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GE Renewable Energy orders up 32% in Q4

Wind Power Monthly - 3 hours 37 min ago
UNITED STATES: Conglomerate GE said orders for its renewable energy unit increased by 32% in the final quarter of 2016, up to $3.3 billion.
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Trump Administration Removes References to Climate Change at Whitehouse.Gov

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 21:27

At about noon on Friday January 20, immediately after Donald J. Trump took his oath and became President Trump, all references to climate change and renewable energy were removed from the whitehouse.gov URL: https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change

In its place is the official Whitehouse.gov website for the new administration.  The energy link is here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

Trump Inauguration Puts Climate Campaigning at the Starting Gate

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:26

This is the day we’ve been waiting for. Though not in the way we usually mean it. With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it is the day most anyone with an interest in climate change and energy has been anticipating, preparing for, and significantly dreading, ever since we awoke November 9 to an unfathomable election result. For some of us, it will be a moment we’ve been training for, for most of our lives.

AZZ Inc. To Retain Nuclear Logistics

Nuclear Power - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:00
Galvanizing and welded equipment specialists and engineering firm AZZ Inc., said Friday that an agreement to divest itself of its Nuclear Logistics business unit to Westinghouse Electric Company had been scraped in favor of a "teaming agreement" in which Westinghouse and AZZ would jointly market their safety-related services to the nuclear industry.(read more)

Connecticut Lawmakers Contemplate "Pre-Emptive" Help For Millstone NPP

Nuclear Power - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:48
In a region beset by premature nuclear plant closures, lawmakers in Connecticut once again, as they attempted in 2016, say they are willing to bring nuclear power into the mix along with renewable power sources in bidding for contracts with the state.(read more)

Wobben patent appeal rejected

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:33
UK: The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim by Wobben Properties in a patent infringement dispute over storm control technology.
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Italy to Venture into Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:46

Shortly before the end of 2016, Italy concluded a renewable energy auction that will see some 870 MW of capacity introduced into the nation’s energy mix.

Listen Up: Rooftop Solar Potential in the US

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:11

At the center of our solar system, approximately 92.96 million miles away, is a nuclear power plant capable of powering the entire globe. We know it by its most common name: our sun.

Gamesa wins 325.5MW order from Iberdrola

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:00
MEXICO: Gamesa has been awarded two turbine supply contracts from shareholder Iberdrola for projects in Mexico, totalling 325.5MW.
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Clean Energy Trends 2017: Corporate Commitments, Subnational Leadership, and Clean Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:55

For 17 years, my colleagues and I at Clean Edge have highlighted the major clean-energy trends to watch at the beginning of each year. Many of our past projections have become reality: the wide adoption of LED lighting...

Power Sector Must Double Renewables Investment to Hit COP21 Targets, Says IEA Chief

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:18

The executive director of the International Energy Agency on Monday said that the global power sector needs to double its investment in renewables if it is to meet the Paris climate goals.

German adds 818MW offshore in 2016

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:07
GERMANY: With 156 new turbines totalling 818MW feeding into the network in 2016, Germany's offshore wind fleet grew to 947 turbines with, in all, 4,108MW at the end of the year.
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Masdar Takes Stake in UK Floating Wind Farm Project

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:03

Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has acquired a 25 percent stake in Statoil’s floating wind farm project in Scotland. Hywind Scotland is a 30 MW wind farm in the North Sea which Statoil has been developing for several years.

AGL to build 200MW site in New South Wales

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:02
AUSTRALIA: AGL Energy has announced the 200MW Silverton project is set to go ahead after it was sold to a local energy fund.
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Confirmation Hearing for Rick Perry Reveals Lack of Federal Support for Renewables

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:46

The proposed U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, once said that he would like to see the Department of Energy eliminated. However, now that he has been tapped to lead the department and understands its role Perry said he “would be honored” to be confirmed as the next leader of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

“My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking. In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination,” he said in his opening statement at his confirmation hearing on Thursday.

On the issue of climate change, Perry said he makes decisions based on sound science, especially when people’s lives are at stake but admitted to Senator Bernie Sanders that he doesn’t view climate change as a crisis nor does he believe that the U.S. should take the lead in transforming its energy supply away from fossil fuels.

California's Carbon Emissions Soar With Nuclear Exclusions

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:53
Energy and environmental research group Environmental Progress has announced a freshly released study that finds the climate-threatening emissions from the power generation industry in California has created 250 percent more emissions than it would have if built and planned nuclear power plants in the state had remained open or reached fruition.(read more)

North Anna 3 Proposal Clears Safety Assessment

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:06
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Thursday that its staff had cleared the North Anna site near Mineral, Virginia, on safety concerns for a proposed new nuclear power reactor.(read more)

EPC contract signed for 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project in Nepal

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:45

Nyadi Hydropower Ltd. and Zhejiang Hydropower Construction & Installation Company Ltd. of China signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on Jan. 16 for the 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project, according to local published reports.  

Got Renewable Energy Solutions? Take Them Now To Any Large City!

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:49

Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring. Cities have numerous priorities and mandates, but every municipality is focused on sustainability, cost reduction and reducing the consequences of climate change. Many are taking bold steps to launch renewable power projects which benefit all three objectives.

Masdar takes Hywind Scotland stake

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:01
UK: United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy firm Masdar has acquired a 25% stake in the UK's first floating offshore wind project.
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