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Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 18, 2014)

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy. Wind power is a key component of the nation’s all-of-the-above strategy to reduce carbon pollution, diversify our energy economy, and bring innovative technologies on ...

HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry ...

Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

by Worldwatch Institute  (Jul. 29, 2014)

The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts installed worldwide, the PV solar market ...

UK capacity market will benefit old coal, not new gas

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The UK government’s new capacity market, which will support electricity generating plants that can be switched on to deal with shortages and so help to prevent black-outs, will prolong the lives of some of the country’s coal fleet. These coal-fired power stations have an average age of 42 years and produce higher carbon emissions per ...

Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 14, 2014)

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind Research & Development (R&D) focus areas in order to inform future activities and priorities. ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on ...

Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

by Associated Press  (Jun. 26, 2014)

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC, 60 miles east of San Francisco, will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Climate Action: Commission Uses Polluters` Revenues to Fund Clean Energy Projects Across Europe

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving ...

Renewable Energy to Power 25 Percent of Electricity in the Americas

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 4, 2014)

The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of electricity generation capacity in the Americas from 7% in 2012, to 28% in 2030 (excluding the contribution of hydroelectric power), while the share of coal-fired capacity falls from 21% to 9%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The ...

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