Posts Tagged ‘Surge’

Wind farms power big surge in renewable energy jobs

A boom in wind farms is fuelling a jobs surge in the renewable energy industry with 17 per cent employment growth in the sector in December. Nationwide, there are now 15,691 renewable energy jobs, rising to 21,168 when including those in small-scale rooftop solar installation. View full post on Wind Power News

Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge

After a long legal battle, 335 turbines will now be built in Scottish waters In the waters of the North Sea a few miles off Scotland’s east coast, a nine-year battle has been raging that threatens a fragile and unique environmental equilibrium. The struggle has made mortal enemies of two huge lobbies that share a […]

Following Recent Surge, Wind Now Generates 5.5 Percent of U.S. Electricity

The U.S. wind energy industry experienced its fastest first-quarter growth since 2009, installing 2,000 new megawatts of capacity – enough to power about 500,000 homes – on its way to producing 5.5 percent of the country's electricity. The American Wind Energy Association also reported that another 21,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity is now under […]

China Can Expect a Surge in Offshore Wind Farms, Goldwind Says

China's development of offshore wind farms could be set to accelerate, supported by favorable government-backed pricing and increased investment. “Offshore wind is becoming more and more economically attractive” after the government cut the tariffs for onshore projects, Ma Jinru, vice president of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., China's biggest maker of wind turbines, said […]

Chile Auction Sees Surge in Wind Power, Rattles Incumbents

Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. and Empresa Nacional de Electricidad/Chile SA won more than two thirds of Chile's largest ever electricity supply auction Wednesday, slashing prices in the process and rattling the shares of the other incumbent power suppliers. Mainstream won 30 percent of the 12.34 Tera-watt hours per year auctioned, while Endesa, a unit of […]

Origin Energy signals surge in renewables spending

Origin Energy has signalled a rush to complete renewable energy projects such as solar and wind farms over the next two years if the target of generating 20 per cent of electricity from renewable energy by 2020 is to be met. As much as 40 per cent of the target 33 terawatt hours of additional […]

Solar Companies Surge as U.S. Tax Credit Brings Early Holiday

In a deal announced late Tuesday, Congress approved an additional five years for the investment tax credit, which is scheduled to end at the end of 2016. It also provided a five- year retroactive extension of the production tax credit, which benefits wind-power developers and expired at the end of 2014. View full post on […]

North Africa sees surge in large-scale wind energy projects

The Wind Power North Africa Conference is taking place from 18 – 21 October 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, to enable private and government stakeholders to discuss key upcoming wind projects and strategies to drive growth in the North African wind power market. North Africa boasts exceptional wind energy conditions. View full post on Wind Power […]

Thousands of Offshore Turbines May Reduce Hurricane Storm Surge

In addition to replacing fossil fuels by creating clean electricity, offshore wind turbines could help alleviate storm surges and wind speeds caused by hurricanes effectively saving billions of dollars in damages and lives each year, according to a Stanford University engineering professor. View full post on Wind Power News

Power line opponents surge against wind energy transmission project

At least 14 people died from overdoses in Kansas City last year. And the influx of people under its hold includes kids. View full post on Wind Power News