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US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment. The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools, the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC), … Continue reading US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

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200+ wind businesses to Congress: U.S. Senate protects jobs during tax reform

More than 200 companies that do business in the wind industry have sent a letter to House leadership objecting to language in its tax reform bill. The House’s proposal substantially lowers the value of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and retroactively changes the rules on how companies can qualify for it. That puts … Continue reading 200+ wind businesses to Congress: U.S. Senate protects jobs during tax reform

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Protecting American wind energy workers during tax reform

Congress has long spoken of tax reform that would help American businesses thrive and create new opportunities for U.S. workers. But a provision in the House’s tax reform bill does just the opposite– it puts 60,000 U.S. jobs at risk and jeopardizes $50 billion in private investment. It reneges on the 2015 bipartisan promise to … Continue reading Protecting American wind energy workers during tax reform

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BYD will provide 50 pure electric buses to the Argentine province of La Rioja

he fleet of buses are part of a series of new energy solutions BYD inked with La Rioja on Thursday at the China Hi-tech Fair 2017 in Shenzhen,south China’s Guangdong Province. In accordance with preliminary surveys and consultation, BYD’s new energy solutions will include pure electric vehicles, solar module products, and battery energy storage systems. … Continue reading BYD will provide 50 pure electric buses to the Argentine province of La Rioja

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Whirlpool Corporation announces plans for wind turbines at Greenville manufacturing facility

Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company’s 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those developed for Whirlpool Corporation’s manufacturing facilities in Findlay, Marion, and Ottawa, Ohio, and will … Continue reading Whirlpool Corporation announces plans for wind turbines at Greenville manufacturing facility

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InnoEnergy and WindEurope to hold first joint hackathon, ‘Hack the Wind’

InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, and WindEurope, the voice of the European wind industry, today announce that they will host their first joint hackathon. Hack the Wind aims to help shape the future of wind energy by facilitating the development of innovative new technologies. The hackathon will be held on the … Continue reading InnoEnergy and WindEurope to hold first joint hackathon, ‘Hack the Wind’

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Natural Power advises on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Green Investment Group Limited (Green Investment Group), part of Macquarie Group (Macquarie) for the acquisition of the 650-MW Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden, which reached financial close on 7th November … Continue reading Natural Power advises on Europe’s largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden

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Vestas chosen for Australian wind farm

Ireland-based renewables specialist DP Energy has named Denmark’s Vestas, and local engineers Downer Group, to spearhead the development of what it has said will be Australia’s largest combined wind and solar power plant. Wind turbines will contribute 220 MW of the first phase 375 MW hybrid plant to be built in Port Augusta, South Australia, … Continue reading Vestas chosen for Australian wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy welcomes The Queen Elizabeth to Hull

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Alexandra Dock, Hull. On arrival at the site, Her Majesty drove the full 75 metre length of the turbine blade that featured as an art installation in the Queen Victoria Square, in Hull city centre, as … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy welcomes The Queen Elizabeth to Hull

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Hundreds of wind power businesses: US Senate gets it right on tax reform

A retroactive rule for wind investors in the House tax bill puts at risk rural communities and one of America’s fastest growing jobs. Over 200 companies in the American wind power supply chain delivered a letter to leaders of the tax reform effort in the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to keep their promise … Continue reading Hundreds of wind power businesses: US Senate gets it right on tax reform

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The new go-to tool for wind energy industry data

WindIQ– do you know the name? The look is new, but its history is deeply rooted. WindIQ is the most authoritative source for U.S. wind industry data, provided by AWEA at no cost to members. Previously known as Market Database Pro, the newly refreshed WindIQ is a critical tool in the toolkit for all wind … Continue reading The new go-to tool for wind energy industry data

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Africa’s renewable energy set to soar by 2022

Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior international energy official said on Wednesday. From Ethiopia to South Africa, millions of people are getting access to electricity for the first time as … Continue reading Africa’s renewable energy set to soar by 2022

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Goldwind announces GW4S smart wind turbine

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd, (Goldwind) (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), announced today the release of its GW4S smart wind turbine. The product maintains Goldwind’s Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbine technology and is a direct evolution of the existing 3S platform – a turbine series that has industry-leading availability and performance. Goldwind’s 4S … Continue reading Goldwind announces GW4S smart wind turbine

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Wind energy to power Facebook data centre in Nebraska

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in the United States. Once completed, Rattlesnake Creek will have a total installed capacity of 320 MW and will be Enel’s first wind farm in the state of Nebraska. “This … Continue reading Wind energy to power Facebook data centre in Nebraska

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Concentrated Solar Power to Produce H2

Since spring, the sun has been shining in Jülich at the push of a button and 10,000 times brighter than normal. It is in this town in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia that the German Aerospace Center, DLR, inaugurated its Synlight system comprised of 149 high-output lights that can simulate concentrated solar power. The … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power to Produce H2

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Ingeteam surpasses 40 GW milestone of installed wind power capacity

Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW … Continue reading Ingeteam surpasses 40 GW milestone of installed wind power capacity

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Sembcorp wins auction to construct 250MW wind farm in India

The tender which was conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of the Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been won by Sembcorp’s renewable energy business Sembcorp Green Infra. This is the second time that Sembcorp has won a bidding for wind farm construction in the … Continue reading Sembcorp wins auction to construct 250MW wind farm in India

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Enel’s New 320 MW U.S. Wind Project Will Power Facebook Data Centre in Nebraska

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in the United States. Once completed, Rattlesnake Creek will have a total installed capacity of 320 MW and will be Enel’s first wind farm in the state of Nebraska. “This … Continue reading Enel’s New 320 MW U.S. Wind Project Will Power Facebook Data Centre in Nebraska

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Bringing Norway into the EU Clean Energy Package

On Friday 10 November 2017 the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA) and WindEurope organised a breakfast discussion on the contribution made by wind energy in Norway to Europe’s Energy Union objectives. Representatives from the European Commission, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Norwegian Permanent Representation and industry stakeholders took part. Norway currently has 1 GW … Continue reading Bringing Norway into the EU Clean Energy Package

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Wind energy on track to become Europe’s number one electricity source

Wind energy is set to become the leading source of electricity in the EU soon after 2030. This is according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ‘World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2017,’ released today. The IEA attributes this to the rapidly falling costs of renewables. They predict continued strong growth in both … Continue reading Wind energy on track to become Europe’s number one electricity source

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