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Smog-free China: Gov’t showing mettle to win against all odds

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Does anti-smog war in China have a silver lining? This is the biggest question hovering into the minds of every Chinese and even people living in different parts of the world.

If analyzed with various perspectives figuring out rational logics and magnitude of pragmatic efforts to take the space back encroached by smog (a toxic air pollutant posing health hazards), answer …

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Update from IWTMA

Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, Chennai, India

A Green Energy Exchange on Cards to Reduce Power Costs

Power buyers can so-on start buying green electricity – solar and wind – from the ex-change at competitive rates. The Indian Energy Exchange initiative is likely to make green power cheaper, helping reduce the cash outgo on power bills by consumers.

The Central Electricity …

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Recent industry development and analyses

 

Brazilian Auction Cancellation Is Understandable Yet Still Inadvisable

The cancellation of the highly anticipated Brazilian reserve auction scheduled for December 19th came as a horrible surprise to Brazil’s wind and solar power industries, but given the circumstances, the decision was not shocking. MAKE analysts argue that through this cancellation, the Brazilian government has now introduced a policy uncertainty in …

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Why wind turbines are increasing in size?

Manufacturers are able to produce ever larger wind turbines. With larger rotor blades, a modern wind turbine can produce relatively more clean energy, decreasing CO2 emissions even more. Larger wind turbines also help lower the costs of renewable energy.

Why are larger wind turbines so efficient? If the rotor blades of a wind turbine double in length, the turbine catches four …

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Japan to lower feed-in tariff purchase prices towards 2019

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will cut the prices to buy electricity from wind and solar under the country’s feed-in tariff system over the three years until 2019. Public hearing will be organized and final decision is expected to be made by March 2017.

Several changes will be made to the Japanese FIT system:

Price will be set for …

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Update on Facilitating Offshore Wind (FOWIND) Project in India

GWEC has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) Project for the past three years. This year we will install India’s first offshore wind research platform off the coast of Gujarat. The platform is being developed jointly by FOWIND, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE). The …

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Nexans and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind join a close cooperation

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) and Nexans join a close cooperation in which the performance of new products and solutions all around the connection of higher voltage wind farm networks is continuously developed. In many years’ partnership Nexans supplies Medium Voltage OW projects with compact cable connection systems for 36 kV wind turbines. Today customized cable lengths are factory equipped …

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Cancellation of the auction threatens investment in wind energy in Brazil

The Brazilian wind industry was taken by surprise on Wednesday the 14 December, when the news came in that the 2nd Reserve Energy Auction (2nd LER 2016) had been cancelled. Originally scheduled for 19 December, the auction was expected to include solar and wind energy. “At a time when the government is announcing a major package to stimulate investment, it …

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China’s new Five-Year Energy Plan

The 13th Energy Five-Year Plan (FYP) was released by National Energy Administration (NEA) on 5 January. The Energy FYP is the framework legislation defining energy development for the next five years in China. In parallel to the main Energy FYP, there are 14 other supporting FYPs, such as the Renewable Energy 13th FYP, Wind FYP, Electricity FYP etc, which were …

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