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New ideas give energy boost to wave power

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 22, 2015)

All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe ...

Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

by Associated Press  (Feb. 23, 2015)

 India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the environment. While New Delhi last year earned the dubious title of being the world's ...

Wind Power to Debut on GM’s Renewable Energy Roster

by General Motors Corp  (Feb. 17, 2015)

General Motors for the first time is procuring wind to power its manufacturing operations, enabling one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs to be run mostly on renewable energy. This addition of 34 megawatts of wind power allows GM to achieve its corporate goal of renewable energy use four years early. Construction of the wind farm ...

Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 20, 2015)

On February 20, 2015 EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs.” This funding will support the ...

Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 18, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and ...

Energy Institute to host The Crown Estate offshore wind knowledge portfolio

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Feb. 16, 2015)

In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), The Crown Estate has brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of its strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service. This significant range of publications, developed over the last five years, aims to help ...

Record Setting Year for Wind Energy in Canada

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 15, 2015)

For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (850 MW), Quebec (439 MW) and ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 12, 2015)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 5, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering a series of regional interactive workshops designed to provide Alaska Native leaders and their staffs with the information and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects. The workshops are scheduled for the following dates and ...

Visible energy transition in the Netherlands

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Feb. 11, 2015)

As a result of energy saving and the increased generation of renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands over the coming years will continue to decline, which contributes to compliance with the European climate targets for 2020. The share of renewable energy is projected to be 12% by 2020 and 15% by 2023. The investments this ...

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