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  • New Federal Rule on Eagles and Wind Turbines Sets False Choice on Conservation

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a new rule that would allow wind farms to kill bald eagles and golden eagles for 30 years, up from the current five-year period. The FWS rejected recommendations from the wind industry and conservation groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, that would have better protected eagles while allowing much-needed wind energy projects ...

  • Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wind turbine proposals to be seen by communities first

    Communities will have a much greater say over wind turbine proposals and siting when early consultation between local people and developers becomes compulsory. Many communities feel forced to consider wind farm and turbine plans they have had no part in shaping, and want early and open discussions with developers to influence proposals and to improve the outcome for their area. Planning works ...

  • Global Wind Turbine Market Will Reach $73.5 Billion by 2015

    According to a new market research report, ‘Global & China Wind Turbine Market (2010 – 2015)’, published by MarketsandMarkets (www.marketsandmarkets.com), new wind turbines capacity of 236.6 GW would be installed between 2010 and 2015, representing a CAGR of 17% in global installed capacity for the same period. In 2015, the market will ...


  • Queen Elizabeth buys world`s largest offshore wind turbine

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth is investing in the world's largest offshore wind turbine and also in the development of offshore windfarms in Scottish waters, her property company The Crown Estate announced on Wednesday. On April 17, The Crown Estate signed an agreement to purchase a prototype of the world's largest offshore wind turbine, Clipper's 7.5 megawatt MBE turbine. Known as the Britannia ...

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Vermont Public Service Board Rules in Favor of Green Mountain Power's Lowell Wind Project

    Green Mountain Power today received resounding support from Vermont regulators to build a 63 megawatt wind facility in Lowell, Vermont. After reviewing thousands of pages of evidence and expert testimony from 50 witnesses, the Vermont Public Service Board agreed that building Kingdom Community Wind will provide stably-priced, cost effective electricity to Vermonters and is in the public ...


    By Marketwire

  • XZERES Signs Two Multi-Billion Dollar National Distributors to Begin Selling Its Wind Turbine Systems

    XZERES Wind Corporation (OTCQB: XWND) (PINKSHEETS: XWND), designer, developer and producer of distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind market (2.5kW-100kW), today announced that it has successfully signed two large national distributors that are now offering XZERES' Wind Turbine Systems to their customers. Addressing the North American marketplace, both distributors ...


    By Marketwire

  • Official inauguration of the wind farm in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian government on October 15, 2013 officially opened the Ashegoda power-generating complex, which is among the largest wind farms in sub-Saharan Africa with a capacity of 120 MW. This inauguration will be a landmark in the development of renewable energy in Africa. With planned annual production of 400 GWh, this new complex, located in Mekele, Ethiopia, will save 300,000 tonnes of CO2 ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • Innovation slashes UK offshore costs to ease pain of new CCL rules

    The UK's removal of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions for renewable energy projects puts further pressure on developers to improve on the latest record-low offtake prices of GBP114-119/MWh through large scale deployment of the most advanced turbine and grid technology. UK Chancellor George Osborne announced in July that renewable energy projects would no longer receive Climate Change Levy ...

  • Analyzing the US Wind Power Industry

    Analyzing the US Wind Power Industry  US Wind Power Industry Market The rise of wind energy is no longer being looked upon as an alternate source of ...


  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CanWEA celebrates Global Wind Day with new Power of Wind Blog Contest

    Today thousands of people in more than 40 countries around the world will hold events to celebrate wind energy and its environmental, social and economic benefits during the fourth annual Global Wind Day. To celebrate the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today launched the Power of Wind Blog Contest with bursary prizes. CanWEA is ...

  • Off-shore wind power set to expand

    In South Korea, wind power would be a likely resource to help the world's tenth largest energy consumer meet government goals to lower fossil fuel dependency through greater investment in renewable energy. Yet efforts to build wind turbines in South Korea have met fierce opposition, even among environmentalists, due to the lack of open land in the densely populated country. Only about 100 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • Pioneering offshore wind project faces deadlines

    As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm must reach fast-approaching benchmarks or risk missing out on hundreds of millions in critical funding. To qualify for a tax credit that would cover a major portion of its capital costs, Cape Wind either must begin construction by Dec. ...


    By Associated Press

  • US to allow eagle deaths to aid wind power

    Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades. The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation's wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

    It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground. Killing these iconic birds is not just an irreplaceable loss for a vulnerable species. It's also a federal crime, a charge that the Obama administration has used to prosecute oil ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bristol is front runner to cash in on new Government rules allowing councils to sell electricity

    Rules that will come into force next week will mean Bristol council can start making cash from their green energy projects. The laws, introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 27 July 2010 mean that Local Authorities are no longer restricted from selling renewable electricity into the national or local network. Bristol already has schemes in the pipeline that will now ...

  • Global Wind Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Market

    Global Wind Power Market will Post Steady Growth during the Forecast Period Global wind energy installed capacity is expected to increase at a CAGR of 26.2% from 74,107 MW in 2006 to 237,354 MW in 2011 of which 39,151 MW is expected to come online in 2011. Global wind power markets recovered in 2011 after a 10.9% fall in annual additions in 2010 as major wind markets such as the US, ...


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