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  • Determination of Wind Velocity and Wind Direction with the PCE-WL 1 Wind Recorder

    PCE Instruments UK has recently added the new PCE-WL 1 wind recorder to its range of products. The PCE-WL 1 wind recorder is a measuring instrument which measures and records wind velocity over a long period. Thanks to the power supply via batteries, it can be used in mobile applications. Since wind power energy is a cost intensive investment, it is important to know how much wind energy is to be ...


    By PCE Instruments UK Ltd

  • DESMI Automation has its eye on energy efficiencies

    It’s hard not to be caught up in the enthusiasm of Brian Enevoldsen when he says: “We’re just scratching the surface of what automation technologies can do to help create a more sustainable, more energy-efficient world.” The usually down-to-earth Dane has recently been put in charge of an increasingly important business area at DESMI, a company best known ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New record as wind powers 40% of Spain

    Wind power is breaking new records in Spain, accounting for just over 40 percent of all electricity consumed during a brief period last weekend. As heavy winds lashed Spain on Saturday evening wind parks generated 9,862 megawatts of power which translated to 40.8 percent of total consumption. Between Friday and Sunday wind power accounted for an average of 28 percent of all electricity demand ...

  • Record new wind energy capacity predicted for 2012

    Canada will enjoy another record year for wind energy development in 2012 with the addition of approximately 1,500 MW of new installed capacity, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). The projection was highlighted in the five-year industry forecast published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) at Europe's largest wind energy conference in Copenhagen. Canada's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Vestas and GE were neck-and-neck for lead in wind’s record year

    Chinese manufacturers fall in rankings due to a shrinking home market, but a Chinese utility is now the world’s largest wind asset owner. General Electric of the US and Vestas of Denmark were tied for pole position among turbine manufacturers in the world wind market in 2012 – a record year that saw 48.4GW of new capacity installed. Research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Energy Dept. Reports: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches Record Highs

    The Energy Department released two new reports today showcasing record growth across the U.S. wind market -- increasing America’s share of clean, renewable energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. According to these reports, the United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing wind markets. In 2012, wind energy became the number one ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. renewable energy has record month

    The latest Electric Power Monthly Report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows net U.S. electrical generation from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) reached an all-time high in May of 2009, comprising 13% of the total electrical generation for the month. Renewable sources for May ’09 generated 40,395,000 Megawatt hours (Mwh), 7.7% higher than ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EdF Renewable Energies records strong growth in 2007

    EDF Energies Nouvelles again posted very strong growth and met or exceeded all the objectives:• EBITDA of €134.3 million (up 46.3%),multiplied by 2.2 over two years• Net income of €51.4 million (up 134.7%),multiplied by 3,1 over two years• Installed wind energy generation capacity of 1,218 MW (up 50%). At its meeting on 21 February 2008, chaired by Pâris Mouratoglou, the Board of Directors of EDF ...

  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs (www.worldwatch.org). ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ´Hidden´ warming points to more record temperatures

    Global warming has seemingly slowed because the top 100 metres of the Pacific Ocean has cooled − or it could be because natural climate cycles keep the atmosphere relatively cool for three decades and then warming accelerates for the next 30 years or so. But while climate scientists are still trying to understand precisely why the rate of global warming this ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Clean Energy Attracts Record Global Investment In 2015

    Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the US, Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world total to its highest ever figure, of $328.9 bn, up 4% from 2014’s revised $315.9 bn and beating the previous record, set in 2011 by 3%. The latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2014 confirmed as Australia’s third warmest year on record

    The Australia Bureau of Meteorology confirms Australia has recorded its third warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910. Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said 2014 was characterized by frequent heatwaves and warm spells, and a notable reduction in cold weather. “Much of Australia experienced temperatures very much above average in 2014, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Natural catastrophes in 2010 - A Record Year of Death and Destruction

    Several major catastrophes in 2010 resulted in substantial losses and an exceptionally high number of fatalities. The overall picture last year was dominated by an accumulation of severe earthquakes to an extent seldom experienced in recent decades accordingto a new report by Munich Re, Altogether, a total of 950 natural catastrophes were recorded last year, nine-tenths of which were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investors chip in as renewables rise towards record level

    Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change − but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable sources such as wind and solar power. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says green ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

    Researchers in the US say that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low winter maximum for the second year running. Data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the US space agency NASA shows that the sea ice peaked on 24 March at 5.607 million square miles, or 14.52 million square kilometers. This is the lowest maximum since satellite ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Development banks finance record amount in clean energy

    Clean energy financing by the world’s development banks increased 19% last year to break through the $100bn-a-year barrier for the first time. The top three banks were Germany’s KfW, China Development Bank and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). In 2012 development banks financed $109bn in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electrical transmission and distribution, ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

    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 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Record-setting Gulf Oil Spill settlement, Alberta Construction industry fights proposed legislation, huge global wind power potential and more EHS This Week

    On this week's edition of EHS This Week we've got the week's top stories in environment, health and safety news: The record-setting Deepwater Horizon settlement. Alberta Construction Association fights proposed legislation. Staggering news on global wind power potential and more. Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Solar surge drives record clean energy investment in 2011

    Global investment in clean energy reached a new record of $260bn in 2011, up 5% on 2010 and almost five times the total of $53.6bn in 2004. Investment in solar far outstripped that in wind, and perhaps of most note, US clean energy investment moved back ahead of China for the first time since 2008, according to the latest authoritative data from analysis company ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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