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  • Wind power surges to new record

    The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update today, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017. Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin America, Africa and the rest of Asia will drive ...

  • 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

  • Global Wind Power Generated Record Year in 2006

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - Booming wind energy markets around the world exceeded expectations in 2006, with the sector experiencing a second consecutive record year. Covering wind energy developments in more than 70 countries, figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC, show the installation of 15,197 megawatts last year, an increase of 32 percent over 2005 - another ...

  • Wind energy sets global growth record in 2007

    Another global record was set in 2007 with the installation of 20,000 MW of new, emission-free wind power. Canada’s total installed capacity grew to 1,846 MW with the addition of 386 MW of new wind energy projects, its 2nd best growth year ever. Wind energy now produces enough electricity in Canada to meet the needs of 560,000 homes. Canada currently ranks as the world’s 11th ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • China wind power capacity jumps to record high

    China boosted its installed wind energy capacity last year to a record 19.81 million kilowatts as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter tries to switch its power grid to cleaner energy sources. The National Energy Administration said Thursday that wind farms produced 153.4 billion kilowatt hours of electric power in 2014, making up 2.8 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Record Setting Year for Wind Energy in Canada

    For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (850 MW), Quebec (439 MW) and Alberta (350 MW). Canada ended 2014 with nearly 9,700 MW ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

    By J. Matthew Roney Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014 following record figures the previous year

    In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 offshore wind farms in 11 European countries. Justin Wilkes, deputy chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: "It is not surprising that we see a levelling-off of installations in 2014 following a ...


    By WindEurope

  • 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

  • Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

    Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW - tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe hit 10,393.6 MW in 82 wind farms across 11 countries. Kristian Ruby, Chief Policy Officer at the European Wind Energy Association, said: "It has taken the offshore wind industry just six months to set the best ...


    By WindEurope

  • Department of Energy finalizes $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind, LLC for Maine Wind Project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department of Energy finalized a $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind, LLC. The loan guarantee, in conjunction with an investment by the Yale University Endowment, will support the Record Hill wind project, which consists of a 50.6 megawatt wind power plant, an eight mile transmission line and associated interconnection equipment ...


    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 ...

  • Canada on track to install more than 1,500 MW of new wind energy capacity in a record setting 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

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