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Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

Approximately two years ago at the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) we set up the Offshore Wind Working Group, promoted by a small group of companies interested in analyzing the opportunities that were opening up in the Spanish market for wind turbines, since some technologies Floaters were beginning to reach levels of commercial development. Floating offshore … Continue reading Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

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Naturgy’s wind power in the Canary Islands produces more than 143 GWh in 2020

The company has nine wind farms in the archipelago, eight in Gran Canaria and one wind farm in Fuerteventura, with a total installed capacity of 45.4 MW.The wind energy generated by these nine renewable facilities has prevented the emission of 113,645 tons of polluting and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and has made it possible … Continue reading Naturgy’s wind power in the Canary Islands produces more than 143 GWh in 2020

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

In 2020, 821 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in Africa and the Middle East, bringing total capacity in the region to over 7 GW, which helps to avoid 10.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to taking 2.3 million passenger cars off the road.The technical wind energy resource potential on … Continue reading Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

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Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

Large parts of rural America have been experiencing population decline for over half a century. In fact, 35 percent of rural counties have a combined 6.2 million fewer residents than they did in 1950. There are many reasons for this demographic change, including a lack of economic opportunity for young people, who are often forced … Continue reading Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

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Kellogg, Enel Sign Agreement for Wind Power in North America

Through a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), Enel will sell a portion of the electricity delivered to the grid from the Azure Sky wind project to Kellogg Company.With operations expected in the first-half of 2022, the project, which consists of a 350 MW wind facility paired with approximately 137 MW of battery storage, will be … Continue reading Kellogg, Enel Sign Agreement for Wind Power in North America

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How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

Renewable hydrogen is currently among the hottest topics in the energy field. The molecule has been closely linked to Europe’s vision of a decarbonised energy system by 2050. Renewables such as wind energy are the raw material for the production of renewable hydrogen. That’s why WindEurope is active in different initiatives, promoting the future use … Continue reading How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

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American Clean Power Association Statement on CLEAN Future Act?

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee introduced the CLEAN Future Act. “We commend the House Energy and Commerce Committee for proposing robust climate legislation. The clean electricity standard represents a meaningful step forward on national energy policy that will help unleash … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on CLEAN Future Act?

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Capital Energy advances in the development of its first wind farm in Aragon, Biota

This wind energy facility, located in the Zaragoza municipalities of Biota and Uncastillo, will have an installed power of 58.7 megawatts (MW) and its development will involve an investment of about 47 million euros. The 20 wind turbines of this first Capital Energy wind farm in Aragon will be capable of supplying clean energy to … Continue reading Capital Energy advances in the development of its first wind farm in Aragon, Biota

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Capital Energy buys the wind turbines of its Buseco wind power plant from Siemens Gamesa

This renewable energy plant, located in the municipalities of Tineo, Villayón and Valdes, will have an installed wind power of 50 megawatts (MW) and its development will involve an investment of about 51 million euros.The 10 wind turbines of this first Capital Energy wind farm in Asturias, of the SG 5.0 – 132 model of … Continue reading Capital Energy buys the wind turbines of its Buseco wind power plant from Siemens Gamesa

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Acciona supports Banco Santander’s carbon neutrality target through its Oaxacas wind farm in Mexico

ACCIONA has signed an agreement with Banco Santander, through the ClimateTrade platform, to offset 145,000 tons of CO2 by transferring Certified Emissions Reduction certificates (CERs) from the group’s Oaxacas wind farm complex in Mexico. With this transaction, ACCIONA is contributing to Banco Santander’s goal of becoming carbon neutral in 2020 by offsetting approximately half of … Continue reading Acciona supports Banco Santander’s carbon neutrality target through its Oaxacas wind farm in Mexico

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Wind energy produced 29.9% in February in Spain

Photovoltaics generated 4.6% and concentrated solar power 0.7%. So far in 2021, wind power produced 29.5% of electricity in Spain. The demand for electricity in Spain fell by 3.5% in February. Taking into account that February 2020 had one more day as it was a leap year, in addition to other effects related to the … Continue reading Wind energy produced 29.9% in February in Spain

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Helene Biström new Senior Vice President Business Area Wind

Helene Biström has been appointed new Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall and member of the Executive Group Management. Helene Biström has a long experience from and a broad and deep understanding of the energy industry. She is today Executive Vice President Commercial at BillerudKorsnäs. She has previously been CEO … Continue reading Helene Biström new Senior Vice President Business Area Wind

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Vestas secures order for 126 MW EnVentus wind turbines for wind power in Ukraine

Vestas today announces it has signed the first EnVentus order in the Eastern Europe region for the 126 MW DTEK Tiligulska project in Ukraine, building on a track record of 660 MW already installed by Vestas in Ukraine. The Tiligulska project is being developed by DTEK Renewables, for whom Vestas has also delivered three previous … Continue reading Vestas secures order for 126 MW EnVentus wind turbines for wind power in Ukraine

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Capital Energy advances in the development of its first wind farm in Cantabria, Garma Blanca

This renewable wind energy facility, located in the municipalities of Arredondo, Miera, Riotuerto, Entrambasaguas and Solórzano, will have an installed power of 51 megawatts (MW) and its development will involve an investment of about 41 million euros.The 13 wind turbines of this first Capital Energy wind farm in Cantabria will be capable of supplying clean … Continue reading Capital Energy advances in the development of its first wind farm in Cantabria, Garma Blanca

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Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm generates first power

RWE has taken a significant step towards achieving full power at its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, with the first generation of electricity. The generation milestone follows the successful delivery of vital onshore and offshore electrical infrastructure on schedule, and despite the challenges of constructing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The RWE-led Triton Knoll project began … Continue reading Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm generates first power

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EDP Renewables secures PPA for a 204 MW wind power project in the U.S.

The contract will last 15 years and the project, located in the state of Indiana, is expected to start in 2023. EDPR has now 2.3 GW of total capacity secured in the U.S. set to be operational from 2021 onwards. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a world leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s … Continue reading EDP Renewables secures PPA for a 204 MW wind power project in the U.S.

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Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

In a year of critical action on climate mitigation and adaptation, Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action and strengthened sustainable energy goals within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom in November. At a meeting of high-level policy and intergovernmental representatives jointly hosted by … Continue reading Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

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China installs half of new offshore wind energy capacity by 2020

China was in 2020 for the third consecutive year the world leader in new wind turbines for offshore wind power, with more than 3 gigawatts of new offshore wind farm capacity, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. “Although China was first hit by the COVID-19 epidemic, the impact on the offshore wind sector was … Continue reading China installs half of new offshore wind energy capacity by 2020

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EDP plans to build a floating offshore wind farm in Asturias

EDP ??plans to invest around 2,000 million euros in the period 2021-2025 and is committed to the development of floating offshore wind power off the coast of Asturias. At a press conference on the occasion of the presentation of the strategic plan of the Portuguese energy company, the financial director of the group and CEO … Continue reading EDP plans to build a floating offshore wind farm in Asturias

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Secretary Granholm’s Confirmation

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Jennifer Granholm as U.S. Energy Secretary. “American Clean Power congratulates Secretary Granholm on taking the helm of the Department of Energy. Having worked on energy policy with Secretary Granholm, I know that she is committed to the Biden administration’s interlinked … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Secretary Granholm’s Confirmation

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