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139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for homes, businesses, industry, transportation, agriculture—everything—from wind, solar and water power technologies, by 2050. Their national blueprints, released Nov. 18, follow similar plans they have published in the past few … Continue reading 139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Energy Sources

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Siemens reduces transport costs for offshore wind turbines by up to 20 percent

At the EWEA 2015 international wind industry trade fair in Paris Siemens presented the company’s new offshore logistics concept. A key element of this is an improved transport solution. Siemens has signed a long-term framework contract with transport service provider deugro Danmark A/S, utilizing two purpose-built transport vessels to efficiently link Siemens’ existing production locations … Continue reading Siemens reduces transport costs for offshore wind turbines by up to 20 percent

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce reminds Congress what’s up next: tax extenders

More than 2,000 business voices recently called on Congress to pass a multi-year extension of expired and soon-to-expire federal tax provisions – which include many provisions vital to American businesses, workers, and the economy. Yesterday, a writer representing one of the largest business-oriented American advocacy groups in the country reminded Congress what’s “next on the … Continue reading U.S. Chamber of Commerce reminds Congress what’s up next: tax extenders

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IEA report shows global transition to renewables is underway

The latest report from the International Energy Agency shows the global transition to renewable energy and wind power is in motion, says Giles Dickson, chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association. The report – World Energy Outlook 2015 – highlights that renewable energy installations accounted for almost half of the world’s new power … Continue reading IEA report shows global transition to renewables is underway

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EDF Energies Nouvelles acquires a 177 MW wind farm project in Scotland

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the acquisition of the Dorenell wind farm project in Scotland by its UK subsidiary, EDF Energy Renewables, which will ensure its construction.  This large-scale project, which will be at least 177 MW capacity, will eventually be the largest onshore wind farm built by the Group in the United Kingdom.   The … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles acquires a 177 MW wind farm project in Scotland

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Rwanda’s renewable energy plans endorsed by Climate Investment Funds

Rwanda is committed to providing electricity access to 70% of the population by 2018 – up from only 23% this year – through a wide range of renewable resources Rwanda and the Climate Investment Funds (http://www-cif.ClimateInvestmentFunds.org) are today celebrating the endorsement of that country’s renewable energy investment plans under the CIF’S dedicated fund for Scaling … Continue reading Rwanda’s renewable energy plans endorsed by Climate Investment Funds

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Anti-renewable energy group produces error-ridden report

Real-world data shows wind energy supplies diverse, far-reaching benefits for consumers and communities across the United States. It offers an affordable, reliable solution that diversifies our energy mix while eliminating many forms of harmful pollution. Wind’s costs have fallen 66% over the last two years, and wind power supports over 73,000 well-paying American jobs. Growing … Continue reading Anti-renewable energy group produces error-ridden report

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Enel Green Power has added 445 MW of installed wind power capacity to its consolidated Portuguese portfolio

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has taken ownership of six wind farms in Portugal with a total installed capacity of 445 MW, following the approval by the General Shareholders Meeting of Eólicas de Portugal, S.A. (“ENEOP”) to split the company and allocate its 1,333 MW of wind power assets to its shareholders, pro rata with their … Continue reading Enel Green Power has added 445 MW of installed wind power capacity to its consolidated Portuguese portfolio

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1GW of offshore wind energy underway at French wind power sites

Oldbaum Services, one of the world’s leading wind consultancies, announced today that it has deployed two 3D WINDCUBE 400S Scanning LiDARs as part of the wind resource assessment campaigns the company is currently conducting at two French offshore wind sites. It is the first time that such long range scanning systems are deployed for operational … Continue reading 1GW of offshore wind energy underway at French wind power sites

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Poland can increase renewable energy nearly five-fold by 2030

Poland can increase its share of renewable energy in power generation from seven per cent in 2010 to nearly 38 per cent by 2030, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REmap 2030 Renewable Energy Prospects for Poland, prepared with input from the Polish Ministry of Economy, also finds … Continue reading Poland can increase renewable energy nearly five-fold by 2030

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Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

Chile is set to auction off vast new areas of land for anyone who will use the space to develop solar power or wind energy projects. Chile has a fast growing renewable energy sector, setting a target that 20 percent of its energy will be renewable by 2025. The Chilean Ministry of National Assets made … Continue reading Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

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Ozone hole nears record size again

The ozone hole over Antarctica currently extends over 26 million square kilometres – an area larger than the North American continent. Currently, it is approximately 2.5 million square kilometres larger than at the same time in 2014. In 2006 it was larger than now, at 27 million square kilometres. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center … Continue reading Ozone hole nears record size again

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Wind energy in Indonesia: Largest wind power project

Construction will begin in May 2016 on Indonesia’s largest wind farm as Asia Green Capital Partners Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based clean energy developer, lines up financing for the 62.5-megawatt project. The World Bank’s International Finance Corp. will contribute to the project known as Jeneponto 1, which will cost $120 million to $135 million, according to … Continue reading Wind energy in Indonesia: Largest wind power project

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Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released on Wednesday a World Energy Outlook (WEO) special briefing that outlines the energy sector implications of national climate pledges submitted for the upcoming climate summit in Paris (COP21). The briefing finds that if all countries meet goals outlined in their submitted pledges, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), … Continue reading Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically

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China Three Gorges to acquire stake in Moray offshore wind farm in Scotland

China Three Gorges (CTG) has signed an agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR) subsidiary EDPR UK to acquire 30% stake in the up to 1.1GW Moray offshore wind project, located in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.   As per the deal, CTG will participate in the investment, development and operation of the wind … Continue reading China Three Gorges to acquire stake in Moray offshore wind farm in Scotland

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Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

Upon completion of the project in 2017, Google will acquire Vestas’ 12.5 percent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm, which will supply around 15 percent of Kenya’s electricity needs based on current generation capacity.   The share purchase agreement was announced in Washington, DC, in connection with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Climate and … Continue reading Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

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Renewables bring down the wholesale cost of energy

The report has been published today by independent energy company Good Energy and is backed by experts at the University of Sheffield. It follows recent announcements by the Government that it will cut subsidies for renewables such as solar and wind in order to keep bills as low as possible for families and businesses. Good … Continue reading Renewables bring down the wholesale cost of energy

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Cuba to increase renewable energy use by 2030

Cuba is working to increase by six times the use of renewable energy in the national energy matrix by 2030 by among others constructing 13 large wind energy farms capable of producing 633 megawatts. During the Ministry of Energy and Mines national conference on science, technology and innovation taking place in Cojimar, Havana, the ministry’s … Continue reading Cuba to increase renewable energy use by 2030

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International renewable energy developers look to invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

International renewable energy (RE) power developers are looking to invest in Africa as a result of the continued success of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and the global decline in RE technology costs. RE suppliers are more specifically looking to explore opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa due to the surplus … Continue reading International renewable energy developers look to invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

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My bright future as a wind turbine technician

I can’t say I was never afraid that jumping ship mid-career into the burgeoning wind tech field would leave me scrambling to find a job. I’d had assurances from friends in the field, from global and, finally, national concern over climate change that is translating into incredible progress in wind farm development, but frankly, when it … Continue reading My bright future as a wind turbine technician

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