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- A House By the Sea that Uses Wind Energy
- RES Starts Construction on Sweden’s Largest Wind Farm
Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) and its subsidiary RES Skandinavien AB, are set to start construction on the Havsnas wind farm, the largest onshore wind farm in Sweden. RES has developed and will construct and operate the project, retaining 25% ownership alongside 75% owners HgCapital.
- Vestas Turbines Heading to Portugal
Vestas has received an order for 34 units of its V-90 3-megawatt (MW) wind turbine for the Toutico project, located in the district of Coimbra in the central part of Portugal.
- Renewable Energy Holds Promising Future in India
According to the 11th New and Renewable Energy five-year plan recently proposed by the government of India, from 2008-2012 the renewable energy market in India will reach an estimated US $19 billion. Investments of US $15 billion will be required in order to add the approximately 15,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the present installed capacity. The government of India has planned a subsidy support system of approximately US $1 billion in government funds. This amounts to adding renewable energy capacity at 1 Watt per US $1, with potential subsidy support of US $0.07/Watt.
- Local Communities Reach for Power Over Energy
- Spain Producers Say They Can Double Wind Power
- Credit Crunch Hits Renewable Investment
The global credit crunch has hit investments in clean energy, but with rising energy prices, concern about climate change and supportive policies, sizable funds have still found their way into the sector during the first quarter of 2008, according to New Energy Finance.
- E.ON Plans UK Offshore Wind
E.ON has submitted a planning application for a US $1.4 billion offshore wind farm located more than 8 kilometers off the East Yorkshire coast of the UK. If built, the 300-megawatt (MW) Humber Gateway project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in UK waters.
- Wind Power Gets Boost in Maine
The Maine State Legislature approved legislation to promote wind power development in Maine. By a vote of 139-0 in the House and 34-0 in the Senate, lawmakers voted for enactment of “An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Wind Power Development” (LD 2283).
- Public Land Not the Place for Commercial Wind Power
- Urban Sustainability: A Force for Change
Over the last 50 years urban populations have exploded, causing a slew of environmental and social problems. However, many community planners see the world’s urbanization not as a threat, but as a powerful force for addressing climate change and building a sustainable future.
- Bella Energy’s Director of Engineering receives the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award
Boulder, CO 2008 – Bella Energy, a Louisville based solar energy company with offices statewide, installs and maintains solar energy systems in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, is pleased to announce that Rick Coen, their Director of Engineering, received the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (CoSEIA) 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award.
- 3TIER Opens Office in Bangalore, India
3TIER, one of the world’s largest independent providers of energy assessment and power forecasting, today announced the opening of an office in Bangalore, India, one of the top four wind-power markets in the world and the most developed market in Asia.
- Will Wind Power Make the Grid Less Reliable?
My question is about the grid and wind power. If we were to add wind power into the generation mix, would the grid still be as reliable as it is today? — Alan T., Portland, Maine
- Rock Port, Missouri To Be Fully Wind Powered
Rock Port, Missouri is set to become the first city in America capable of meeting 100% of its electricity demand with wind power. The town will use power generated from Wind Capital Group’s Loess Hills facility, located on agricultural lands within the city limits of Rock Port. The facility produces up to 16 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually, which exceeds the 13 million kWh Rock Port uses each year on average.
- Talent Shortage Threatens Renewables Growth
A shortage of human capital, especially experienced business leaders, is presenting an obstacle to further growth of the growing clean energy industry, a new study finds. According to a joint report by New Energy Finance and recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles that looks into top-level recruitment in the clean energy sector, the issue is rising up the agenda in sectors such as wind and solar energy and biofuels, as investment in specialist businesses climbs.
- Better Batteries Dramatically Boost Wind Energy
- Wind Farm Buffets Family, Town Relations
- The German FIT for Renewable Energy — A Bargain!
The year 2004 marked the beginning of the solar-age for Germany. In that year alone, 600 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems were installed. Up until 2004, the combined number of all systems ever installed in Germany was 405 megawatts. What caused this explosion in solar installations? It is called the “EEG” (Energie-Einspeise-Gesetz), commonly referred to as a “Feed-In Tariff” in the U.S. Because this renewable energy model has been in place for some time now, it’s possible to analyze and derive value from its real costs to determine if the model is truly viable.
- Senate Passes Housing Bill with PTC & ITC Extensions Included
The U.S. Senate has passed an amended H.R. 3221, a current housing stimulus bill that also contains extensions for the Production and Investment Tax Credits for renewable energy. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for further consideration where it is likely to face some opposition from Democrats who are unhappy about the fact that the legislation fails to identify the source of the money to pay for the tax credits.