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July 01, 2015
Scotland plans emergency wind energy talks
Edinburgh, Scotland (UPI) Jun 29, 2015
Scotland announced plans to hold an emergency summit in early July to discuss a British decision to end government support for the onshore wind industry. Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said British ministers need to "clarify the position regarding onshore wind projects already in the pipeline, and how many of them can expect to continue to receive investment during the grace period before funding is cut off." London said $1.2 billion in government support last year helped onshore ... read more
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Winds of change as Ethiopia harnesses green power
The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia's highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent's largest wind farms. ... more

Successful Commissioning Of HelWin2 HVDC Grid Connection
Prysmian Group has announced the successful commissioning of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore grid connection project HelWin2 realised off the North Sea coast of Germany in a contract ... more

Scotland in a huff over wind energy subsidies
The Scottish government said it wants the British energy secretary to come to its capital to explain the reasons behind a cut in wind energy subsidies. ... more


Silent flights: How owls could help make wind turbines and planes quieter
An investigation into how owls fly and hunt in silence has enabled researchers to develop a prototype coating for wind turbine blades that could significantly reduce the amount of noise they make. E ... more


Wales opens mega offshore wind farm
With Wednesday's inauguration of a Welsh wind farm, German energy company RWE said it's positioned to be one of the largest wind energy providers in the world. ... more
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Victoria open for clean energy business after wind farm changes
Changes to the planning scheme for wind farms announced by the Victorian Government will cut red tape and help to attract investment to the state, the Clean Energy Council said. Clean Energy C ... more

Keeping energy clean and the countryside quiet
Thanks to expertise garnered building space telescopes powerful enough to see exoplanets, large wind turbines are now generating clean power without making a racket. Last year, a European wind turbi ... more
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London to end subsidies for onshore wind
Scotland said an end to subsidies for onshore wind farms will tack on extra costs, though the British government said it's the best deal for consumers. ... more

NREL, Clemson University collaborate on wind energy testing facilities
Two of our nation's most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understa ... more

South Africa advancing wind energy plans
French energy company Engie said Tuesday it was helping South Africa's government move one step closer to its low-carbon goals with commercial wind operations. ... more
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Why do people participate in programs that benefit the environment, even when there seems to be no direct personal benefit in taking part? More specifically, why would consumers pay good money for w ... more

Germany's E.ON building wind energy portfolio
A North Sea wind farm able to meet the energy needs of up to 170,000 households will be completed two months early, German energy company E.ON said. ... more
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Ikea invests 600 mln euros to be energy independent by 2020
Swedish furniture giant IKEA said Thursday it would invest 600 million euros ($677 million) in renewable energy over five years in a bid to become energy independent by 2020. ... more

Tri Global Energy Leads Texas in Wind Energy Development Projects
Tri Global Energy leads Texas as the developer on nearly one quarter of all wind energy projects currently under construction in the state, according to the Q1 2015 Market Report from the American W ... more

Pattern Development starts Amazon wind farm project in Indiana
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Duke and Austin Energy complete Los Vientos III wind power project
One hundred spinning turbines near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas, mark a major achievement for Duke Energy as well as its customer, Austin Energy. "The Los Vientos III Windpower Project ach ... more
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Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk
Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor sea ... more

EOLOS floating buoy scoops innovation award
EOLOS LiDAR has won the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Innovators Award at the InnovEIT conference being held in Budapest in recognition of the product's potential to have a s ... more
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150-MW Briscoe wind project fully funded

New wind farm study a load of hot air

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ConEd Development acquires wind farm on South Dakota ranch

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