Category Archives: Wind Energy

COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

“IKEA operates more wind turbines than it does stores” – this comment by Karol Gobczynsk, Head of Climate and Energy of the INGKA Group during the Energy Action Event in Madrid on 7 December typifies the dramatic change in the energy landscape which is currently underway. Just a few short years ago, it was inconceivable … Continue reading COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

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Google seeks to buy stake in Lake Turkana wind farm

The wind farm, with a 310 megawatt (MW) capacity, has attracted the attention of investors interested in green energy projects. Google’s interest in LTWP has been disclosed by Norwegian investment company Norfund which has a six percent stake in the power plant. Google is among a group of global firms seeking to invest in Lake … Continue reading Google seeks to buy stake in Lake Turkana wind farm

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Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

Renewable energy today employs twice as many people as the oil industry (oil and gas). The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that photovoltaics, wind energy, concentrated solar power and other renewable energy employ more than eleven million people. The energy transition is a revolution. The wind power sector expects to install more electric power in … Continue reading Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

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Nucor’s in Sedalia, Missouri, is set to be the first U.S. steel plant to run on wind energy

Although recycled steel plants run by renewables can make a dent in the industry’s carbon footprint, steel contributes as much as 6% to 7% of total greenhouse gas emissions. The steel industry has a massive carbon footprint, as much as 6% to 7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rocky Mountain Institute … Continue reading Nucor’s in Sedalia, Missouri, is set to be the first U.S. steel plant to run on wind energy

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Unexplored countries with high potential for wind energy

A lot of information is available online on countries who have the most installed wind energy capacity and how these countries are increasing their capacity every year. Think of countries like China, the United States, Germany, India or Spain. Information on countries with the most installed wind energy capacity is publicly available, very numerous and … Continue reading Unexplored countries with high potential for wind energy

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How China Moved From Leader To Laggard On Climate Change

When the economy was growing robustly, Beijing saw stronger environmental policies as core to its economic transformation. Today, with growth at its slowest pace since the early 1990s, that has changed. The FT reports. © Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Baoding, China | The smoggy city of Baoding is known for two things: donkey burgers, and solar panels. … Continue reading How China Moved From Leader To Laggard On Climate Change

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Wind energy in Russia, Murmansk’s wind farm progressing

Earlier this month, the Enel Group, whose subsidiary is building a wind farm near Murmansk, was singled out for a particular honor by the Russian government. While President Vladimir Putin’s skeptical quips about renewable energy continue to make colorful headlines, he nonetheless awarded the Order of Friendship to Enel CEO Francesco Starace for introducing environmentally … Continue reading Wind energy in Russia, Murmansk’s wind farm progressing

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Estonia and Latvia plan joint offshore wind farm development

The Estonian and Latvian states are planning a joint offshore wind power plant in the Gulf of Riga, aimed at contributing to electricity grid security in both countries. Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Taavi Aas met with his Latvian counterpart Ralfs Nemiro in Latvia to discuss the matter. A common offshore wind farm could bring … Continue reading Estonia and Latvia plan joint offshore wind farm development

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COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

Countries are being urged to significantly raise renewable energy ambition and adopt targets to transform the global energy system in the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that will be released at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. The report … Continue reading COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

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WindEurope to IEA Ministers: citizens and businesses want more wind energy

WindEurope’s CEO Giles Dickson took part in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) biennial Ministerial Meeting in Paris on 5 December. He addressed the Ministers on consumer and citizen engagement. He noted the growing demand for clean energy among household and business consumers. Because of climate change. And because they also see that renewables are now … Continue reading WindEurope to IEA Ministers: citizens and businesses want more wind energy

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TÜV SÜD assesses new 254 MW wind energy project on behalf of DekaBank in Sweden

TÜV SÜD has assessed the technical basis of a large-scale wind-energy project in Scandinavia on behalf of DekaBank. Within the scope of the Stavro project, a total of 62 wind turbines will be built in North Sweden. In its role as lender’s technical advisor (LTA), TÜV SÜD contributes significantly to ensuring investment security. A total … Continue reading TÜV SÜD assesses new 254 MW wind energy project on behalf of DekaBank in Sweden

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200-MW South Dakota wind farm begins operations

Geronimo Energy, a subsidiary of National Grid, announced commercial operations for its Crocker Wind Farm, a 200-MW wind energy project located in Clark County, South Dakota. Crocker has virtual PPA with leading corporations, Walmart and Cargill. The project was built by Wanzek Construction and utilizes GE 2.7-116 wind turbines. “Crocker coming online represents the culmination … Continue reading 200-MW South Dakota wind farm begins operations

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Wind energy in in Namibia, Two wind farms totalling 90MW are set to be built

Namibia’s national power utility company NamPower has announced plans to build two wind farms that will be located near the coast in the Tsau//Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) national park, southwest of the country. The first wind farm will be developed by NamPower with an investment of $68 million once a meteorological mast (metmast) determines the annual energy … Continue reading Wind energy in in Namibia, Two wind farms totalling 90MW are set to be built

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Wyoming wind farm gets permit for 277 wind turbines

The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit to construct a 277-turbine wind farm on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The Laramie Boomerang reports that when the council approved the permit application last month, it also required developer BluEarth Renewables to meet a number of conditions, including that the developer has to … Continue reading Wyoming wind farm gets permit for 277 wind turbines

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OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

AWEA’s just-completed Clean Energy Executive Summit is a one-stop shop to gather intel on the latest clean energy trends. At this year’s conference, attendees learned about current projections and industry forecasts, followed by a discussion of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of wind, solar and storage technologies. These leaders spanned the pan-renewable spectrum and came … Continue reading OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

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Vestas secures 137 MW wind power order in USA

Vestas has received an order for 137 MW of wind turbines, consisting of V110-2.0 MW and V110-2.2 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in the U.S. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. … Continue reading Vestas secures 137 MW wind power order in USA

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The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

The main renewable energy organizations in Spain highlight that the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec) is «ambitious» but «feasible», and that proposals such as reaching 74% of renewable electricity generation in 2030 «could even be exceed». The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, has pointed out that all actors must work «together and efficiently» … Continue reading The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

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Greenalia will install 200 MW of wind energy in Galicia

The renewable energy company, Greenalia, will begin to inject wind power electricity into the grid before December 31 with the launch of its first wind farm in Vimianzo, the Miñón wind farm.It will begin with the production of 24 MW of power, in a wind farm of six wind turbines of last generation of the … Continue reading Greenalia will install 200 MW of wind energy in Galicia

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Repsol finalizes the purchase of the largest wind energy portfolio in Spain from Forestalia (850 MW)

Repsol finalizes the purchase of the largest wind power portfolio in Spain from Forestalia (850 MW)Repsol is about to close the purchase of more than 850 MW of wind power from Forestalia, one of the players in the sector that has broken into more force in recent years. Never before has a transaction of terrestrial … Continue reading Repsol finalizes the purchase of the largest wind energy portfolio in Spain from Forestalia (850 MW)

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Iberdrola will install a large marine wind power plant in the US

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Avangrid, has been awarded the development of the 804 megawatt (MW) marine wind farm with MHI Vestas wind turbines, in the United States, a wind energy project with an investment estimated at 1.2 billion euros by market sources . The construction of the complex has been approved by the Department of … Continue reading Iberdrola will install a large marine wind power plant in the US

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