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Wind energy: Research and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in wind turbines

On 14 November WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the European Innovation Partnership’s annual conference on “Raw Materials for clean energy-intensive industries of the future.”   European energy-intensive industries are important to the European economy, but now face challenges in making the transition to a low-carbon and circular economy by 2050. The wind power industry … Continue reading Wind energy: Research and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in wind turbines

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Enercon eyes 1.1 GW Swedish wind energy from 2020

German wind energy producer Enercon will proceed with a plan to build up to 1.1 GW of wind power capacity at Markbygden in northern Sweden, with an initial grid connection from 2020. “We have already started working on the local infrastructure and aim to connect the first turbines to the grid in 2020 and complete … Continue reading Enercon eyes 1.1 GW Swedish wind energy from 2020

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Senvion announces its results for the third quarter 2018

Installations were higher in the third quarter, with total installed wind power capacity up 17% compared to total installations in the first six months of 2018. Revenues rose accordingly, reaching EUR 343m in the third quarter while adjusted EBITDA increased to EUR 30m, up 130% compared to the previous quarter. This increase was also reflected … Continue reading Senvion announces its results for the third quarter 2018

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Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

Vestas has received its first Australian wind energy order for the largest wind turbine in its product line, the V150-4.2MW. The wind turbines, ordered by long-term customer Tilt Renewables for the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm, feature the latest Vestas wind power technology, proven to optimise asset performance and lower the cost of energy. This … Continue reading Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

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BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

BP hopes new technology will spur more wind energy development. BP installed a battery storage system for the first time at one of the company’s wind energy farms in South Dakota, a move BP hopes will provide a blueprint for adding similar power storage technology at its other U.S. wind power sites. BP said the … Continue reading BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

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Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons … Continue reading Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

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Be a leader in Colombia’s wind energy development

Colombia will hold its first renewable energy tender in January 2019 and its government has made it clear that the country is more invested than ever in its energy transition. This means that the Colombian market offers exciting new opportunities for the wind industry as the country looks to create a cleaner and more sustainable … Continue reading Be a leader in Colombia’s wind energy development

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European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

The European Parliament today gave its final approval for a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. The Parliament cast its final vote of adoption on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation, two key parts of Europe’s Clean Energy Package that sets the EU legal framework for renewables up to 2030. Today … Continue reading European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

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Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

Wind power is set overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030. This is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook released today. According to the IEA’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027, overtaking coal, nuclear and then … Continue reading Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

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Wind power in the Canary Islands: Approved the wind farm of San Bartolomé in Lanzarote

The Governing Council of the Canary Islands, on the proposal of the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge, has approved the decree by which it is agreed to execute the wind energy project of the San Bartolomé Wind Farm, promoted by Insular de Aguas de Lanzarote, S.A. and that has a power of 9.2 … Continue reading Wind power in the Canary Islands: Approved the wind farm of San Bartolomé in Lanzarote

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Nordex sees wind energy business pick up

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today announced consolidated sales of EUR 1,772.9 million for the period ended 30 September 2018 (9M/2017: EUR 2,319.5 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 71.4 million (9M/2017: EUR 181.9 million), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.0 percent (9M/2017: 7.8 percent).  In the Service segment, Nordex increased sales by 13.6 percent … Continue reading Nordex sees wind energy business pick up

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Meet the veterans working in wind energy

The U.S. wind industry proudly hires veterans at a rate 72 percent higher than the national average, and the skills, teamwork and dedication they acquire while serving are perfect fits for wind work. Last week, we visited wind projects in Texas and Illinois to meet some of our veterans and thank them for their service.   … Continue reading Meet the veterans working in wind energy

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Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

Like everything in Texas, wind power is super-sized in the Lone Star State. Texas has more installed wind capacity than the Oklahoma, Iowa and California combined, the states occupying slots two through four on America’s wind leader board. In fact, only four countries in the entire world have built more wind than Texas. Now, a … Continue reading Renewables saved Texans $5.7 billion

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Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind farm to feature the V164-9.5 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. It’s full steam ahead for Belgium’s next offshore wind farm as MHI Vestas and Parkwind confirm the firm order for the supply and installation of 23 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines for … Continue reading Belgium Propels Offshore Wind Energy

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Wind turbines generated 98% of October electricity demand in Scotland

Wind turbines generated the equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand in October, according to new analysis. WWF Scotland said that National Grid demand for the month was 1,850,512 MWh and that almost all of this could have been provided by wind turbines, which provided record levels of power. Turbines generated the equivalent of 98% … Continue reading Wind turbines generated 98% of October electricity demand in Scotland

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Engie’s to finance Brazil wind energy with forward sales

Engie SA is in negotiations to set up contracts forward-selling wind power that would allow it to build wind farms with 300 megawatts of capacity, its chief financial officer said on Friday. Engie Brasil Energia is negotiating the contracts on the so-called free market that would allow it to build new wind farms without going … Continue reading Engie’s to finance Brazil wind energy with forward sales

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Korea Southern Power Co. Breaks Ground for 51MW Wind Power Plant in Jordan

Vestas of Denmark, a manufacturer specializing in wind turbines, participates in the wind farm as an equipment vendor. Korea Southern Power Co. announced on Nov. 9 that the company held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 51MW wind power plant in Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 6 (local time). The project was launched in 2011 at the … Continue reading Korea Southern Power Co. Breaks Ground for 51MW Wind Power Plant in Jordan

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Lake Turkana Wind Power in Loyangalani, Marsabit, is the largest wind energy project on the continent

The Sh70 billion wind farm comprises 365 wind turbines and covers 160 square kilometres. President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya’s support for global efforts to conserve the environment and fight against climate change. Uhuru said at the end of this month he will be launching the biggest wind power plant in Africa. Lake Turkana Wind Power … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Power in Loyangalani, Marsabit, is the largest wind energy project on the continent

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Recent acquisitions strengthen Boralex’s position as a leading wind farm operator

For the first nine months of 2018, Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) reported EBITDA(A) of $200 million ($233 million)1, up 9% (8%) from $183 million ($215 million) for the comparative period of 2017. EBITDA(A) for the three-month period ended September 30, 2018 was comparable to that of the corresponding quarter of 2017, that is, $39 million … Continue reading Recent acquisitions strengthen Boralex’s position as a leading wind farm operator

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Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy Generates Diversity

Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy (WTTA) provides students with a fast track to high demand jobs in an exciting field. With the push in this country to generate 20 percent of our energy with wind energy by 2030, the demand for highly trained technicians will only increase as one wind turbine technician is needed … Continue reading Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy Generates Diversity

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