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  • Consortium with EDP Renewables is selected for floating wind farm pilot project in France

    Consortium with EDP Renewables is selected for floating wind farm pilot project in France The EDP Renewables, ENGIE, Caisse des Dépôts, Eiffage/Principle Power and GE consortium’s floating wind farm pilot project in the Mediterranean has been selected by the ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Iowa approves largest wind farm in US history

    The state of Iowa has just approved the largest wind farm in the history of the United States. The $3.6 billion wind farm, called Wind XI, will be composed of a record-breaking 1000 wind turbines and will generate enough electricity (2,000MW) to power 800,000 homes across the state of Iowa. The project is expected to be completed by 2019, while the location of the turbines has yet to be ...

  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze - not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the state's hydroelectric dams for the year. Spring is arriving with the Pacific Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the rest of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Powerful Wind Blows through US Energy Sector

    The wind turbines are turning across America, and a majorreport by the US Department of Energy (DOE) says the wind energy sector now supplies 4.5% of the nation’s electricity. Given the right energy policies and investment in infrastructure, that figure could increase to 10% by 2020 and to 35% by 2050, the DOE predicts. That will not ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Hollett Takes on Renewable Power

    Doug Hollett, director of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), was promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary, Renewable Power for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in December, assuming responsibility for the Solar, Wind and Water, Geothermal, and Grid programs within EERE. Hollett directed the GTO for three years, providing both technical and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GE Breaks Ground on First Power & Water Advanced Manufacturing Facility

    Strengthens GE’s Power & Water technical capabilities, developing best-in-class innovations for customers across the globe Facility capitalizes on $500 million in recent Power & Water investments and further expands GE’s commitment to advanced manufacturing Power & Water Advanced Manufacturing facility will create more ...


    By General Electric

  • EI Middle East presents Future Generation award

    EI Middle East exhibited at Solar Middle East from 11-13 February. At this event, the UAE's brightest engineering students showcased their talents at the inaugural Future Generation competition. The competition encourages undergraduate students from UAE universities to develop and present innovative solutions focusing on alternative energy, energy efficiency or energy conservation. The project ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Water used for EU power production equivalent to annual consumption of Germany

    Nuclear, coal and gas plants in Europe use 4.5 billion m³ of water a year, equivalent to that of 82 million EU citizens – the same as the population of Germany – new research shows. Energy production represents 44% of the EU’s total water use: more than any other activity. Yet wind energy, which uses no water, avoids the use of 1.2 billion m³ of water per year , ...


    By WindEurope

  • New power sources planned to replace nuclear plant

    California regulators Thursday approved a plan for two utilities to develop replacement power to help fill the void left by the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but environmentalists warned it could open the way for more dirty energy. The nuclear plant between San Diego and Los Angeles, which stopped producing power in January 2012, once generated enough electricity for 1.4 million ...


    By Associated Press

  • Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

    Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind ...


    By Associated Press

  • GE Awarded 545 Megawatts of Commitments to Power 26 Brazil Wind Farms

    GE Secured 63 Percent of Total Capacity in Recent Brazil Wind Auction GE Received 10-Year Operations and Maintenance Agreements to Service the Awarded 545 Megawatts on 26 Wind Farms In Total, GE Received 1 Gigawatt of Wind Commitments in the 2013 Brazil Energy Auctions GE (NYSE: GE) won 545 megawatts (MW) ...


    By General Electric

  • Golden West Power Partners Select 147 GE 1.7-100 Brilliant Wind Turbines to Power Colorado Wind Farm

    GE’s 1.7-100 Wind Turbine, Most Efficient in Its Class, Selected for This Project Golden West Wind Farm Will Provide Nearly 250 Megawatts of Wind Power to the Colorado Grid GE to Provide Five-Year Full Service Agreement for Golden West Wind Farm GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply ...


    By General Electric

  • Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

    It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft Corp. has entered a 20-year deal to buy power from a new wind farm in Texas, the first time the tech giant is directly purchasing electricity from a specific source. The deal ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • We’ve got the power: GE-powered wind farms can increase output by up to 5 percent

    Five Percent Incremental Power Delivers up to 20 Percent More Profit per Turbine for Wind Operators Using GE’s 1.5-77 Turbine Before-and-after Wind Farm Power Output Analysis Validates Performance Improvement Continuous PowerUp Platform Available for Incremental Power Output Increases Today, GE (NYSE: GE) announced ...


    By General Electric

  • Ocean Power Technologies awarded $1.0 Million by U.S. Department of Energy

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) ("OPT" or "the Company") today announced that it has won a $1.0 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") to enhance the commercial viability of its PowerBuoy(R) wave-energy systems through mechanical component design changes to maximize power-to-weight output ratios and reduce overall installed capital costs. Under the award the ...

  • GE-Powered Santa Catarina Wind Farm goes online in Mexico

    GE (NYSE: GE), Comexhidro Viento, Next Energy de México and Conduit Capital announce the opening of Santa Catarina, the first operational wind farm in Mexico powered by GE wind turbines. Eight GE 2.75-103 turbines are online and are expected to generate 45 gigawatts of power annually. GE also was awarded a ...


    By General Electric

  • Michael Fallon speech to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind conference

    Michael Fallon's keynote speech to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2013 conference. Originally given at Manchester. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Introduction Good morning. I’m very pleased to be here today speaking at this important event. This is my first speech to RenewableUK since I was asked by the Prime ...

  • Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. Launches Sales Program for Agricultural Market in Colorado

     Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC: MMMW) today launched a sales program for a new wind powered water pump and a wind electric power generator. The initial market is agricultural facilities, farms and ranches in Colorado. Within the next few months, a new augmented retrofit and aftermarket feature for the wind powered water pumps will be introduced.  Our goal is to bring widespread ...

  • Seven wind projects to benefit from energy department

    The Department of Energy has announced that it would award seven wind projects in a bid to help the wind industry on the design and development technology of off-shore power generation. The total award is to the tune of $28 million and the companies will receive their shares of $4 million each. The amount is to be spent on completing the work they have undertaken in six states after which three ...

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