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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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Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

End of December, the World Wind Energy Association, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan, launched the policy paper “Accelerating Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan: Capacity Building and Policy Options” on the occasion of a wind energy seminar held in Islamabad. Third in a series, the policy paper not only discusses barriers to wind market … Continue reading Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

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Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

The order intake of the Nordex Group (ISIN DE000A0D6554) grew by 33.6% to EUR 3.30 billion in 2016 (2015: EUR 2.47 billion). The geographical distribution of 2016 orders mirrored the intended broadening of Nordex’ market footprint following the acquisition of Acciona Windpower effective 1 April 2016. Consequently, the share of South and North American orders … Continue reading Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

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Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

End of 2016 the Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm in Australia. This 66 MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east of the country. The customer is the Spanish project developer Acciona … Continue reading Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

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EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of four wind farms in the United States with installed capacity totalling over 708 MW. In North America, the Group has also accelerated its solar energy expansion drive in 2016 with notably a new 150 MWac project in the United States. It contributes to the EDF Group’s CAP … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

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Suzlon bags 226.8 MW wind power project order in Andhra Pradesh

Suzlon has entered into an exclusive Supply and Installation Agreement (SIA) and Engineering and Construction of the project. The company would also be responsible for operation and maintenance services with dedicated life cycle asset management services for an initial period of 10 years. “The project has the potential to provide power to over 1,20,000 households … Continue reading Suzlon bags 226.8 MW wind power project order in Andhra Pradesh

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Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

In addition to being a cleaner alternative, wind and solar power is now becoming a viable investment for individuals and companies. Sources of renewable and clean energy such as solar and wind power are now cheaper than heavily polluting fossil fuels in dozens of countries, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum. … Continue reading Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

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Vestas receives 300 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA comprising 150 V110-2.0 MW turbines, totalling 300 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed at the customer’s request Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 300 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 150 x V110-2.0 MW turbines Contract type: … Continue reading Vestas receives 300 MW order in the USA

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New record for Scots wind energy

New wind power records have been set in Scotland, it has been revealed . The country set two new wind power records at the end of December, according to data released today by WWF Scotland. It found wind turbines in Scotland generated power equivalent to all of the nation’s electricity needs for a record four straight … Continue reading New record for Scots wind energy

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Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved transmission infrastructure

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds upgrades and additions to America’s transmission infrastructure create a more resilient grid, while delivering low-cost wind energy from Mountain states. This would provide $2.3 to $3.4 billion a year in consumer savings, paying for the cost of the transmission lines in under five years. … Continue reading Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved transmission infrastructure

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Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

A country that’s used wind mills since the Middle Ages has begun harnessing the power of wind to bring its transportation system into the future. In a world first, Dutch railway company NS now runs all of its passenger trains on 100 percent wind energy. Roughly 600,000 people ride NS trains every day, and as … Continue reading Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

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