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Sector uses Global Wind Day to stress business credentials

Recharge news

The wind industry today celebrated its annual Global Wind Day by stressing its credentials as a “fully mainstream” industrial sector.

As organisations and businesses around the world held events to mark the day, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said the renewable source had emerged as “the favoured solution for large companies who need a reliable and consistent energy flow …

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Wind energy industry touts global growing business appeal

BusinessGreen

Global Wind Day aims to promote benefits of wind power to private sector firms

The annual event, organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council, will today stage a series of open days, school visits and marketing initiatives designed to raise the profile of wind energy to a wide range of audiences.

Malgosia Bartosik, acting CEO …

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Quercus eyes 300 MW of Italian wind with new investment fund

SeeNews Renewables

Quercus Asset Selection is launching a new investment fund whose goal is to build a 300-MW portfolio of Italian wind farms in the next two years.

The Luxembourg-based infrastructure investor said Monday it aims at total investments of at least EUR 150 million (USD 170m). To gain access to the fund, international institutional investors will have to commit no less …

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Can China’s top-down approach fix its environmental crisis?

The Guardian

China’s top-down, engineering-driven approach may clean-up its environmental crisis, just don’t expect transparency and accountability.

China has the largest and one of the most dynamic clean tech sectors in the world. The close to $90bn invested in clean tech last year puts it well ahead of both the EU and the US. For all the recent troubles of companies such …

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What can the June G7 Summit do to boost global climate action in the run up to Paris?

Climate Change – The New Economy

Unless there is political intervention, we will leave Paris with an agreement which to my mind conjures up a picture of a Christmas tree decorating party, where everyone will come and bring ornaments to hang on the tree, and a few will leave presents ‘from Santa’. If the ornaments represent the INDC pledges, and the …

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Straight talking: Time for polluters to go without subsidies, too

Windpower Monthly 

WORLDWIDE: After spending the best part of the past 20 years defending renewable energy in general – and wind in particular – from being dismissed out of hand as too expensive or unaffordable, I think it’s safe to say that we’re past that conversation in many, if not most, countries. That’s not everywhere, of course, and not for …

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Bladeless Turbines – The New Wind Power

Seeking Alpha

In alternative energy, there is typically a trade-off. If you want to eliminate fossil fuels, then you need to pay more for clean energy. And if you want clean energy, you may have a field of hundreds of loud windmills staring you in the face — quite an eyesore. The lengths of those propellers have been growing steadily over …

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Iran’s SUNA to buy 80 wind turbines

SeeNews Renewables

The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) is to buy 80 wind turbines with plans to install most of these in Sistan Balouchestan province, an official told Iran’s oil ministry news service Shana.

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Reports: Renewables Were Revived in 2014

Power Magazine

Despite plunging oil prices, 2014 was a formidable year for renewables, according to two reports released in early 2015.

According to the “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015”—the annual report prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance—energy investments in renewables rebounded, surging 17% …

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Enhancing Design of Three Key Components Could Help Reduce Cost of Wind Energy Generation

AZoCleantech.com

Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s’. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU.

But according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global installed power capacity in Europe — which is 134,007 MW — has been surpassed by Asia with 141,964 MW, at the end of 2014.

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