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May 27, 2015
Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk
New York NY (SPX) May 22, 2015
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 seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. Data on the seals' locations and their diving behaviour was combined with information from the wind farm developers on when pile driving was taking place. Models revealed that half of the tagged seals were exposed to noise levels that exceede ... read more
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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

Build for Rhode Island wind farm one step closer
A Rhode Island company will be the first of its kind to build a vessel to support the development of the inaugural U.S. offshore wind farm, planners said. ... more

English Channel to host wind farm
German energy company E.ON said Monday it's continuing its legacy as the largest European investor in wind by building a wind farm in the English Channel. ... more


Moventas extends gearbox expertise to tidal energy with Alstom Oceade
Moventas, the new energy technology expert and multi-brand service provider, has been chosen as the sole gearbox development partner for Alstom to equip the raz Blanchard pilot tidal farm in Norther ... more


Shifting winds: An early warning for reduced energy
The Rocky Mountains certainly aren't known for their mild winters. But in contrast to the upper Midwest, which seems to exist in a perpetually frozen state from November through March, the plains ju ... more
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Vulnerable grassland birds abandon mating sites near wind turbines
Shifting to renewable energy sources has been widely touted as one of the best ways to fight climate change, but even renewable energy can have a downside, as in the case of wind turbines' effects o ... more

Germany's E.ON building wind reputation
German energy company E.ON said it's built a strong position in offshore wind now that power is produced from two sets of wind turbines in the North Sea. ... more
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Study shows Colorado's biggest storms can happen any time

New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather

British designer growing trees into furniture

Tornado, floods leave deadly trail at Mexico-US border

Tornado, floods leave deadly trail at Mexico-US border

Study: Fire suppression has killed Wisconsin's pine barrens

World already reaping benefits from ozone treaty: study


World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300
AXYS Technologies has achieved a world-first that is likely to become the new standard in floating lidar devices by deploying a dual ZephIR 300 arrangement on the leading WindSentinel buoy. The Wind ... more

Molycorp to supply rare earths for use in Siemens wind turbines
Siemens AG has selected Molycorp to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, California facility for incorporation into Siemens' high-efficiency, direct drive wind ... more

Cornell deploys dual ZephIR lidars for more accurate turbulence study
A pair of continuous wave ZephIR 300 wind lidars have been acquired by leading private institution of higher learning, Cornell University. Professor Rebecca Barthelmie, Croll Fellow, directs t ... more
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Gamesa and AREVA create the joint-venture Adwen
Gamesa and AREVA have announce that they have signed the definitive agreements and have closed the transaction for the creation of Adwen, a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind, having 700 emplo ... more

U.S. to fund bigger wind turbine blades
More than $1.5 million in federal funding is available for research and development of bigger wind turbine blades, the U.S. Department of Energy announced. ... more
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ISRO to Test Plane-Shaped Reusable Launch Vehicle in July

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Recent Proton loss to push up launch costs warns manufacturer

ISS module relocation makes way for Commercial Crew spacecraft


Time ripe for Atlantic wind, advocates say
One of the main barriers to a diverse energy economy in the United States is an investment scenario that benefits oil and gas, an ocean advocacy group said. ... more

Bright spot for wind farms amid RET gloom
The announcement from the ACT Government that three new wind farms will be built thanks to its wind energy reverse auction was a bright spot for the large-scale renewable energy sector following a y ... more

Wind energy: TUV Rheinland supervises Senvion sale
TUV Rheinland provided American investor Centerbridge Partners LP important consultancy support and technical due diligence prior to its purchase of German wind-energy facilities manufacturer Senvio ... more

No surprises for wind industry in NHMRC report
The National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC's) report on wind farms and health, released today, found no link between wind turbines and health impacts, the clean energy industry peak b ... more

Allianz acquire OX2 wind farm in northern Sweden
The global insurance company Allianz has signed agreements to acquire an additional 33 MW of nameplate capacity at Maevaara wind farm in Northern Sweden from the Nordic renewable energy developer, O ... more
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Deep-water wind energy coming to Germany
With 80 wind turbines in place, German utility company E.ON said Wednesday it was one step closer to activating a deep-water wind farm off the German coast. ... more

More wind power coming to Polish grid
German energy company RWE said Monday the Polish renewable energy sector is a core market, with 73 megawatts of new wind power expected on the grid this year. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Rouhani says most Iranians want peace

Iranian general says US did 'nothing' to save Ramadi

India to test its home-made multi-object tracking radar next month

Russia and West hold war games over Arctic

US Aegis Ships Could Pose Threat to Russia

ISRO to Launch Satellite For Strategic Applications

Seoul Divided on Proposed THAAD Introduction


Massachusetts set for offshore wind energy


150-MW Briscoe wind project fully funded


New wind farm study a load of hot air


Dulas to acquire fleet of ZephIR Lidars for rental to UK wind market


Offshore wind would boost jobs, energy more than oil: study


ConEd Development acquires wind farm on South Dakota ranch


295 MW German wind farm ready to go


Panama makes climate splash with wind energy


China snaps up UK wind farms


Poland faces EU fines over renewable energy failures

Scotland claims leads in low-carbon agenda

Environmental group: U.S. tax credit for wind energy not enough

Virginia mulls offshore wind energy

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