Siemens Gamesa Typhoon-Proofs Turbines for Japan

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:00:09 +0000

The increasing winds of storms, especially for typhoon-prone Japan, has led to some changes in the wind industry. A wind farm cluster on the Hokkaido island of north Japan, the Dohoku wind farm cluster, is taking measures to deal with the problem. Siemens Gamesa developed turbines especially designed to secure stability in the wind and […]

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Most U.S. Wind Capacity Built Since 2011 is Located in the Center of the Country

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:23:08 +0000

Wind capacity in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade, from 40.1 gigawatts (GW) in January 2011 to 118.3 GW at the end of 2020. This wind capacity growth was mostly concentrated in the middle of the country. The Texas, Midwest, and Central regions — home to some of the country’s most prolific […]

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Oregon On Verge Of Requiring 100% Clean Electricity By 2040

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 06:21:35 +0000

Electric grids do not change overnight. Power plants and other infrastructure are multi-decade investments, and it’s rare to retire them early. So, it’s a bit painful to watch how slowly they have been getting cleaned up. Even with the majority of new power plants being renewable energy power plants, the percentage of electricity coming from […]

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Kansas GOP Split Over Anti-Wind Bill

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:12:09 +0000

A Kansas bill to sharply curtail the land available for wind turbines is splitting Republicans in the country’s fifth-largest wind energy-producing state. “I don’t speak in hyperbole when I say this bill ends the renewable energy industry in Kansas,” Kimberly Svaty, a lobbyist for a renewable energy advocacy group that works across the Great Plains, told […]

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IdentiFlight AI System Hugely Reduces Bird Fatalities At Wind Farms

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 21:28:58 +0000

Bird fatalities associated with wind farms has long been a focus area of “concern trolls” who primarily don’t want to see the industry grow.

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Morocco Aims For 50% Renewable Energy By 2030

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 06:55:31 +0000

Renewable energy creates about 35% of Morocco’s electricity needs, according to data from 2019. But the country is aiming to do much better

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Texas Wind Power Dominates Coal In Crossover Year

Credit to Author: Kurt Lowder| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 14:23:15 +0000

Everything is bigger in Texas, and wind power is no exception. Wind power has been growing in Texas for years. Now, for the first time, wind power has beaten coal power

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ENGIE Installed Nearly 2 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy in US in 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 03:00:07 +0000

ENGIE has more power capacity installed globally than any other country. In recent years, it has made a strong shift to renewable energy. In North America, almost 100% of its installed power capacity comes from renewable energy or other low-carbon power (i.e., nuclear)

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2020’s Top Wind Energy R&D Achievements

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:31:05 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind, distributed wind — as well as addressing market barriers and system integration

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Canada’s Carbon Price Will Radically Cut Alberta Grid Emissions

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2020 23:15:15 +0000

This is the power of carbon pricing. It makes business cases for fossil fuels and their applications stop making sense

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