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December 22, 2014
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Panama makes climate splash with wind energy
Panama City, Panama (UPI) Dec 17, 2014
A member of the World Bank Group said it was backing a wind power project in Panama that will be able to satisfy 5 percent of the country's energy demands. The International Finance Corp. announced the completion of a $300 million finance package for the Penonome wind farm, which will become the largest wind farm in Central America once it's completed. The 86 wind turbines for the project should generate more than 450 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, supplying about 5 percent of t ... read more
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China snaps up UK wind farms
China's largest nuclear power producer will buy an 80 percent stake in three British wind farms run by a unit of EDF, the French energy giant said on Monday. ... more
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Poland faces EU fines over renewable energy failures
Poland faces heavy fines for breaking EU laws on renewable energy use, officials said Wednesday, dealing a blow to an eastern European member almost entirely reliant on coal. ... more
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Scotland claims leads in low-carbon agenda
Scotland calls on members of the international community to follow its lead by adopting ambitious climate change policies, a minister said Monday. ... more
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Environmental group: U.S. tax credit for wind energy not enough
An environmental group said a bill extending tax relief for the U.S. wind energy sector pales in comparison to subsidies for the fossil fuels industry. ... more


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Virginia mulls offshore wind energy
Virginia's plans for offshore wind installations will be weighed against the environment and socioeconomic impacts, the federal government said. ... more
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AREVA maintenance contract for five years renewed in the North Sea
AREVA and the operating consortium DOTI (Deutsche Offshore-Testfeld und Infrastruktur GmbH and Co. KG) signed a five years contract for the service and maintenance of the AREVA turbines at the alpha ... more
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New acreage available for U.S. offshore wind energy
New acreage available off the coast of Massachusetts will triple the amount available for wind energy development, the U.S. Interior Department said. ... more
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Labor building behind East Coast wind energy industry
A labor pool is building up slowly around an emerging offshore wind industry on the eastern U.S. coast, a regional labor leader said. ... more
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Moventas completes first ever Clipper up-tower service
Moventas USA recently carried out the 1st Clipper Liberty intermediate assembly roller bearing replacements that has ever been made up-tower. Mastering this type of challenging repairs is another ex ... more
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Momentum builds behind U.S. offshore wind sector
Deepwater Wind, the company leading the offshore wind industry in the United States, announced assembly of some offshore structures will start next year. ... more
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Second stage of Snowtown Wind Farm blows away the competition
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated Trustpower and Siemens on the launch of the second stage of the Snowtown Wind Farm, but warned other projects would be few and far between under the Federa ... more
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Wind power a key player in Quebec's energy strategy
Canada's wind energy industry members have confirmed their desire to remain an active partner in Quebec's energy discussion as the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) 30th Annual Conference ... more
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Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future
Keynote speaker Ms. Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic joined Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) President, Robert Hornung, to speak of the role Canadian wind energy can p ... more
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British study raises questions about wind energy reliability
The British power grid may need to complement its wind energy output with fossil fuels to make up for production gaps, a study finds. ... more
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Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure
If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim - population 150 - is at its vanguard. ... more
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UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman
Abu Dhabi energy company Masdar said Wednesday it will build a 50-megawatt wind farm in neighbouring Oman that will provide 16,000 homes with clean energy. ... more
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Scotland wants more control over U.K. energy policies
The Scottish government needs the authority to decide how to manage its resources in order to exploit its true potential, First Minister Alex Salmond said. ... more

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Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.
As the European Union looks to set new emissions reduction targets in Brussels, the United Kingdom is coming off a significant energy production milestone. Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday - supplying 14.2 percent of all electricity to nuclear's 13.2 percent. ... more
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Study recommends ongoing assessment of offshore wind farms
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

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U.S. states get federal backing for clean-energy programs

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SeaRoc and HSEQ Experts join forces to support offshore wind projects in Europe

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RWE says Nordsee Ost wind farm off German coast nearly ready

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Turkey may need to go green, director says

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Scottish renewable energy output up 30 percent from 2013

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UAE's Masdar joins mega wind project off Britain

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RWE Innogy gets new British wind energy running

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Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

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Go green and prosper, British government says

EU calls for study of 2020 renewable energy targets

Stealth wind turbines to become operational in France in 2015

Wind energy cuts the electricity bill

Cutting fossil subsidies must to advance renewables: agency

Gwynt y Mor wind farm already making the grade

Real 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry

Scottish marine power a testament of unity, London says

Scottish government approves build of Iberdrola wind farm

U.S. Wind Inc. wins rights to wind energy offshore Maryland

Bidding starts for wind energy offshore Maryland

Juwi Will Build 50-Megawatt Wind Farm in Uruguay

Commercial wind projects reviewed offshore North Carolina

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Japan's Marubeni gets capital for Westernmost Rough wind project

Victoria tweaks Wind Farm Planning Rules

Low-carbon pool growing in British economy

Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure

Marine life thrives around offshore wind farms

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