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YPF Luz clinches $150 million in loans for wind farm in Santa Cruz

Argentine power generator YPF Luz, a subsidiary of state oil company YPF, said on Tuesday it had clinched $150 million in loans to build a wind farm in Santa Cruz, on the country’s famously breezy southern steppes. The company received $100 million in credits from BNP Paribas Fortis and $50 million from the U.S. International … Continue reading YPF Luz clinches $150 million in loans for wind farm in Santa Cruz

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Cepsa, Masdar agree to form wind energy joint venture

Abu Dhabi-based clean energy firm Masdar and Spain’s Cepsa agreed to establish a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in the Iberian Peninsula. The 50:50 joint venture called Cepsa Masdar Renovables will focus on developing wind power and solar photovoltaic projects with an initial target of 500 to 600 megawatts in Spain and Portugal. … Continue reading Cepsa, Masdar agree to form wind energy joint venture

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WINDEXT, a European wind energy training project coordinated by AEE

The objective of WINDEXT is to standardize the training on the maintenance of wind farm and wind turbines and promote the use of digital tools.The WINDEXT wind power project, with a budget of one million euros and a duration of 3 years, has as main objective to standardize the training in maintenance of wind turbines … Continue reading WINDEXT, a European wind energy training project coordinated by AEE

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Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan

The EU aims to mobilise €1 trillion in investments over the next 10 years to support the transition towards climate neutrality by 2050. Half of this amount will come from the EU budget, while Member States are expected to co-finance another €100 billion. The rest will come from private and public investments. The European Investment … Continue reading Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan

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Nordex increases wind energy order intake to 6.2 gigawatts in 2019

Nordex continued to receive a large number of wind power orders from Europe as well as North and South America in the final quarter of 2019, with customers ordering 359 wind turbines generating a combined nominal output of 1,477 megawatts (MW) during this period (Q4 2018: 1,679 MW). Overall, the Nordex Group received orders to … Continue reading Nordex increases wind energy order intake to 6.2 gigawatts in 2019

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Mr. Dana R. Younger joins GWEC as Senior Advisor to accelerate renewable energy investment

Mr. Dana R. Younger, a renewable energy finance specialist, has joined GWEC as a Senior Advisor to help the organisation step up its efforts to accelerate investment in wind power, particularly in emerging markets. Younger will help GWEC develop stronger relationships with leading financial institutions and institutional investors that are most active in financing renewable … Continue reading Mr. Dana R. Younger joins GWEC as Senior Advisor to accelerate renewable energy investment

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Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

Last week, several House lawmakers introduced a bill that would reform the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The ensuing debate sure to arise provides an excellent opportunity to lay some facts on the table about wind energy’s wholistic impact on birds. Wind Energy Provides Benefits to migratory birds The truth is wind is the most … Continue reading Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

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Nebras buys 49% in 527 MW Goldwind wind farm in Australia

Nebras Power announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Goldwind Australia’s 527-MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria, Australia. The power development and investment company purchased the stake through its affiliate Nebras Power Investment Management BV in a transaction that marks the Doha-headquartered firm’s entry into the Aussie power market. Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind … Continue reading Nebras buys 49% in 527 MW Goldwind wind farm in Australia

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Poland leading in Europe on onshore wind energy right now

Onshore wind power had a strong end of the decade with a number of auctions taking place in December. Poland held the largest European dedicated onshore wind farm auction ever with a total volume of 2.2GW. The average bid of €49/MWh was lower than the wholesale electricity price. The end of the year also saw … Continue reading Poland leading in Europe on onshore wind energy right now

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

The share of renewables in global power should more than double by 2030 to advance the global energy transformation, achieve sustainable development goals and a pathway to climate safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable electricity should supply 57 per cent of global power by the end of the decade, up from … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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ADFD confirmed the allocation of USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today confirmed the allocation of approximately USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The announcement marks a record level of funding for any cycle since the facility was launched and will provide funding for projects … Continue reading ADFD confirmed the allocation of USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects

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Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy could employ more than 40 million people by 2050 under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) climate safe energy path, according to a report published by the Agency during its 10th Assembly. The report finds that total energy sector employment can reach 100 million by 2050, up from around 58 million today should … Continue reading Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

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Wind energy in Andalusia, Naturgy wind farm

The El Tesorillo wind farm is already a reality. The renewable energy subsidiary of Naturgy has completed the construction works. The installation has 12 wind turbines with a combined power of 26 megawatts linked to produce up to 84 gigawatts per hour (GWh) per year, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than … Continue reading Wind energy in Andalusia, Naturgy wind farm

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Sweden reaches new wind power record

For the first time ever, Swedish wind power produced more than a terawatt-hour of energy in one week. The milestone was reached in the first week of the year, industry organization Swedenergy told Sveriges Radio Ekot. “It’s a new record on a weekly basis. The record is partly down to the fact that it’s been … Continue reading Sweden reaches new wind power record

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Wind energy in Sweden, First wind farm to utilize Nordex N149/5.X wind turbines

Ardian and Nordic developer OX2 are relying, for the first time, on Nordex wind turbines of the 5 MW class for the 286 MW wind farm “Åndberg”. The Nordex Group had already booked this order comprising 53 wind turbines as order intake in 2019, at that time on the basis that N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines of … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden, First wind farm to utilize Nordex N149/5.X wind turbines

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IRENA to launch new report on female representation in wind energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, will launch tomorrow a new report on female representation in the wind energy sector at a high-level women’s dinner co-hosted by the UAE Mission to the IRENA and the IRENA. The report, which will be launched at the end of the first day of the 10th IRENA Assembly in … Continue reading IRENA to launch new report on female representation in wind energy

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Sany Heavy Industries will produce 600 MW of wind energy in Tanzania

Will Tanzania soon have the largest wind farm on the African continent? This could be possible if the project of the Chinese group Sany Heavy Industries comes to fruition. The group, which specialises in the manufacture of construction machinery, is diversifying its activities, also producing wind turbines. For several years, the company has been developing … Continue reading Sany Heavy Industries will produce 600 MW of wind energy in Tanzania

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ACWA Power signs deal for wind energy project in Azerbaijan

ACWA Power has signed an agreement with the government of Azerbaijan to develop a 240 megawatt (MW) wind power project, one of the country’s first two Independent Power Projects (IPP). The project would be developed on Build Own Operate (BOO) basis, and is backed by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), according to an ACWA … Continue reading ACWA Power signs deal for wind energy project in Azerbaijan

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Enel Green Power starts the year with a bang, beating its previous record with over 3 GW of renewable capacity built in 2019

Enel Green Power (EGP)[1] set a new record in 2019 by building around 3,029 MW of new renewable capacity all over the world, around 190 MW more (+6.5%) than it did in 2018. “We have beaten our yearly renewable capacity construction record thanks to the relentless work and dedication of our colleagues around the world,” … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts the year with a bang, beating its previous record with over 3 GW of renewable capacity built in 2019

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10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

As we close the books on the 2010’s, it’s a good time to take stock of an incredible decade for American wind power. From humble beginnings at the start of the decade, U.S. wind energy grew into a 50-state industry that plays a major role in supplying affordable, reliable, clean energy for millions of families … Continue reading 10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

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