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July 30, 2015
Wind energy provides 8 percent of Europe's electricity
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Jul 28, 2015
EU's grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources. The 2014 JRC wind status report presents the technology ... read more
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Rhode Island to get offshore wind farm
Construction of the United States' first offshore wind farm, an installation of five turbines near Rhode Island's Block Island, has begun. ... more

Siting wind farms more quickly, cheaply
When a power company wants to build a new wind farm, it generally hires a consultant to make wind speed measurements at the proposed site for eight to 12 months. Those measurements are correlated wi ... more

Galapagos airport evolves to renewable energy only
The Galapagos islands are known, of course, for those lumbering, giant tortoises and as the inspiration for Darwin's theory of evolution. ... more


Can you actually hear 'inaudible' sound?
Are wind farms harmful to humans? Some believe so, others refute this; this controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt w ... more


Amazon to build North Carolina wind farm
The first utility-scale wind farm in North Carolina is part of a broader effort to reduce the carbon footprint, an arm of online retailer Amazon announced. ... more
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Con Edison Development Continues to Build Its Wind Power Portfolio
Consolidated Edison Development recently completed an agreement with Campbell County Wind Farm Holdings to acquire, construct and operate a wind power project on property owned by a group of local f ... more

Green shoots for Aussie renewables as Ararat Wind Farm moves ahead
A major contract for a $450 million wind farm in Victoria shows the enthusiasm among investors for Australian renewable energy is strong following the vote to amend the Renewable Energy Target (RET) ... more
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Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source
Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that hav ... more

Scotland plans emergency wind energy talks
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. ... more

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
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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
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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

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

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
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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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Tri Global Energy Leads Texas in Wind Energy Development Projects


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Vulnerable grassland birds abandon mating sites near wind turbines

Germany's E.ON building wind reputation

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Gamesa and AREVA create the joint-venture Adwen

U.S. to fund bigger wind turbine blades

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Bright spot for wind farms amid RET gloom

Wind energy: TUV Rheinland supervises Senvion sale

No surprises for wind industry in NHMRC report

Allianz acquire OX2 wind farm in northern Sweden

Deep-water wind energy coming to Germany

More wind power coming to Polish grid

Massachusetts set for offshore wind energy

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