Post Tagged with: "Wind energy"

Source: CNBC

North Dakota’s largest power plant looks set to close as the owner bets on wind energy

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A 1,151-megawatt (MW) coal power station in North Dakota is set to be retired after it was deemed to have “lost value compared to other alternatives in recent years.”

Announcing the decision at the end of last week, electric

Coronavirus continues to impact the wind energy sector as Germany’s Nordex withdraws guidance

Coronavirus continues to impact the wind energy sector as Germany’s Nordex withdraws guidance

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Nordex has become the latest wind turbine manufacturer to withdraw guidance for the 2020 financial year, in another example of how the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the renewable energy sector.

In a statement issued Tuesday the German company said …

Source: CNBC

The coronavirus is hitting renewable energy supply chains and factories, and could slow the global energy transition

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Global renewable energy capacity hit 2,537 gigawatts (GW) at the end of last year, an increase of 176 GW compared to 2018, but the coronavirus continues to cast a shadow over the sector’s prospects for 2020, impacting both supply

Source: CNBC

Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

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Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040.

The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials.

This, it …

January 20, 2020 - 1:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, ESG, Sustainability
Source: Houston Chronicle

Biodiesel and wind tax credits extended, as Congress prepares to vote

Houston Chronicle


UPDATE:

Tax credits for biodiesel and wind energy were extended under a deal struck by Republicans and Democrats late Monday night, according to sources close to the discussions. With the House expected to vote on the spending plan

December 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Regulatory, Renewable Energy
FILE PHOTO: General view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off the coast of Blackpool, Britain September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

Reaping wind at sea could become $1 trillion industry: IEA

Reuters


Offshore wind could become a cornerstone of the world’s power supply as steep cost reductions and improved technology unleash the potential of the green energy source, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday.

Renewables replacing fossil fuel is …

October 25, 2019 - 8:59 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Renewable Energy
Equinor to build first offshore floating wind to power oil and gas operations

Equinor to build first offshore floating wind to power oil and gas operations

Source: Houston Chronicle


Equinor said Friday it will build the first-ever offshore floating wind development designed to power its oil and gas platforms off the coast of Norway.

The roughly $550 million Hywind Tampen project will be built about 85 …

October 11, 2019 - 9:15 am Closing Bell Story‎, International, Offshore
Source: EIA

Germany to Totally Exit Coal

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Proposal calls for the transition to occur by 2038
A government-appointed coal commission in Germany has laid the groundwork for a plan to phase out the use of coal completely by

Wind is Getting Big, but How Big?

Wind is Getting Big, but How Big?

In Texas wind is big: it’s in the top two states for wind power plants

Electricity generation from wind in the United States has increased from about 6 billion kilowatthours (kWh) in 2000 to about 254 billion kWh in 2017, …

The Wind Boom: Generators Moving to Wind because of Economics

The Wind Boom: Generators Moving to Wind because of Economics

With a proposed ~$4 billion investment in wind generation starting now, Xcel Energy wants to make wind 35% of its total energy mix by 2021

Xcel Energy (ticker: XEL) announced what it called the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity …

Renewable Energy could Replace Fossil Fuels for Power Gen by 2066: an OAG360® Exclusive Interview with NREL Director Martin Keller

Renewable Energy could Replace Fossil Fuels for Power Gen by 2066: an OAG360® Exclusive Interview with NREL Director Martin Keller

If Martin Keller’s prediction comes true, in 50 years the U.S. won’t be using nearly the amount of crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas or coal as the legacy energy industry has been supplying for the past 100 years

Wind Sector Job Boom Could Offer Shelter to Displaced Oil & Gas Employees

Wind Sector Job Boom Could Offer Shelter to Displaced Oil & Gas Employees

88,000 Wind Jobs and Hiring

It may not be anywhere close to the size of the oil and gas industry, but the wind industry has been on a hiring binge of late.

The wind sector supported 88,000 jobs at the …

April 15, 2016 - 10:46 am Closing Bell Story‎, Jobs, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Das Windprojekt "Hornsdale" entsteht im australischen Capital Territory (ACT) aus 32 direkt angetriebenen Windturbinen vom Typ Siemens SWT-3.2-113.

The Hornsdale wind project, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will consist of 32 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines.

Australia Removes Wind Projects from $2 Billion Renewable Development Fund

The Australian government will no longer allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in wind

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) received a directive from the Australian government to stop investing in future wind power projects. Australian Prime Minister …

August 25, 2015 - 12:59 pm International, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
If species gains the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's recommended "endangered" designation in April, shale, wind energy developers could be affected.

Pending Govt. Designation Could Threaten Areas of NE Shale Development

Comment Period Ends Mar. 17, 2015

Remember the Northern Spotted Owl? It was a bird living in the Pacific northwest that was awarded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Threatened Species” designation in 1990. Vast swaths of timber were classified …

742,000-Acre Wind Energy Farm will be 12 Miles Off the Massachusetts Shore

742,000-Acre Wind Energy Farm will be 12 Miles Off the Massachusetts Shore

Department of Interior looking to triple federal offshore acreage for wind development

In a press release on Monday, the Department of Interior announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a …

November 26, 2014 - 5:23 pm Energy News, Oil and Gas 360 Articles