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Wind Works Power Acquires Ready Project in Germany

Baystreet.ca

In the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook, the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International noted that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17%-19% of global electricity. The report further noted that wind power will create more than two million jobs and reduce CO2 emissions by more than three billion tons …

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Everything You Need to Know About Wind Power

Fix.com

Renewable energy has come a long way in a relatively short time. But there are still many questions about the cost effectiveness and feasibility of investing in renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, especially on an individual level.Solar power has led the renewable energy pack for years. In terms of long-term reliability, solar power generation has the …

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Straight talking: Wind offers much to a world that is short of water

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: My enduring image from the deadly European heatwave in the summer of 2003 was the picture of bedraggled French firefighters spraying what looked like a pathetically thin stream of water on top of the containment dome of a nuclear power plant in an attempt to keep the reactor cool.

The water levels in the Loire river had sunk …

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Getting wind energy to work

The Financial Express

India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in developed countries it is close to 15,000 kWh. India needs faster economic growth for improving quality of life and increasing opportunities for development. As …

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Pope Francis sides with climate change

Press Republican

In late June, Pope Francis issued a 184-page encyclical, “Laudato Si.”

This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision but evolved over many months, with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences playing a leading role.

 

In April of this year, “scientists, religious figures and policymakers gathered at the Vatican to discuss the science of global warming and the danger posed to the world’s poorest …

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Emerging markets climb up the top wind markets chart

SeeNews Renewables

Emerging markets are undeniably today’s hot spot when considering wind power projects and there are clear indications that developing economies will soon dominate the chart with top markets to invest in.

It is important to remember that renewable energy development in emerging markets follows a path very different from the one set by the centralised grids of the industrialised world.

Renewables growth …

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Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological, says Global Industry Group

Desmog

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power.

In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.”

You know, like coal mines?

But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms goes much further than dissing them for their …

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Italy installs 317 MW of wind, PV in H1 2015

See News

Italy installed 190.1 MW of wind farms and 127.4 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first half (H1) of 2015, Italian renewable energy association ANIE Rinnovabili said Monday.

Solar installations revived in May and June after weaker activity in January-April, ANIE noted. The combined capacity of newly installed small solar system, of between 3 kW and 6 kW, …

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Meanwhile In The Future: We Have Changed The Climate With Wind Turbines

Gizmodo

According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, about 2.3 per cent of America’s power is generated by wind. But wind power is becoming wildly popular all over the world. What would happen if a company put up so many wind turbines that they actually changed the climate on Earth? That’s the subject of this week’s podcast.

Wind …

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EKF and KfW IPEX-Bank team for second Uruguayan wind farm

Trade & Export Finance

KfW IPEX-Bank, the international export and project financier, has collaborated with Danish export credit agency Eksport Kredit Fonden (EKF) to provide senior-debt financing for the 50 megawatt (MW) Florida II wind farm project in Uruguay. It represents the second time the pair has teamed up to finance a wind farm in the country, following the non-recourse financing …

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