Posts Tagged ‘first’

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy You’re more likely to run into friendly partridges, rare orchids and endangered eagles than people as you trek around Tilos. The entire Dodecanese island is a nature reserve, with more than 150 species […]

American wind power reports strongest first quarter since 2009

New wind turbine installations in the first quarter spanned the U.S. from Rhode Island and North Carolina to Oregon and Hawaii. America's wind power workforce installed 908 utility-scale turbines in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 2,000 megawatts of capacity. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore Wind Farms Offer Subsidy-Free Power for First Time

German's electricity grid regulator approved bids to build what will be the first offshore wind farms that depend entirely on market prices instead of government support and subsidy. The decision by Bundesnetzagentur, or BNetzA, grants power purchase agreements for 1,490 megawatts of wind farms to be built in the North Sea. View full post on […]

BPA Stops Wind Power Generation For The First Time In 4 Years

And that means the region is producing too much of a good thing: carbon-free, renewable energy in the form of both dam-generated hydropower along with electricity from spinning wind-farm turbines. That's prompted the federal government to take an action it avoided during the last four years of drought conditions: shutting down wind power. View full […]

Revealed: Cumnock to become Scotland’s first fully ‘Green Town’

JANUARY 29: Wind turbines are silhouetted against the sun at Black Law wind farm on January 29, 2010 in Black Law, Scotland. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is exp The plan is to make Cumnock carbon neutral town, creating a blueprint that […]

Saudis Seek Up to $50 Billion for First Phase of Renewables Plan an hour ago

Saudi Arabia will start soliciting bids in the next few weeks for the first phase of a “massive” renewable-energy program costing $30 billion to $50 billion, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said. OPEC's biggest producer plans to generate close to 10 gigawatts from renewables, primarily solar and wind power, by 2023, he said Monday at an energy conference […]

UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Green groups hail analysis showing collapse in coal due to power station closures and rising carbon taxes Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power stations closed last year, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, […]

Great Lakes’ first wind farm moving ahead

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , these days people stay with a job for an average of only 4.2 years . As of January, I started working here at NCPR 16 years ago . View full post on Wind Power News

US advances on clean energy with first offshore wind farm

Offshore wind farms are in development across the country, but the election of Donald Trump may weaken federal support and squelch an emerging industry Several miles off the coast of Rhode Island, a clean energy landmark quietly just powered up. Five 560-foot-tall wind turbines are now spinning their 240-foot-long blades, sending electricity out onto New […]

GE just launched America’s first offshore wind farm with turbines…

They make up the first offshore wind farm in North America, called the Block Island Wind Farm. The turbines started delivering power to the New England grid on December 12. The team began installing the turbines 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island over the summer, and construction was completed in late August. View […]