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August 24, 2016
Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, and low energy prices
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 19, 2016
Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Prices offered by newly built wind projects are averaging around 2 cents /kWh, driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions. "Wind energy prices - particularly in the central United States - are at rock-bottom levels, with u ... read more

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OX2 wins EPC contract for 112 MW wind power in Norway
The renewable energy company OX2 has been commissioned to build the 112 MW Raskiftet wind farm in Norway. The client is a joint venture company held by German municipal utilities company Stadtwerke ... more

Wind power fiercer than expected
University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published i ... more

E.ON starts new wind farm in Texas
German energy company E.ON said it now had more than a dozen wind farms in operation in the United States with the addition of a new asset in Texas. ... more


Offshore wind the next big thing, industry group says
A British energy entity established to champion the offshore industry said diversifying into the wind energy sector is necessary for long-term growth. ... more


Scotland commits $26M for low-carbon economy
The Scottish government said it was making millions of dollars in funding available to help boost small-scale infrastructure that supports a low-carbon economy. ... more

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France's EDF buys Chinese wind energy firm
State-owned French energy giant EDF said Tuesday it had taken a controlling stake in Hong Kong-based Chinese firm UPC Asia Wind Management (AWM), adding to a range of activities in China. ... more

More wind power added to French grid
A French energy company said Friday it commissioned one of the most powerful wind farms of its kind in the country, equipped with "stealth" technology. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow

Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

Boko Haram's Shekau 'wounded' in air strike: Nigeria

Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect

UN expert slams China on human rights

Washington state declares emergency due to wildfires

Canada to US tourists: please leave your guns at home


How China can ramp up wind power
China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power - if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a newly published MIT study. The study foreca ... more

Scotland investing more in offshore wind
The Scottish government said the economic returns of renewable energy investments were emerging, adding another $2.1 million would go toward wind. ... more

Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader
Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa and German engineering giant Siemens said Friday they have agreed to combine their wind power businesses to create one of the world's largest makers of wind turbines. ... more
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Renewables getting cheaper, report finds
The costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies is cheap and getting cheaper, a report released Wednesday by an international group said. ... more

Germany slows pace of green energy transition
Germany Wednesday moved to slow the rapid growth of subsidised renewable energy to cap rising costs, drawing fire from environmentalists who charged it is betraying its ambitious climate goals. ... more
Space News from
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Russia's Space Agency Roskosmos Begins to Design Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket

Astronauts Relaxing Before Pair of Spaceships Leave

Most distant catch for ESA station

Stellar Lab In Sagittarius

3-D Galaxy-Mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

Supernova ejected from the pages of history


Ireland aims for greener future
One day after signing a European commitment on offshore wind, the Irish government said it can only realize its true potential through regional collaboration. ... more

North Sea countries mull wind energy strategy
Nine countries that border the North Sea agreed Monday to build strong connections in order to facilitate offshore wind development, leaders said. ... more

Industry survey finds U.S. wind power growing
The wind energy sector is on pace to meet about 10 percent of the electricity in the United States by 2020, according to industry representatives. ... more

Argonne coating shows surprising potential to improve reliability in wind power
Despite the rigors of scientific inquiry and the methodical approaches of the world's most talented researchers, sometimes science has a surprise in store. Such was the case when a group of research ... more

SeaPlanner is Awarded Contract for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
SeaPlanner has been selected as the system to support construction of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. SeaPlanner will provide the Vessel and Traffic Management System (VTMS), which will be operated ... more


British share of renewables setting records
A provisional estimate from the British government shows the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy set a record last year. ... more

DNV GL-led project gives green light for wind-powered oil recovery
The DNV GL-led WIN WIN1 Joint Industry Project (JIP) shows that for suitable fields, wind-powered water injection is technically feasible, capable of meeting performance targets, and offers a cost-c ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korea test-fires sub-launched missile close to Japan

China 'opposes' N.Korea's nuclear and missile development: FM

UN Command condemns N. Korea mine-laying on border

Biden vows 'rock solid' NATO ties as allies slam Trump

Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, S.Korea meeting

N. Korea rolls out on-demand TV service

US confirms Gulen extradition request, but says no link with Turkey coup

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Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming


USGS finds cranes isolated from wind farms


El Hierro, the Spanish island vying for 100% clean energy


Iowa puts faith in wind energy


Maryland praised for renewable energy efforts


Scotland generated most of its electricity in 2015 through renewables


RWE making bold moves in Scottish renewables


Wind energy growing, IEA report finds


Momentum building behind U.S. wind energy


Developing nations became top investors in renewables in 2015: UN

Statoil testing battery storage for wind energy

Small-scale wind energy on the rise

Re-thinking renewable energy predictions

Xinjiang Goldwind now world's top wind turbine producer

Norway's Statoil makes U.S. wind energy bet

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