Wind power Stories June 1

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Today on EGEB, MidAmerican claims it will be the first U.S. utility to offer 100% renewable energy to willing clients. Dandelion seeks to take a foothold in the heating and air conditioning market with a new geothermal unit. Foreign companies adapt to Trump’s tariffs by planning new U.S. factories.

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Wind power Stories May 25

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Today on EGEB, the U.S. East coast is about to become an offshore wind powerhouse with two projects totaling 1200 MW on the way. Canadian Solar is reeling under Trump administration’s protectionist policy. A new report by the consulting company ICF Inc underlines that now is the best time tax-wise to upgrade existing wind turbines.

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Wind power Stories May 22

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Today on EGEB, U.S. oceans are about to get a little more crowded by wind turbines. China and India are the main players behind the massive expansion of solar power production. Scientists publish a new study that rebukes a previous one that claimed that powering a country only with renewable energy is impossible.

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Wind power Stories May 21

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Today on EGEB, clean energy investment in the UK took a 56% drop in 2017 according to the Environmental Audit Committee. The Imperial College of London confirms that from January to March 2018, wind power outproduced for the first time ever nuclear power in the UK. As solar power grows, grid managers struggle to reconcile power production and the market’s need. A new study examines possible scenarios and their effects on consumers and grid managing.

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Wind power Stories May 17

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Today on EGEB, Japan updates its toothless energy plan. Oil-producing Alaska seeks carbon-free power to save itself from thawing permafrost. A new report shows how the 20 most water-stressed countries also have the most potential for solar energy and could thus alleviate their people’s thirst by going green.

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Wind power Stories May 14

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Today on EGEB, Apple, Alcoa, Rio Tinto and both Canadian federal and Quebec provincial governments invest to build the first zero-emission aluminum plant in the world. The U.S. Geological Survey publishes a map of every wind turbines in the country. German utility provider Uniper wants to produce green methane using wind power.

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Wind power Stories May 11

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Today on EGEB, wind power producers are bound to be more competitive by using AI technology. Scientists want to create polymer that takes 10 times less energy to make. GE, in alliance with Arroyo Energy, has been awarded a new contract to build wind turbines for Chile. expand full story

Wind power Stories September 1, 2017

Tesla’s large-scale Powerpack energy storage projects have so far been mostly paired with solar farms, but the technology can also be useful for wind energy when the wind is not blowing.

The massive new 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system contract that Tesla won in Australia is the first step in that direction since it will be combined with Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm.

Now the company is going deeper into the industry with a new partnership with Vestas, the world’s largest wind-turbine maker. expand full story

Wind power Stories January 23, 2017

Pew Research Center has released the most recent results of their yearly survey asking Americans their opinions on energy development.  In it, a large majority of Americans – 65% – give priority to developing alternative energy over fossil fuels.  Less than half as many – 27% – think that we should be expanding production of oil, coal and natural gas. The number of Americans supporting alternative energy in the survey has been consistently high since Pew started asking this question, and has been increasing since 2013. expand full story

Wind power Stories December 13, 2016

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After seven years of development and more than a year of construction, energy development group DeepwaterWind announced that the United States’ very first offshore wind farm, the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island, is fully operational, and is now supplying electricity to the New England region’s power grid. The activation of the wind farm marks the first time that Block Island will be connected to New England’s power grid, and the first time the island will have access to clean, renewable energy.

The Block Island Wind Farm, which consists of five 6-megawatt wind turbines, is located 3.8 miles offshore and is expected to produce a total of 125,000 megawatt hours annually. Though small compared to European projects, the wind farm represents an important milestone both for DeepwaterWind and for the US in general.

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