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Iberdrola announces sale of wind energy assets in Italy for €193.7 million

Iberdrola has informed the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), Spain’s stock exchange commission, of the sale of wind energy assets in Italy, grouped in the companies SER S.P.A. -100%-  and SER 1 S.P.A. -4%- (with the remaining 96% belonging to the former). Under the agreement, Iberdrola sells to CEF 3 Wind Energy S.P.A. … Continue reading Iberdrola announces sale of wind energy assets in Italy for €193.7 million

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Happy Global Wind Day!

Today, marks the ninth edition of Global Wind Day, a movement created to bring individuals, communities and organisations together to celebrate wind energy and the positive difference it can make in the world.   In 2015, wind power alone met 42% of electricity demand in Denmark, 20% in Spain, 13% in Germany and 11% in … Continue reading Happy Global Wind Day!

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

Most Americans strive to put in an honest day’s work so they can pay their bills and put food on the table for their families. American wind power is creating more opportunities for them to do so, while also working in a rewarding—and sustainable—career. It’s clear the wind industry is picking up. Wind turbine technician … Continue reading Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

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This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

It’s June 15, which means it’s once again time to celebrate Global Wind Day. And there’s a lot to be happy about this year. Here are the five things we’re most excited about as we reflect on the state of global wind energy. Wind power is on sale, now 66 percent cheaper than it was … Continue reading This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

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Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

Mainstream CEO and GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor completed a successful visit to South America with a meeting with President Bachelet of Chile at La Moneda in Santiago. The President and Dr O’Connor discussed the country’s increased ambitions to deploy renewable energy, the record-breaking global investment in wind and solar energy in 2015, and Chile’s leading … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

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Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 … Continue reading Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

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Wind power and nuclear can coexist

Over the last week, groups funded by competing energy sources have attempted to revive the myth that pro-renewable energy policies have a significant economic impact on other energy sources, particularly nuclear power plants. As background, we thoroughly refuted that claim more than two years ago. At the time, Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner John Norris, who … Continue reading Wind power and nuclear can coexist

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New contract for the Viking Poseidon in the offshore wind power market

Eidesvik has been awarded yet another support vessel contract from Siemens Wind Power to support their operations in the German sector. Contract commencement will be in June this year. The Viking Poseidon will commence on a contract for Siemens Wind Power with estimated duration for 3-5 months including options. This is a strategic area of … Continue reading New contract for the Viking Poseidon in the offshore wind power market

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NorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm

NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE), and OwnEnergy, Inc., a developer of Community Wind projects, today announced that they have signed a 25-year Qualifying Facility Agreement, for the 9.7 megawatt Two Dot Wind Farm. The project is located in Wheatland County, near the town of Two Dot, about 90 miles NW of Billings. OwnEnergy will sell the … Continue reading NorthWestern Energy Signs Agreement with OwnEnergy for Montana Community Wind Farm

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WindEurope goes all in at Sustainable Energy Week

With legislative proposals on market design and renewables expected for the end of the year, WindEurope is taking its proposals to policymakers and the public at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (13-17 June). On Tuesday, WindEurope will host a panel where industry representatives calling for flexible power markets (the paper industry, Statoil and the demand … Continue reading WindEurope goes all in at Sustainable Energy Week

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Gamesa to service 216 MW of wind turbines in Spain for the Vapat Group

The agreement includes the maintenance of this customer’s G90-2.0 MW wind turbines, installed in several wind farms in Castile & León. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new 7-year agreement with the Vapat Group for the provision of operations and maintenance services covering capacity of 216 MW in Spain. This … Continue reading Gamesa to service 216 MW of wind turbines in Spain for the Vapat Group

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CWind wins O&M contract at Humber Gateway offshore wind farm

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has announced today that it has won a contract from E.ON to undertake the annual inspection and repair services as required at Humber Gateway offshore wind farm (OWF), covering latchways, mechanical services, as well as paint works.   The scope of work covers all … Continue reading CWind wins O&M contract at Humber Gateway offshore wind farm

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BASF supports the wind energy sector with special systems and products

It has recently passed an external 50 hours rain erosion test by a renowned institute from Denmark and thus outperformed other well-known rain erosion resistant coatings.   The stress loads to which rotor blades are exposed during the operation are enormous: at top speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour at the blade tips, … Continue reading BASF supports the wind energy sector with special systems and products

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A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) works its way through the court system, researchers continue to look into what it could mean for consumers. The results of a new Harvard study show there’s nothing to fear: using a model that resembles the CPP, researchers found net benefits of $38 billion a year. Because wind power’s … Continue reading A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

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Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

IHC is expanding its extensive product portfolio with the introduction of innovative equipment for offshore wind farm installations. This includes a state-of-the-art, inter-array cable-laying vessel, and integrated jack-ups, both designed to facilitate more efficient operations. Specialized tool for specialist operations Based on knowledge of cable lay operations, from load-out at the cable manufacturer to burial … Continue reading Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

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Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China.  “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the continuous supply chain localisation in China for … Continue reading Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

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Construction begins at Siemens wind turbine plant in Cuxhaven

Siemens new offshore plant in Cuxhaven is quickly progressing. Only one year after the initial investment decision, construction at the building site is already beginning. Soil compaction and the preparation of the pile foundation, with 1,900 concrete piles, have already been completed. Construction of the actual building was officially started by Siemens with a groundbreaking … Continue reading Construction begins at Siemens wind turbine plant in Cuxhaven

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Wind energy in Brazil is ranked 10th globally

Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2015, it installed 2.75 GW – a record for Brazil – bringing the total to 8.72 GW, which accounts for 6.3% of the Brazilian energy matrix. More than R$ 16 billion have been invested, 41,000 jobs created, more than 5 million homes were … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil is ranked 10th globally

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General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant in Turkey

General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant (BERGRES) with installed capacity of 70 MW which was recently established near Izmir’s Bergama district by Dost Enerji. General Electric (GE) in partnership with Dost Enerji, will supply twenty one GE3.2-103 and one GE2.75-103 wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant, its new … Continue reading General Electric (GE) will supply wind turbines for Bergama Wind Power Plant in Turkey

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