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Iberdrola cancels sale of Romanian wind projects

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:01
ROMANIA: Iberdrola has dropped plans to sell its Romanian wind assets, saying that it has no need to divest further renewable energy assets.
Categories: Wind Power

London Array production totals 1.5TWh

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:49
UK: The 630MW London Array wind farm produced 1.5TWh of energy in its first full winter of operation, with a capacity factor of 56%.
Categories: Wind Power

SunEdison Drops India Solar Project on Cell Supply Concerns

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:29

BlackRock Inc.-backed SunEdison Inc. dropped a solar power project in India as local equipment shortages and prices make it unviable.

Concentrating Solar Power Under Fire: Glaring Planning Oversight or Easily Remedied Issue?

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:28

Currently the world’s largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has been in full operation less than two months and already concerns have been raised about its environmental impacts. Complaints from pilots flying near the concentrating solar power (CSP) plant state that on numerous occasions, the intense reflective glare coming from the plant’s heliostat mirrors has caused pilots to become momentarily blinded. Ivanpah is located roughly 40 miles from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and approximately 25 miles from the Jean Sport Aviation Center in Jean, Nevada.

Clean Energy and Climate Resilience Join Forces

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:28

Massachusetts and New Jersey are spearheading clean energy financing programs that also address the need for climate resilience. Both of these programs appear to be partially motivated by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The United Nations combines these two funding pools already, but within the United States, this is a new development at both federal and state levels.

Wind Technology: Developing the New Medium-speed 3-MW+ Class

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:24

Rostock-based German engineering consultancy W2E Wind to Energy installed a 3-MW and 3.3-MW sister prototype of its medium-speed flagship model in 2013.

Ming Yang profits slump again

Wind Power News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:00
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EPA Monitoring Air at WIPP While Preparations Continue for Further Inspections Underground

Nuclear Power - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:31
Inspection schedules remain in flux at the Department of Energy's New Mexico waste repository after workers last week entered the mine for the first time since a Feb. 14 radiation alarm. The DOE reported Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency will install additional equipment at the Waste...(read more)

Ming Yang profits slump again

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:14
CHINA: Ming Yang saw its profits fall by 29% as its margins shrunk and revenues declined for the third year running.
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Kerr-McGee Settlement Includes $1 Billion for Navajo Uranium Mine Cleanup

Nuclear Power - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:28
A share of a $5.15 billion settlement related to the environmental legacy of a company acquired by Anadarko will clean up contamination from about 50 Cold War-era uranium mines on Navajo land. The Navajo Nation and the Environmental Protection Agency will use about $1 billion to clean up areas contaminated...(read more)

Senvion ups working capital by EUR 150 million

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:26
GERMANY: Senvion (formerly Repower) has extended its working capital facilities with a consortium of 14 banks by EUR 150 million to EUR 850 million.
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Open Innovation & Solar: A New Horizon Emerges in the Heart of Coal Country

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:13

Many visions have been laid out and developed over the years that point towards what economist Jeremy Rifken calls the Third Industrial Revolution: a network economy where the entire system is interactive, integrated and seamless. This integration of energy sources is presently and will continue to create whole new opportunities for cross-industry