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EWEA seeks new CEO as Kjaer announces departure

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer following the decision of Christian Kjaer to stand down from April 2013. Christian Kjaer has been CEO of EWEA since 2006. From 2003-2006 he was EWEA Policy Director, and previously worked for the Danish Wind Industry Association and the Danish newspaper … Continue reading EWEA seeks new CEO as Kjaer announces departure

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Gamesa to deliver 48 MW of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group in China

Gamesa will start to deliver 24 sets of G87- 2.0 MW Class S and G90-2.0 MW wind turbines from October this year. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has just signed a deal to supply 48 MW of capacity of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group for a wind farm that … Continue reading Gamesa to deliver 48 MW of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group in China

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Bats, birds and wind turbines

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public input to conserve endangered species in the Midwest while encouraging wind energy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is leading development of a Habitat Conservation Plan for the Midwest that will conserve endangered species, promote development of clean energy which in turn will reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide. Partners … Continue reading Bats, birds and wind turbines

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Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

The wind power project is based in Victoria, located approximately 30 km south of Ballarat. REpower Systems, a subsidiary of wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon, has signed a contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 wind turbines, each with 2.05 MW of rated power, to the Mt Mercer wind farm in Australia. This is … Continue reading Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

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Brazil: Investments in wind energy should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

Wind power is the second most competitive form of such energy production in the country. In June of this year, the wind power industry accounted for 2 GW of installed capacity of power generation, spread over 71 farms. By the end of 2016, the goal is to insert 8.4 GW of wind power on the … Continue reading Brazil: Investments in wind energy should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

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Arise Windpower: Acquisition of Solberg wind farm

In an initial stage Arise intends to build 23 wind turbines with a total capacity of 85 MW. The initial investment is estimated at SEK 1.3 billion. Arise Windpower is one of Sweden’s leading companies in onshore wind power. Its business concept is to sell electricity generated at the company’s own wind turbines. The company’s … Continue reading Arise Windpower: Acquisition of Solberg wind farm

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Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

ACS has submitted bids for the Stockyard Hill wind farm with an installed capacity of 500 MW and with an investment of 825 million euros. ACS would install wind turbines of REpower, German wind company controlled by Suzlon, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in India. ACS competes with Vestas and General Electric. The wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

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Enel Green Power has started operations at its first wind farm in Mexico

Developed and built by Gamesa – a partner with a strong presence in the Mexican market – the plant is comprised of 37 Gamesa wind turbines of 2 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 74 MW. With the start of operations of this new facility, EGP has strengthened its footprint in the promising … Continue reading Enel Green Power has started operations at its first wind farm in Mexico

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The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

30 August 2012, 12:30 Espaço SulAmerica, Sala de Imprensa Brazil Windpower, conference and exhibition Brazil’s wind power industry has grown dramatically over the past few years. Does the current system of energy auctions meet the needs of the market? What are the key obstacles? How can we overcome them, and what needs to be done … Continue reading The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

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Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

The report, titled “Beyond the Bluster”, examines common misconceptions about the effectiveness about wind power. A new report published by renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows how wind power can provide reliable, economic and secure energy generation capacity for the United Kingdom. It contains analysis of … Continue reading Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

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Obama supports renewables projects

Totalling nearly 5 GW, the full-scale projects to benefit from a speedy planning content process span Arizona, California, Nevada and Wyoming, and will generate enough electricity to power about 1.5- million homes. Additional expedited infrastructure projects “will be announced in the coming weeks”, the White House says in a statement. Two concentrated solar power (CSP) … Continue reading Obama supports renewables projects

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GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

  GE has installed 300 wind turbines in Brazil and will open two local service centers by 2014. GE celebrates its 10th year in the wind industry. As the GE fleet expands, the company also is announcing its plans to open two local service centers by 2014, representing a $1.5 million investment in Brazil. The … Continue reading GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

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American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

“This important proposal will give a much-needed shot in the arm to Michigan’s manufacturing sector, helping it diversify even more into the renewable energy industry and create Michigan jobs,” said AWEA’s Gramlich. “AWEA fully endorses this proposal, and we’re encouraging all those in the wind industry supply chain in Michigan to become engaged in the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

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Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

With more than 21,673 MW of wind power installed, more than 19,450 wind turbines are operating in Spain, grouped among 930 wind farms. Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011 with the addition of 1,050 MW, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) Wind Observatory. Smaller growth was expected for … Continue reading Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

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Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm get the green light

The American Wind Energy Association says about 27,000 wind-related jobs could disappear if the PTC is not extended before the end of the year. While the US wind power sector is currently facing challenges from the ongoing economic crisis and political uncertainty over whether politicians will extend the industry’s largest tax incentive, it received some … Continue reading Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm get the green light

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IDB approves $76 million loan to finance 74-MW wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca

Oaxaca’s wind power industry development began in the 1990s but is only now approaching its real potential. By the end of 2012, wind-based installed capacity in the state will reach around 1.5 GW. With this latest loan, the IDB has approved more than $240 million in financing for wind farms in Oaxaca since 2009. The … Continue reading IDB approves $76 million loan to finance 74-MW wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca

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