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First Gamesa 2.5MW begins operation

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:05
SPAIN: Gamesa's prototype of its first 2.5MW turbine has started producing power at its test site in Alaiz, northern Spain.
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JDR wins Rampion cabling deal

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:13
UK: JDR Cables has won the contract from E.on to supply inter array cables for its 400MW Rampion offshore project on the south coast.
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Nordex wins 55MW Turkish deals

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:05
TURKEY: Nordex has been awarded orders totalling 55MW from ARE Elektrik and Suay Enerji Uretim to supply turbines to two projects in Turkey.
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Gallery: Aeolus completes Luchterduinen

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:11
NETHERLANDS: Van Oord's new installation jack-up vessel Aeolus has completed its first commission by installing foundations and turbines at the 129MW Eneco Luchterduinen project.
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$1.3 Billion in Venture Capital Promoting Evolution Of Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:33
Third Way, a think tank that says it “answers America’s challenges with modern ideas aimed at the center,” said this week that venture capital is flowing into nuclear power start ups in the United States in sizable numbers. While venture capital for solar and wind power, hydro-fracking...(read more)

UAE Marks Construction Milestone At Barakah: A Second Reactor Vessel Installed

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:00
A long list of political and business officials attended a signing ceremony at the Barakah nuclear power plant construction site on Wednesday, marking the installation of the second reactor vessel at what will be the first nuclear power plant in the Middle East. The signing ceremony did not involve...(read more)

Dong secures O&M standardisation certificate

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:10
DENMARK: Dong Energy has secured an ISO certification for its offshore operations, maintenance services.
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Statement to Parliament: Ending new subsidies for onshore wind

Department of Energy - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:51
Statement by Secretary of State Amber Rudd on ending new subsidies for onshore wind.

UK onshore subsidies to end in 2016 - updated

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 07:48
UK: The Renewables Obligation (RO) onshore wind subsidy will be closed in 2016 under plans released by the Department of energy and climate change (Decc).
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News story: Changes to onshore wind subsidies protect investment and get the best deal for bill payers

Department of Energy - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:15
The Government intends to end new public subsidies for onshore wind farms by legislating to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind generating stations from 1 April 2016.

Diakont to Offer BWR Torus Inspection Services Using Underwater ROVs

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:10
--Press Release-- San Diego, California – Diakont, a leading provider of high-tech solutions for the nuclear industry, has developed an innovative approach for providing high resolution inspections of Torus coatings within BWR nuclear power plants using remotely operated underwater vehicles...(read more)

MHI-Vestas to install two V164s for testing

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:26
DENMARK: MHI-Vestas has signed a deal with European Energy to install two V164-8MW turbines at a site in southern Denmark.
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SwissEnergy acquires gearless manufacturer MTOI

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:53
SPAIN: Asset management company SwissEnergy has acquired MTOI Wind Turbines from Egyptian developer Elsewedy Electric for an undisclosed fee.
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The FLEX Dome: An On-The-Ground Response In Georgia To Fukushima Daiichi (With Video Clip)

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:50
How is the U.S. nuclear power industry reacting to the on-the-ground events that occurred in March 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan? As is well known, the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami event at the plant that breached protective barriers knocked out the...(read more)

Statement to Parliament: Establishment of the Oil and Gas Authority

Department of Energy - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:31
Written Ministerial Statement by Andrea Leadsom, Minister of State.

South Korea To Decommission Country's Oldest Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:45
For the first time in South Korea, the country’s nuclear power plant operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company said it would decommission one of its nuclear reactors, starting with the oldest plant in the country. Reports say that the government wants to use the Kori No. 1 pressurized...(read more)

Ideol signs engineering deal with Hitachi Zosen

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:39
FRANCE: Ideol and Hitachi Zosen have signed a engineering deal for its Floatgen platform, following the partnership agreement in March.
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Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models

Energy News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced up to $2 million in funding to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

Energy Department Recognizes Denver Area Partners for Housing and Building Efficiency

Energy News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recognized the Denver Housing Authority and the cities of Denver and Arvada, Colorado, for their leadership in the Better Buildings Challenge.

USDA Invests $6.7 Million in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing $6.7 million in 544 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide.