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A renewable energy pathway and biodiversity protection is crucial to poverty alleviation in Africa

New Executive Director Greenpeace International (http://www.Greenpeace.org) Bunny McDiarmid visited the Greenpeace Africa office in Johannesburg to show solidarity and gain further insight into the key issues. The visit was McDiarmid’s first to the continent since taking office in April. Greenpeace Africa is concentrating its efforts on promoting sustainable development with particular emphasis on policies that … Continue reading A renewable energy pathway and biodiversity protection is crucial to poverty alleviation in Africa

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Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

It’s easy to take our agricultural community for granted. Most Americans live far removed from their food sources, and out of sight can mean out of mind. But the people who feed the country don’t have it easy. Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. often face challenges beyond their control—from too much rain to too … Continue reading Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

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Argentina is considered as having the best wind energy resources in the world

In South America, Argentina is gearing up to launch an innovative renewable energy programme next month with a public auction to purchase 1,000MW of renewable energy, Climate Action reported. Dubbed the ‘RenovAR’ initiative, it will include a green trust fund to ensure that potential investors have the necessary confidence and security. Argentina to ramp up … Continue reading Argentina is considered as having the best wind energy resources in the world

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Valorem chooses RNRG to support wind energy resource assessment activities in Africa

Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG), a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, announced today that it has supplied complete resource assessment packages to French developer VALOREM to support their renewable energy project development activities in Africa. VALOREM is currently building a pipeline of five wind and solar farms at … Continue reading Valorem chooses RNRG to support wind energy resource assessment activities in Africa

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Netherlands Offshore Wind Farm Borssele cheapest world wide

The cost of building and operating the Borssele offshore wind farm is expected to be Euro 2.7 billion cheaper than previously estimated. Moreover the 700 MW wind farm will generate 22.5% more electricity than anticipated. The lower than anticipated price follows fierce competition between companies in the public tender to secure the permit and associated … Continue reading Netherlands Offshore Wind Farm Borssele cheapest world wide

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Dong Energy has won the right to build 700 MW of offshore wind farms in the Netherlands

Dong Energy has won the right to develop and build 700MW of offshore wind farms in the Borssele 1 and 2 zones in the Netherlands. The winning strike price bid excluding transmission costs is €72.70 per megawatt-hour. The price support will last for 15 years.       Both 350MW projects will be built by mid-2020 with … Continue reading Dong Energy has won the right to build 700 MW of offshore wind farms in the Netherlands

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ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

SolarReserve and Saudi ACWA Power will break ground on a joint project for 100 MW  concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa in September, Terence Govender, SolarReserve’s vice president of development was quoted as saying by news agency Ecofin.   The project was selected within the 3.5 bid window under South Africa’s Renewable Energy … Continue reading ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

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Brazil has a new daily record in wind energy

The National Interconnected System (SIN) recorded another daily record of wind power generation with the production of 4,877 MW on Thursday (30). The value is 151 MW higher than the previous record, which occurred on June 25, 2016, with the production of 4,726 MW.Data are from the Preliminary Information Daily Operation of the National Electric System … Continue reading Brazil has a new daily record in wind energy

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India to add 4,300 MW wind power capacity in 2016-17

India’s wind power capacity is set to grow 30% or 4,300 MW in 2016-17, helped by capacity addition in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, among others,Suzlon Group Chairman Tulsi Tanti said. At present, the total wind power installed capacity in the country is around 27 GW, accounting for about 9% of India’s total installed capacity. “India is a very … Continue reading India to add 4,300 MW wind power capacity in 2016-17

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Wind energy in Australia: Acciona to build fourth wind farm in Victoria

The Government of Victoria will purchase green energy certificates linked to 66MW of renewable energy produced at Mt Gellibrand wind farm. Mt Gellibrand will generate enough renewable energy to power around 60,000 households when it enters into service in 2018. ACCIONA Energy will begin construction of its Mt Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria early next … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Acciona to build fourth wind farm in Victoria

