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Belgian energy and climate plan proposes renewables target of 18.3% by 2030

On 5 February WindEurope attended a workshop in the Federal Parliament of Belgium on the draft of the Belgian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). EUFORES (the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) organised the workshop in cooperation with the federal parliament of Belgium. This is part of a larger series of workshops in national … Continue reading Belgian energy and climate plan proposes renewables target of 18.3% by 2030

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Iberdrola and Nike go global with new wind energy partnership

The new agreement will see Nike facilities in Europe supplied by 40 MW of clean electricity from the Cavar wind farm complex in Navarra, northern Spain. Iberdrola, the world´s leading wind power company, will soon start construction on the complex which will see four wind turbines projects completed by 2020 with an overall capacity of … Continue reading Iberdrola and Nike go global with new wind energy partnership

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ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5 … Continue reading ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

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Spain was the first European country on Sunday with greater coverage of electricity demand thanks to wind energy

The wind power production of February 3 in Spain generated 220 GWh, which caused the wind turbines to cover 33% of the electricity demand of Spain and that we were the first European country with greater coverage, followed by Austria with 26%. The wind farm production of last week reached high coverage of the electricity … Continue reading Spain was the first European country on Sunday with greater coverage of electricity demand thanks to wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa reaffirms its leading position in wind energy in Spain with new contracts to supply 200 MW

The company is to install a total of 63 wind turbines in seven wind farms located in Navarra, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Málaga and Cádiz. All the wind power agreements include operation and maintenance services. With these wind farm contracts, Siemens Gamesa has sold 1.2 GW in Spain since the end of 2017, entailing the production and … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reaffirms its leading position in wind energy in Spain with new contracts to supply 200 MW

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EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign power purchase agree-ment covering 300 MW of wind energy project in India

EDF Renewables in India and its partner for wind energy in India, the SITAC Group today announce the signing of a long-term power purchase agreement covering the output of 300 MW of wind power project recently awarded by the Indian government. This power purchase agreement (PPA) was the outcome of a competitive tender process launched … Continue reading EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign power purchase agree-ment covering 300 MW of wind energy project in India

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Brown University looks to offset electric usage with solar, wind power

Brown University has finalized agreements with two developers that will produce enough wind and solar power to offset all the electricity usage on the Ivy League campus. The Providence Journal reports that the projects being developed in Rhode Island and Texas would more than fulfill the university’s commitment to slash on-campus greenhouse gas emissions by … Continue reading Brown University looks to offset electric usage with solar, wind power

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Zambia looks towards renewable energy

Zambian Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme has appealed to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) for backing as it expands towards investment in renewable energy, Lusaka Times reported. “Renewable energy is very important to Zambia’s development and the CIFs’ outstanding works in promotion of initiatives are aimed at combating climate change and expansion of … Continue reading Zambia looks towards renewable energy

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Wind energy is the lowest-cost source of new electricity in Canada

Canada’s wind energy industry further expanded its installed capacity in 2018, while solidifying its status as the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation. Newly commissioned projects brought total national wind energy capacity to close to 13,000 megawatts (MW). Meanwhile, competitive auction results in Saskatchewan and Alberta confirmed the wind industry’s ability to continue to deliver … Continue reading Wind energy is the lowest-cost source of new electricity in Canada

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GE Expands Renewable Energy Business Portfolio

One of the broadest portfolios in the industry with Wind, Hydro, Grid, and Renewable Hybrids coming together to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable, affordable green power. GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it intends to intensify its focus on the growing renewable energy market by consolidating all of the company’s renewable and … Continue reading GE Expands Renewable Energy Business Portfolio

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Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We welcome the Taiwan Government’s decision to modify its proposed changes to the Feed in Tariff. We are pleased that that the government has listened to the views and evidence presented by GWEC and the industry since the changes were announced late last year. We note that the changes … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

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Checking in on the Nebraska wind energy boom

Nebraska is in the midst of a wind power boom– it’s one of seven states on track to double its installed wind farm capacity in the coming years. Like many rural communities across the U.S., this has brought wide-ranging benefits to the state. “Wind energy, the fastest-growing source of electricity in the U.S., is transforming … Continue reading Checking in on the Nebraska wind energy boom

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Wind energy PPAs signed by companies in Europe have now reached a total capacity of 5 GW

European companies bought a record amount of wind power capacity last year, as energy-hungry businesses like aluminum producers and IT giants look for greener ways to drive their machinery and data centers. Companies around Europe have now signed nearly 5 GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) with wind farms. This is almost equivalent to Denmark’s … Continue reading Wind energy PPAs signed by companies in Europe have now reached a total capacity of 5 GW

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China hooked up another 20.59 GW of new wind energy capacity to its grid in 2018

China’s renewable power capacity rose 12 percent in 2018 compared to a year earlier, official data showed on Monday. China has been aggressively promoting renewable energy as part of an “energy revolution” aimed at easing its dependence on coal, a major source of pollution and climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Total capacity – including hydro and … Continue reading China hooked up another 20.59 GW of new wind energy capacity to its grid in 2018

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AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released model legislation today designed to help states prepare for the consumer-driven electrification boom. The model legislation is based on findings in AWEA’s new study, “A Shared Future: Electrification and Renewable Energy,” also released today. The report offers insights to electricity providers, state legislators, and regulators as they develop … Continue reading AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

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The wind power beats record of daily production with 43.2% of the total in Spain

Wind energy generation on January 23, 2019 in Spain marked a new record by producing 367,697 MWh. This represents an increase of 0.6% with respect to the previous maximum, registered on February 12, 2016, the day on which the wind turbines of the peninsular electrical system produced 365,384 MWh.    The new wind power generation … Continue reading The wind power beats record of daily production with 43.2% of the total in Spain

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American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that among American adults, 85% supported increased reliance on wind power, including 79% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. The way we power everyday life in the U.S. is changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity. Home heating is becoming electrified. Even New York City is adding … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

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AEROX strengthens in U.S. to meet the growing demand of the North-American wind energy market

In just over four years, the Spanish start-up AEROX has become a benchmark technology provider in the wind power sector. AEROX has commercial presence in 8 countries, including leaders in wind power such as China, USA, and Denmark. The start-up closes a successful 2018 with the opening of its branch AEROX North America LLC. AEROX, … Continue reading AEROX strengthens in U.S. to meet the growing demand of the North-American wind energy market

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Albania Adopts New Support Schemes For Solar Power And Wind Energy Plants

lbania is almost entirely depending on hydro power as over than 95% of the electricity is generated by hydropower plants. This disbalance underestimated the great potential that Albania has in developing other sources of renewables, such as solar or wind power plants. In February 2017, the Parliament approved the new law on Incentives for Using … Continue reading Albania Adopts New Support Schemes For Solar Power And Wind Energy Plants

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Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

On 22 January WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at an event organised by ENTSO-E (the association of European Transmission System Operators) to mark the launch of the PowerFacts Europe report. With the right policies it is technically and economically possible to increase the share of electricity in energy from 24% today to 62% in 2050, … Continue reading Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

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