Wind Power News
- Deepwater Gets Financing for First US Offshore Wind Farm
Deepwater Wind LLC received $290 million in financing that will allow it to begin building its Block Island offshore wind project in Rhode Island, the first one in the U.S.
- Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015: A Fine February
After a rough start to the year, My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 posted a strong recovery in February.
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- India to Quadruple Renewable Capacity to 175 Gigawatts by 2022
India plans to quadruple its renewable power capacity to 175 gigawatts by 2022 as part of the government?s plan to supply electricity to every household, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday.
- New Mexico Utility Adding Wind, Solar and Geothermal to Its Power Mix
Public Service Co. of New Mexico parent PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) said in its Feb. 27 annual Form 10-K report that its utility subsidiary is gradually adding more renewable energy to its portfolio.
- UK Low-Carbon Contract Winners Revealed: Wind Scores, Solar Disappoints
The first round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) programme ? the UK scheme that is designed to support low-carbon generation and a capacity margin in the energy sector ? has concluded. Contracts were offered to 27 renewable electricity projects with a total value of some £315 million (US$500 million), which include two offshore wind farms with a total planned capacity of more than 1.1 GW, 15 onshore wind projects and five solar projects. In total, more 2 GW of new low-carbon capacity (including renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage) could be built under the CfD scheme.
- Iberdrola Agrees to Buy UIL for $3 Billion to Expand US Renewable Business
Iberdrola SA, Spain?s largest electricity company, agreed to buy UIL Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at about $3 billion in cash and shares to create a U.S. utility with about 3.1 million customers.
- Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?
A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are ?wide disparities [?] in the extent to which electric utilities currently deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency.? To find the source of these disparities, look n
- Vestas, Mitsubishi Settle on Offshore Turbine Design
In 2014, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)formed a joint venture with Vestas called MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The strategy behind that joint venture is now substantially clearer. MHI?s decision to stop the commercialization of its 7 MW SeaAngel offshore wind turbine, to focus instead on the Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbine under MHI Vestas Offshore Wind,
- The Keystone XL Pipeline: Nobody Won
Left, Right, Left, Right... It's been a long battle. More than five years of bickering by both sides. A Republican-led Congress took office almost two months ago, and they, along with many Democrats, made the XL Pipeline one of their top priorities. Meanwhile, almost no other issues have been discussed, virtually no other legislation has passed. It
- European Commission Unveils Draft Energy Strategy
The European Commission has unveiled ?A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy,? which is a key plank in the development of its plans for Europe?s energy sector through 2030.
- Clean Energy Is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple and Google
Apple and Google have changed our lives forever, both because of their technological innovations and sheer size as global corporations. Now, they?re aiming to reshape the energy landscape.
- Japan Panel Considers 16 Percent Cut for Solar Feed-in Tariff
Japan is considering reducing the incentives for developers of solar power projects by as much as 16 percent to reflect lower operating and maintenance costs.