Wind

  • Booming profits from British windfarms have more than made up for declining oil and gas revenues at Dong Energy, a state-owned Danish utility which says it is transforming itself from a high to low-carbon power producer. Dong, the biggest single investor in UK offshore wind projects, including the huge London Array windfarm off Kent, reported first-quarter profits of Kr 8bn (£836m), a sum that ...
  • April 27--PORTLAND, Maine -- Cianbro Development Corp. has told state regulators that a $26 million Pittsfield solar project and the offshore wind farm it is developing with the University of Maine are at "serious financial risk" because of charges Central Maine Power Co. proposed to connect the projects to the grid. Cianbro and biomass plant developer Georges River Energy LLC want the Maine ...
  • (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 27 - The Tunisian start-up Saphon Energy has created a bladeless wind turbine that is more efficient than traditional ones. Inventors say that it produces twice as much energy at a much lower cost, is safer for birds and is ideal for developing countries. About fifty will provide enough energy for a village with a population of about 1,000 and are ''extremely quiet''. ...
  • Government plans to scrap subsidies for onshore wind farms have suffered a defeat in the House of Lords. Ministers had already been defeated twice by peers, only for the changes to the Energy Bill to be reversed by MPs. On Tuesday the Lords backed a new opposition amendment to allow a handful of projects given initial planning permission in Scotland to go ahead. Voting was 270 to 220, for the ...
  • Last June Whirlpool Corporation broke ground on a wind farm near our Findlay, Ohio dishwasher plant and today it is fully operational. Through clean, renewable energy the turbines are expected to offset more than 20% of our on-site electricity consumption. About Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with ...
  • April 27--HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania's state government recently ranked the highest in the country for usage of green power, which includes renewable sources like wind, solar and water. The ranking from the federal Environmental Protection Agency was released earlier this week. Not only did the state government rank as the highest public entity, it also finished 26th overall in a list of 100 ...
  • THE Government has suffered a fresh defeat in the Lords over the scrapping of subsidies for new onshore wind farms - setting up another clash with the elected Commons. Ministers had already been defeated twice by peers, only for the changes to the Energy Bill to be reversed by MPs. Yesterday the Lords backed a new Opposition amendment to allow a handful of projects given initial planning ...
  • Farmers in Mpeketoni, Lamu County have pledged their support for the Sh21 billion wind power plant to be set up in Baharini. The wind power project is sponsored by a Kenyan firm Kenwind Holdings in partnership with a Belgian firm Electrawinds and the World Bank, through the International Finance Corporation. The project is expected to produce 90 megawatts of electricity when completed. The ...
  • April 25--The Seneca Nation of Indians will break ground Wednesday on a $6 million project that will build a wind turbine in Irving that is expected to reduce tribal electricity costs by $400,000 a year. The project will involve the construction of a 2-megawatt wind turbine on 1.5 acres of tribal-owned land off Lucky Layne Road, near the Gil Lay Memorial Sports Arena, just east of Route 5. The ...
  • April 26--FALMOUTH -- The town will go to court to appeal the denial of a special permit for one of its twin wind turbines, the Board of Selectmen announced Monday night, adding another lawsuit to the growing pile of litigation surrounding the controversial machines. Doug Jones, chairman of the board, made a brief statement about the decision Monday after selectmen met in executive session for ...
  • The Saphonian's lower cost could make it an attractive source of off-grid energy in developing countries. A bladeless wind energy convertor inspired by the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage is set to breeze past traditional turbines in terms of efficiency, according to its Tunisian developers. A Tunisian start-up has taken inspiration from the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage to develop a ...
  • Statoil enters the German offshore wind market, through a 50% acquisition of the Arkona offshore wind farm. Statoil and E.ON also announce the final investment decision on the 385 megawatt project. The estimated total investment for the project will be in excess of EUR 1.2 billion. The Arkona wind farm will provide renewable energy for up to 400,000 households in Germany, making it one of the ...
  • A SURVEY has found communities across New South Wales support wind farms. Of the 2000 people surveyed in the State Government-commissioned investigation, 81% said they supported wind farms in the state. It also found: 91% of respondents supported the use of renewables to generate electricity in NSW; 83% said NSW should be producing more of its electricity from renewables; people in NSW ...
  • E.ON is to build another offshore wind farm in German waters. The company has decided to move forward with the Arkona project in the Baltic Sea. The wind farm is expected to be fully operational in 2019. Statoil will have a 50 per cent stake and will be involved in the project from the start. E.ON will have responsibility for building and operating the wind farm. Investments in the project ...
  • Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first UK contract with NTR plc to supply ten Senvion MM92 and three Senvion MM82 turbines to the Quixwood Moor Wind Farm. The Wind Farm, located in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, will have a total rated ...
  • U.S. wind power production grew just 5.1 percent in 2015, the smallest year-to-year growth since 1999, the Department of Energy said Thursday. The agency attributed the sparse increase in wind power production to low wind speeds during the first half of last year. Three states in the Pacific Census division California, Oregon and Washington saw decreases in wind generation in 2015, as did most ...
  • April 22--Wind energy developments in Texas and other southern states are not likely to have a significant negative effect on the migratory patterns of the sandhill crane, a report issued Thursday by the United States Geological Survey found. "The current placement of wind energy towers in the central and southern Great Plains may have relatively few negative effects on sandhill cranes ...
  • General Electric Co. has recently acquired Alstom's energy business for $10.3 billion, and will be using its own gas turbine along with the equipment from Alstom SA to upgrade the power plant in Connecticut, U.S. The order by PSEG Power will see GE's order book increasing to 35 HA turbines. The deal will see GE using a steam generator designed by Alstom, and the company believes this ...
  • CONTROVERSIAL plans for a wind farm near Loch Ness will be decided on appeal by the Scottish Government after Highland Council ran out of time to determine the application. Plans to site 10 turbines on Blairmore Estate near Kiltarlity were submitted in October by Druim Ba Sustainable Energy (DBSE), which previously applied for 23 turbines at the site. The original plans were refused by the ...
  • A new RSPB study has shown an incredible 80 per cent reduction in golden plover numbers following the construction of turbines at the Gordonbush wind farm near Brora. RSPB scientists, funded by SSE, studied golden plovers for five years, before, during and after construction of the wind farm. The study reports that numbers of the plover, which are protected under the European Birds Directive, ...