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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fitness for Work Guidelines

Have you seen how tall wind turbines are? Climbing to the top requires good physical fitness! That’s why the AWEA Fitness for Work Task Force has developed the new AWEA Fitness for Work document. This new resource helps employers establish and maintain guidelines to identify the fitness for work condition of wind technicians working onshore. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fitness for Work Guidelines

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive orders on energy and infrastructure

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive(Opens in a new window) orders(Opens in a new window) on energy and infrastructure: “We agree enhancing U.S. energy infrastructure is a critical priority, but these executive orders miss a major opportunity by focusing almost exclusively on pipelines, whose capacity … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive orders on energy and infrastructure

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The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

The Kathu Solar Park constructed as an EPC project by ACCIONA and the engineering and technology group SENER, was officially inaugurated in the Northern Cape Region, in South Africa. The opening ceremony was hosted by the Northern Cape’s Premier, Sylvia Lucas. From ACCIONA, it was present the Managing Director of ACCIONA Industrial, Ramón Jiménez, among … Continue reading The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

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Israel’s Megalim concentrated solar power plant starts operations

The Megalim solar thermal power plant, a joint venture of BrightSource, GE Renewable Energy and the Noy Fund, said on Wednesday it has begun commercial operation in Israel’s Negev desert.   The 3 billion shekel ($839 million) concentrated solar power project was announced in 2008 and construction began at the end of 2014 under the … Continue reading Israel’s Megalim concentrated solar power plant starts operations

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The truth about wind power

The wind energy industry is bringing billions in private investment, and tens of thousands of well-paying jobs, to rural and Rust Belt communities across the United States – helping them attract business and pay for roads and schools. And wind power is pollution-free. Wind works for America. If you’ve heard something about wind power that … Continue reading The truth about wind power

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American Wind Energy Association statement on Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to the Maryland General Assembly passing a 50 percent by 2030 RPS. “We congratulate the Maryland General Assembly for passing Clean Energy Jobs Act, important legislation that will double the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2020 to 50% by 2030, including … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association statement on Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

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European offshore wind energy: the story behind the success

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave a keynote speech at the leading US offshore event, the International Offshore Wind Patterning Forum (IPF 2019) in New York. He set out the lessons learned from the EU’s offshore success story. In particular he urged US States to resist the temptation to impose local content rules. He stressed the … Continue reading European offshore wind energy: the story behind the success

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India’s top 9 states by installed wind power capacity

India is at the cusp of a renewable energy revolution. The government has already set an ambitious target to achieve 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022. Keeping the target in mind, states have already started ramping up their installed solar and wind powered capacity. Here, ETEnergyWorldtakes a look at top 9 states … Continue reading India’s top 9 states by installed wind power capacity

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Saudi Arabia to become biggest regional wind energy market

Saudi developers will add 46% of the region’s total wind power capacity between 2019 and 2028, Wood Mackenzie says. Saudi Arabia is set to become the Middle East’s biggest wind power market in the next decade as the kingdom accounts for almost half of of the region’s wind capacity additions by 2028. The kingdom’s developers … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to become biggest regional wind energy market

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Michal Kurtyka: For the energy transition to work, it must be “just”

On 4 April Michal Kurtyka – Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Environment and President of COP24 – spoke at the WindEurope Conference in Bilbao about the challenge of delivering a ‘just’ energy transition for all Europeans. As the chairman of December’s UN “COP24” Summit in Katowice, Kurtyka explained recent climate agreements in … Continue reading Michal Kurtyka: For the energy transition to work, it must be “just”

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Renewable energy: the future of power for Vietnam

Vietnam could meet its long-term energy demands by adding renewable energy sources and cutting-edge battery storage technologies to its arsenal of solutions, experts said at a two-day international conference on renewable energy that ended on April 4 in HCM City. Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, Nguyen Tam Tien, CEO of Trung Nam Group, … Continue reading Renewable energy: the future of power for Vietnam

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill

Accelerating energy storage investment would help modernize the US electricity supply, enhance grid resilience, and add clean energy jobs. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced legislation, The Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act, to create an investment tax credit (ITC) for energy storage systems. “We applaud Representative Doyle for his effort to modernize the U.S. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill

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Senator Unloads on Trump’s ‘Idiotic’ Wind Energy Comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) threw caution to the wind and called President Donald Trump‘s recent comments on wind power “idiotic.” Trump this week claimed that the noise from wind turbines causes cancer and that wind isn’t a reliable source of energy because wind “only blows sometimes.” Grassley is a major supporter of wind energy and … Continue reading Senator Unloads on Trump’s ‘Idiotic’ Wind Energy Comments

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Argentina unveils new landmark wind energy and grid capacity tender

Undersecretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Government Secretariat of Energy, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina, unveils new tender at GWEC’s Global Session on Global Markets at Wind Europe 2019 Conference & Exhibition. New tender to support further renewables growth and additional grid capacity in Argentina. Argentina came fifth in GWEC’s 2019 Global Wind … Continue reading Argentina unveils new landmark wind energy and grid capacity tender

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Global Wind Energy Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report, the wind power industry’s flagship publication which provides a comprehensive view of the sector. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive year for the wind turbines industry, with 51.3 GW of new wind farm installations. Market-based mechanisms, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

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The wind power generated 2.4% of electricity in March in Spain

Once the effects of the calendar and the temperatures have been corrected, the peninsular demand of the month has been 4.5% lower than the same month of the previous year. 43.5% of the peninsular generation was renewable energy (wind energy 24.2%, solar thermal 2.4% and photovoltaic 3.9%) and 70.9% did not emit CO2.   Generation … Continue reading The wind power generated 2.4% of electricity in March in Spain

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The Spanish wind energy sector contemplates the future with optimism

The wind farm projects of renewable energy auctions in Spain have been an opportunity for the growth of the wind turbines sector and a positive socioeconomic effect for Spain. These are some of the conclusions that emerge from the Wind Yearbook 2019, presented by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) in the framework of WindEurope … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector contemplates the future with optimism

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King Felipe VI of Spain: wind energy is transforming Spain and Europe

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain made an official visit to the 2019 WindEurope annual event in Bilbao today and delivered the keynote speech at the official inauguration. The King’s speech focused on the economic benefits that come with addressing the challenge of climate change, which he described as “very alarming”. The King identified … Continue reading King Felipe VI of Spain: wind energy is transforming Spain and Europe

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Pakistan to Set 30% plus 30% Renewable Energy Target by 2030

The new government in Pakistan plans to increase the share of renewable energy in total power generation to 30% by 2030, referring to power from wind energy, solar power, small hydro and biomass. In addition, there is a target of 30% large scale hydropower (more than 50 MW). Currently, the share of renewable energy stands … Continue reading Pakistan to Set 30% plus 30% Renewable Energy Target by 2030

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Draft National Energy & Climate Plans won’t deliver 32% renewables target

Europe’s draft National Energy and Climate Plans are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030, according to analysis released today by WindEurope at its annual event in Bilbao. The analysis shows that some EU countries are pledging to deploy good volumes of wind in their Plans. But the Plans are badly lacking … Continue reading Draft National Energy & Climate Plans won’t deliver 32% renewables target

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