Wind Energy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:05:00 UTC

10 US Electricity Service Providers Take Next Step Toward RTO Membership

A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:40:47 UTC

A sustainable future powered by sea

Researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.read more
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:56:00 UTC

Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy

Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:08:00 UTC

Change in New Jersey Leadership Could Help the State Fulfill Its Offshore Wind Potential — And Then Some

Despite its legislation calling for mechanisms to support offshore wind development, New Jersey has yet to realize that promise, but that could change this fall with the election of a new governor.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:49:00 UTC

Staying Safe on the Job: Fall Protection in Renewable Energy Demands Planning and Training

Technicians who put their lives on the line by working on tall towers in remote locations need more than just top-quality safety gear and information about how to use it. They also need a plan for what happens if the unthinkable occurs.

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:44:00 UTC

Quality Assurance Underpins Investment Confidence in Global PV Market

Latin America developing a strong quality infrastructure for Solar PV… read more
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:30:00 UTC

New market rules set to enable US$ 6bn in investment in Argentina's renewable power sector

New market rules which will allow large power users to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could lead to up to US$ 6 bn being invested in Argentina's energy sector over the next three years, and lead to the installation of around 4 GW in new generation capacity, the Energy Ministry says.… read more
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:05:00 UTC

After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act

Another big hurricane, another temporary waiver of the Jones Act -- the 1920 law mandating that goods and passengers shipped between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flagged ships, constructed primarily in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by them or by U.S. legal permanent residents.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:15:00 UTC

Cyclone Forces Evacuation of Husum Wind Attendees — But the Show Goes On

The cyclone forced the 650+ exhibitors and all attendees in the lightweight exhibition to leave the exhibit hall as wind gusts of up to 140 km/h [87 miles per hour] swept through the north-western part of the country.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:41:00 UTC

LNG TRADE IN 2017 TO GROW FASTEST SINCE 2011 ON LOW PRICES, LACK OF NUCLEAR POWER AND RISING SUPPLY CAPACITY

BNEF sees LNG demand grow to 280MMtpa this year and to 479MMtpa by 2030. However, new export projects across the U.S. and Australia could lead to supply overcapacity until 2024.… read more
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:58:00 UTC

Is the DOE Really in Love with all of the Above?

Is it going out on a limb to say this part is saying “renewables should not get special treatment above other sources?” The DOE report went on to point out that variable resources require baseload generation as a frequency smoothing backup while the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining.

 

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:58:00 UTC

India's Low Tariffs Hurt Wind Turbine Makers

Wind turbine makers are staring at a slowdown even as India's government looks to boost renewable energy.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:40:00 UTC

2016 Storm Stirs Renewable Energy Investment in South Australia

A year on from a storm that blacked out the entire state, South Australia has emerged from the electricity crisis to strengthen its position as a global leader in renewable energy.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:46:00 UTC

Governments Adopt ‘Florence Declaration’ and Agree to Work Closer to Advance Geothermal Energy

Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders Florence this week. Under the terms of the ‘Florence Declaration’ – an outcome of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting – governments will actively pursue a collective ambition to realise geothermal potential.… read more
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:22:00 UTC

GE Targets Low-to-Medium Wind Speed With Newest 4.8-MW Wind Turbine

According to GE the turbine’s 77-meter high-tech carbon blades, improved loads and controls, and taller, more cost-effective towers were developed thanks to close partnerships with LM Wind Power, Blade Dynamics and GE’s Global Research Center. The blades also feature one of the industry’s smallest Bolt Circle Diameters, keeping manufacturing and logistical costs to a minimum, said GE.

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