Wind Power News
- Ukraine Seeks Renewable Energy Investors to Loosen Russia?s Grip
Ukrainian officials say they?ve found a way to protect the nation from Russia: Go green.
- Clean Energy Investment Rises 9 Percent, Led by Solar-Power Demand
Clean energy investment rose by 9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier on surging demand for rooftop solar panels from the U.S. to Japan.
- CEO of German Utility RWE Says It Should Have Invested in Renewable Energy So...
What?s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to close its profitable nuclear power plants?
- Distributed Generation Shines in Thailand
Electricity generation today is moving towards a more decentralised model where generation is close to demand. Possible benefits are diminished transmission and distribution losses and investments, improved energy efficiency, and increased security of supply. Implementing a large central power plant is extremely challenging in terms of site availability, as well as public concern about environmental issues.
- When Renewables Meet the Oil and Gas Industry, Opposites Attract
At first glance, pairing renewable energy with the oil and gas sector would seem an unlikely match. But behind the curtain, romance could be blooming.
- Global Renewable Energy Should Triple to Save Climate, UN Panel Says
The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.
- Post-Fukushima Japan Taps Coal Over Renewables
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan?s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he?d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.
- The Never Dull Life of a Wind Farm
A wind farm?s story is a little bit like a romantic comedy. It?s all about the buildup. We tend to rivet our attention on the development phase ? the controversies over siting, the struggle for permitting, the landing of contracts.
- China?s Idle Wind Power Curbs Tariff Cuts, Regulator Says
Switching off wind turbines in China because their electricity can?t be absorbed by the grid is limiting how much planners can cut incentives given to renewable power producers.
- IKEA Enters US Wind Market With Largest Renewables Investment to Date
IKEA is at it again. In an effort to achieve its goal of producing more renewable energy than it consumes by 2020, the retail giant announced yesterday that it has purchased the 98-MW Hoopeston wind farm in Illinois. This purchase marks its first wind project investment in the U.S. and largest renewables investment globally. IKEA will own the wind farm and U.S.-based developer Apex Clean Energy will manage the project.
- Tax Code of Honor: US Congress Must Choose a Clean Energy Future
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden has officially begun consideration of legislation to reinstate a suite of tax credits that big polluters and their allies succeeded in getting Congress to let expire, including vital, commonsense policies that promote clean energy.
- Russia Sets Renewable Energy Auction Dates
The Russian Government has announced that renewable energy source (RES) investment project auctions (IPA) for the years 2015 through 2018 will be held May 28 through June 10, 2014.
- Capital for Clean Energy Easier to Find as Investors Seek Simplicity
Simplifying finance vehicles for renewable energy will lure more investors and lower the costs of capital.