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AWEA applauds Western Governors’ call to extend wind energy tax credit

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today hailed the action by the Western Governors’ Associationtelling Congress to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy before it expires at the end of December.   In a letter to the U.S. Senate and House leadership, the governors warned that part of their states’ diverse energy … Continue reading AWEA applauds Western Governors’ call to extend wind energy tax credit

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Costa Rica Wind Farm Completed On Schedule

Germany-based juwi says its subsidiary, juwi Energias Renovables, has completed the Eolico Valle Central wind farm, located near San Jose, Costa Rica. The 15.3 MW wind farm uses 17 Enercon E-44 900 kW wind turbines and will generate enough electricity to power approximately 15,000 homes, the company says. Despite many logistical challenges, the wind project … Continue reading Costa Rica Wind Farm Completed On Schedule

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SCA, E.ON sign wind energy JV agreement

Swedish paper products company SCA AB (SCA-B.SK) said Friday it has signed a joint venture with German utility E.ON AG under which they will together develop a number of wind power projects. The joint venture includes approximately 270 wind power stations and a total energy production of more than 2 TWh, corresponding to the electricity … Continue reading SCA, E.ON sign wind energy JV agreement

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Onshore wind energy is already cost competitive with coal and gas, and it is much cheaper than nuclear power

The cost of energy is a topic high up on the media agenda but it is a thorny issue complicated by all the different variables and methods used to calculate the cost of energy. One commonly used method is the “levelised cost of energy” (LCOE), which is, in simple terms, the lifetime cost of an … Continue reading Onshore wind energy is already cost competitive with coal and gas, and it is much cheaper than nuclear power

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Wind energy in Germany: Iberdrola announces sale of its seven onshore wind farms

Iberdrola and German company MVV Energie AG, through its subsidiary MVV Windenergie GmbH, have concluded an agreement for MVV’s acquisition of IBERDROLA’s seven onshore wind farms located in Germany. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, involves the transfer of a total 62.9 megawatts (MW) wind installed capacity. IBERDROLA will transfer to utility Group MVV 100% … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: Iberdrola announces sale of its seven onshore wind farms

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Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Since the market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) opened in earnest in 2010, with the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt battling for market leadership and the Tesla Roadster targeting the high end of the performance market, several manufacturers have launched new models. The 2013 model year is looking increasingly competitive, and manufacturers should carefully choose … Continue reading Plug-In Electric Vehicles

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The board-level Romanian wind energy event where deals are done

The 3rd annual Wind Power Romania Congress returns with 400+  board-level attendees from major developers, ministries and other buyers as well as financiers able to kick start projects in Romania. No other event attracts this senior level audience. As such, it is known as the who’s who event where people go to get deals done. … Continue reading The board-level Romanian wind energy event where deals are done

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Uruguay to expand wind energy with IDB support $107.7 million in loans

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $107.7 million to finance the construction of the El Libertador and Palmatir wind farms in Uruguay. The IDB financing will contribute to diversifying Uruguay’s energy matrix and reducing its dependence on hydroelectric generation which, during the dry season, forces the country to boost electricity generation … Continue reading Uruguay to expand wind energy with IDB support $107.7 million in loans

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Theolia commissions the 15 MW Magremont wind farm in France

Located in the Somme department, the Magremont wind farm includes 6 Nordex N90 wind turbines, with a capacity of 2.5 MW each, for a cumulative capacity of 15 MW. Construction works started in September 2011 and the project was sold in December 2011 to the THEOLIA Utilities Investment Company investment vehicle, of which THEOLIA holds 40%. … Continue reading Theolia commissions the 15 MW Magremont wind farm in France

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Yemen: Wind energy and solar power fall short of potential

Thirteen years ago electronics retailer Abdulmajeed al-Wahbani was one of the first people in Yemen to venture into the solar power business. So far the gamble has paid off. His solar panel supply business found a niche and has seen impressive growth, while also helping to fight rural poverty. “People need to work, and to … Continue reading Yemen: Wind energy and solar power fall short of potential

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118 sportsmen’s and conservation groups urge Congress to extend wind energy tax credits

Congress should extend critical tax incentives that encourage renewable energy production and energy efficiency, 118 sportsmen’s, business and conservation groups from all over the U.S. urged in a letter to Congress yesterday. The letter, with a list of sponsors, also appeared as an ad in Politico. “Investment and growth in properly-sited, wildlife-friendly clean energy and … Continue reading 118 sportsmen’s and conservation groups urge Congress to extend wind energy tax credits

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Wind turbine creates green energy for superior farms

Superior Farms, the nation’s largest lamb producer, today unveiled its first onsite large-scale wind turbine at the company’s Dixon processing facility. It is scheduled to be operational by the beginning of the new year, and expected to offset about 50% of the company’s total energy use at that location. “We are committed at every facet … Continue reading Wind turbine creates green energy for superior farms

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Wind Power Korea 2012 kicks off for advanced wind energy industry

‘Wind Power Korea 2012’ is held from 5th to 7th, December by Gyeongsangnam-do, a hub of east south area of Korea. 94 companies participate in the exhibition running at CECO (Changwon Exhibition Convention Center) located in Gyeongsangnam-do, a city taking 80% of Korean Wind Power System and 50% of component industry in Wind Power industry. Gyeongsangnam-do is … Continue reading Wind Power Korea 2012 kicks off for advanced wind energy industry

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Wind energy in US same as taking 13 million cars off the road

Electrical power generation from wind energy last year prevented as much global warming pollution as taking 13 million cars off the road, says a new widely-quoted report published in the US. The report — Wind Power for a Cleaner America: Reducing Global Warming Pollution, Cutting Air Pollution and Saving Water — adds that wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in US same as taking 13 million cars off the road

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Kuwait targets 15% solar power and wind energy by 2030

Of this capacity, PV accounts for 10 MW and concentrated solar power accounts for 50 MW. The remaining 10MW is accounted for by wind energy. Kuwait has set a target to generate 15% of its electricity demand from renewable energy including solar by 2030. According to media reports, the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah … Continue reading Kuwait targets 15% solar power and wind energy by 2030

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Spain’s Government about to deal a death blow to Concentrating Solar Power sector

Spanish leadership in Concentrated Solar Power is at risk and creates legal uncertainty in opposition to Spain’s PM speeches. Spain’s Government is about to deal a death blow to the Spanish leadership in the Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) sector (also referred to as concentrated solar power or CSP), which contributed to Spanish GDP with €2084 … Continue reading Spain’s Government about to deal a death blow to Concentrating Solar Power sector

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First Japanese Litium-ion Battery to be Supplied to Large Sized Battery Energy Storage System on a Commercial Scale in Chile

GS Yuasa International Ltd. (President : Makoto Yoda, Office : Kyoto, Japan) and Mitsubishi Corporation (President : Ken Kobayashi, Office : Tokyo, Japan) are pleased to announce that their lithium-ion battery equipment with a maximum output of 20MW/6.3MWh was selected for a battery energy storage system which will be installed next to the new thermal … Continue reading First Japanese Litium-ion Battery to be Supplied to Large Sized Battery Energy Storage System on a Commercial Scale in Chile

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Saft Contracted by Boeing to Provide Li-ion Batteries for New Small Platform GEO Satellites

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Boeing to build Li-ion battery packs for four new 702SP communications satellites. The technology-rich “small platform” satellites, designed to operate in the 3- to 8-kilowatt power range, are being developed by Boeing for Asia Broadcast … Continue reading Saft Contracted by Boeing to Provide Li-ion Batteries for New Small Platform GEO Satellites

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Largest fleet of electric vehicles in the North Range at CTT

24 Kangoo Maxi Z.E. (zero emission) vans from Renault will be used to transport personnel carbon-free at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). The fleet is part of the ‘Hamburg – Wirtschaft am Strom’ (Hamburg – Current Affairs) project, which is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) … Continue reading Largest fleet of electric vehicles in the North Range at CTT

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Newspapers across America call for an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit

With Congress and the Administration negotiating over a tax package in the post-election “lame-duck” session now underway, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said today that the sweeping scope of newspaper editorial endorsements for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) exemplify the credit’s broad bipartisan support. Renewing the PTC, the … Continue reading Newspapers across America call for an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit

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