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April 30, 2016
Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming
Washington (UPI) Apr 29, 2016
With the industry reporting one of its strongest performances on record, the American Wind Energy Association said it expects a boom over the next five years. A quarterly report from the AWEA said more than 500 megawatts of new wind energy were added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter and construction started on another 2,000 MW. Tom Kiernan, the group's CEO, said in a statement the tide is turning in favor of a widespread commercial wind energy sector. "As the wind busines ... read more
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Some bird species migrating through the Great Plains states aren't impacted much by the presence of wind energy towers, the U.S. Geological Survey found. ... more

El Hierro, the Spanish island vying for 100% clean energy
Pines and pineapples vie for space on El Hierro, a tiny rugged Canary island that has gone all out to produce all its electricity from renewables, attracting global attention in the process. ... more

Iowa puts faith in wind energy
An Iowa utility company said it was on pace to have wind energy account for 40 percent of the electricity share in the state with a major stimulus package. ... more


Maryland praised for renewable energy efforts
The wind energy profile for U.S. states bordering the Atlantic Ocean may get a boost if a Maryland bill is approved, an industry group said. ... more


Scotland generated most of its electricity in 2015 through renewables
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RWE making bold moves in Scottish renewables
German energy company RWE said Wednesday it was taking advantage of the Scottish landscape by building a stronger position in small-scale hydropower. ... more

Wind energy growing, IEA report finds
Electricity produced by wind across the 34 members of the OECD increased at its highest rate ever recorded, a report from the International Energy Agency finds. ... more
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Germany aims to build wind energy reputation
German energy company E.ON said Thursday its Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea was now servicing the nation's energy grid. ... more

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