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Mayor de Blasio Called On To Bring Offshore Wind To NYC

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2016

More than 150 New Yorkers recently joined community groups, environmental justice leaders, national environmental organizations and local officials on the steps of City Hall in New York City to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for his commitment to power 100% [Read More]

Gode Wind 2 Offshore Project Now Feeding Into German Grid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 19, 2016

DONG Energy says its Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm, located in the German North Sea, has started producing power and feeding into Germany’s grid. With 42 wind turbines and a capacity of 252 MW, Gode Wind 2 will produce [Read More]

Report: Global Renewables Deals Generated $68B Last Year

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 19, 2016

Renewable energy investments accounted for 50% of global power and utilities transaction activity in 2015, according to a new report from EY. The report says 245 renewables deals generated $68 billion, showing that investors around the world remain focused on [Read More]

Senvion Heads Into Indian Market With New Subsidiary

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 19, 2016

Germany-based turbine manufacturer Senvion is entering the Indian market by opening a new subsidiary in Delhi. Amit Kansal, former commercial country manager at Vestas India, will lead the new office as CEO and managing director of Senvion India Ltd. In [Read More]

Westar Energy Secures Contract For Turbine Inspections Via Drone

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 19, 2016

International aerospace company Strat Aero PLC says it has been awarded a contract with Kansas-based utility Westar Energy to provide wind turbine inspection services via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Under the terms of the contract, Strat Aero will initially inspect [Read More]

Governors Across U.S. Pledge Commitment To Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2016

A bipartisan group of 17 governors has signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future – a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices and a modern electrical grid. The accord provides participating governors [Read More]

Debstedt Wind Farm Getting Refitted With Three New Gamesa Towers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2016

Gamesa has received an order from Energiekontor, a renewable energy developer in Germany, to repower a wind farm with three G128-4.5 MW turbines. By installing these towers, which will have an aggregate capacity of 13.5 MW, Gamesa will overhaul the [Read More]

ABS Group Providing Services For Floating Offshore Wind Demo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2016

ABS Group Ltd., a Houston-headquartered provider of project certification and quality assurance services for offshore wind assets, has received a contract to provide third-party certification and design verification services for Hexicon AB for the Dounreay Trì floating offshore wind farm [Read More]

Oregon Company Looks To Cut Concrete 75% With Turbine Foundation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2016

An Oregon start-up is developing a new wind turbine foundation system that it says could cut the amount of concrete used by 75%. RUTE Foundation Systems and a research team at Portland State University are receiving $66,000 in early-stage investment [Read More]

Study Says El Niño Not To Blame For Last Year’s Wind Drought

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2016

The unprecedented drop in windiness affecting vast swaths of the U.S. in 2015 cannot be explained by the impacts of El Niño, claims a new report from DNV GL. “Advanced analysis reveals more complex causes,” explains Daran Rife, whose DNV [Read More]