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Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment

Global investment in renewable energy hit USD 288.9 billion in 2018, with the amount spent on new capacity far exceeding the financial backing for new fossil fuel power, according to new figures published today. These numbers, produced by BloombergNEF (BNEF), are being published today as part of REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report. The numbers … Continue reading Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment

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Wind energy in Texas: Nordex 100 wind turbines for Engie’e wind farm

Nordex has signed a contract with the North American subsidiary of the French energy group Engie S.A. to supply and install 100 wind turbines of the AW3000 series. The wind power project will use the AW140/3000 on an 82 meter tower, which represents the largest swept area wind turbine available in the marketplace with a … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Nordex 100 wind turbines for Engie’e wind farm

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Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

Casa dos Ventos, one of the pioneers and largest investors in the development of wind power projects in Brazil, has placed a 445 MW wind farm order for the supply and installation of 106 Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for the Rio do Vento wind farm in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. … Continue reading Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

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Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals plans to spend €100 million on wind farms. Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for around 20 years through its UK business, Scottishpower, which owns several wind farms here, including Barnesmore in Co Donegal. … Continue reading Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

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Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

Renewable energy ( wind energy, PV, concentrated solar power) is increasingly powering the world, but erratic policy making is holding the sector back from its potential contribution to cutting carbon pollution and meeting climate and development targets, according to REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR), released today.  The report confirms that for the fourth … Continue reading Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

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UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced a global partnership today to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

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The extension of life of wind farms, a new challenge for wind energy in Spain

The development of renewable energies is key for the European Union to achieve a decarbonised energy model. Wind power in Spain represents 21.9% of the installed power in the generator park as a whole and ranks fourth in terms of renewable generation. Spain is a pioneer in wind energy, so some of its wind turbines … Continue reading The extension of life of wind farms, a new challenge for wind energy in Spain

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Offshore wind power generation, one of Iberdrola group’s major strategies

According to the review of Strategic Perspectives 2018-2022, launched in February, in London, renewables are still among the group’s mainstays, with 39% of a total €34,000 million investment will be allocated to this business area. Within renewables, the company is investing heavily in offshore wind energy generation. The Iberdrola group currently has two offshore wind … Continue reading Offshore wind power generation, one of Iberdrola group’s major strategies

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Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded order for 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines including a 20-year full Service agreement for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa conditionally awarded order for 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind energy project in Taiwan

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EDF-led consortium selected for the Dunkirk offshore wind energy project

After an invitation to tender held by the public authorities, France’s Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has selected the EDF Group, via its EDF Renewables subsidiary, in partnership with Innogy and Enbridge, to design, build, operate and maintain the future Dunkirk offshore wind farm. It is the fourth offshore project that the group … Continue reading EDF-led consortium selected for the Dunkirk offshore wind energy project

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Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

The Norwegian government will tighten the licensing conditions for wind power, newspaper Aftenposten reported on Saturday. Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Borge Freiberg announced stricter regulations when it comes to respecting deadlines for the start of construction of wind farms. Wind power developers in Norway today have five years to go from the license … Continue reading Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

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11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017 . As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables … Continue reading 11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

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Iberdrola begins the installation of the 102 wind turbines of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

This 714 megawatt wind energy megacomplex will be fully operational by mid 2020. Iberdrola has begun the final phase of construction of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, located in English waters of the North Sea, with the installation since this weekend of the first units of the total of 102 wind turbines of … Continue reading Iberdrola begins the installation of the 102 wind turbines of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

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Offshore wind power seminar held in Hanoi

An offshore wind power seminar took place in Hanoi on June 12, as part of the second Vietnam Wind Power Conference. Speaking at the event, deputy head of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority Do Hong Quan said the event aims to update the latest technology in offshore wind power and suggest solutions to challenges … Continue reading Offshore wind power seminar held in Hanoi

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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region. On the occasion of this official industry … Continue reading Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

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Nordex obtains wind power order for 93 MW wind farm from Spain

At the end of May 2019 the wind turbine manufacturer received an order from Grupo Enhol, a Spanish project developer. All in all, the Nordex Group will supply and install 27 AW132/3465 wind turbines with a rated capacity totalling 93.55 megawatts for its new customer. The order also includes a Full Service Contract covering 10 … Continue reading Nordex obtains wind power order for 93 MW wind farm from Spain

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Onshore wind energy in Poland

On 11 June WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Polish Wind Energy Association’s annual conference near Warsaw. Dickson was speaking as part of a panel on Polish onshore wind power and its role in the Polish National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The NECPs are the key instrument for driving the European energy transition … Continue reading Onshore wind energy in Poland

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Goldwind Presents Project Results and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Fortaleza

Goldwind Brazil, with the presence of Mr. Wu Gang, Goldwind Chairman and Mr. Andreas Dupuis, Goldwind International Deputy General Manager, presented the results of the first phase of the Energimp project and the Social Responsibility Program of South America. The ceremony was held in Fortaleza, state of Ceará, on May 24. The main objective of … Continue reading Goldwind Presents Project Results and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Fortaleza

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Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vindkraft has placed a wind power order with Vestas for the 164 MW wind farm Myrnenska, located in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 39 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. The wind power project will feature … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Vietnam to increase wind power capacity

The Vietnamese government has aimed to raise total capacity of wind power to 800 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2020, some 2,000 MW by 2025 and 6,000 MW by 2030, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday. At a wind power workshop in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Tuesday, Vietnamese participants said that by the end … Continue reading Vietnam to increase wind power capacity

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