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Energy Transition Fast Forward: Scouting the Solutions for the Renewable Economy

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Impact Economy has launched a report on disruptive innovation opportunities in the renewable energy industry. The lead question was what would need to happen if we were to dramatically accelerate the energy transition under way. Which technologies should we back, and how can we get them to market much faster? Based on a nine-month comprehensive ...

Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 14, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species. A current challenge facing wind energy developers in the United States is how to protect wildlife while responsibly deploying and operating this ...

Powerful Wind Blows through US Energy Sector

by Climate News Network  (Mar. 20, 2015)

The wind turbines are turning across America, and a majorreport by the US Department of Energy (DOE) says the wind energy sector now supplies 4.5% of the nation’s electricity. Given the right energy policies and investment in infrastructure, that figure could increase to 10% by 2020 and to 35% by 2050, the DOE predicts. That will ...

New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems. This funding will support the research and development of technological innovations to improve the manufacturing, transportation, ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 2, 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 ...

Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

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

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to diversify our nation’s power supplies, the Energy Department today released a new report looking at the future of wind power through 2050 and the economic benefits that come with a robust wind industry. The report, Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United ...

Global Wind Power Installations Increased by 42 Percent in 2014

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Mar. 26, 2015)

A new report from Navigant Research covers developments in the wind energy sector during 2014, including an analysis of the important changes in the industry over the last 3 years and global market forecasts through 2019. Fueled by the policy-driven acceleration ...

G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association hold Safer by Design workshop on WTG fire risk and emergency escape

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

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) held a successful Safer by Design workshop last month in Oslo, Norway, on the subject of emergency escape from a turbine nacelle in the event of a fire. The workshop was attended by a range of industry representatives with engineering and HSE backgrounds with presentations given from a number ...

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 ...

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 ...

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