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GWEC predicts 34% installation surge in 2014

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:51
WORLDWIDE: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has said that it expects global wind installations to rise 34% this year to 47.3GW.
Categories: Wind Power

Speech: Edward Davey launches the Scotland Analysis Energy Paper

Department of Energy - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:42
As the UK Government publishes its analysis of the implications in energy of Scottish independence, Ed Davey speaks about Scotland’s energy future within the United Kingdom.

UN Climate Change Panel to Discuss Global Transition to Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:23

After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

UK government warns on Scottish energy bills

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:02
UK: A report by the UK government's Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has claimed the cost of renewables could push bills in an independent Scotland up by £189 (EUR 229) every year.
Categories: Wind Power

Crowd-Funded US Rooftop Solar May Top $5 Billion in Five Years

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:53

Crowdfunding may supply the rooftop solar projects with $5 billion of investment within five years, more than 50 times the amount raised to date.

Time-Lapse Video Shows Condenser Shell Placement at Vogtle 3

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:25
Crane operators have lifted another large component safely into place at Vogtle 3, one of two new Westinghouse reactors under construction at the Georgia nuclear plant. On Monday, Southern Co. released this video showing the recent placement of the condenser B lower shell in the unit's turbine island...(read more)

Vestas confirms WindEnergy Hamburg attendance

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:31
GERMANY: Vestas has decided to attend the WindEnergy Hamburg conference despite its opposition to the even'ts move away from Husum.
Categories: Wind Power

NTE Solutions Hires Senior Director, Expands Nuclear Advisory Services Team

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:30
NTE Solutions is pleased to announce that Jim Medford has joined the company as Senior Director. Medford will head up the firm’s growing nuclear advisory services arm, which provides the nuclear industry access to highly experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in plant management,...(read more)

NRC Issues License for South Dakota Uranium Project

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:27
Powertech Uranium Corp. has received a critical regulatory approval for its Dewey-Burdock project in South Dakota, the company announced Tuesday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a final source and byproduct materials license following a positive environmental impact statement issued in January...(read more)

Statement to Parliament: UK Downstream Oil Sector

Department of Energy - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:18
Written Ministerial Statement by Michael Fallon on the Downstream UK Oil sector

Statement to Parliament: Scotland Analysis: Energy

Department of Energy - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:18
Statement by the Secretary of State, Edward Davey.

Press release: “Energy bills will go up with independence” - Davey

Department of Energy - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:18
Edward Davey made the positive case for the UK’s single energy market, showing how independence would increase people’s energy bills.

Analysis: XEMC faces uphill battle for US offshore market

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:09
UNITED STATES: At first glance, New Jersey's rejection of a plan by Fishermen's Energy to build a 25MW demonstration offshore wind farm is a blow to the efforts of China's XEMC.
Categories: Wind Power

Shale Gas Boom Leaves Wind Power Developers Seeking More Subsidy

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:34

Wind power in the U.S. is on a respirator. The $14 billion industry, the world’s second-largest buyer of wind turbines, is reeling from a double blow — cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and the death last year of federal subsidies that made wind the most competitive of all renewable energy sources in the U.S.

News story: New scheme offers cash incentive to households using renewable heating systems in their homes

Department of Energy - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:09
The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems