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Report: Coal, Nuclear Plant Closures? Don’t Blame Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

In response to questions posed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a new report finds there is no evidence that a changing power mix poses a threat to the reliability of the nation’s power system.

Siemens Wind Power Fined For 2015 Accident At Wind Blade Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

Siemens Wind Power Ltd. has pleaded guilty and has been fined C$60,000 as the result of a 2015 incident in which a worker fell from a weigh scale and was struck by a moving loader at a blade manufacturing plant. [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Holds First Shareholders’ General Meeting Since Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

Today in Zamudio, Vizcaya, Spain, Siemens Gamesa held its first shareholders’ general meeting since Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa merged to become one company. During the meeting, shareholders ratified the appointment of Markus Tacke as the new CEO of the [Read More]

DNV GL Invites Wind Stakeholders To Joint Industry Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 19, 2017

DNV GL is inviting the wind industry to its latest joint industry project (JIP), which aims to optimize the performance of wind farms by reducing the downtime and lowering the costs of energy over a project’s life span. “Modern turbines [Read More]

Danish Offshore Wind Alliance Arrives In U.S. To Form Partnerships

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 19, 2017

Four Danish offshore wind companies have arrived in the U.S. to begin a weeklong road show exploring potential partnerships. Comprising the Trade Council of Denmark’s Offshore Wind Alliance, Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime design and manufacture [Read More]

Cold Spell? Not A Problem For Wind Turbines, U.K. Study Says

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 16, 2017

A new study by climate scientists is advancing the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather, according to the Met Office, the U.K.’s national weather service. The team, which involved [Read More]

Study: Offshore Wind In Newfoundland And Labrador ‘Likely’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 16, 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has released a study identifying the supply chain associated with offshore wind energy development and analyzing the capacity within the province to meet development requirements. NEIA is a nonprofit association of businesses [Read More]

Virginia Ready To Adopt Commercial Wind

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 15, 2017

On track to be the first commercial wind project in the state of Virginia, Apex Clean Energy’s Rocky Forge will begin construction by year-end.

GE Turbine Falls At NextEra Wind Farm In Nebraska

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2017

A wind turbine collapsed at a Nebraska wind farm owned by NextEra Energy Resources early Tuesday morning. Bryan Garner, spokesperson for NextEra, tells North American Windpower that one of the turbines at the 74.8 MW Steele Flats Wind Energy Center [Read More]

Wind, Solar To Make Up Nearly Half Of World’s Installed Capacity By 2040

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2017

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are set to take almost three-quarters of the $10.2 trillion the world will invest in new power generating technology over the years to 2040, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) [Read More]