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  • Wind power capacity worldwide rose 27% in 2007

    Global wind power capacity rose 27 percent in 2007 to more than 94,100 megawatts, led by capacity additions in the European Union, the United States, and China, according to the latest Vital Sign Update from the Worldwatch Institute. New wind installations were second only to natural gas in the United States as an additional source of power capacity and were the leading source of new capacity in ...

  • Worldwide renewable energy investments rose to record $260 billion in 2011

    In contrast to what the press led most Americans to believe, 2011 was a strong year for the renewable energy industry. Despite a sluggish economy and a painful squeeze on manufacturers, investments in renewable energy rose 5% from 2010 to US$260 billion. That's a new record and almost five times the US$53.6 billion spent in 2004. Even with all the headwinds the solar industry faced last ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Platts: Continental European Day-Ahead Power Prices Rose 2.7% in February

     Cold, calm weather conditions in Europe last month lowered renewable energy output, pushing the price of wholesale electric power up 2.7% from January, according to monthly Continental day-ahead power prices just released by Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information. The average cost of day-ahead ...


    By Platts

  • Where the Wind Blows?

    The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Global Wind Atlas provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wind power technology explodes in Europe

    According to the Worldwatch Institute, wind power accounted for about 40 percent of new electricity generation installations across Europe in 2007. Wind capacity in the European Union rose 18 percent in 2007, with new records in several countries.  Additions of 8,554MW, an increase of 12 percent over 2006 installations, brought the EU's total to 56,535 megawatts. Total wind capacity ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Wind energy cuts the electricity bill

    The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained in the most recent regulatory modifications, and secondly, whether the effect is similar with respect to all renewable ...

  • Wind and air’s hope for new energy

    Two sets of scientists in the US have devised new ways to snatch more power from thin air. One group of Californian chemists reports that it has found a way to filter carbon dioxide directly from the air and turn it into clean-burning methanol. While scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have announced a design for an offshore wind turbine rotor blade 200 ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Factors influencing wind power technology transfer

    New research has investigated the many ways in which technological transfer occurs for wind power projects in developing countries. These range from trading with developed countries, to local innovation. In India and China, successful transfer was found to depend more on existing capabilities in these countries than international projects, such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). ...

  • The Global Wind Turbine Market, 2nd Edition - ReportsnReports

    The global wind turbine market experienced its first decline in over five years in 2010, dropping 15.9% to $42.3 billion as the pace of turbine installations in most countries slowed considerably. Total megawatts (MW) installed was down by 5.3% to 38,079 MW for 2010 and would have been much less if China had not taken a commanding lead in the market, installing almost half of all new global wind ...


  • 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

  • American wind power reaches 50-gigawatt milestone

    American wind power has blown through an historic milestone: 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity according to a report released last week by the American Wind Energy Association. The report comes just weeks before the U.S. Congress decides on whether to extend a Production Tax Credit that has been a key factor in the growth of wind power in the United States. The 50 gigawatts (GW) online ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • G9 issue offshore wind good practice in Danish and German

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has translated its good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety in both Danish and German to assist in adoption at non-UK sites. Stephen Rose, Head of Wind Generation, SSE, and G9 Focal Group Leader, says, ‘Denmark and Germany are significant markets in which the offshore wind ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 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

  • Research and Markets: Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis - Detailed Information on Changing Wind Power Sector Dyanmics along with Competitive Landscape

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7a1c5043/brazil_wind_power) has announced the addition of the "Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis" report to their offering. The wind ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Clean Edge Finds Global Solar Deployment Exceeds Wind For First Time

    The global clean-energy picture for 2013 was a classic good news-bad news story, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued today by clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge, Inc. The industry saw dazzling growth, success, and rising stock prices in some sectors – most notably solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment – but downward trends and policy and finance hurdles ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Woodward Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Nordex to Supply Wind Power Converters

    FORT COLLINS, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/26/10 -- Woodward Governor Company (NASDAQ: WGOV) today announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with Nordex SE, Germany that will substantially increase Woodward's deliveries of wind power converters to Nordex. As a result of this agreement, Woodward will become a key supplier for Nordex's 2.5 MW wind turbines built for the European and North ...


    By Marketwire

  • Providing Capital and Technology, GE Advances Partnership with Enel Green Power to Build One of Minnesota’s Largest Wind Farms

    Expanding its partnership with global renewable energy company Enel Green Power, GE (NYSE: GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services has committed approximately $156 million in common equity for one of Minnesota’s largest wind farms, using GE turbines. The GE unit now owns 51 percent of the 200-megawatt Prairie Rose wind project under construction in southern ...


    By General Electric

  • Wind Energy Update: Network Online with Leading HSE Managers from Top Utilities

    It is now three weeks until the leading offshore wind health and safety industry event. The Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit, taking place in Copenhagen on the 5-6th December, is selling out fast. Last week we saw a surge in bookings and numbers have now reached over 60! The top health and safety executives will be in attendance at the only industry event that is designed to improve the ...


    By PRWeb

  • UT Austin Mechanical Engineering Students Complete Design Study of Building Turbines Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine, Cite Design Advantages

    In early September, Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, welcomed a team of seniors from The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering program to go to school on the company's two rooftop mounted wine turbines. For over a year the renewable energy equipment has been ...


    By Marketwire

  • ‘Building a modern energy sector in response to South Africa’s energy crisis: What does ‘Plan B’ look like and what is the role of wind power?’

    Remarks to Windaba 2015 “Which way is the wind blowing outside South Africa?” Dr Eddie O’Connor CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power Remarks to Windaba 2015 “Which way is the wind blowing outside South Africa?” Dr Eddie ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

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