot up gas prices by 59% and dragged electricity markets prices to historical highs. The Iberian market is the only one that registered a drop thanks to the application of the … Continue reading Photovoltaic, concentrated solar power and wind energy production in Europe

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European electricity markets respond with falls to the increase in solar and wind energy production

European electricity markets prices fell in the second week of June. In most, the weekly average was below €190/MWh. In addition, negative prices were registered in several markets. Wind and solar energy production increased in almost all markets compared to the previous week, and gas and CO2 prices fell, a combination that favoured declines in … Continue reading European electricity markets respond with falls to the increase in solar and wind energy production

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Ørsted brings in Glennmont Partners as a 50% shareholder of Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has signed an agreement with Glennmont Partners (’Glennmont’), who will be acquiring a 50 % ownership share in Ørsted’s 900 MW German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3. The wind farm, which was awarded at EUR 0 per MWh in 2017 and 2018, is expected to be commissioned in 2025, subject to Ørsted’s final … Continue reading Ørsted brings in Glennmont Partners as a 50% shareholder of Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm

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Celebrating Offshore Wind’s Forward Momentum In-Person, in Boston

This week, American Clean Power is in Boston for our Offshore WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition.  As our organization’s first-in person conference, we all look forward to gathering together again to celebrate the forward movement for American offshore wind.   In March, the U.S. set a goal of generating 30 gigawatts of power from offshore wind by 2030. Since then, we’ve seen several positive industry developments. The final federal permitting … Continue reading Celebrating Offshore Wind’s Forward Momentum In-Person, in Boston

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DEME Offshore to Install Foundations at Vineyard Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

DEME Offshore, has through its U.S. subsidiary DEME Offshore US LLC, secured a contract for the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations for the Vineyard Wind 1 project in the U.S. Vineyard Wind 1, operated by Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), will be the first large-scale offshore … Continue reading DEME Offshore to Install Foundations at Vineyard Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

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WindEurope CEO visits German cement plant that’s running on blade waste

On 4 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson visited Holcim’s Lägerdorf plant in Germany, together with Claudia Grotz of Siemens Gamesa and Chair of WindEurope’s Sustainability Working Group.  They met the Geocycle team who are using wind turbines blade waste to generate heat and ash to help make cement.  It’s currently the only such cement plant … Continue reading WindEurope CEO visits German cement plant that’s running on blade waste

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Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Ørsted has finalised the 338-MW Sage Draw wind farm in the US state of Texas. The 120 wind turbines in the wind farm are located in Garza and Lynn Counties and was completed on time and on budget. The wind powe facility has the capacity to generate enough power per year to meet the consumption … Continue reading Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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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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The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that the CLEANPOWER 2020 Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 1-4 in Denver has been canceled.   COVID-19 government imposed physical and legal impediments including quarantines, stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, and concerns over the well-being and safety of all attendees, exhibitors and staff, result in the need … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

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Onshore wind energy gets strong support as Europe raises €13bn for financing of new onshore wind farm projects in 2019

Europe saw €19bn of new wind farm investments confirmed in 2019, according to WindEurope’s annual “Financing and Investment Trends” published on 7 April. A further €33bn were invested in the refinancing of wind farms, the acquisitions of wind farm projects and other transactions. Most of the investments in new wind farms were in onshore wind … Continue reading Onshore wind energy gets strong support as Europe raises €13bn for financing of new onshore wind farm projects in 2019

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Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity … Continue reading Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

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El Salvador to build wind power plant with wind turbines from China

El Salvador has already advanced 30% in the construction of the Ventus Wind Farm, located in Metapán, and this day new wind turbines have arrived. El Salvador has already advanced 30% in the construction of the Ventus Wind Farm, located in Metapán, and this day new materials have arrived in the country to advance in … Continue reading El Salvador to build wind power plant with wind turbines from China

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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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COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

Wind power generation contributes 27.6% of demand, the market price is the lowest in the last 4 years and CO2 emissions from the electrical system reach a record low. Wind energy generation in MarchWind turbines has generated 15% more in March than in 2019.If we compare the wind generation values of March 2020 compared to … Continue reading COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

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U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations for technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale. This announcement seeks projects in the following areas: “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators … Continue reading U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

Wind farm with innogy SE to use 38 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD Flex wind turbines. Power to be supplied to more than 400,000 German households. Wind turbine installation work to start in Q3 of CY2022. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from innogy SE to supply the offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

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Nordex supplied 1.6 GW of wind turbines to wind power in the first quarter of 2020

Nordex has closed the first quarter of 2020 with an order intake of 1.644 GW, increasing the volume of firm orders in a year-on-year comparison by almost 59 per cent (Q1/2019: 1.035 GW). At around 1,292 MW, demand in Europe was particularly high, accounting for almost 79 per cent of total order volume. The strongest … Continue reading Nordex supplied 1.6 GW of wind turbines to wind power in the first quarter of 2020

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.   “New York continues to lead the nation in its commitment to affordable, clean, renewable energy. These … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

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Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

Innogy has partnered with Asia Cement Corporation to further develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Taiwan. The Chu Feng offshore wind power project is expected to be part of the next grid allocation round in Taiwan. Innogy Renewables Operations Offshore senior vice-president Sven Utermöhlen said: “The government has plans to considerably increase … Continue reading Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

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