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Turkey downplays wind's contribution to COP21

Wind Power Monthly - 11 hours 52 min ago
TURKEY: A conservative target of 16GW of installed wind capacity by 2030 has been set by Turkey's government as part of its submission to the COP21 climate change talks in Paris at the end of the year.
Categories: Wind Power

Ontario may demand storage with next round of renewables

Wind Power Monthly - 12 hours 58 min ago
CANADA: The Ontario government is looking to make energy storage a prerequisite for bringing new large-scale renewable energy projects on line in the province in the future, according to energy minister Bob Chiarell.
Categories: Wind Power

Alberta considers plan to quadruple wind and solar

Wind Power Monthly - 13 hours 1 min ago
CANADA: A proposal that would see Alberta quadruple the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources is "being considered very seriously" by the province's new left-leaning government, said Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA).
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Better Plants Program Manufacturers Save More Than $2 Billion in Energy Costs

Energy News - 14 hours 1 min ago
The Energy Department announced on September 30 that manufacturers in its Better Buildings, Better Plants Program have saved an estimated $2.4 billion in cumulative energy cost over the last five years.

DOI to Auction 344,000 Acres Offshore New Jersey for Wind Energy Development

Energy News - 14 hours 1 min ago
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that 343,833 acres offshore of New Jersey will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a competitive lease sale on November 9, 2015.

How to Win an Energy Department Solar Decathlon

Energy News - 14 hours 1 min ago
To win the Solar Decathlon, which runs from October 8 to October 18, teams must tackle 10 different contests that test how well their houses balance comfort, affordability and attractive design with energy efficiency.

Showcasing U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Growth Powered by New Innovation Models

Energy News - 14 hours 1 min ago
The winds of competitiveness have begun to blow back in the direction of the United States, including increasing wage rates overseas and a growing appreciation by American companies of the importance of co-locating manufacturing and innovation.

EIB Links Green Bonds to Projects in Second Push for Climate

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:12

The European Investment Bank is the first issuer to link its individual green bonds to the projects they finance in a second move to respond to the call from world leaders to scale up finance for projects related to climate change.

Study Shows Wildlife Thriving In Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 15:52
The general press is having a field day, pun intended, with a study that says the Exclusion Zone near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster is now thriving with wildlife. The study, which was published in the science journal Current Biology, says that elk, wild boar and lynx have thrived, pointing...(read more)

AREVA Lands Xcel Service Contract for Two Plants Along The Mississippi

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:58
AREVA TN said Monday that it had signed a contract with Xcel Energy to provide wide-ranging dry fuel storage management services for Xcel's Prairie Island and Monticello nuclear generating plants. Both plants are in Minnesota. Prairrie Island is in Red Wing. Monticello is in a city of the same...(read more)

BOEM Greenlights Offshore Wind for North Carolina

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:53

BOEM has released a finding of no significant impact for commercial wind lease issuance on the Atlantic OCS offshore North Carolina.

Adwen 8MW prototype under construction

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:16
GERMANY: Gamesa Areva joint venture begins production of 8MW prototype with additional steps in validation process to improve reliability of turbine, says Adwen.
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Geothermal, Biomass in Indonesia to Benefit from $500M Loan Program

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 13:37

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500 million loan program that the bank said will boost efforts by the government of Indonesia to scale up renewable energy through price incentives for geothermal, biomass and small hydropower, and set up an energy efficiency marketplace, according to an Oct. 2 ADB statement.

'Couple of gigawatts' onshore possible before subsidy end

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:21
UK: The UK could see a "couple of gigawatts" of additional onshore capacity in the next 18 months before the Renewable Obligation subsidy is closed indefinitely, said Jonathan Cole of ScottishPower.
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Senvion awarded 109MW for Scottish wind farm

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:55
UK: The German turbine manufacturer has been selected by Blue Energy for 32 turbines of 3.4MW with a 20-year maintenance contract, making it Senvion's biggest UK contract.
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'Life is tough' for wind in the UK

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:38
UK: For the past 12 months the UK's wind energy industry has been working "if not in total blackout then certainly a prolonged policy brownout", according to RenewableUK's annual report.
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Are German Transmission System Operators Against Energy Storage?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 20:56

September 16 was a big day at Younicos this year, as it marked the one-year anniversary of the commissioning of Europe’s first commercial battery park in Schwerin. The mood among the political and energy industry leaders who gathered to mark the occasion in this picturesque Northern German town was upbeat: The 5-megawatt system, designed and delivered by Younicos, had exceeded revenue forecasts in its first year of operation. It had not only won every weekly auction for primary frequency regulation it had bid into, it also achieved an impressive average price of €3,810 per megawatt. And the outlook is even more gratifying: By the end of August, the revenue target for the 2015 calendar year had already been reached.

Hydroelectric power, other renewables emphasized at G20 summit

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 18:25

A meeting of Group of Twenty energy ministers in Istanbul earlier this month affirmed a collective belief in renewable energy -- including hydroelectric power -- amongst the major economies that constitute the international forum.

GE Hiachi And DTE Energy To Work On Advancing ESBWR Design

Nuclear Power - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:11
GE Hitachi and DTE Energy on Monday said they would explore advancing the detailed design of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor, known as the ESBWR. DTE has not made a commitment to build a new reactor, but in May the company received the first-ever ESBWR-based licensing from the U.S. Nuclear...(read more)

Think Tank Says Nuclear Industry Is Vulnerable To Cyber-Attacks

Nuclear Power - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:13
A report from the think tank Chatham House, which involved 18 months of research, concludes that nuclear power plants around the globe are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and that the risk of cyber-oriented plant disasters is increasing. The study says that cyber-security at some nuclear power facilities...(read more)