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China On Track to Install 140 GW of Wind Energy Capacity by 2015

The news cycle for China’s wind sector may finally have turned, according to the new China Wind Market Quarterly report by GTM Research and Azure International. The final month of 2012 and first weeks of 2013 brought a flurry of government announcements with major near-term implications. In December, the government took steps to resolve financing … Continue reading China On Track to Install 140 GW of Wind Energy Capacity by 2015

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New York’s Bloomberg Calls for More Electric Vehicle Charging

In his twelfth and final State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called to make the city a national leader in electric vehicles. He will start with a pilot for curbside Level III fast chargers. More importantly, Bloomberg will change the building code so that up to 20 percent of new … Continue reading New York’s Bloomberg Calls for More Electric Vehicle Charging

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Wind power, solar energy tally strong support in Rocky Mountain states

Public opinion polling in six Rocky Mountain states in January found strong backing for wind and solar power, according to a recent New York Times blog article by Nate Schweber. The article detailed responses to the survey question, “Which one of the following sources of energy would you want to encourage the use of here … Continue reading Wind power, solar energy tally strong support in Rocky Mountain states

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Kansas interfaith group says: Maintain state renewable standard

“People of faith are called to be responsible stewards of God’s Creation. That’s why Kansas Interfaith Power and Light is one of a number of business, agricultural, energy, environmental and faith-based groups supporting the most effective state policy we have for the development of clean energy in Kansas: the renewable portfolio standard.” That’s the word … Continue reading Kansas interfaith group says: Maintain state renewable standard

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Why is Fox Business saying those things about wind energy?

Just because you’re on TV doesn’t mean you can make things up. The hosts of two TV talk shows on Fox Business News, “Money with Melissa Francis” and “Varney & Company,” seemed to be competing this week to make the most inaccurate statements about wind power. Let’s review: 1) Wind power is cheap and utilities … Continue reading Why is Fox Business saying those things about wind energy?

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EU Energy Commissioner promises post-2020 policy next year » By Tom Rowe

At a special press briefing organized by The International Press Association in Brussels last night, EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger confirmed that he will be bringing forward proposals for post-2020 policy, before the current term of the Commission ends, which is 31 October 2014. He said that the Council would talk about binding targets in … Continue reading EU Energy Commissioner promises post-2020 policy next year » By Tom Rowe

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Gamesa: sales at the end of 2012 totalled 2,119 MW

Gamesa released a preview of its 2012 results, in line with the guidance the company provided the market on 25 October, illustrating Gamesa’s progress on implementing its 2013-2015 Business Plan. Recurring activity continue to underscore the soundness of Gamesa’s business, with positive EBIT of €7M, meeting the targets previously issued to the market. In addition, … Continue reading Gamesa: sales at the end of 2012 totalled 2,119 MW

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SunWize to develop two solar photovoltaic projects in Ecuador

SunWize Technologies, Inc. is working with three other organizations as members of a North American Consortium to develop two major solar photovoltaic projects in the Republic of Ecuador. These projects will help Ecuador diversify its renewable energy resources and promote energy efficiency among its people. In addition to SunWize, the consortium includes Solexica Energy Corporation, … Continue reading SunWize to develop two solar photovoltaic projects in Ecuador

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Nordex plans for 200 MW wind farm in Ohio

Wind turbine manufacturer and developer Nordex USA is preparing for a 200 megawatt (MW) wind farm in northern Ohio. In a preliminary filing to state regulators the company has outlined plans to build approximately eighty-three 2.4 MW wind turbines in Seneca and Sandusky counties. According to the article, both counties have been zoned for alternative … Continue reading Nordex plans for 200 MW wind farm in Ohio

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Thailand unveiled largest wind farm in Korat

Thailand has unveiled the largest wind farm in ASEAN. The project is intended to help the country become the regional leader in alternative energy. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on Tuesday, chaired the official opening of the West Huay Bong 2 – West Huay Bong 3 project in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. The project, which features Thailand’s … Continue reading Thailand unveiled largest wind farm in Korat

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Alstom to supply wind turbines for Kawazu wind farm in Japan

Alstom has signed a contract with Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (Eurus Energy) to supply 10 units of ECO 74 Wind Turbines with 70m towers, each with an output of 1.67 MW, to be fully operational in February 2015. The contract includes the supply of wind turbine generators and supervisions for installation and commissioning of the … Continue reading Alstom to supply wind turbines for Kawazu wind farm in Japan

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Florida firm will build wind farm in Jefferson and Gage counties

A Florida company plans to build a $138 million wind farm in parts of Jefferson and Gage counties in southeast Nebraska. The Steele Flats Wind Project, to be built by NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Fla., would generate nearly 75 megawatts of electricity from 44 turbines in both counties, said Steve Stengel, a company … Continue reading Florida firm will build wind farm in Jefferson and Gage counties

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Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  … Continue reading Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

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Let’s generate even more wind power – Obama

Wind energy has made the headlines across the globe in recent days, with perhaps the world’s most powerful man, US President Barack Obama, calling for “even more” wind energy. “Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America. So let’s generate even more,” he said in his State of the … Continue reading Let’s generate even more wind power – Obama

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EWEA and GWEC launch 2013 Global Wind Day photo competition

Are you creative with your camera and have a passion for wind energy? Then you might be keen to enter EWEA’s 2013 photo competition for Global Wind Day, giving yourself the chance to win a €1,000 Amazon voucher! Following the success of last year’s hugely popular Global Wind Day photo competition, this year we are … Continue reading EWEA and GWEC launch 2013 Global Wind Day photo competition

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Our competitor is not Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, but other power generation”

The European wind energy industry can beat its main competitors – other forms of power generation – “anytime” on a level playing field. So says Christian Kjaer in his final Wind Directions interview before stepping down as CEO of EWEA on 1 April. Free trade, the removal of subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear, and … Continue reading Our competitor is not Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, but other power generation”

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Warmest Decade on Record Brings Weather Extremes

In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—largely from the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas—have loaded up in the atmosphere, heating the planet and pushing humanity onto a climatic seesaw of weather irregularities. High-temperature records in many places … Continue reading Warmest Decade on Record Brings Weather Extremes

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AWEA welcomes President Obama’s commitment to wind energy

Wind power became the number one source of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2012. President Obama called on Congress to strengthen the stewardship we all share for our environment, and put more Americans to work in clean energy jobs and manufacturing. President Obama sets a goal “to once again double generation from wind, solar, and … Continue reading AWEA welcomes President Obama’s commitment to wind energy

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Iberdrola receives planning consent for 288 MW kilgallioch wind farm in Scotland

Kilgallioch will see a total investment of over €465 million to become the company’s second largest onshore wind energy project in the UK and one of Europe’s largest wind power plant. United Kingdom is a key market for the renewable business of IBERDROLA where it operates more than 1,200 MW onshore wind capacity and is … Continue reading Iberdrola receives planning consent for 288 MW kilgallioch wind farm in Scotland

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