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American Clean Power Association Statement on?Interior Completing Vineyard Wind Power Review

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) ?today issued the following statement?after?the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released the final environmental analysis for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. “By any measure, this is a breakthrough for offshore wind energy in the United States. Not even two months into a new Administration, years … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on?Interior Completing Vineyard Wind Power Review

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Iberdrola achieves environmental green light for an offshore wind farm in the US

Iberdrola has received the final environmental impact statement for its ‘Vineyard Wind 1’ offshore wind farm, which with a capacity of 800 MW will be the first large-scale project of this technology in the United States. The declaration of the Office of Ocean Energy Administration (BOEM) for the wind power project with wind turbines is … Continue reading Iberdrola achieves environmental green light for an offshore wind farm in the US

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Women in Wind Energy

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the participants for the third edition of their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program which aims to enhance gender diversity across the wind sector. This year’s participants … Continue reading Women in Wind Energy

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Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

Iberdrola, though its subsidiary ScottishPower, has teamed up with some of the UK’s main distilleries and spirits companies and the Port of Cromarty Firth to launch a green hydrogen project in the Highlands. The result will allow the whisky and spirit production industry in Scotland to develop this technology and fight climate change. The North … Continue reading Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

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The clean energy industry steps up to aid Texans in need

Last month’s Texas blackouts and infrastructure failures offer a stark reminder that many of the systems we depend on every day are not equipped to withstand the extreme events climate change is making more and more frequent. The clean energy industry is committed to overcoming these challenges by supplying an ever-greater share of zero-emission electricity … Continue reading The clean energy industry steps up to aid Texans in need

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Acciona signs a wind energy VPPA with Brembo

This is ACCIONA’s first Virtual Power Purchase Agreement in Poland, where the company has 101MW in installed wind power capacity. ACCIONA has signed a five-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with multinational automotive manufacturer Brembo to partially offset the energy needs of its production plants in Poland and contribute to Brembo’s path towards its decarbonization … Continue reading Acciona signs a wind energy VPPA with Brembo

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Wind power accounted for 8.3% of US electricity generation

2020 US electricity generation data are in from the US Energy Information Administration. Crunching the numbers, renewable energy accounted for 20.6% of US electricity generation last year. That was led by wind power, which accounted for 8.3% of US electricity generation, followed by hydropower at 7.2% and solar power at 3.3%. As reported last month, … Continue reading Wind power accounted for 8.3% of US electricity generation

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Adani Green commissions 100-MW wind power project in Gujarat

Adani Green Energy has commissioned the wind turbines for a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Kutch, Gujarat, through its subsidiary AWEKTL. It added that with this project, the company has reached an operational wind energy capacity of 497 MW and a total operational renewable capacity to 3,345 MW. Adani Green has a total renewable … Continue reading Adani Green commissions 100-MW wind power project in Gujarat

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Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

Castilla y León is developing a pioneering project worth 9.77 million euros to develop comprehensive technology for recycling components of old wind turbines before the end of their useful life, according to data from the Ministry of Economy. The Community Government, wind energy developers and recycling companies, with the support of a community technology center, … Continue reading Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

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Wind energy, Nobody understands what Mexico is doing

Ramón Fiestas, president of the Latin American committee of the Global Wind Energy Council, points out that the changes in energy matters go against the decarbonization of the rest of the world. The changes that Mexico has made in the electricity market are already being echoed in the international arena. Not only among investors, but … Continue reading Wind energy, Nobody understands what Mexico is doing

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After years of false starts, offshore wind energy is poised to take off

About 60 miles east of New York’s Montauk Point, a 128,000-acre expanse of the Atlantic Ocean is expected to produce enough electricity to power around 850,000 homes when it’s populated with wind turbines and connected to the onshore grid in the next few years. Fifteen miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey, another windy swath of … Continue reading After years of false starts, offshore wind energy is poised to take off

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Wind energy replaces coal as Germany’s biggest energy source in 2020

The share of renewable energy in the amount of electricity generated and fed to the grid in Germany reached a new record, rising from 42.3 percent in 2019 to 47.0 percent last year, the Federal Office for Statistics (Destatis). At 25.6 percent, wind power with wind turbines replaced coal as “the most important energy source” … Continue reading Wind energy replaces coal as Germany’s biggest energy source in 2020

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Nordex Group: Preliminary figures 2020 confirm guidance

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today confirmed its new guidance issued in November 2020 and presented its preliminary figures for the 2020 financial year. The Company lifted consolidated sales by 41.6 percent to EUR 4.6 billion (previous year: EUR 3.3 billion), slightly above the forecast figure of approximately EUR 4.4 billion. Earnings before interest, taxes, … Continue reading Nordex Group: Preliminary figures 2020 confirm guidance

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Ørsted signs wind energy PPA with Target and Hormel Foods Corporation

Energy will come from the Haystack Wind Power project in Nebraska, US, currently under construction and expected online later this year. In addition to PepsiCo, announced earlier this year, Target, a general merchandise retailer, and Hormel Foods, a global branded food company, have signed long-term agreements with Ørsted to purchase energy from the 298 MW … Continue reading Ørsted signs wind energy PPA with Target and Hormel Foods Corporation

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Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

Deal signed with Energiekontor will see the installation of 8 SG 5.8-155 wind turbines at Longhill Burn wind farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. The wind turbines will be among the largest ever installed in the UK, with a rotor diameter of 155 meters to optimize power capacity. Contract underpins renewed growth of onshore wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

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Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura: 750 MW of new photovoltaic plants in the pipeline

They represent a combined investment of 420 million euros and their construction will generate employment for 1,700 professionals, contributing to the demographic challenge in the region. The Tagus project (380 MW) will be located in Alcántara and is expected to enter into operation between 2022 and 2023. The Cedillo plant (375 MW), located between Alcántara … Continue reading Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura: 750 MW of new photovoltaic plants in the pipeline

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RWE welcomes agreement with German federal ministries on compensation for accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany

RWE welcomes the mutual agreement between nuclear power plant operators and the responsible ministries of the German federal government regarding the outstanding regulation of compensation for the accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany. After 10 years, a comprehensive solution has now been found to settle the compensation to the companies, a step that has been called … Continue reading RWE welcomes agreement with German federal ministries on compensation for accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany

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Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

Approximately two years ago at the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) we set up the Offshore Wind Working Group, promoted by a small group of companies interested in analyzing the opportunities that were opening up in the Spanish market for wind turbines, since some technologies Floaters were beginning to reach levels of commercial development. Floating offshore … Continue reading Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

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Naturgy’s wind power in the Canary Islands produces more than 143 GWh in 2020

The company has nine wind farms in the archipelago, eight in Gran Canaria and one wind farm in Fuerteventura, with a total installed capacity of 45.4 MW.The wind energy generated by these nine renewable facilities has prevented the emission of 113,645 tons of polluting and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and has made it possible … Continue reading Naturgy’s wind power in the Canary Islands produces more than 143 GWh in 2020

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

In 2020, 821 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in Africa and the Middle East, bringing total capacity in the region to over 7 GW, which helps to avoid 10.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to taking 2.3 million passenger cars off the road.The technical wind energy resource potential on … Continue reading Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

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