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Vestas profits up to €925 million in 2015

Wind Power Monthly - 3 hours 14 min ago
DENMARK: Vestas pre-tax profits increased by 75% in its 2015 financial year on the back of a strong order intake totalling almost 9GW.
Categories: Wind Power

Wind-turbine Maker Suzlon's Worst Slump Since 2014 Revives Debt Concern

Renewable Energy News - 12 hours 17 min ago

Suzlon Energy Ltd. had its sharpest five-day plunge in 16 months this week, reviving concerns the wind-turbine maker behind India’s biggest corporate default may again face difficulty with its debts.

China Outstrips Germany in Solar Capacity After Record Additions

Renewable Energy News - 12 hours 21 min ago

China, the world’s largest consumer of energy, surpassed Germany as the country with the most installed solar capacity after record additions last year.

Clean Power Plan Backers Urge Supreme Court Not to Stay Plan Implementation

Renewable Energy News - 12 hours 31 min ago

The Natural Resources Defense Council on Feb. 4 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request by various constituents, including over two dozen states, to block President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, saying that assertions of irreparable harm have no substance.

Financing Sustainable Business with Biomass Technology

Renewable Energy News - 12 hours 35 min ago

As a carbon-neutral energy source, biomass technology is helping organizations generate electricity and heat while reducing their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

Troubled Economy Dominates Russia Distributed Clean Energy Procurement for 2016-2019

Renewable Energy News - 12 hours 51 min ago

Russia’s procurement to distribute clean energy capacity through 2016-2019 was dominated by concerns over the troubled Russian economy and the fallout for the development of renewable energy projects.

News From The Plasma Wars: China Heats It Up

Nuclear Power - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:26
Chinese physicists announced over the weekend that their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reached 49.999 million degrees Celsius and kept that up for a solid 102 seconds in a recent experiment.(read more)

NRC To Look Into Water Leak At Indian Point Generating Station

Nuclear Power - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:26
The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it would investigate the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Station this week after the plant's operator, Entergy Nuclear Operations disclosed Friday that three of its testing wells on the grounds of the plant had experienced spikes in radiation levels.(read more)

Hawaii Residents Get New Energy Storage Option for Rooftop Solar

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 15:22

German energy storage manufacturer sonnen said on Feb. 4 that its sonnenBatterie now is available to residents in Hawaii.

Hexicon and Atkins form floating partnership

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:00
UK: Hexicon, the Sweden-based floating foundation design and engineering firm, has appointed Atkins Renewables as its engineering partner to develop a multi-turbine floating platform.
Categories: Wind Power

WKN to sell completed French projects to John Laing

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:37
GERMANY: WKN, the developer owned by PNE Wind, will sell 50MW of wind projects being developed in France to John Laing Investments, part of the John Laing Group
Categories: Wind Power

New England attracts 2.7GW bids for wind

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 09:40
UNITED STATES: A 600MW request for proposals (RFP) for clean energy generation in New England has attracted bids from more than 2.7GW of wind projects, with at least two including storage.
Categories: Wind Power

India Presents IAEA With Ratified CSC Agreement

Nuclear Power - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:56
In a move that could open up India as a major market for the U.S. nuclear power industry, India presented its instrument of ratification Thursday of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) for Nuclear Damage with international regulators in Vienna.(read more)

UK Green Bank, BlackRock Buy GLID Wind for $615 Million

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:12

The U.K. Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund and funds managed by BlackRock Inc. acquired GLID Wind Farms TopCo Ltd. from Centrica Plc and EIG Global Energy Partners LLC for 423 million pounds ($615 million).

Football Supporter FirstEnergy Hires GEH For Perry NPP Services

Nuclear Power - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:06
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company has contracted GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy for outage services for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant 35 miles northeast of Cleveland, Ohio. FirstEnergy, meanwhile, is thinking football in anticipation of a 30-second ad to be aired Super Bowl Sunday that tells the story of a youth football team's new facility in Cleveland.(read more)

New Algae Testing Facility Supports Advancements in Real-World Biofuel Applications

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:37

A new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories is helping researchers bring the promise of algal biofuels closer to reality.

Offshore Project Progress - 5 February

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:05
EUROPE: Recent project updates, including Iberdrola's Wikinger project in the German Baltic Sea and Statoil's floating project planned for off the Scottish coast.
Categories: Wind Power

Hydropower Outlook 2016: Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus and Energy Storage

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:58

Against the rapidly evolving landscape of renewable energy, hydropower remains the world’s primary source of clean energy — providing over 80 percent of renewable energy capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Mapping the Grid of the Future: How our Electric Grid is Changing in Very Big Ways

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:12

There is a far-reaching transformation underway in the electricity industry. The electric grid that has powered our lives for more than a century is undergoing major changes, in response both to technological advancements and the consumer demand these new technologies have unleashed. In short: the grid is modernizing and it’s happening all across the country.

News story: Getting smart with your energy

Department of Energy - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:07
Government has taken another step forward in plans to revolutionise the energy sector.