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U.S. Trade & Development Agency Funds Near-Shore Wind In Vietnam

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Co. 2 (PECC2), a Vietnamese power engineering company, to support the development of a 100 MW wind farm in southern Vietnam. PECC2 selected [Read More]

E.ON Acquires Stake In Wind Start-Up b.ventus

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

E.ON has bought a stake in b.ventus, a German start-up offering a single-source solution for wind power generation for business customers. According to E.ON, the start-up’s centerpiece is a wind turbine with a hub height of 30 meters. It can [Read More]

AWEA Rolls Out ‘Time To Take Care’ Wind Safety Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched “Take Time to Take Care,” a new campaign focused on wind turbine technician safety. Like any career requiring physical exertion, the wind industry must take preventative measures to avoid soft-tissue damage of [Read More]

innogy Takes Total Control Of Triton Knoll Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

Statkraft and innogy have completed an agreement under which innogy has acquired Statkraft’s 50% share in the Triton Knoll offshore wind project. With the acquisition of Statkraft’s share, innogy has become its sole owner. The purchase price has not been [Read More]

Bloomberg Commits $64 Million To Expand Clean Energy, Cut Coal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

In light of the Trump administration’s plans to rescind the Clean Power Plan, former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced a new commitment of $64 million to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and other organizations working [Read More]

Owens Corning To Shutter Maine Composites Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 company that makes insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, including for the wind industry, is closing down its factory in Brunswick, Maine. According to a local report from the Portland Press Herald, 60 employees will be [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Cuts Ribbon On New Blade Factory In Tangier

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

Today, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco, during an event chaired by Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Morocco’s minister of industry, investment, trade and digital economy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens [Read More]

Researchers Study Huge Potential Of North Atlantic Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science says offshore wind farms situated in the North Atlantic have the potential in the winter to provide sufficient energy to meet all of civilization’s current needs. Considering wind power is very seasonal, [Read More]

EPA Proposes Clean Power Plan Termination

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

The EPA claims the CPP was “premised on a novel and expansive view of agency authority that the Trump administration now proposes to determine is inconsistent with the Clean Air Act.”

Siemens Gamesa Servicing U.K. Offshore Giant For Five More Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced a renewal of its contract to service the 504 MW Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the U.K. The five-year extension is for the operation and maintenance of the [Read More]