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August 23, 2014
Scottish government approves build of Iberdrola wind farm
Edinburgh, Scotland (UPI) Aug 21, 2014
Spanish energy company Iberdrola said it received consent from the Scottish government to build 23 wind turbines at a site near the country's western coast. Through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, the Spanish company said the wind farm at Dersalloch Hill will have a nominal capacity of up to 69 megawatts. Plans were submitted in 2005, though Iberdrola said it had to overcome a series of "stringent" technical and environmental requirements before the Scottish government signed of ... read more
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U.S. Wind Inc. wins rights to wind energy offshore Maryland
Acreage off the Maryland coast could generate enough energy for 300,000 homes in a program from Texas energy company U.S. Wind Inc., the U.S. government said. ... more

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland
An auction for acreage off the coast of Maryland reserved for wind energy got under way Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said. ... more

Juwi Will Build 50-Megawatt Wind Farm in Uruguay
juwi has announced that it has sold the project rights for one of the largest wind farms in the company's history and its first in South America, and has retained responsibility for building the win ... more


Commercial wind projects reviewed offshore North Carolina
The federal U.S. government said it outlined three areas off the coast of North Carolina as potential sites for commercial wind energy development. ... more


Moventas Exceed high torque density 3 MW gearbox to be piloted
Acciona Windpower has agreed with Moventas on prototype as well as serial deliveries of a 3 MW wind gearbox product based on Moventas's new Exceed series of high torque density gearboxes. Deliveries ... more
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Japan's Marubeni gets capital for Westernmost Rough wind project
Japanese energy company Marubeni Corp. said Monday it secured the financing necessary to support development of a 210-megawatt wind farm off the British coast. ... more

Victoria tweaks Wind Farm Planning Rules
A Victorian Government decision to allow modest changes to approved wind farms will effectively reduce red tape for business and make the state more attractive to renewable energy investors, the Cle ... more
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Low-carbon pool growing in British economy
Renewable energy is gaining a foothold in the British economy following a banner year for green investments, the government said Thursday. ... more

Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind
A consortium of Portuguese energy companies announced plans to invest close to $300 million on wind energy development in the country. ... more

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. Ho ... more
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Marine life thrives around offshore wind farms
Like it does around so many other manmade structures, (even floating heaps of trash), marine life thrives on and about the structures that comprise offshore wind farms. ... more

DNV GL Increase Quality Of Rotor Blades Made In China
DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma's products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. ... more
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Offshore wind to bring $3.4 billion to British economy
The British government said Wednesday it signed off on plans to build the 700 megawatt Rampion wind farm off the coast of Sussex. ... more

Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas Becomes Operational
EDF Renewable Energy has announced that the 161-megawatt (MW) Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas has reached commercial operation (COD). The company further announced the close of structured equ ... more

New study uses blizzard to measure wind turbine airflow
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) using snow during a Minnesota blizzard is giving researchers new insight into the airflow around large wind turbines. Th ... more

Scotland investing $3.67 million to make wind development cost effective
The Scottish government said it was investing more than $3.5 million to cut the cost of offshore wind energy development by at least 10 percent. ... more

London gives financial boost to rural renewable energy efforts
More rural communities across the United Kingdom could gain from developing their own sources of renewable energy, the British energy minister said Monday. ... more


Dominion doing tests off Virginia coast for possible wind farm
Dominion Virginia Power said it's conducting tests off the coast of Virginia to determine the strength of the sea bed for wind turbine installations. ... more

SeaRoc makes first maintenance visit to Dogger Bank met masts
SeaRoc Group has successfully completed the first major maintenance visit to Forewind's Dogger Bank meteorological (met) masts in the North Sea at the beginning of June. The East (DB-MME) and ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon


U.S., German companies to operate Texas Panhandle wind farm


EON and GE Partner To Build Texas Wind Farm


Great progress on wind installations, Germany's RWE says


OX2 acquires Polish wind power company, Greenfield Wind


Sixteen companies cleared for August wind energy auction in Maryland


VentAir Introduces Groundbreaking Wind Energy Innovation


Offshore wind dominates British renewable power sector


Scotland boasts of financial weight behind climate change fight


London signs off on 240-turbine offshore wind farm


Massachusetts to host sixth U.S. lease for offshore wind energy

Wind turbine payback as fast as 8 months

Scotland attracts more investments to renewable energy sector

Sopcawind, a multidisciplinary tool for designing wind farms

Scotland says it's well on its way to cut emissions by as much as 80 percent

Snake-like buoys showing their energy mettle off Scottish coast

Base of operations set for one of Germany's largest wind farms

New York coast could be site of new wind farms, U.S. government says

A new concept to improve power production performance of wind turbines in a wind farm

German energy company RWE Innogy starts turbine installation at mega wind project

Scottish energy sector gets a bit greener with RWE Innogy project

Irish 'green paper' outlines transition to a low-carbon economy

U.S. moves closer to first-ever offshore wind farm

970-MW wind farm off the Isle of Wight considered

Offshore wind supported with U.S. federal funding

GDF Suez, others, selected to build offshore wind farms

LDD completes relief drilling campaign for UK offshore wind farm

E.ON anchors transformer to offshore wind farm

Benefits from a low-carbon economy are clear, Scotland says

New Software Service Promises to Convert More Wind Into Power

Foundations set for Gwynt y Mor wind farm

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