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Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency

4 hours 42 min ago
UNITED STATES: A known climate sceptic with close ties to the fossil fuel industry has been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
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Statoil invests in US energy storage developer

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:51
UNITED STATES: Convergent Energy and Power, a US-based energy storage asset developer, has received a strategic investment from Statoil Energy Ventures, a corporate fund set up by Norwegian energy firm Statoil.
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Vestas reaches new heights in China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:11
CHINA: Vestas has been contracted by local developer and tower supplier Titan Wind Energy to install turbines with hub heights of 137-metres, set to be the tallest in China.
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Google to be 100% renewables in 2017

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:52
UNITED STATES: Global technology firm Google has announced its operations will run on 100% renewable energy from 2017, a year ahead of schedule.
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Envision acquires French portfolio

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 13:03
FRANCE: Envision Energy has acquired Velocita Energy Developments' French onshore wind portfolio, which includes a 500MW project pipeline.
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Iran eyes renewables expansion

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:09
IRAN: In July 2015, when the nuclear deal was agreed with Iran and trade sanctions were lifted, there was a sudden increase in interest in development of renewables.
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Flow battery installed in Washington

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:42
UNITED STATES: Snohomish County Public Utility District (SNOPUD) has installed a 2MW/8MWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB), supplied by UniEnergy Technologies, which will be based on an open standards platform.
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Gallery: Siemens unveils new roll-on roll-off vessel

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 13:08
DENMARK: Siemens has displayed its first roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessel at a ceremony in Esbjerg, Denmark, the first of two similar vessels to be used by the manufacturer.
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Industry's concern over absence of binding national targets

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:03
EUROPE: The publication of the European Commission's (EC) 'Winter Package' of energy measures has raised questions over a lack of clear governance towards meeting renewable energy targets to 2030.
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Block Island set back with turbine damage

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:37
UNITED STATES: A turbine at Deepwater Wind's 30MW Block Island project has been damaged after part of a drill was left inside.
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Hybrid and storage could be a 'blueprint' for emerging markets

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:56
AUSTRALIA: A hybrid wind, solar and storage plant could be a blueprint for clean, reliable power in emerging markets, according to the CEO of developer WindLab.
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Energy storage developer targets mining operations

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:37
AUSTRALIA: Energy storage developer VSUN is seeking to roll out its battery technology in mining operations and other off-grid sites from 2017.
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Siemens opens UK blade site

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 15:36
UK: In less than two years, and two months ahead of schedule, Siemens has produced its first blades from the new Green Port Hull site in northeast England.
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India revises approval norms of new wind turbine models

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:40
INDIA: The energy ministry has shut down the Revised List of Manufacturers and Machines (RLMM) committee in favour of a new system to encourage domestic competition.
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Plans for wind to replace oil generation in Russia

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:24
RUSSIA: The government and the national Parliament are considering replacing existing oil-fired generation with wind power plants in the coming years, according to government press service.
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'Clean energy for all' pledge from EC

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 14:44
EUROPE: The European Commission (EC) has put forward a package of measures, including plans to support renewable energy investments, as it continues its clean energy transition.
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Vestas wins 180MW deal in Australia

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:00
AUSTRALIA: Danish manufacturer Vestas has won a deal to supply 53 turbines to a project in north Queensland, owned by power producer Ratch Australia.
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US Wind puts forward 750MW Maryland plan

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:55
UNITED STATES: Developer US Wind has issued its plans for a 750MW offshore wind project off the US' east coast, a week after Deepwater Wind.
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Chile launches tender for 400MW site

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 15:49
CHILE: The government is seeking investors to build projects with at least 100MW of installed capacity on almost 80 square kilometres of state land in the north of the country.
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Poor governance blamed for energy budget overspend

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:30
UK: Poor governance, a lack of transparency, and a tendency to "group think" was at the heart of the former UK energy department's (Decc) failure to correctly forecast pressure on the levy control framework (LCF) and prevent overspend.
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