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Suzlon wins 50.40 MW wind energy order

Wind Energy Major, Suzlon Group today said that it has won repeat order of 50.40 mega watts from a leading power utility. The order consists installation of 24 units of S97 120 meters all steel hybrid wind turbine generator with a rated capacity of 2.1 megawatts each. This would be the world’s tallest all-steel hybrid … Continue reading Suzlon wins 50.40 MW wind energy order

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Mnuchin agrees with Grassley, PTC phaseout a done deal

In case you missed it, an important exchange took place last week during Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) looked to confirm a response Mnuchin gave in a meeting before the hearing, in which he agreed the phaseout of the wind energy Production Tax Credit should remain in place. Grassley … Continue reading Mnuchin agrees with Grassley, PTC phaseout a done deal

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Offshore Wind Energy is Booming in Europe

As Europe’s wind energy production rises dramatically, offshore turbines are proliferating from the Irish Sea to the Baltic Sea. It’s all part of the European Union’s strong push away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy is Booming in Europe

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Top 4 things said about wind during Rick Perry’s Energy Secretary nomination hearing

Energy Secretary nominee and former Texas governor Rick Perry highlighted wind energy throughout his Senate confirmation hearing today. Nearly every mention of wind was positive as both Senate Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee looked to find out more about Perry’s stance on a series of energy topics. Perry’s … Continue reading Top 4 things said about wind during Rick Perry’s Energy Secretary nomination hearing

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AGL, GE and CATCON join forces to build $450 million Silverton wind farm, located in western NSW

GE, in collaboration with AGL Energy (AGL) and civil engineering construction company, CATCON, announced a major contract to develop and build the $450 million Silverton Wind Farm, in what will be the sixth largest wind farm in Australia. The Silverton Wind Farm is the first greenfield development under the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a … Continue reading AGL, GE and CATCON join forces to build $450 million Silverton wind farm, located in western NSW

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Gamesa cements its leadership in Mexico with two new orders from Iberdrola

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into two new agreements with Iberdrola for the supply of 325.5 MW in total in Mexico. These orders consolidate the company’s position in this market, in which it has entrenched itself as the leading OEM. The first contract encompasses the installation and commissioning of 84 … Continue reading Gamesa cements its leadership in Mexico with two new orders from Iberdrola

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Smartive: Awarded as the most innovative Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) in Europe

Jordi Cusidó, CEO and co-founder of Smartive, travelled together with ACCIÓ (EEN partner in Catalunya) to Bratislava (Slovakia), for the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Annual Conference 2016, where he got this important recognition: Smartive has been awarded by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), during the EEN Annual Conference 2016, as the most innovative Small and … Continue reading Smartive: Awarded as the most innovative Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) in Europe

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WindEurope visits Sweden’s Energy Minister

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Sweden’s Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan, in Stockholm on 17 January.  Charlotte Unger, CEO of the Swedish Wind Energy Association, also took part in the meeting. They discussed the EU’s Clean Energy Package, notably: the importance of Sweden deploying new renewable capacity beyond 2020 in a … Continue reading WindEurope visits Sweden’s Energy Minister

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Which states make buying wind power easy for big brands?

We know that big brands are setting ambitious targets for renewable energy procurement. More than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, including WalMart, Google and General Motors, have committed to 100 percent renewable energy targets. We also know wind energy is the top choice to power their brands. The latest report from the Retail Industry Leaders Association … Continue reading Which states make buying wind power easy for big brands?

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Wind’s golden eagle impacts remain low

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has released new data that should ease the minds of those concerned about wind energy’s potential impacts on golden eagles—it confirms impacts remain small. Causes of eagle mortality USFWS studied causes of mortality of satellite tagged North American golden eagles from 1997 to 2013. Researchers then extrapolated their … Continue reading Wind’s golden eagle impacts remain low

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MidAmerican Energy announces two new wind power projects with 338 MW

MidAmerican Energy announced plans recently to build wind farms at two new sites in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties in Iowa, the first sites for their Wind XI project. The Beaver Creek wind project will be located in Boone and Greene counties. The project will consist of 85 turbines, which will produce 170 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy announces two new wind power projects with 338 MW

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Suzlon, Gamesa achieve milestones in wind energy capacity installation in India

Suzlon achieved 10,000 MW of wind power capacity installations in India. Gamesa sold over 1,500 MW of wind turbines in 2016. At the end of one year and the beginning of another, wind turbine manufacturers Suzlon and Gamesa have crossed certain milestones. Suzlon today said it had achieved 10,000 MW of wind power capacity installations … Continue reading Suzlon, Gamesa achieve milestones in wind energy capacity installation in India

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New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. … Continue reading New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

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Senvion ends the year with the highest order intake quarter of 2016

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached an order intake of EUR1,304 million in 2016. In addition, conditional orders in Germany worth EUR241 million have received requisite permits and now wait for conversion into firm orders in H1/17. With a closing conditional order book of EUR1,765 million, the company witnessed an increase … Continue reading Senvion ends the year with the highest order intake quarter of 2016

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U.S. needs to stay in renewables energy race

Renewable energy is leading to more sustainable, but not less comfortable or more expensive ways of living. How do I know? Because it’s near zero and I’m being warmed by an electric, air-based heat pump installed four years ago offset by solar panels. As more and more renewable energy comes on line, prices are falling … Continue reading U.S. needs to stay in renewables energy race

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China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan on Energy Development (Energy 13FYP) might be one of the most anticipated energy blueprints in the world for its far-reaching implications for the carbon trajectory of the planet’s largest emitter. On Jan 5, 2017, the National Energy Administration finally unveiled the plan to reporters, with a set of 2020 targets covering everything … Continue reading China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

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Nordex with record order intake in Germany in 2016

The Nordex Group closed 2016 with strong December order intake in Germany. In the last month of the year alone, it received orders for 89 wind turbines in 33 projects with a combined capacity of 262.5 MW. Consequently, Nordex recorded full-year order intake of over EUR 1.17 billion in Germany in 2016, the highest level … Continue reading Nordex with record order intake in Germany in 2016

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U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

The Department of Energy released a new report today highlighting the booming nature of renewable energy jobs—wind power positions now top 100,000. More Americans now work in wind than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants. These jobs span all 50 states, and tens of thousands are at the more than 500 U.S. … Continue reading U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

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American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants.   “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “The Department … Continue reading American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

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Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. to supply 16 wind turbines from its two megawatts (MW) series for the Mynydd y Gwair wind farm in South Wales.   Located 15 km north of Swansea, Mynydd y Gwair wind farm will consist of 16 Senvion … Continue reading Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

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