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The new Torque wind turbine is the world’s most advanced small wind turbine

by Torque Wind Turbine  (Dec. 2, 2014)

Torque Wind Turbine is presenting the world’s most advanced small wind turbine at the Clean Tech Business Day on December 9th 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The driven scale model prototype provides interested customers, investors, part and generator manufacturers, distributors and installers, and of course the media, the opportunity to ...

Wind turbines not a risk to human health, says MIT study

by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  (Dec. 3, 2014)

The review took into consideration health effects such as stress, annoyance and sleep disturbance among others that have, in the past, been raised in association with living close to wind turbines. "No clear or consistent association is seen between noise from wind turbines and any reported disease or other indicator of harm to human health" the ...

G9 publish good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published two good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety, which were presented to the industry at a Stakeholder Forum in London on 2 December. Available to download from the G9 website,, the publications ...

Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into future

by Associated Press  (Dec. 9, 2014)

North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast. And the "almost unspeakable" amount of natural gas found in recent years in the U.S. and elsewhere ...

Outlook is bright for UK`s solar power potential

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 6, 2014)

Solar energy is sometimes dismissed as a fanciful idea with little to offer so far in such a cloudy country as the UK, but a new report says power from the sun could thrive in Britain in barely five years’ time − without the need for any subsidy. The report – published on the website of Thema1, a Berlin-based group that works to ...

House Approves Tax Bill With One-Year Extension of Wind, Energy Incentives

by Bloomberg BNA  (Dec. 4, 2014)

The House voted Dec. 3 to pass tax legislation that would only extend the wind production tax credit and other energy incentives through the end of 2014, a move that clean energy advocates said would result in lost jobs and halt new projects. The $42 billion bill (H.R. 5771) also would retroactively extend other energy tax ...

Mainstream South Africa named “Lead Developer 2014” by Wind Energy Association

by Mainstream Renewable Power  (Nov. 11, 2014)

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has named Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa “Lead Developer 2014” at its annual awards ceremony in Cape Town. The “Lead Developer 2014” accolade is in recognition of Mainstream South Africa being awarded more megawatts than any other developer under the ...

Development Consent Order (DCO) for Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm granted

by Mainstream Renewable Power  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The consortium SMart Wind welcomes the decision by the Secretary of State to grant development consent for Hornsea Project One. The project is scheduled to commence operation by 2020 when it will become the world’s first gigawatt scale far from shore wind farm. The DCO covers the entire project, including the turbines, offshore and onshore ...

Energy Department Accepting Small Business Grant Applications for Large Wind Turbines

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 26, 2014)

The Energy Department began accepting applications on November 24 for its FY 2015 Phase 1 grant topics, including a Wind Program topic, under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. ...

Mace selects Clarke Energy for Nova Victoria Development

by Clarke Energy  (Nov. 20, 2014)

International consultancy and construction company Mace has selected U.K.-based distributed power developer Clarke Energy to supply two Jenbacher J420 natural gas-fuelled engines from GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE). The engines will provide environmentally friendlier, more sustainable power and ...

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