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First Clean Power Annual report shows record U.S. renewables growth and investment

U.S. installed 26 gigawatts of new clean power in 2020; 170 GW of capacity enough to power 50 million homes Industry employs 415,000 Americans and has invested $334 billion in the U.S. economy since 2005 with more growth coming The American Clean Power Association today released its first Clean Power Annual report, which showed wind, … Continue reading First Clean Power Annual report shows record U.S. renewables growth and investment

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American Clean Power Association Statement on BOEM California offshore leasing call for information

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?issued the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management advanced a Call for Information and Nominations for the two Morro Bay Call Areas off the coast of central California and designated the Humboldt Wind Energy Area off the coast of northern California on July 28: “BOEM’s action advancing … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on BOEM California offshore leasing call for information

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IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency. Signed by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and EPRI’s President and CEO Arshad Mansoor, the agreement provides the framework for … Continue reading IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

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Clean Power’s Meeting at the White House

Yesterday I had the honor of participating in a meeting at the White House with union and business leaders to represent our growing industry as Washington continues to sort out the bipartisan infrastructure framework. When I met with President Biden, Vice President Harris and business leaders I was proud to tell them that more than … Continue reading Clean Power’s Meeting at the White House

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Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in … Continue reading Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

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WSJ ed board gets it wrong on renewables—again

Over the past few years, several regions of the country have occasionally struggled with power system reliability. It’s no secret why—climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events that stress aging infrastructure, often compounded by outdated electricity market rules. As a result, we’ve seen rolling blackouts or requests for residents to conserve electricity in places like … Continue reading WSJ ed board gets it wrong on renewables—again

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The EU Commission wants 30 GW a year of new wind power up to 2030

The European Commission has tabled the Fit-for-55 package, a series of legislative proposals to deliver the EU’s increased climate target of 55% emissions reduction by 2030. The package includes a higher renewables target and new rules to support the expansion of renewables. It further strengthens the Emissions Trading System to drive the electrification of the … Continue reading The EU Commission wants 30 GW a year of new wind power up to 2030

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WindEurope launches “Windflix”, an on-demand wind energy video platform

After the success of last year’s WindTV*, WindEurope is launching “Windflix”, a new on-demand wind energy video platform. It’ll offer informative and entertaining content on all aspects of wind energy. Windflix content will be available for free – and with no registration required. Today WindEurope launches “Windflix“, a new on-demand video platform on all aspects … Continue reading WindEurope launches “Windflix”, an on-demand wind energy video platform

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Italy needs a simplification decree to accelerate wind power

SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, ANEV, ANIE Rinnovabili, Elettricità Futura and Italia Solare have called on the Italian Government to adopt an ambitious Simplification Decree to speed up the deployment of renewables in the country. Italy needs to add at least 7 GW of renewable capacity every year to meet its targets under the Green Deal. Italy’s … Continue reading Italy needs a simplification decree to accelerate wind power

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Energy Project

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the next step in the environmental review process for Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW-C) project: “Today’s action by the Biden administration is a significant step forward in delivering the ambitious, but achievable, goal of developing … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Energy Project

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IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook Re-Writes Energy Narrative for a Net Zero World

Change in investments, capital markets and policies tabled to realise energy transition dividend of 122 million energy jobs by 2050. Accelerating energy transitions on a path to climate safety can grow the world’s economy by 2.4 per cent over the expected growth of current plans within the next decade, a new analysis from the International … Continue reading IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook Re-Writes Energy Narrative for a Net Zero World

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France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind power

The EU has committed to climate neutrality by 2050, an objective endorsed by Heads of State and Government and now formally enshrined in the Climate Law. France will be key to delivering this and is planning accordingly. Its Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie, plans to increase the share of renewable energies to 33% of final energy … Continue reading France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind power

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?issued the following statement today following the announcement that the Administration and members of Congress had reached an infrastructure deal. “The American Clean Power Association applauds the Administration and bipartisan leaders in Congress for taking the first step to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. The work must continue to fully address … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

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The cost of Concentrated Solar Power declined by 16%

The cost of renewables, meanwhile, continued to fall even in 2020, despite Covid-linked disruption. The cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV declined by 7% year-on-year, while offshore wind fell by 9%, onshore wind 13% and concentrating solar power by 16%. Between 2000 and 2020, renewables capacity grew more than three times, increasing by 754 … Continue reading The cost of Concentrated Solar Power declined by 16%

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Spain could become the powerhouse of a major global transformation in the form of the new green and digital economy

In an interview External link, opens in new window. with the auditing company KPMG in Spain, Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán talks about the opportunities presented by the profound transformation in the Spanish economy, the country’s resources and the importance of public-private partnerships: “Iberdrola has made environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles the basis of its … Continue reading Spain could become the powerhouse of a major global transformation in the form of the new green and digital economy

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Wind Energy Yearbook 2021: an analysis of the current situation of wind power in Spain

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) presents the Wind Energy Yearbook 2021: a new edition of the reference publication of the Spanish wind power sector that contains an analysis of the current moment of wind energy in Spain and in the world. The Wind Energy Yearbook 2021, prepared by AEE, contains a summary of the … Continue reading Wind Energy Yearbook 2021: an analysis of the current situation of wind power in Spain

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GE Renewable Energy and TNO to test new research on blade tip improvements aimed at reducing levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of offshore wind power

Project TIADE (Turbine Improvements for Additional Energy) to develop and validate innovative wind turbine blade improvements, blade add-ons to boost the performance of offshore wind turbines. Innovations developed in the project will be tested on a full-scale research wind turbine using inventive field measurement techniques. Prototype turbine operational, measurements to begin soon A consortium of … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and TNO to test new research on blade tip improvements aimed at reducing levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of offshore wind power

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Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

Energy storage has rapidly evolved from a niche application just a few years ago into an increasingly cost competitive and fast-growing technology that complements wind and solar. And two new national lab reports find storage growth is poised to explode. Grid-scale U.S. energy storage capacity could increase five-fold by 2050 according to the latest report … Continue reading Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

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Keeping the clean energy workforce safe as temperatures rise

It’s getting hot out there, and workers need to take precautions to maintain a safe working environment. According to OSHA, many people are exposed to heat on the job, in both indoor and outdoor heat environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources (e.g., sunlight, hot exhaust), high humidity, direct physical contact with hot … Continue reading Keeping the clean energy workforce safe as temperatures rise

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Wind energy industry calls for Europe-wide ban on landfilling turbine blades

WindEurope called for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025. Europe’s wind industry actively commits to re-use, recycle, or recover 100% of decommissioned blades. This comes after several industry-leading companies announced ambitious plans for blade recycling and recovery. A landfill ban would further accelerate the development of sustainable recycling technologies for … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls for Europe-wide ban on landfilling turbine blades

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