Wind Power News
- Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot
Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ?freeze? on the state?s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving Ohio backward as other states move forward, developing job-creating CO2-neutral/CO2-light, clean renewable energy. This new state law freezes economic growth in a sect
- UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction
The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur low-carbon electricity.
- Wind Energy Innovation: Vortex Generators
The wind energy industry has doggedly pursued higher energy yields and lower costs of energy with each successive generation of wind turbines. As a result, the wind energy industry has lowered its costs by over 40 percent in just the past four years. Innovations in wind turbine design, materials, and the sub-component supply chain are continually
- EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees
The European Commission approved the U.K. government?s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid rules.
- Europe To Build Only 192 GW of Wind Power Capacity by 2020
Falling power demand and an economic slump in Europe prompted the region?s wind-turbine industry group to cut its forecast for installations through 2020.
- ABB Hit by Wind, Solar Charges for Third Consecutive Quarter
ABB Ltd. earnings dropped for a third consecutive quarter, missing analyst estimates, amid mounting charges at the unit for offshore wind and solar projects.
- How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Ja...
Japan thinks of itself as famously poor in energy, but this national identity rests on a semantic confusion. Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels ? but among all major industrial countries, it?s the richest in renewable energy like sun, wind, and geothermal. For example, Japan has nine times Germany?s renewable energy resources. Yet Japan makes about nine times less of its electricity from renewables (excluding hydropower) than Germany does.
- Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in Fir...
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower provided 55.7 percent of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of 2014 (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed).
- The Big Question: What is Your Prediction for the North American Wind Power M...
Today wind project development in the U.S. is at an all-time high. The production tax credit (PTC) language was changed at the close of 2012 to allow projects to take advantage of the PTC as long as they began construction before the end of 2013 and finished it by 2015. As a result of that new language, developers are rushing to get all that wind in the ground. AWEA predicts that 2014 and 2015 will be great years for annual installed wind capacity in the U.S. But what happens next really is the big question.
- Overcoming Hurdles To Use More Renewable Energy
Last week, General Motors joined 11 other companies committed to renewable energy in signing on to the Renewable Energy Buyers? Principles ? a clear set of guidelines designed to help utilities and renewable energy providers understand how they can help make renewable energy investments easier for companies and meet rising demand. As one of the man
- Microgrids: They're Kind of a Big Deal
For locals participating in the Pecan Street Demonstration in Austin?s suburban town of Mueller, TX, residential carbon footprint data is about as available as square footage. Their home utility consumption is monitored by the Pecan Street Research Institute at The University of Texas-Austin as part of the institute?s efforts to understand how indi
- From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects
At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable result of all of this effort is steel in the ground (or on the roof?or in the water? as the case may be). The growth of renewable energy is measured through projects
- New Trade Rulings Boost China Wind, Solar in US
In a quirk of timing, two completely unrelated rulings are boosting the outlook for Chinese new energy firms from the wind and solar sectors in their complex relationship with the U.S. The two cases are quite different, but each reflects the wariness Washington feels towards these Chinese firms due to their government ties. In the bigger of the two