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Enercon to launch 2.5MW low wind turbine at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012

The rotor diameter of this new wind turbine is 115 metres with a rated power of 2.5 megawatts. The new E-115 series will be the main attraction at the ENERCON stand during this year’s HUSUM WindEnergy Fair (18-22 September). Designed for average wind speeds of 7.5 metres per second and gust intensities of up to … Continue reading Enercon to launch 2.5MW low wind turbine at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012

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Food price crisis looms because of extreme weather events

Climate change and extreme weather events caused by rising greenhouse gas emissions will result in rapidly increasing global food prices that will negatively affect millions of people. That’s the central message of a sobering new report — Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices; The costs of feeding a warming world — that was published Wednesday by Oxfam … Continue reading Food price crisis looms because of extreme weather events

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Moldova Noua wind farm in Romania enters operation

The fully operational plant, comprised of 21 2.3 MW SWT wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 48MW, 25MW of which have been online since December of last year, will be capable of generating some 130 million kilowatt hours, thus avoiding the emission of over 70 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. With … Continue reading Moldova Noua wind farm in Romania enters operation

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Enel Green Power starts operations at new wind farm in Andalusia

The clean energy produced by the nine 2 MW wind turbines at “Padul” wind farm will avoid annual atmospheric emissions of about 28,000 tons of CO2, saving around 14,000 tons of oil equivalent (TOE). Enel Green Power has connected a new 18 MW wind farm to the grid in Andalusia named “Padul” after the municipality … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts operations at new wind farm in Andalusia

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Acciona Windpower is awarded a 30 MW supply contract for a wind farm on Canada’s eastern seaboard

Joe Baker, CEO of Acciona Windpower North America, stated that “we’re very excited to partner with Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation on the first Canadian installation of our AW3000 turbine. PEI Energy Corporation has done an excellent job in selecting a turbine that will deliver low-cost, clean energy to its customers”. The contract with PEI … Continue reading Acciona Windpower is awarded a 30 MW supply contract for a wind farm on Canada’s eastern seaboard

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Jamaica Urges Investment in Wind Energy

Renewable energy is expected to represent some 20 per cent of the country’s energy mix by 2030. As Government continues to encourage investment in renewable sources of energy, private interests are being urged to consider wind energy as a lucrative area for investment. “We are trying to encourage private players, not just Government, to actually … Continue reading Jamaica Urges Investment in Wind Energy

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Wind power can help meet the UK’s climate goals

“With continuing government support, the average wind farm globally may produce power at costs that compete with fossil fuels as soon as 2016,” the report said, adding the generating technology keeps down the costs of reducing emissions and can help meet the 2020 renewable target. Wind power provides an effective way to reduce carbon dioxide … Continue reading Wind power can help meet the UK’s climate goals

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EWEA seeks new CEO as Kjaer announces departure

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer following the decision of Christian Kjaer to stand down from April 2013. Christian Kjaer has been CEO of EWEA since 2006. From 2003-2006 he was EWEA Policy Director, and previously worked for the Danish Wind Industry Association and the Danish newspaper … Continue reading EWEA seeks new CEO as Kjaer announces departure

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Gamesa to deliver 48 MW of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group in China

Gamesa will start to deliver 24 sets of G87- 2.0 MW Class S and G90-2.0 MW wind turbines from October this year. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has just signed a deal to supply 48 MW of capacity of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group for a wind farm that … Continue reading Gamesa to deliver 48 MW of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group in China

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Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

The wind power project is based in Victoria, located approximately 30 km south of Ballarat. REpower Systems, a subsidiary of wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon, has signed a contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 wind turbines, each with 2.05 MW of rated power, to the Mt Mercer wind farm in Australia. This is … Continue reading Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

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Brazil: Investments in wind energy should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

Wind power is the second most competitive form of such energy production in the country. In June of this year, the wind power industry accounted for 2 GW of installed capacity of power generation, spread over 71 farms. By the end of 2016, the goal is to insert 8.4 GW of wind power on the … Continue reading Brazil: Investments in wind energy should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

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Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

ACS has submitted bids for the Stockyard Hill wind farm with an installed capacity of 500 MW and with an investment of 825 million euros. ACS would install wind turbines of REpower, German wind company controlled by Suzlon, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in India. ACS competes with Vestas and General Electric. The wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

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The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

30 August 2012, 12:30 Espaço SulAmerica, Sala de Imprensa Brazil Windpower, conference and exhibition Brazil’s wind power industry has grown dramatically over the past few years. Does the current system of energy auctions meet the needs of the market? What are the key obstacles? How can we overcome them, and what needs to be done … Continue reading The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

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Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

The report, titled “Beyond the Bluster”, examines common misconceptions about the effectiveness about wind power. A new report published by renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows how wind power can provide reliable, economic and secure energy generation capacity for the United Kingdom. It contains analysis of … Continue reading Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

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European leaders need to set tougher emissions targets

It’s very gratifying to see the world’s leading financial daily underlining points which European Wind Energy Association and many others have been making for years: the Emissions Trading System (ETS) urgently needs to be fixed. Thankfully the European Commission has proposed an important first step: to delay the auctioning of yet more carbon allowances. This now … Continue reading European leaders need to set tougher emissions targets

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GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

  GE has installed 300 wind turbines in Brazil and will open two local service centers by 2014. GE celebrates its 10th year in the wind industry. As the GE fleet expands, the company also is announcing its plans to open two local service centers by 2014, representing a $1.5 million investment in Brazil. The … Continue reading GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

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Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Vehicles

By comparison, the success of electric vehicles today is a stark turnabout from nearly twenty years ago, when the EV1 died young. Environment Georgia reported that in 2011, the first year electric vehicles came back on the market in the United States, over 17,000 were purchased. A 120-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Vehicles

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American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

“This important proposal will give a much-needed shot in the arm to Michigan’s manufacturing sector, helping it diversify even more into the renewable energy industry and create Michigan jobs,” said AWEA’s Gramlich. “AWEA fully endorses this proposal, and we’re encouraging all those in the wind industry supply chain in Michigan to become engaged in the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

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