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REpower and WSB sign 45 MW wind energy contract for Poland

Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems SE and WSB Neue Energien GmbH signed a contract for the delivery and construction of 22 REpower MM92 wind turbines. The wind turbines, each with a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW), are intended for the Taczalin project near Legnica in the Polish province of Lower Silesia. Construction and commissioning … Continue reading REpower and WSB sign 45 MW wind energy contract for Poland

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EU: an internal energy market by 2014?

“The European wind industry strongly supports the creation of a single market in electricity,” said Paul Wilczek, Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Grids and Internal Electricity Market, at EWEA. “If Europe is serious about decarbonising the power sector in a cost-effective manner, it has to create a market that facilitates this transformation. EWEA’s new report sets … Continue reading EU: an internal energy market by 2014?

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French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

The French government will launch an offshore wind power tender worth around 1GW by the end of the year, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault revealed at the weekend. He made the announcement during a government-hosted conference on the environment at which he and President Francois Hollande promised a plan to kick-start the renewables industry in France. … Continue reading French government to launch 1GW offshore wind energy tender

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Wind energy: Moms Clean Air Force blogger urges PTC extension

In a recent Huffington Post article, Ronnie Citron-Fink, managing editor and blogger for Moms Clean Air Force, calls for Congress to extend the federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC) for the simplest of reasons: “Wind is free. “Wind is clean. “Wind is renewable. “Wind is non-polluting. “Wind doesn’t harm children’s health. “But most importantly, … Continue reading Wind energy: Moms Clean Air Force blogger urges PTC extension

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Water: The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels

Six fuels used to generate electricity — biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar (photovoltaic and concentrating solar power), and wind energy (both onshore and offshore) – are analyzed in the following categories: water impacts, impacts, air pollution impacts, planning and cost risk, subsidies and tax incentives, land impacts, and other impacts. 100,000 Gallons of Water to … Continue reading Water: The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels

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EBRD to lend up to EUR48.8 million to build Donetsk region wind farm

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide a loan of up to EUR 48.8 million to Novoazovsky Wind Farm LLC to build the second phase of a wind farm in Donetsk region. EBRD Principal Advisor for External Affairs Anton Usov told Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday that the decision was made by the bank’s board … Continue reading EBRD to lend up to EUR48.8 million to build Donetsk region wind farm

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REpower Bags Wind Energy Contract From Austria

The wind turbines, each with a rated power output of 3.2 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 143 metres, are intended for the Poysdorf-Wilfersdorf III wind farm in the north-east of Austria. On Tuesday at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012, Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems SE signed a contract with the Austrian operator Windkraft Simonsfeld AG … Continue reading REpower Bags Wind Energy Contract From Austria

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Business leaders urge Congress to extend renewable energy tax credit

Yesterday, 19 companies, including major consumer brands and several Fortune 500 firms, wrote to Congressional leaders encouraging them to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a key provision supporting renewable energy. “For consumers of wind electricity, the economic benefits of the PTC are tremendous. The PTC has enabled the industry to slash wind energy costs … Continue reading Business leaders urge Congress to extend renewable energy tax credit

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Business Leaders Urge Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

The PTC provides a tax credit of 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour of renewable power generated and, if lawmakers fail to act, is set to expire in 2012. Originally signed into law by George H.W. Bush, the tax credit has helped to strengthen energy diversity, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and keep electricity costs low for … Continue reading Business Leaders Urge Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

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Wind energy industry calls on Congress to avert more layoffs

Siemens Wind Power, a leading manufacturer of wind turbines, yesterday announced more than 1,000 layoffs, or approximately half their U.S. labor force. The move will cut half the workforce at the company’s turbine plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, and also lay off workers at plants in Iowa andFlorida. Layoffs continue to mount throughout the development and … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls on Congress to avert more layoffs

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PTC: Siemens to lay off 615 in Iowa, Kansas, Florida

Supporters of wind energy are predicting that what happens in Congress over the next several days could be crucial to the fate of the industry. A wind energy equipment manufacturer says it will lay off 615 workers in Iowa, Kansas and Florida in part because Congress has not renewed a tax credit for wind energy. … Continue reading PTC: Siemens to lay off 615 in Iowa, Kansas, Florida

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Europe’s emerging wind energy markets set to grow while mature markets experience difficulties

Spain and Portugal both have significant electricity tariff deficits. In recent years the electricity prices have not reflected generation costs due to a political decision. Renewables are disproportionately blamed for increasing electricity prices in these countries. The national authorities are taking tough measures to deal with the deficit in particular Spain whose government has just … Continue reading Europe’s emerging wind energy markets set to grow while mature markets experience difficulties

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Wind power project shows what’s at stake with PTC delay

The story, by Dan Ferber, looks at the Wildcat wind farm near Elwood, Ind.  Mike Behringer of White Construction, an Indiana-based company that is handling the installation of the wind turbines, describes the work involved. A Midwest Energy News story about a wind farm going up in Indiana gives a clear picture of how wind … Continue reading Wind power project shows what’s at stake with PTC delay

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American Wind Energy Association Conducts “Real World” Training for OSHA

Thirty-seven attendees of the program were trained to climb the ladder structure of a wind turbine and perform self-rescue. They were able to access a Nacelle, the cover housing that contains all of the generating components in a wind turbine to develop a better understanding of how a wind turbine operates.       On … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Conducts “Real World” Training for OSHA

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Gamesa gets 30 MW wind power order from Indo Rama Renewables

For Gamesa this contract comes weeks after the announcement of the single largest 75 MW order with another IPP, ReNew Power, in Maharashtra. India contributed 14 per cent of Gamesa’s total sales in the first half of 2012. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy -through its subsidiary in India-, has signed a new … Continue reading Gamesa gets 30 MW wind power order from Indo Rama Renewables

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Vestas V112-3.0 MW wind turbine reaches 3 GW milestone

Designed to lower Cost of Energy and offer unprecedented reliability for our customers, the V112-3.0 MW turbine has turned out to be exactly what an increasingly competitive market has been looking for. Reaching 3 GW of orders after less than two years in the market demonstrates strong customer commitment to Vestas and the V112-3.0 MW … Continue reading Vestas V112-3.0 MW wind turbine reaches 3 GW milestone

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Vestas poised to launch new low-wind 3 MW wind turbine

The new V126-3.0 MW turbine has a rotor diameter of 126 metres to target low wind conditions (i.e. wind class IEC III) and features a structural shell blade design. The well-known blade design halves the capital investment in new production lines, improves flexibility in manufacturing, and at the same time maintains the reliability and high … Continue reading Vestas poised to launch new low-wind 3 MW wind turbine

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Wind energy: Iowa coalition calls on Congress to renew PTC

Sixty-five groups and individuals from Iowa, including a number of very prominent organizations such as the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, recently signed onto a joint letter to the state’s Congressional delegation urging action on an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The letter urged the legislators to “keep … Continue reading Wind energy: Iowa coalition calls on Congress to renew PTC

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Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) announced that it had submitted an application to the Scottish Government for consent to develop offshore wind power at three sites within Zone 1 of The Crown Estate’s Third Round of offshore wind licensing. The application for the outer Moray Firth, 22km (13.5 miles) from the Caithness coast has been … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

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