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Paris defines 100% renewable energy as the new normal

The UN Climate Change Conference COP21 ended last weekend with 195 governments agreeing on a new climate treaty, and this Paris agreement is a big breakthrough! The agreement itself is indeed not detailed, includes no clear figures on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, no strong legal commitments on how to act. Hence my assessment is based … Continue reading Paris defines 100% renewable energy as the new normal

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Jürgen Geissinger joins Senvion as CEO

Jürgen Geissinger has joined Senvion, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 17 December 2015. Geissinger, one of Germany’s foremost business leaders, has a long track record in leading and expanding technology-based engineering businesses, and previously spent 15 years at the helm of Schaeffler, … Continue reading Jürgen Geissinger joins Senvion as CEO

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Lessons from a wind farm road trip

Brad Romano and Ashley McKinney, two professional Instagramers with a combined following of 200,000 people, just finished a six state road trip visiting wind farms and manufacturing facilities. They came away pretty impressed, and with some amazing photos to boot. “What we learned about the power of renewable energy was pretty mind blowing,” Brad said. … Continue reading Lessons from a wind farm road trip

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Wind energy revitalizes rural communities

Long-time rancher and Nebraska state Sen. Al Davis thinks wind energy can be a lifeline for his constituents. That was the main takeaway of a recent interview with Sen. Davis in Midwest Energy News. He explained that his rural district of 40,000 people struggles with population loss and lack of financial resources, and noted wind … Continue reading Wind energy revitalizes rural communities

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World to markets: Invest now in climate solutions

Over the weekend global leaders agreed to change the course of our world by declaring the need to pivot to a clean, low-carbon future. Monday’s headlines struggled to convey the magnitude of their call to action: Washington Post: Countries just adopted a historic climate change accord Los Angeles Times: Nearly 200 nations join together to … Continue reading World to markets: Invest now in climate solutions

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India still lagging in wind energy and solar power promotion

The renewable energy potential in India is 8,89,508 Mega Watt. Although the Government of India has been promoting the development of the sector for energy security as well as environmental protection, the exploitation of the two largest components i.e. solar energy and wind energy potential was only 0.35 and 21 per cent, and varied significantly … Continue reading India still lagging in wind energy and solar power promotion

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Commissioning of the Frampton wind power project in Canada

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) is pleased to announce commercial commissioning of the Frampton wind power project, located in Beauce, Canada, with an installed capacity of 24 MW. President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Lemaire pointed out that “having acquired this project under development, the exceptional cooperation of the Frampton municipality and … Continue reading Commissioning of the Frampton wind power project in Canada

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Iberdrola USA obtains all required approvals to close integration with UIL Holdings Corporation

AVANGRID, aims at leading the transformation of the U.S. energy industry towards a clean energy future. Iberdrola has announced to the Spanish Commission of the Stock Exchange (CNMV) that all of the conditions to complete the merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corporation have now been met. Following the approval of the deal by … Continue reading Iberdrola USA obtains all required approvals to close integration with UIL Holdings Corporation

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Under current plans, non-hydro renewable energy will be fastest growing power source in the US

Non-hydro renewable energy will be the fastest-growing power source in the US over the next decade, with installed capacity to increase from 121.9 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to 216 GW in 2025, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.9% between 2015 and 2025, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s … Continue reading Under current plans, non-hydro renewable energy will be fastest growing power source in the US

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Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind energy industry

China, India, Morocco, Brazil and Turkey are just a few of the countries that have made post-2020 national pledges on the deployment of wind energy in the coming years. In all 70 countries have identified wind as a key climate mitigation technology. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: “The … Continue reading Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind energy industry

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Australia commits to wind energy after Paris deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday overturned a decision by his predecessor to ban government investment in wind power. Earlier this year, former prime minister announced a controversial ban on wind farm investment, in what was labelled a war on clean energy in favour of dirtier forms of power such as coal, Xinhua news … Continue reading Australia commits to wind energy after Paris deal

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COP21: global climate agreement marks historic step

The legally binding international climate agreement negotiated in Paris on 12 December offers a real glimmer of hope, though it will still not be enough to avert irreversible consequences from climate change. By recognising the importance of the world’s cities and regions, the agreement has, however, increased the prospects of a more effective and sustained … Continue reading COP21: global climate agreement marks historic step

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Wind Energy to Power GM’s Texas Assembly Plant

General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power from turbines whose blades span the length of a football field in diameter. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade … Continue reading Wind Energy to Power GM’s Texas Assembly Plant

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Final climate change draft unveiled in Paris

While some climate change activists and U.S. Republicans will likely find fault with the accord – either for failing to take sufficiently drastic action, or for overreacting to an uncertain threat – many of the estimated 40,000 officials and environmentalists who set up camp on the outskirts of Paris say they see it as a … Continue reading Final climate change draft unveiled in Paris

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GM turns to wind power

Suburbans, Tahoes, Escalades: if they’re made in GM’s Arlington factory, soon they’ll have been built using wind energy. GM recently signed a power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables North America to power the facility, which produces 1,200 cars and trucks every day. The company has bought enough wind generated electricity to build 125,000 trucks every … Continue reading GM turns to wind power

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Alphabet, AKA Google Will buy 842 MW of Wind Power, Solar Energy, Across the World

On December 3rd, Alphabet, formerly Google, announced that it plans to add 842 more megawatts of renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power across the world. The company said it now has 2 gigawatts of contracts for renewable energy across the world and it will use the energy to power all of … Continue reading Alphabet, AKA Google Will buy 842 MW of Wind Power, Solar Energy, Across the World

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Wind energy in Nambia: MoU with InnoSun for a 150 to 500 MW wind farm

French wind energy company Innovent, stated that through its subsidiary InnoSun, it plans to construct a 150 to 500MW  wind farm in Tsau//Khaeb national park, located in the south-west of Namibia.   The Namibian environmental commissioner, Theofilus Nghitila expressed his support for the development, stating that the move is an indication to the world that … Continue reading Wind energy in Nambia: MoU with InnoSun for a 150 to 500 MW wind farm

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Google doubles down on renewable energy

Clearly, renewable energy works for Google. The internet search company recently announced it’s going to nearly double the amount of clean electricity it uses to power its data centers, committing to purchase an additional 842 megawatts (MW). Google has now procured nearly two gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, more than halfway to its goal of … Continue reading Google doubles down on renewable energy

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Siemens to supply 126 megawatts to onshore wind power plants in Scotland

Siemens has been awarded orders for three onshore wind projects in Scotland, supplying up to 50,000 households in South and North Ayrshire and Lockerbie. The contracts also include long-term service and maintenance.   The Siemens SWT-3.2-101 and other models of the Siemens D3 product platform provide high energy yields and efficient operation for three Scottish … Continue reading Siemens to supply 126 megawatts to onshore wind power plants in Scotland

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The greening of China’s power supply

Having set ambitious climate-change goals in advance of the upcoming Paris conference, China is powering up clean energy sources to fuel the economy. China today is committed to tackling climate change and invests “thoroughly” in renewable energy, the Belgian daily Le Soir reported on Thursday. In 2014, the Chinese government spent 89.5 billion U.S. dollars … Continue reading The greening of China’s power supply

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