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Romney Brings Anti-wind Energy Message to Iowa as States Largest Newspaper says PTC should be Extended

The League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: Mitt Romney today will make his first campaign stop in Iowa since breaking with the state’s entire Congressional delegation and coming out in opposition to renewing the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy. The state’s largest newspaper criticized Romney’s extreme position earlier this week, … Continue reading Romney Brings Anti-wind Energy Message to Iowa as States Largest Newspaper says PTC should be Extended

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Wind turbines: Sinovel denies facing litigation in Brazil

Sinovel Wind Group Co, China’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines, again denied Thursday media reports that the company was being pursued through courts by its Brazilian client Desenvix over allegations that Sinovel stole software codes from a US company, AMSC. After repeated attempts seeking comments for nearly a week, Sinovel continued to claim that it … Continue reading Wind turbines: Sinovel denies facing litigation in Brazil

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U.S. wind energy reaches 50 gigawatts – AWEA

Contributing to the 50-gigawatt threshold were the newly grid connected wind power projects in the states of Nevada, Oklahoma, Idaho, California, Hawaii and Iowa. As the production tax credit for wind power sails through the United States Congress, the American Wind Energy Association announced that wind power in the United States has reached 50 gigawatts … Continue reading U.S. wind energy reaches 50 gigawatts – AWEA

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Windreich enters a new era with Fuhrländer

The Ukraine offers good locations for wind turbines and promotes regenerative energies, because the country wants to become independent from fossil fuels. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Willi Balz, Windreich AG, is the second largest shareholder of Fuhrländer AG with headquarters in Liebenscheid (Siegerland), and welcomes the change of ownership of Germany’s oldest wind turbine manufacturer and emphasis. … Continue reading Windreich enters a new era with Fuhrländer

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Brazil: Upcoming wind energy auctions in the free market scheme

Bioenergy, a Brazilian renewable energy generator, will hold the first auction for solar power and the third one for wind power on 7 August 2012 in the local free market. The company offers contracts with a 50% discount on transmission costs for wind and 80% discount for solar energy. A total of three products will … Continue reading Brazil: Upcoming wind energy auctions in the free market scheme

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Application submitted for Beatrice offshore wind farm

The proposed wind farm would have 142 to 277 wind turbines, depending on turbine size. Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) has submitted an application to the Scottish government to develop the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth. BOWL is a joint venture partnership formed between SSE Renewables (75%), SSE’s renewable energy development … Continue reading Application submitted for Beatrice offshore wind farm

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Chinese wind power developer works on Canadian project

A new wind farm in Ontario will add 100 MW of clean energy to the region’s electricity grid. The Dufferin wind farm, located in Melanchthon County, is being developed by Longyuan Canada Renewables Ltd., a subsidiary of China Long Yuan Power Generation, China’s largest wind power developer. GE will supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind … Continue reading Chinese wind power developer works on Canadian project

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The Spanish wind energy industry questions the legality of an 11% tax on wind farn

The wind energy industry has always been a constructive and dialogist sector, it has reached out to the Government to bring together the industry´s roadmap. That is what we have been doing in recent months but, instead of listening to us, it seems that the Government is considering measures that could be the final blow … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy industry questions the legality of an 11% tax on wind farn

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American Wind Power Reaches 50-Gigawatt Milestone

The American Wind Energy Association issued the following news release: American wind power has blown through an historic milestone: 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity, the American Wind Energy Association announced, just as Congress works to extend a critical federal policy and continue the growth of wind power in the United States. Denise Bode, CEO … Continue reading American Wind Power Reaches 50-Gigawatt Milestone

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Nevada’s first wind power project begins generating clean energy

Mortenson Construction managed construction of the wind farm, which utilizes 66 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines.   Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind project – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. A ceremony is being held today … Continue reading Nevada’s first wind power project begins generating clean energy

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Rare earths are used in wind energy and electric vehicles

China, the world’s top rare earth producer, plans to establish a global authoritative pricing index for rare earth metals in an effort to enhance its pricing power over the resources, a leading domestic producer said on Thursday. The country’s newly launched rare earth trading exchange will team up with futures and financial information institutions to … Continue reading Rare earths are used in wind energy and electric vehicles

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China’s Shandong province generates 3.2 billion kWh of wind power in first half year

Wind farms in China’s Shandong province generated 3.2 billion kWh of electricity in the first six months of 2012, representing an increase of 34.4 per cent compared to the corresponding period of last year, according to Shandong Electric Power Corporation, a subsidiary of the State Grid. As of the end of June, the province’s installed … Continue reading China’s Shandong province generates 3.2 billion kWh of wind power in first half year

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New report highly critical of fossil fuel groups that attack US wind power

With the US national election only three months away, the country’s largest grassroots environmental organisation has come out with a report that states fossil fuel interests are spending large amounts of money attacking clean energies like wind and solar power. Published last week, the Sierra Club’s 20-page report “Clean Energy Under Seige” said renewable energy’s … Continue reading New report highly critical of fossil fuel groups that attack US wind power

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Windy Acres wind farm good for our community

It is not surprising that the proposed Windy Acres Wind Farm project in the Town of Sherman has become a highly emotional debate. However, as a citizen, taxpayer and small business owner in the Town of Sherman, I am concerned about the vast amount of misleading information that is being circulated throughout our community. We’ve … Continue reading Windy Acres wind farm good for our community

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American wind power reaches 50-gigawatt milestone

American wind power has blown through an historic milestone: 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity, the American Wind Energy Association announced, just as Congress works to extend a critical federal policy and continue the growth of wind power in the United States. Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, made the announcement today … Continue reading American wind power reaches 50-gigawatt milestone

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