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US and China to cut power plant emissions

The US is arguably still the most powerful country in the world, but it has always dragged its feet on climate action. So when the US Environmental Protection Agency announces carbon emissions cuts of 30% in the power sector by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels), the news deserves the term “historic”. It is the first … Continue reading US and China to cut power plant emissions

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the most powerful wind farm in Western Canada, of 300 MW

Continuing its development in Canada, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Blackspring Ridge wind farm by its local subsidiary EDF EN Canada. This facility, which has 300 MW in installed capacity, is now the most powerful in Western Canada. Located close to Lethbridge in Alberta province, the Blackspring Ridge wind farm is … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the most powerful wind farm in Western Canada, of 300 MW

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Somaliland:President Silanyo Launches the Somalia’s first wind farm

The Hargeisa based Egal International Airport is to start utilizing wind power. This development follows the official launch by the Somaliland president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo of project funded by the USAID and implemented by the Program for Economic Growth at the Egal Airport in Hargeisa. “I extend my thanks to the donors and implementers of … Continue reading Somaliland:President Silanyo Launches the Somalia’s first wind farm

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Renewable energy provided around 19 per cent of global final energy consumption in 2012

In the power sector, global capacity reached 1,560 gigawatts (GW) in 2013 – an increase of about 8.3 per cent over 2012 – and renewables accounted for more than 56 per cent of net additions to global power capacity. REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) offers a comprehensive look at the state of the industry. … Continue reading Renewable energy provided around 19 per cent of global final energy consumption in 2012

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Gamesa arranges a €350 million syndicated financing transaction due 2018

Gamesa arranged a €350 million syndicated financing facility due 2018, which further shores up its financial structure and extends its debt maturity profile. The transaction was structured in the form of a revolving credit facility. The syndicate is made up of 16 Spanish and international financial institutions and the facility is repayable in a single … Continue reading Gamesa arranges a €350 million syndicated financing transaction due 2018

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Northern Power Systems’ Technology Powers New 3.3MW Wind Turbine

Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS), a next-generation renewable energy technology provider, is developing along with its Brazilian partner WEG (IBOVESPA: WEGE3) a new 3.3MW wind turbine. WEG is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electrical equipment. This new development effort will further complement WEG and Northern Power Systems’ existing portfolio of utility class … Continue reading Northern Power Systems’ Technology Powers New 3.3MW Wind Turbine

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Suzlon wind energy to raise Rs 1,000 cr from non-core asset sales

Wind power maker Suzlon Energy, which is working on its business revival strategy, plans to raise about Rs 1,000 crore from sale of non-core assets this financial year. Besides, Suzlon is exploring new markets for business opportunities, according to a top company official. “We continue to work on selling non-core assets. We expect to raise … Continue reading Suzlon wind energy to raise Rs 1,000 cr from non-core asset sales

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Wind power slowly picks up speed in Finland

Finland lags behind its European peers in its efforts to develop wind energy resources. However after a slow start, the wind-powered renewable sector is slowly beginning to gather speed. Finland is now trying to catch up to wind power pioneers such as Britain, Denmark, Spain and Germany, countries where wind power accounts for a growing … Continue reading Wind power slowly picks up speed in Finland

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Obama plans to apply carbon emission cap on power plants

In his most sweeping effort to date to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the Obama administration will unveil a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday limiting the amount of carbon pollution from coal power plants. The rule will impose a cap on the level of emissions existing power plants are … Continue reading Obama plans to apply carbon emission cap on power plants

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RenewableUK applauds new wind energy study

The trade association representing the wind industry, RenewableUK, has welcomed new research published by the Eskdalemuir Working Group (EWG) which unlocks the potential to install more than a gigawatt of onshore wind energy in Scotland in the years ahead – enough to power more than half a million British homes. The EWG, which includes representatives … Continue reading RenewableUK applauds new wind energy study

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Over 500 MW of wind turbines capacity in Morocco

Energy subsidiary of the Morocco’s national investment company (SNI), Nareva now operates four wind farms with a capacity of over 500 MW. The latest of these is the Tarfaya wind farm which went into service in 2014. Created in 2005, the holding group has seen the liberalisation of the renewable energy space within the scope … Continue reading Over 500 MW of wind turbines capacity in Morocco

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Largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) announced today that the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project declared commercial operation on May 12, 2014. The Blackspring Ridge Project, located in Vulcan County, Alberta (50 km north of Lethbridge), started construction in May 2013 and is comprised … Continue reading Largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada

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Peru is focusing on solar power, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy

The Latin American country is focusing on solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power to help its economy grow further while also providing energy to the 3.5 million people who still lack access to electricity.   Enel Green Power’s growth in Brazil and Chile is well known, but the whole of Latin America is beginning to … Continue reading Peru is focusing on solar power, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy

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Vestas reaffirms position as global wind power pioneer with 53 MW wind farm in Guatemala

Vestas has signed an order for 16 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the San Antonio wind power plant in the department of Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala. Once complete, the project will become the very first wind power plant in the country, showcasing Vestas’ ambitions as wind power pioneers to develop new markets and grow together … Continue reading Vestas reaffirms position as global wind power pioneer with 53 MW wind farm in Guatemala

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Millions of workers call for climate action

Last week more than 50 unions representing millions of jobs worldwide joined the Unions4Climate action network calling for a global agreement on climate change in Paris at the UN climate summit next year. “Threats to jobs and livelihoods include the threat of climate change. For unions it is simple. There are no jobs on a … Continue reading Millions of workers call for climate action

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Acciona Windpower creates 400 jobs in a concrete tower production plan for wind turbines in Brazil

Río Grande do Norte State Governor Rosalba Ciarlini visited the facility, which will supply more than one hundred 120-meter-high towers for wind power farms developed by Voltalia.   ACCIONA Windpower has created 400 jobs in its concrete tower production plant for wind turbines located in Areia Branca (Brasil), as confirmed in the visit to the … Continue reading Acciona Windpower creates 400 jobs in a concrete tower production plan for wind turbines in Brazil

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Wind farm work to start next month

Construction on Mower County’s latest wind farm is almost underway. Renewable Energy Systems Americas is set to start construction on the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm in June, according to Sean Flannery, a permitting specialist with the wind developer. It’s an exciting step for project organizer’s who’ve worked through permitting, delays, land agreements and other parts … Continue reading Wind farm work to start next month

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