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  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Wind-powered landmine detector developed

    An Afghan designer has developed a wind-powered device that could substantially lower the risk to human life and financial cost of clearing landmines. The 'Mine Kafon' was created by Massoud Hassani, who is based at the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Built out of inexpensive, prefabricated materials, the device consists of a heavy plastic core containing a GPS (global positioning ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Research and Markets: Wind Resource Assessment - A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxwzp7/wind_resource_asse) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Wind Resource Assessment. A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project" to their offering. This is a practical, authoritative guide to the ...


  • Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

    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 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • China’s wind power development exceeds expectations

    A recent boom in Chinese wind power development has surpassed the government's original target and forced policymakers to set a new goal that might still be too modest. In 2007, cumulative wind installations in China exceeded 5 gigawatts (GW), the goal originally set for 2010 by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner. The Commission had set the target ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • enXco Acquires Texas Wind Development Assets From Cielo Wind Power

    enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, and Cielo Wind Power, LP (Cielo) announced today that enXco has signed a purchase agreement to acquire from a Cielo affiliate the development assets for the Spinning Spur Wind Project. The 161 megawatt (MW) Spinning Spur Wind Project spans 28,426 acres in Oldham County, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo. The project, consisting of 70 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Uruguay to develop as much wind energy as possible

    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 and Mining, said Uruguay may generate 25 percent to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Blowin` in the wind

    MIT students and staff worked together last month to install wind-monitoring equipment on a lighting post in the west campus athletic fields to evaluate whether to erect a wind turbine there in the spring. The planned turbine, a Skystream 3.7 with a rated output of 2.4 kilowatts, about enough to power an average home, is a gift from Philip Deutch as a tribute to his father, Institute Professor ...

  • Silencing wind turbines - active damping system developed to cut noise

    Wind power is one of the world's fastest growing energy technologies and proponents say the electricity generated by wind turbines is clean and environmentally friendly. But opponents are quick to point out a number of drawbacks including noise pollution. Due to the humming noises they emit, these turbines operate partially to keep residents happy. Partial use, however, cuts power output. A group ...

  • Texas farmers sign lease agreement with wind energy developer

    Wind energy developers are entering into agreements with local farmers in Texas for their wind projects. Alan Schaffner, who is a farmer in Petrolia, Texas said he wasn’t bullied or taken advantage of and told the ...

  • New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

    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, and assembly of wind turbine blades longer than 60 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • China Wind Power Breaks Ground for 198 MW Phase III Development

    China Wind Power International Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CNW) ("China Wind Power" or the "Company"), an independent wind power producer in China, has broken ground on its 198 MW Phase III wind energy development planned for Du Mon County in Heilongjiang Province. Foundation work is now underway to prepare for the installation of the 132 wind turbines planned for ...


    By Marketwire

  • Abu Dhabi and Seychelles partner to develop wind power on Mahé

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, and the Seychelles government announced today a collaborative agreement to develop renewable energy in the Seychelles. Preliminary studies have indicated that wind energy, solar energy and waste-to-energy options will be able to supply the pristine island of Mahé with clean, renewable ...


    By MASDAR

  • GE Empowers Kennedy Renewables to Develop Company’s First Wind Project

    Next month, Kennedy Renewables’ Little Raith Wind Farm will be fully operational in Fife, Scotland. Little Raith, powered by GE (NYSE: GE) ...


    By General Electric

  • AXYS metocean buoy supports Polish offshore wind development

    AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to announce that a WatchKeeper meteorological and oceanographic data buoy has been recently deployed approximately 60km offshore along the Northern coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea. This buoy, procured by polish developer Baltic Trade and Invest (BTI), will be used as part of their upcoming Environmental Impact and Assessment campaign in the Baltic Sea. ...

  • Millbrook & Eskasoni First Nations Collaborate on Community Owned Wind Developments

    Earlier this month in a letter to Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Colchester County officials, Millbrook First Nation and Eskasoni First Nation announced their decision to join efforts and co-locate their proposed wind projects that are being developed in Colchester County under Nova Scotia's Community Feed-In-Tariff Program (COMFIT). Both Millbrook and Eskasoni First Nations partnered with ...

  • GE Accelerates Wind Energy Development in Brazil with Opening of New Services Center

    Facility is First of Two Brazilian Wind Energy Service Centers to Open this Year, Improving Efficiency and Speed of Services to Local Customers Centers Represents a $1.5M Investment of a Total of $5.5M in 2013 for the Renewable Industry in Brazil GE (NYSE: GE), one of the world's leading wind turbine suppliers with more than ...


    By General Electric

  • PfR opens its first wind development at Kent prison

    The wind energy developer Partnerships for Renewables (PfR), founded by the Carbon Trust in 2007*, last week unveiled its first completed turbine installation at HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, with a formal opening by local MP, Gordon Henderson. The two-turbine, 4.6MW development is the result of a collaboration with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Sheppey Prisons ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 7th Wind Power Asia set on promoting sustainable energy development in China

    Stronger political and trade support, preliminary conference program unveiled The 7th Wind Power Asia will focus on technological and political solutions to promote renewable energy and synergize with the central government’s directive for a low carbon technology driven economy as announced at the National Congress in early March 2010. A series of measures outlined by the Chinese government ...


    By Koelnmesse Pte Ltd

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