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Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

by Associated Press  (Jul. 27, 2015)

Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. "It's great to witness a ...

Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

by US Department of Energy  (May 14, 2015)

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the key challenges currently facing offshore wind energy and the Wind Program’s implementation of the Energy Department’s ...

Uruguay to develop as much wind energy as possible

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 15, 2011)

Uruguay, South America's third-cleanest country in terms of carbon emissions, plans to develop as many wind farms as its electricity grid can support to diversify energy supplies beyond fossil fuel and hydropower. The country has 500 megawatts of wind projects in the works, and Ramon Mendez, director of energy at the Ministry of Industry, Energy ...

Australia criticized over greenhouse-gas reduction target

by Associated Press  (Aug. 11, 2015)

Australia has been criticized over its new greenhouse-gas reduction target which lags behind the ambitions of most wealthy countries. Lawmakers in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government on Tuesday agreed on a target of curbing carbon gas emissions to at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The target could go as ...

Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down

by Associated Press  (Aug. 4, 2015)

These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices. Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude such as gasoline and diesel are all far less expensive than they have been in recent years. Consumers are ...

A legal discussion on wind energy

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Sep. 22, 2010)

There are several issues affecting the future of the US wind industry but what could be most important are the passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and the future of the grid. Can the wind industry thrive or even survive without an RES? Who is going to control siting decisions for new transmission lines – federal, state or local ...

Wind – green energy for Europe

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Mar. 16, 2009)

Opening speech at the European Wind Energy Conf. by Andris PiebalgsMarseille, 16 March 2009 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here at the opening session to welcome you to the 2009 edition of the European Wind Energy Conference in Marseille. I would like to thank EWEA for organising this major event, and for inviting me again ...

Wind energy projects in Bulgaria

by Via Expo Ltd.  (Dec. 14, 2011)

Wind energy projects in Bulgaria In  this issue we present exhibitors in the SEE Exhibition ...

Global Wind Energy Industry

by ReportLinker  (Jul. 3, 2012)

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Wind Energy Industry ...

Wind Energy Update: Offshore Wind 2011: the Facts

by PRWeb  (Dec. 19, 2011)

Wind Energy Update reports offshore wind, with its incomparably high energy production per hour witnessed important developments during 2011: RWE - The fifth largest utility company in Europe, with 3 offshore wind projects in the UK (North Hoyle, Rhyl Flats and Greater Gabbard) and a pipeline of 6.5GW of offshore wind capacity, announced 40% ...

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