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March 26, 2013
France publishes 1GW offshore wind tenders
Paris (UPI) Mar 25, 2013
France has officially moved ahead with a second round of tenders for offshore wind farms, thorough which it seeking 1 gigawatt of new capacity. First announced in September by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and confirmed in January by French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Delphine Batho, terms of the tenders were officially published Friday by the Commission for Energy Regulation, or CRE. The tender calls for about 200 wind turbines off the French coast for a t ... read more
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Davey lauds, warns Scotland on renewables
Scotland has seen $3.5 billion in recent renewable energy investments but its independence push could hurt its progress, British Energy Minister Ed Davey says. ... more

Uruguay deal boosts S. America wind power
Uruguay's latest deal with French firm Akuo Energy is set to boost wind power prospects in Latin America as the region's oil-importing countries opt for green alternatives to fossil fuels. ... more

Huge wind farm turbine snaps in Japan
A 38-tonne wind turbine crashed 50 metres (165 feet) to the ground in western Japan after the steel column supporting it snapped, officials have said. ... more


Court ruling halts British wind farm
British preservationists say they have won a key legal battle in the effort to fight the placement of onshore wind farms near historic sites. ... more


Wind power as a cost-effective long-term hedge against natural gas prices
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British National Trust opposes wind farms
Britain's National Trust says it will challenge 25 wind farm projects as part of a battle plan to maintain the country's rural environments. ... more

RMT Safely Constructs Seven Wind Projects in 2012
RMT has completed the design and construction of 555 megawatts of renewable energy in 2012. A subsidiary company of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC (IEA), RMT specializes in wind and sol ... more
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Global wind energy capacity grows 19 percent in 2012
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in ... more

Finding the right space for offshore wind turbines
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