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What wind power means to rural America

Groups from across the power spectrum are celebrating National Clean Energy Week starting today, which comes on the heels of last month’s American Wind Week. So it’s a great time to circle back and remember some of the moving stories to come out of our August wind power celebration. Most notable was a recent Wall … Continue reading What wind power means to rural America

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France can be no. 2 in wind energy in Europe

WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, addressed the annual conference of the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) on Wednesday 20 September. He highlighted the positive outlook for wind energy in France thanks to the policies being put in place by the new French Government.   The positive outlook applied both to onshore and offshore wind. France was … Continue reading France can be no. 2 in wind energy in Europe

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Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for wind energy in the United Kingdom

Following the completion of a £650 million investment programme to build eight new onshore wind farms, Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has now passed the 2,000 megawatt (MW) milestone for UK wind power capacity. In just over 18 months we put over 470 MW of wind power online, enough to supply more than 280,000 … Continue reading Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for wind energy in the United Kingdom

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Wind energy, other renewable energy sources are the answer to climate change

With more than 22,000 employees in Texas, America’s wind energy industry feels the pain inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. Wind companies have pledged $1 million to Habitat for Humanity to help Texas communities recover from the disaster. But wind energy is helping Texas recover in other ways as well. Our industry has invested more than $38 … Continue reading Wind energy, other renewable energy sources are the answer to climate change

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Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

The figures were announced in the Viet Nam Energy Outlook Report 2017, released at an event co-organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Embassy of Denmark yesterday in Ha Noi. The report, compiled by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate, aims to … Continue reading Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

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GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power

Last week I predicted it wouldn’t be long before we had more news on Fortune 500 wind power purchases. Well, a whole seven days passed before there were new deals to report. Wind powers the open road for GM GM just announced wind power purchase agreements with projects in Ohio and Illinois. The automaker is … Continue reading GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power

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France forecast as wind energy leader

France is set to become Europe’s second-biggest generator of electricity from wind power behind Germany by 2030, overtaking the UK and Spain thanks to policies being put in place by the current government, according to an industry association. WindEurope’s CE Giles Dickson told a conference in Paris on Wednesday that France’s outlook for offshore and … Continue reading France forecast as wind energy leader

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Pilot wind power plant in Namibia transferred to local authority

An informal settlement on the outskirts of Lüderitz now receives wind power following the transfer of a demonstration plat with three wind turbines that together have a rated capacity of just over 10 kW. The pilot plant is a project of the University of Namibia, first started in 2012 and operated by the university’s Science … Continue reading Pilot wind power plant in Namibia transferred to local authority

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy appoints Alan Feeley as Chief Cyber Security Officer

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Alan Feeley as its new Chief Cyber Security Officer. In addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Information Officer, he will expand and manage the company’s operational framework for cyber security and will consolidate all security developments in the context of the digital transformation of SGRE after the merger … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy appoints Alan Feeley as Chief Cyber Security Officer

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Debating the future of Europe’s electricity markets in Tallinn

WindEurope is in Tallinn today to take part in a conference on ‘Europe’s Future Electricity Markets’ organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council. EU Energy Ministers are gathering in Estonia’s capital to discuss the Clean Energy Package, making this event an excellent opportunity to network with senior officials. The event comes at a … Continue reading Debating the future of Europe’s electricity markets in Tallinn

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Abraaj to invest in wind energy in India with France’s Engie

Engie and Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group, which manages US$11 billion in assets, have agreed to develop a wind power platform in India to leverage the Asian country’s ambitious renewable energy targets. The companies said they have identified a pipeline of wind power projects accounting for 1 GW of power. They didn’t provide any other details … Continue reading Abraaj to invest in wind energy in India with France’s Engie

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General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that an affiliate has signed a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement with General Motors. General Motors will buy all of the clean energy generated by the Northwest Ohio Wind project, a 100 megawatt (MW) project owned by Starwood Energy … Continue reading General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy cements its leadership in Latin America with a 97-MW supply order in Argentina

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy continues to grow in Latin America, having established itself as the number-one OEM in 2016, according to the FTI rankings, with this new order for the supply of 97 MW in Argentina. In September, the company secured a firm order from Parque Eólico Arauco SAPEM (majority-owned by the Argentine state) for … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy cements its leadership in Latin America with a 97-MW supply order in Argentina

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Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

The European Commission today published its new Industrial Policy Strategy, which aims to provide a boost to Europe’s industry, making it stronger and more competitive. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, commented on the Strategy: “WindEurope very much welcomes the European Commission’s new Industrial Policy Strategy, two of the pillars of which are digitalisation and industrial innovation. … Continue reading Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

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Scotland approves E.ON’s 59.4 MW wind farm

The Scottish government has approved E.ON’s application to build an 18-turbine wind farm at Benbrack, the German utility said in a statement on Monday. The site will be capable of producing up to 59.4 megawatt (MW) of electricity, it added. Concerning the Benbrack project, E.ON stated on the website: “We choose our wind farm sites … Continue reading Scotland approves E.ON’s 59.4 MW wind farm

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Second wind energy auction in India fOr 1 GW on 4 october, 2017

The government has decided to postpone second wind power auction for 1 GW capacities which was scheduled for 19 September, 2017 to 4 October, 2017 in view of some issues about transmission connectivity between states. Certain bidders and developers are grappling with the issue of inter state transmission connectivity. The government is waiting for a Central … Continue reading Second wind energy auction in India fOr 1 GW on 4 october, 2017

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Peikko delivers rock foundations to Tindafjellet wind farm in Southern Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received an order to deliver rock foundation technology to Tindafjellet wind farm in Rogaland area in Southern Norway. Peikko delivers all steel components to the three foundations of the wind farm. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement. Peikko is … Continue reading Peikko delivers rock foundations to Tindafjellet wind farm in Southern Norway

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Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in China with a new order for 300 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China, one of its largest ever in this market. This substantial order reinforces the company’s presence in the world’s biggest wind power market where it has established itself as one of the leading foreign OEMs. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa has been … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in China with a new order for 300 MW

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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