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Wind industry survey shows negative media impact on public understanding

03/03/2015

A survey of 2,000 adults carried out by OnePoll and commissioned by trade association RenewableUK has found that the British public has been taken in by negative publicity aimed at undermining the wind industry.

India to quadruple renewable power capacity by 2022

03/03/2015

In a move that some say will be difficult to follow through, India’s finance minister has announced that the nation aims to install four times its current renewable power capacity by 2022.

Report: Cost of offshore wind energy has fallen since 2011

27/02/2015

A report on the UK’s offshore wind industry has shown that the technology has come down 11 per cent in cost over the last three years.

UK government targets renewables in £315m investment announcement

27/02/2015

The British government wants contracts awarded to renewable energy projects to generate over 1.1 GW of power for the country, once operational.

Statistic reveals five-year power generation trend for UK

26/02/2015

Fossil fuel power has been on the wane in the UK over the last five years, while output from wind power has more than trebled.

Iberdrola launches US expansion with $3bn purchase

26/02/2015

Spanish utility Iberdrola is to buy UIL Holdings Corp for in the region of $3bn to create a new listed power and electric utility and expand in the United States.

German government tensions over Energiewende progress

26/02/2015

The junior partner in the German government, the Social Democrats, says that the country’s energy transition cannot be held up while the other governmental parties resolve their internal differences on power transmission.

How remotely operated aerial vehicles are changing the view of power and utility inspections

25/02/2015

Remotely operated aerial vehicles are increasingly being adopted as a site inspection tool.

Wind turbine blade design shift up a gear

25/02/2015

Designing new wind turbine blades involves considering changing industry conditions as well as addressing past problems.

European Commission renewables chief highlights importance of heating ahead of power

25/02/2015

The head official at the European Commission’s renewable directorate says the EU’S focus needs to shift away from electricity towards heating and cooling if it is to achieve a balanced and successful energy policy.

Nuclear power group Areva announces $5.6bn loss

23/02/2015

Areva, the nuclear reactor builder has announced losses of $5.6bn for 2014.

China’s anti-pollution strategy drives increased renewable power demand

23/02/2015

Beijing’s efforts to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions drove a strong demand for wind and solar power installations in the last 12 months.

RES Offshore wins O&M contract for Duddon Sands met mast

20/02/2015

RES Offshore has won a contract from Dong Energy and Scottish Power Renewables to carry out the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the West of Duddon Sands met mast and equipment for the next five years.

Gamesa turbines contracted for Brazilian wind projects

20/02/2015

Spain’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer has received orders to supply 75 units in Brazil for projects from engineering company Grupo Serven and power utility Cia. Hidro-Eletrica do Sao Francisco.

DONG Energy partners with SmartWind Technologies for innovative radar system

19/02/2015

Denmark’s DONG Energy has chosen SmartWind Technologies to supply what it is calling ‘a game-changing’ dual-doppler radar system for offshore wind measurement.

Storage demonstration project set for Japanese island

19/02/2015

Takaoka Toko has selected Saft’s Intensium Max Li-ion containerised battery system to provide energy storage for a demonstration microgrid project - aimed at expanding the installation of reneable energy using systems - on the remote Japanese island of Niijima in the Tokyo prefecture.

Report shows decline in UK power generation contracts

18/02/2015

The latest EIC Monitor report shows an overall drop of 25 per cent in contracting activity across UK power generation sectors in Q4 2014.

BMR receives $62m for Jamaican wind power project

18/02/2015

BMR Energy has received a $62.7m loan to finance a 36 MW wind project in Jamaica.

MHI Vestas in wind turbine contract win for UK’s Walney

18/02/2015

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has won a wind turbine supply contract for phase 1 of the UK’s Walney Extension offshore wind farm.

World’s largest offshore wind project given go-ahead

17/02/2015

The UK’s Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind farm became the world’s largest consented offshore wind project today after being given the green light by energy secretary Ed Davey.