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Trump Ripped by Bird Expert for Claiming Wind turbines Kill ‘All the Birds’

President Trump‘s claim wind energy “kills all the birds” is a bunch of hot air … according to one of the country’s largest bird conservation orgs. which says Trump’s the real danger. Trump raised eyebrows, and drew a laugh from Joe Biden, during Thursday’s debate, when he declared wind power kills birds. Kevin Fahey, the … Continue reading Trump Ripped by Bird Expert for Claiming Wind turbines Kill ‘All the Birds’

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Trump claims wind energy “kills all the birds.” Cats and windows are actually much more to blame

Cats, glass windows and vehicles: These pose the biggest threats to birds in the United States. But President Donald Trump is continuing to falsely claim that wind turbines are to blame for the deaths of the nation’s birds. During Thursday night’s final presidential debate between the president and former Vice President Joe Biden, Mr. Trump reiterated his stance … Continue reading Trump claims wind energy “kills all the birds.” Cats and windows are actually much more to blame

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Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

Last night was the final Presidential Debate in the 2020 election, and notably climate change for the first time was announced as an official topic prior to the event. That led to an illuminating discussion about renewable energy, and unfortunately, a series of incorrect statements about wind energy from President Trump. At this point, it’s … Continue reading Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

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Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power plant combines at least two renewable generation technologies sharing one single connection point to the grid and … Continue reading Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

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New 150 MW wind farm in Ukraine

Wind Power GSI Volyn LLC intends to build a wind power plant with a capacity of 150 MW in Ivanychi and Volodymyr-Volynsky districts of Volyn region.According to the website of the unified register of environmental impact assessment, within the framework of the project, it is planned to install 28 wind turbines in the territory of … Continue reading New 150 MW wind farm in Ukraine

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Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries Access to renewable energy finance remains a key challenge for developing nations. While many countries across Africa, Asia and Small Island Developing States remain highly disadvantaged by a lack of adequate energy infrastructure, they are presented with a … Continue reading Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

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EDP Renováveis reached an agreement in Greece for the joint-development of wind energy

The agreement envisages the joint development of a wind power portfolio with a capacity of 900 MW. EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers,   announces it reached an agreement with Ellaktor, the largest infrastructure group in Greece, for the joint development … Continue reading EDP Renováveis reached an agreement in Greece for the joint-development of wind energy

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Iberdrola increases investments by 23% to €6.64 billion as of September, with net profit up 5% to €2.68 billion

Profits increase. Net profit rose by 4.7% to €2.68 billion – the adjusted figure increased by 8.8% – and adjusted EBITDA rose by 3.2% to €7.56 billion. Growth has been supported by the increase in installed renewable capacity and the operational performance of the renewable business and generation and supply business Impacts of COVID-19. They … Continue reading Iberdrola increases investments by 23% to €6.64 billion as of September, with net profit up 5% to €2.68 billion

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Members Reinforce IRENA’s Position at the Heart of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

“We may never see oil demand return to 2019 levels,” said Dr. Thijs De Graaf, lead author of ‘A New World’ – an influential report published two years ago by the IRENA-convened Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, and participant at the second meeting of IRENA Collaborative Framework on the geopolitics of … Continue reading Members Reinforce IRENA’s Position at the Heart of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

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Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

For energy wonks, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis 14.0 is always one of the year’s most anticipated reports. It’s the gold-standard when comparing the cost of different power generation technologies on an objective, equitable basis. No surprise, Lazard finds that wind and solar continue to be the lowest-cost sources of new power generation across … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

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October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

We’re half-way through AWEA’s annual October safety campaign, “Stand Tall.” This year we’re focusing on sprains and strains from working in the?nacelle. Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain?, swelling?, stiffness?, and reduced efficiency of function. Dynamic stretching is … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

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The future of SGRE wind turbine performance tests offshore and onshore is the ZX TM nacelle Lidar

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) statement of testing and approval of nacelle based wind Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars for the purpose of Power Performance Testing on Siemens Gamesa wind turbines released In connection with a power curve campaign, Siemens Gamesa has tested a new technology together with the well-known company ZX Lidars. Based … Continue reading The future of SGRE wind turbine performance tests offshore and onshore is the ZX TM nacelle Lidar

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Egypt to establish new wind power complex with 2000 MW

Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker announced that work is now underway to construct a new wind power complex with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts in the Red Sea governorate – of which 500 megawatts will be generated by the German company Siemens. In a Sunday statement Shaker added that this step would … Continue reading Egypt to establish new wind power complex with 2000 MW

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Vestas secures 8 MW order of 60 percent PTC qualifying wind turbine components in USA

Vestas has received an 8 MW order of 4 MW platform turbine components that qualify for the 60 percent PTC value from an undisclosed customer. These components will enable future wind energy projects that complete construction by the end of 2024.  The PTC terms set in the PATH act, passed by Congress in 2015, made … Continue reading Vestas secures 8 MW order of 60 percent PTC qualifying wind turbine components in USA

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Wind power in Argentina, Los Teros wind farm already has 32 wind turbines

The mayor of Olavarría Ezequiel Galli and his pair from Azul Hernán Bertellys toured the “Los Teros” Wind Farm, where the 32 wind turbines are already in operation. According to the technical managers, the work continues with the operation providing energy to the grid and the conclusion of the second part of the park with … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina, Los Teros wind farm already has 32 wind turbines

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Monaco Énergies Renouvelables (MER) has just bought three wind farms projects in France

The wind farms are expected to open between December 2020 and June 2021 and their energy production will be added to that of Monaco’s current ten solar farms. Together, they will produce 75 MW of renewable energy, 25% of the Principality’s consumption. MER was created three years ago by the Government and Monaco’s Electricity and … Continue reading Monaco Énergies Renouvelables (MER) has just bought three wind farms projects in France

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Vientos Patagónicos wind farm started operation

The three wind turbines can deliver up to 10.35 MW of power to the system, thus helping Magallanes go from 2% to 18% in the use of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies in its energy matrix.Successfully concluding an intense period of technical tests, this Friday, October 16, the new Vientos Patagónicos wind farm officially came into operation, … Continue reading Vientos Patagónicos wind farm started operation

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Suzlon appoints Ashwani Kumar as Group Chief Executive Officer

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Ashwani Kumar as its Group CEO. Ashwani Kumar, with over three decades of experience in the areas of projects, business development and finance at leading Indian Power and Infrastructure companies is a Mechanical Engineer, and an alumnus of IIM Bangalore … Continue reading Suzlon appoints Ashwani Kumar as Group Chief Executive Officer

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Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes €37bn to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report: ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery”. European leadership in wind energy will continue to boost jobs and benefit communities. Delivering the National Energy and Climate Plans is key. If … Continue reading Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

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Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Substantial growth in wind capacity in the state was the primary reason for this increase. Texas wind capacity rose almost 17% in 2019, from 24.1 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 to 28.1 … Continue reading Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

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