Archive for the ‘Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines’ Category

‘Not enough jobs’ from wind power, Ripon MP says

Russell Pearse and Act on Climate Victoria co-ordinator Leigh Ewbank prepare for a renewable energy community event in Ararat. Picture: PETER PICKERING Flow Power electricity retailer managing director Matthew van der Linden and Ararat Wind Farm general manager Stuart Liddell. View full post on Wind Power News

Using wind turbines to maximize productivity, reduce costs

Wind turbines can achieve an online availability of about 98%, giving operators approximately one week in the year when planned maintenance can be completed. It is essential to use this time efficiently, concentrating on the most important issues, which can be identified using preventive maintenance techniques. View full post on Wind Power News

Don Cuddy: Offshore wind is coming, whether it’s cheap or not

As the North American manager of Bay State Wind, one of three developers bidding to install wind turbines in federal waters south of Martha's Vineyard, Denmark's Thomas Brostrom is the man to tell us how he sees it as the Dec.20 deadline for submission approaches. “It's different here than in Europe,” he told me. View […]

Effort to ease wind-farm rules gets fresh start in Ohio Senate

When Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay abruptly resigned in October, the wind-energy industry lost one of its most ardent supporters at a time when an important proposal was being considered. This week, Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, has come forward to be the new lead sponsor of the wind-energy plan, which would reduce the distance […]

Solar and Wind Power Face Serious Threats From the Trump Administration

Less than a year into President Trump's time in office, clean energy developers face a slew of unanticipated threats from the White House and Republicans in Congress that could slow the industry's growth in ways unimaginable just a year ago. During Trump's presidential campaign, energy analysts were skeptical of his promise to preserve the coal […]

GE cuts 12,000 positions

General Electric, whose new leadership is moving to eliminate bloat and grapple with the fallout from earlier, ill-timed decisions, is taking drastic steps to keep pace with seismic shifts in the global energy industry. The company said Thursday that it would cut 12,000 jobs in its power division, reducing the size of the unit's workforce […]

Sports Direct and its staffing agencies paid workers £1m too little

Retailer, Best Connection and Transline named and shamed by government after having to repay £946,000 in total Sports Direct and its employment agencies Best Connection and Transline have been named and shamed by the government for paying workers less than the legal minimum wage, underpaying them by nearly £1m. The companies make up three of […]

Sen. Rounds responds to MFG plant closure

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds is responding to the announcement of a major closure of a manufacturing plant in Aberdeen. Molded Fiber Glass Companies announced it is closing its Aberdeen plant on Wednesday, eliminating more than 400 jobs in the city. View full post on Wind Power News

FORTUM CORPORATIONFortum-RUSNANO wind investment fund to start cooperation in Rostov Region in Russia

The Government of the Rostov Region in Russia and Fortum-RUSNANO wind investment fund have entered into a non-binding cooperation agreement to build up to 600 MW of wind power plants in 2019-2022. A separate investment decision will be made for each project. View full post on Wind Power News

Digital Realty brings on more wind power

Digital Realty, which operates 182 data centers throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, announced two new long-term agreements to source approximately 324,000 additional megawatt-hours of renewable wind and solar power annually for the company's Chicago and Ashburn data centers. In Chicago, Digital Realty has signed a contract with Leeward Renewable Energy for an anticipated […]