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Wind energy comes sweeping down the Oklahoma plains

Oklahoma is blowing away its competition in its battle to be a national leader in wind energy. The industry is providing investment, employment and new jobs to the state every day, said Hannah Hunt, a senior industry data analyst with the American Wind Energy Association. The state’s prominence in the industry can be seen in … Continue reading Wind energy comes sweeping down the Oklahoma plains

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Amazon announces a 253 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Today we announced our largest renewable energy project to date, Amazon Wind Farm Texas. It’s the newest renewable energy project in our long-term sustainability efforts across Amazon, which include wind and solar farms, green rooftops, and the District Energy Project—a system we built in Seattle to heat our office buildings with recycled energy. Amazon Wind … Continue reading Amazon announces a 253 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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Hill op-ed explains why wind power is a win-win this election season

In an op-ed published today in The Hill, the Christian Coalition and the Young Conservatives for Clean Energy Reform joined AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan in outlining why supporting wind energy should be high up on the list of candidates this fall, especially among conservatives: “…conventional wisdom says Democrats are typically consistent supporters of clean energy, … Continue reading Hill op-ed explains why wind power is a win-win this election season

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AREVA exercises the option to sell its share in Adwen to Gamesa

Following a 3-month competitive bidding process aimed at obtaining and assessing offers from potential third-party investors, the Board of Directors of AREVA S.A. decided to authorize AREVA’s Executive Management to exercise the put option signed on June 17, 2016 and enable AREVA to sell its shares in Adwen to Gamesa. This decision allows the AREVA … Continue reading AREVA exercises the option to sell its share in Adwen to Gamesa

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Watch videos capture power of wind farms, technological advancement

A wave of new videos shared over the last month do a great job of capturing the power of U.S. wind farms and how wind turbine technology continues to evolve. American wind power has more than tripled since 2008, supplying over five percent of U.S. electricity today. That growth has been largely due to performance-based … Continue reading Watch videos capture power of wind farms, technological advancement

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A new national strategy for offshore wind energy development

The Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior released a new national strategy for offshore wind development in the U.S. last week, further propelling this domestic clean energy industry forward. The National Offshore Wind Strategy, five years in the making, builds on tremendous momentum created by the first American offshore wind farm, which … Continue reading A new national strategy for offshore wind energy development

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Experts anticipate significant continued reductions in wind energy costs

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%-30% by 2030 and 35%-41% by 2050, under a median or ‘best guess’ scenario, driven by bigger … Continue reading Experts anticipate significant continued reductions in wind energy costs

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Ingeteam launches ground-breaking fixed-to-variable speed wind power conversion system

Ingeteam, the global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today the launch of its new solution dubbed INGECON WIND FIX2VAR SPEED, a ground-breaking autonomous power conversion system that increases the Annual Energy Production (AEP), lifetime and grid-performance of fixed-speed wind turbines by enabling them to transform to variable-speed machines to best match wind conditions. With … Continue reading Ingeteam launches ground-breaking fixed-to-variable speed wind power conversion system

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Ventika wind power complex, built by Acciona Energia, is inaugurated in Mexico

ACCIONA President José Manuel Entrecanales was present at the ceremony held in Nuevo León, also attended by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto The 252-MW Ventika wind power complex consists of eighty-four 3-MW wind turbines of Nordex/ACCIONA Windpower technology ACCIONA President José Manuel Entrecanales attended the inauguration ceremony of the Ventika wind power complex in Nuevo … Continue reading Ventika wind power complex, built by Acciona Energia, is inaugurated in Mexico

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Just how much lower can wind power costs drop?

If you’ve been doing your homework, then by now you should know that wind power in the U.S. is on sale. Thanks to performance-based tax policy (the bipartisan-supported Production Tax Credit) attracting new investment and driving innovation, wind power’s costs dropped by two-thirds over just six years. Now you can start studying for your next … Continue reading Just how much lower can wind power costs drop?

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Misinformed ideas about wind energy

This letter was submitted to the Washington Post responding to a previous Washington Post’s letter on wind energy. Regarding Walt Hoge’s August 30 letter, offshore wind has delivered vast amounts of clean energy around the world for decades. The abundant offshore U.S. wind resource is close to large population centers and corresponds to periods of … Continue reading Misinformed ideas about wind energy

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Wind power helps meet Paris Agreement targets

The U.S. and China recently ratified the Paris Agreement, further advancing efforts to combat carbon pollution. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ,Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama jointly ratified the Paris Agreement earlier this month. Image via AP. It’s also yet another sign that global economies and businesses are seeking zero-carbon solutions for … Continue reading Wind power helps meet Paris Agreement targets

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TAREC plans expansion of Guimaras wind farm

TRANS-ASIA Renewable Energy Corp. (TAREC) plans to expand its wind farm project on Guimaras Island by 40 megawatts (MW) as soon as the Energy department releases a new installation target for wind energy. “We have an expansion within Guimaras,” Danilo L. Panes, TAREC vice-president, told reporters on Friday as the company showed its 54-MW San … Continue reading TAREC plans expansion of Guimaras wind farm

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Babcock secures fabrication contract for Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM™) for Siemens

Babcock, from its facility in Rosyth, has been awarded a contract to construct two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM™) destined for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) project in the Outer Moray Firth. Working with our client, Siemens – Transmission and Distribution, Babcock will develop and deliver the Offshore Transformer Modules during the first half of … Continue reading Babcock secures fabrication contract for Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM™) for Siemens

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Statoil increases in UK offshore wind energy

Statoil and Statkraft have signed a letter of intent that Statoil takes over as operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm from January 2017. Statoil will also through this deal increase its share in the Dogger Bank projects. Sheringham Shoal is one of the world’s 10 largest producing offshore wind farms providing renewable energy … Continue reading Statoil increases in UK offshore wind energy

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Guess which country has been running on renewable energy for 76 straight days

  Not too long ago, idea that an entire country could get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for over 2 months was unthinkable. Well, one country just shattered that notion for the second time in two years. Costa Rica’s electricity came from 100 percent clean, reliable renewable energy for 76 days between … Continue reading Guess which country has been running on renewable energy for 76 straight days

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Clean Power Plan no problem for the Northeast

While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) works its way through the court system, many states and grid operators continue to evaluate compliance solutions and electricity system effects. The PJM Interconnection, grid operator for 13 northeast states and Washington, D.C., recently released a report with some encouraging news: meeting the CPP should be a breeze. That’s … Continue reading Clean Power Plan no problem for the Northeast

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Senvion crosses 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in France

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached two gigawatts installed capacity in France. Senvion crosses this milestone, with the installation of 26 Senvion MM82 turbines at the Sambres wind farm, owned by RES, located in the Occitanie region . The wind farm has a total rated output of 53 megawatts (MW) and … Continue reading Senvion crosses 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in France

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Sandbank offshore wind farm supplies first power

The offshore wind power plant Sandbank, located 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt, has now supplied the German electricity network with its first wind power from the North Sea. The first of a total of 72 wind turbines are successively in the commissioning phase for the production of electricity. Sandbank is expected to … Continue reading Sandbank offshore wind farm supplies first power

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China stands as largest investor in Myanmar’s power sector

China has topped the foreign investors line-up of power sector of Myanmar for four months of this fiscal year 2016-2017, official media reported Thursday. China invested in five projects in electric sector worth with 1.3 billion US dollars, followed by Singapore with 570 million US dollars in four projects, according to an official of the … Continue reading China stands as largest investor in Myanmar’s power sector

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