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IRENA: Solar Beats Wind In Record Year For Global Renewables Growth

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

Representing the strongest year yet for new capacity additions, global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In total, by the end of last year, [Read More]

Adwen Inches Closer To 8 MW Offshore Turbine Completion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

Adwen says it has entered the final stages of installation for its AD 8-180 prototype, an offshore wind turbine with a nominal capacity of 8 MW and a 180-meter rotor. Over the past 18 months, the platform has undergone extensive [Read More]

Anheuser-Busch InBev Makes 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Cheers to sustainability and a clean energy future! Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, whose brands include Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, has announced a commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In [Read More]

CanWEA Spring Forum To Delve Into Canada, U.S. Wind Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is highlighting the keynote addresses for its upcoming CanWEA Spring Forum, taking place on April 4-5 in Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec. In addition to a lineup of wind energy stakeholders, the program will feature keynote addresses [Read More]

Ingeteam Wins DNV GL Approval At Wind Converter Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Ingeteam, a global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for its wind converter manufacturing facility in northern Spain. The DNV GL approval certifies that a workshop operates with approved production facilities, [Read More]

Trump Fires Executive Order At Obama’s Clean Power Plan

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Just as he vowed to do, President Donald Trump has issued a review of the Obama administration’s landmark emissions-reduction initiative. However, it’s not doomsday for the renewables industry, some groups say.

Bird Groups File Suit Against Lake Erie Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Two bird conservation groups, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), have filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) over its plans to build and operate a wind turbine at its Camp Perry facility. [Read More]

Former GE Offshore CEO Named Chairman Of Turbine Tech Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Anders Soe-Jensen, former CEO of offshore wind for both GE and Vestas, has become the new chairman of Bladena, a Denmark-based developer and manufacturer of technology solutions for wind turbines. In turn, he will also become a joint owner of [Read More]

Bachmann Introduces Grid Measurement, Monitoring Module For Wind Plants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Bachmann electronic GmbH is rolling out its new GMP232 grid measurement and monitoring module for wind power plants. Integrated with a programmable logic controller (PLC), the module is suited for electrical, three-phase networks. This latest generation of the GMP232 offers [Read More]

DNV GL’s ‘Twisties’ Joint Industry Project To Boost Offshore Wind Logistics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project (JIP) to develop a recommended practice intended to de-risk the adoption of “Twisties” and demonstrate the unitization of wind project cargo. The company defines “Twisties” as a modular project-cargo transport frame system [Read More]