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Siemens expands wind power portfolio with 8 MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens’ direct drive wind turbine technology for offshore and onshore wind turbines reaches the next development milestone: The latest addition to the offshore direct drive platform, the SWT-8.0-154, represents yet another significant step towards grid parity for offshore wind. The 8-MW turbine is based on the existing offshore direct drive platform, incorporating only smaller evolutions. … Continue reading Siemens expands wind power portfolio with 8 MW offshore wind turbine

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South Korea targets $37 bln in renewable energy investment by 2020

South Korea plans 42 trillion won ($36.65 billion) in investment in renewable energy and related infrastructure by 2020 as part of efforts to meet its pledge at last year’s Paris climate summit to cut greenhouse emissions. Of the total, 30 trillion won will be spent by state utilities on solar and wind power generation with … Continue reading South Korea targets $37 bln in renewable energy investment by 2020

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Renewable Energy Supplied Almost a Quarter of Global Power in 2015

Renewable energy accounted for nearly 25 percent of global electrical capacity in 2015, according to a new study, Renewables 2016 Global Status Report, by REN21. The power sector experienced its largest annual increase in capacity ever, with significant growth in all regions. Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) had record additions for the second consecutive year, … Continue reading Renewable Energy Supplied Almost a Quarter of Global Power in 2015

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Wind power in Norway: Siemens to supply wind turbines for onshore wind farm

Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 50 onshore wind turbines in Norway. Project developers are Zephyr AS and Norsk Vind Energi AS. Funds managed by BlackRock are providing equity financing for the project. The wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, will … Continue reading Wind power in Norway: Siemens to supply wind turbines for onshore wind farm

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Wind energy in Germany: Nordex closed the first half of 2016 with a new record

Nordex closed the first half of 2016 with a new record in German installations. The total of 134 new turbines installed marks an increase of 135 percent over the same period in the previous year (H1/2015: 57 turbines). At the same time, Nordex took increasingly larger turbines on line during this period, as a result … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: Nordex closed the first half of 2016 with a new record

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London Array offshore wind farm marks third anniversary

The London Array, the world”s largest offshore wind farm, continues to break records as it marks three years of successful operations today. The sophisticated 630-megawatt wind power project, the largest international investment of Abu Dhabi”s renewable energy company, Masdar, delivers clean and reliable energy to more than half-a-million homes throughout the United Kingdom. Since its … Continue reading London Array offshore wind farm marks third anniversary

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Two wind power plants to be built in South Pakistan

China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), one of the world’s largest energy companies, has planned to start construction of two more wind power plants in energy starved Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh later this month, officials said on Saturday.   The two projects, Three Gorges Second Wind Farm Pakistan and Three Gorges Third Wind Farm Pakistan, … Continue reading Two wind power plants to be built in South Pakistan

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HAL inaugurates 6.3 MW wind energy plant near Bengaluru

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) today said it has inaugurated a 6.3 mw wind power plant at Harapanahalli in Davangere district, at a cost of Rs 44 crore. Power generated from the plant would be used for captive energy consumption at Bengaluru, the company said in a release. This is the first-ever megawatt scale renewable energy … Continue reading HAL inaugurates 6.3 MW wind energy plant near Bengaluru

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IRENA expects PV (photovoltaic) capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2% today to as much as 13% by 2030, according to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). It estimates that solar PV capacity could reach between 1,760 and 2,500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, up from 227 GW today. … Continue reading IRENA expects PV (photovoltaic) capacity between 1,760 and 2,500 GW by 2030

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Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

Bringing off shore, wind generated energy to the U.S. electric system for the first time took a major step forward this past weekend with the landing of a 20-mile undersea cable between the Rhode Island mainland and Block Island. “This significant milestone in developing renewable off shore wind generated energy is the result of years … Continue reading Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

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