Wind Power

The hidden costs of renewable power

One of the less well-kept secrets in the renewables industry is the reason why funds that invest in these energy technologies can get away with …

Renewable Energy

A Danish company just tapped Tesla to help with offshore windfarms

Platt’s recently reported that global offshore wind capacity could double to 34 GWs by 2020, growing at a compound rate of 19 percent per year. The rapid expansion would be driven chiefly by new capacity in the North Sea and China. In fact, offshore capacity in East Asia will outstrip that of …

Business

Oman's first big wind farm

Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has signed a contract with General Electric (GE -0.4%) and Spain's TSK to build Oman's first large-scale …

Wind Farm

In England, new offshore wind farms mean jobs

Grimsby, England<p>Jon Beresford worked in the British coal industry for 23 years, his last job coming 12 years ago as a technical engineer at a power …

Renewable Energy

BRIEF-MHI Vestas gets offshore wind order for 32 turbines in Germany

Aug 21 (Reuters) - MHI Vestas, a offshore wind joint venture between Vestas VWS.CO and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 7011.T said:<p>* To supply 31 units …

Renewable Energy

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

In La Ventosa - which means windy - residents are renting out their land for wind farms.<p>The village 700km from Mexico City, is part of Mexico's clean energy drive.<p>But not everyone is happy.

Renewable Energy

Russia’s Rosatom eyes Inox’s wind turbine manufacturing business

A control over supply chain will help Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp. rein in costs and offer competitive wind power tariffs. Photo: …

Renewable Energy

New York's climate goal: staggering costs, no benefits

Efforts to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050 are nothing but hot air<p>In their zeal to address climate change, New York and 19 other states, plus the …

Energy

GE to supply turbines for Australia's largest wind farm

General Electric (GE -0.2%) has won a contract from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund to supply 123 wind turbines for Australia's largest wind …

Wind Farm

Access Zambia Wind One awarded wind power grant by USTDA

<b>The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant supporting a feasibility study for a 130MW wind power project in Zambia.</b><p>The grantee is …

Renewable Energy

Hyundai bets on hydrogen cars

Hyundai has taken the covers off a new hydrogen-powered SUV it claims can run up to 800km on a single tank of fuel.<p>The yet to be named model will …

Wind Farm

New GE Wind Turbines Will Boost Australia’s Total Wind Power by 10%

Australia's wind energy is getting a big gust from General Electric.<p>The company will supply and install 123 turbines at a 453-megawatt facility 250 …

Renewable Energy

Wind Power Is All Grown Up Now - Bloomberg Gadfly

People tend to think of renewable energy companies as the new kids on the block but Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest wind turbine …

Business

Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies | Ars Technica

Estimated economic benefits of renewables in the US is $87 billion.<p>Wind and solar energy are obviously essential in reducing carbon emissions, but …

Renewable Energy

Vestas wind turbine project delays hit profits and revenues

Shares in Vestas fell 7 per cent after the Danish wind turbine manufacturer said delays in delivering projects had hit both profits and revenues in …

Renewable Energy

Residents voice opposition to wind turbine project in region | Miami Herald

Residents of a Maine village packed a community meeting to say proposed wind farms would destroy their community.<p>The meeting was held in Rockwood …

Business

China Longyuan posts higher interim profits with lower wind wastage

China Longyuan Power Group, Asia’s largest wind farm developer, unveiled a 5.7 per cent rise in interim profit, with rising wind power profit largely …

Renewable Energy

For Wind Power, Bigger Is Better - MIT Technology Review

Graphiti<p>For Wind Power, Bigger Is Better<p>Things are looking up for wind power—way up. Wind is now competitive with fossil fuels in many areas of the …

Renewable Energy

Ministers' review into energy bills 'fatally damaged' after appointing City wind farm backer as adviser

A Government review into soaring energy costs is "fatally damaged" because it has appointed a City adviser who makes money from energy schemes that are blamed for keeping bills high, it was claimed last night.<p>Richard Nourse, who was appointed to the five strong advisory panel advising Professor …

Wind Farm

Oklahoma AG opposes AEP's proposed purchase of 2 GW wind farm

The utility failed to follow competitive bidding rules, according to Oklahoma's top law enforcement official.

Wind Farm

Lego Wants To Solve The World’s Plastics Problem With A Biomaterial That Can Survive Generations Of Play

Lego building blocks use a lot of plastics, but the company wants to find a greener alternative

Wind Farm

Cummins partners with wind farm

Cummins (NYSE:CMI) has entered into a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with EDP Renewables North America to expand a wind farm in Northern …

Wind Farm

Canberra's renewable energy to cost average household $114 a year in 2020

As the scheme begins to cost the wind and solar farms, they might well pull out, consultants find.

Renewable Energy

German Onshore Wind Power Costs Plummet in Second Auction

The cost electricity from the next bunch of onshore wind farms in Germany fell by a quarter in a government auction for power purchase contracts run …

Renewable Energy

The surprising reason you might be seeing more jellyfish in the sea this summer

Print<p><b>By Nick Squires</b><p>ROME — If you are noticing more jellyfish in the sea on your holiday this summer, the blame may lie just over the …

Canadian News

Shell’s strategic move into electricity

Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to sell electricity direct to industrial customers is an intelligent and creative one. The shift is strategic and …

Oil

If we keep subsidizing wind, will the cost of wind energy go down?

The cost of wind electricity will fall from 5.5 cents/kilowatt-hour to 4.1–4.5 cents/kilowatt-hour in 2030<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation<p>There are high hopes for renewable energy to help society by providing a more stable climate, better energy security and less pollution. …

Renewable Energy

FactCheck Q&A: is coal still cheaper than renewables as an energy source?

<b>The Conversation fact-checks claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9.35pm. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via</b> …

Energy

Ireland’s state utility ESB set to join UK energy market

The UK’s increasingly competitive energy market will become a little more crowded later this year with the arrival of Ireland’s state energy provider.<p>ESB, the state-backed supplier for most of Ireland’s homes, is poised to enter the British market within months to battle more than 50 rival …

Wind Farm

Wicklow wind farm developer seeks injunction against protesters

Protesters against a Co Wicklow wind farm were putting themselves in danger in a bid to prevent the laying of cables connected to the development, …

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