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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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Vietnam to solicit bids for wind energy

The Ministry of Industry and Trade will submit to the government a pilot program to organize international bidding to pick competent developers for wind power projects that have been long delayed, a state official said at a seminar on wind energy in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday.   In the near future, the ministry … Continue reading Vietnam to solicit bids for wind energy

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India adds 2,311 MW renewable energy capacity in FY16

A total of 2,311.88 Mw of grid-connected power generation capacity from renewable energy sources like solar and wind has been added, so far, this fiscal in the country. The government has set a target of 4,460 Mw of power generation capacity addition this fiscal from renewable energy sources, including solar, wind and small-hydro. During the … Continue reading India adds 2,311 MW renewable energy capacity in FY16

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Gamesa wind turbines for a wind farm in West Virginia

Gamesa will install 45 G97-2.1 MW and four G90-2.0 MW wind turbines at a wind farm being developed in the state of West Virginia. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved another milestone in its US sales strategy, signing its first contract with Canada’s Enbridge, specifically for the supply of 103 MW … Continue reading Gamesa wind turbines for a wind farm in West Virginia

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Canadian Solar wins 110 MWp of solar power projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has won 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 110 megawatts (MWp) in Pirapora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  Canadian Solar will develop and build the solar power plants. Once connectd to … Continue reading Canadian Solar wins 110 MWp of solar power projects in Brazil

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The Role of Wind Power at COP 21

Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini spoke at the European Wind Energy Association’s (EWEA) plenary assembly, one of the major International conferences on the energy market and the most important European wind energy fair with thousands of exhibitors from over 60 countries. The agenda included expectations for COP 21, the UN climate change summit to … Continue reading The Role of Wind Power at COP 21

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The elevated office

Zane Wolf is a wind technician for Duke Energy Renewables.  He is from Rapid City, SD, and graduated from the Mitchell Technical Institute in 2014. He was inspired to pursue his career after completing an internship as a blade repair technician in 2013. Many people would find themselves content working in a warehouse, a factory, … Continue reading The elevated office

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Approval of integration of Enel green power into Enel

The Boards of Directors of Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) and Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”), meeting late yesterday afternoon in London, approved a project for the non-proportional spin-off (the “Spin-Off Project”) of part of EGP into Enel (the “Spin-Off”). The Spin-Off envisages: – the assignment by EGP to Enel of the spun-off assets, essentially represented by … Continue reading Approval of integration of Enel green power into Enel

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Over 25% of Brazil’s total power capacity will come from non-hydro renewable sources by 2025

Brazil’s non-hydro renewable power sector is expected to account for more than 25% of Brazil’s total capacity by 2025,  with non-hydro renewables’ cumulative installed capacity more than tripling from 17.1 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to an estimated 57.8 GW by 2025, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s report* states that this substantial growth … Continue reading Over 25% of Brazil’s total power capacity will come from non-hydro renewable sources by 2025

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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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