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June 29, 2016
More wind power added to French grid
Paris (UPI) Jun 24, 2016
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. French energy company EDF Group commissioned its Ensemble Eolien Catalan wind farm, a 96-megawatt installation in the southeastern border regions of the country. The company said the large-scale wind farm is equipped with so-called stealth turbines, which allows wind farms to co-exist with weather radars installed near the coastal region. ... read more

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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


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

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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
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Industry survey finds U.S. wind power growing
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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
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Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming
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. ... more

USGS finds cranes isolated from wind farms
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Iowa puts faith in wind energy
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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
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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


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EU boasts of strides in renewable energy

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Germany aims to build wind energy reputation

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Health concerns in wind energy developments

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Strong winds help Denmark set wind energy world record

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Allianz and OX2 sign 21 MW wind power deal in Finland

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