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Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Long-term Vestas customer, Eolus Vind AB, has placed a firm and unconditional order for eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, confirming the competitive cost of energy of the Vestas 3 MW platform in the Swedish market.   The 26 MW order for the Kristinehamn-Långmarken wind project comes at a time of low electricity and green certificate … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

The year 2015 has closed as the darkest in the history of wind energy in Spain, with zero megawatts installed. This has not happened since the 80´s, when a shy development of the sector started in our country, which was accelerated in the 90´s and consolidated in the next decade, reaching 22,988 MW currently. Wind … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

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Protecting our most precious resource: water

California’s ongoing drought serves as a stark reminder that water may well be our most precious resource. Luckily, wind power helps conserve billions of gallons every year. In 2013 alone, wind saved over 35 billion gallons of water. To put that into perspective, that works out to 120 gallons per person, or the equivalent of … Continue reading Protecting our most precious resource: water

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Clean Power Plan overcomes first legal challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued a major ruling on the Clean Power Plan, deciding a stay of the rule was not warranted. Here’s a roundup of what people are saying about the announcement. The New York Times “We are pleased that the court has rejected petitioners’ attempts to … Continue reading Clean Power Plan overcomes first legal challenge

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Governors’ coalition teams up wind energy and solar power to advance renewable energy across U.S.

After seven years of promoting the benefits of adding wind energy to the U.S. electricity mix, the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition announced today it will pair its advocacy work for wind with work for solar energy as well. The change is reflected in the group’s new name, the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSC). … Continue reading Governors’ coalition teams up wind energy and solar power to advance renewable energy across U.S.

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Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York’s clean energy economy, address climate change, strengthen resiliency in the face of extreme weather and lower energy bills for New Yorkers starting this year. Additionally, the … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

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Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

Spain’s 500MW wind power auction last week was too small to satisfy demand and the country risks missing its 2020 target for renewables. The auction is Spain’s first under the new support scheme for renewable energy projects since the government implemented a series of harsh retroactive cutbacks to the country’s feed-in tariff in 2013. A … Continue reading Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

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Wind power in Brazil: Vestas inaugurates factory in Ceará

As part of its local production strategy, Vestas has inaugurated its hub and nacelle factory in Aquiraz, Brazil, at a ceremony attended by the Governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana, and key stakeholders from the Brazilian wind energy sector. The new factory is part of Vestas’ plans to meet the increasing production demands in Brazil and … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: Vestas inaugurates factory in Ceará

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Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm in the northeastern state of Pernambuco

PEC Energia, one of Brazil’s foremost renewable energy developers, is nearing completion of a $435 million, 150 MW wind park in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, and, during the project development stages, relied on Vaisala’s Triton remote sensing system for crucial wind measurement data.   The Triton Wind Profiler is manufactured by Vaisala, a global … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm in the northeastern state of Pernambuco

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), which represents 90% of Spanish wind energy sector, believes that the outcome of the auction held on Friday 14th, the first in Spain ever, is not significant because it does not reflect the reality of the sector. The fact that the auction was isolated (there is no calendar for … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

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Germany hits 3.3 GW offshore wind energy

Germany reached 3.3GW of offshore wind power capacity last year. The data, released by Deutsche WindGuard in its Status of Offshore Wind energy Development in Germany report, showed that by 31 December there were 792 turbines in the German North and Baltic seas feeding electricity to the grid.   A total of 546 new offshore … Continue reading Germany hits 3.3 GW offshore wind energy

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Wind energy in Turkey. Nordex wind turbines for wind power plants

In December 2015 Nordex signed contracts with its long-standing customer Bilgin Enerji for four projects with a total volume of 100 MW. All of the 33 wind turbines ordered belong to the Delta series, the latest product fleet Nordex is offering on the market. The first project is an extension of the “Bandirma” wind farm … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey. Nordex wind turbines for wind power plants

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Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by IRENA. Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, released today at IRENA’s sixth Assembly, provides the first global … Continue reading Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

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The State Of The Union On Wind Energy: A Tale Of Two Fact Checks

The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker wrongly challenged President Obama’s State of the Union comments about wind energy by citing a study linked to the oil billionaire Koch brothers. By contrast, FactCheck.org cited an Energy Department analyst who confirmed that Obama was correct when he said that wind energy is less expensive than fossil fuels in … Continue reading The State Of The Union On Wind Energy: A Tale Of Two Fact Checks

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Denmark generated 42.1 percent of its electricity from wind power in 2015

Denmark generated 42.1 percent of its electricity from wind turbines in 2015, system operator Energinet.dk said on Friday, setting a world record and putting a 2020 target of 50 percent in sight. “This is the highest figure ever and the highest proportion for any country,” Energinet.dk said.   Denmark is home to the largest wind … Continue reading Denmark generated 42.1 percent of its electricity from wind power in 2015

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Nordex to deliver first N100/3300 Delta wind turbines to Ireland

Nordex has obtained a new order for the construction of a 35 MW wind farm in Ireland. The company will be installing a total of 12 turbines to Glencarbry wind farm for its customer John Laing Investments. The site is located close to the village of Hollyford in County Tipperary. Nordex will install seven N100/3300s … Continue reading Nordex to deliver first N100/3300 Delta wind turbines to Ireland

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3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

A BREEZY range of remote hills near a major power line and 20-year supply contracts have proponents of the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia confident of success. Construction of the 270-megawatt farm is well underway and the project’s first stage, which will generate 100 megawatts, is expected to begin producing electricity by the end … Continue reading 3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

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Clean Energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the US, Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world total to its highest ever figure, of $329.3bn, up 4% from 2014’s revised $315.9bn and beating the previous record, set in 2011 by 3%. The latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show dollar investment globally growing … Continue reading Clean Energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

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China pushed renewable energy installed capacity beyond 900 gigawatts in 2015

China was the world’s leading market across a number of renewable energy technologies in 2015 and helped to drive global renewable installed capacity to an estimated 913.48 Gigawatts (GW), says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that China led the world for annual capacity additions in solar, biopower, small hydropower and … Continue reading China pushed renewable energy installed capacity beyond 900 gigawatts in 2015

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Siemens receives major U.S. order from Westar Energy for 280-megawatt wind power project

Siemens to supply and service 122 wind turbines for Western Plains wind power plant in Kansas. 280-megawatt onshore wind power project to be located in Ford County   Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy, Inc. to supply, support install and provide service for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm … Continue reading Siemens receives major U.S. order from Westar Energy for 280-megawatt wind power project

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