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Wind energy has saved South Africa R1.8 billion more than it cost for first half of 2015 – and it’s cash positive for Eskom

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed and endorsed a new report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the (ZAR 1.8 billion) less-than-zero costs of renewable energy to the country.  The CSIR has just released its latest calculations on the increasing savings these technologies are achieving. Collectively wind energy and solar power (photovoltaic) saved …

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Study Finds that the Price of Wind Energy in the United States is at an All-time Low, Averaging under 2.5¢/kWh

Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged under 2.5¢/kWh for projects negotiating contracts in 2014, spurring demand for wind energy.

“Wind energy prices—particularly in the central United States—have hit …

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VDMA/BWE: The German wind industry takes a breather

The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a …

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Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased.

Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind …

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Zero wind power megawatts installed in Spain in the first half of 2015

Madrid, 27th July 2015. The worst predictions have come true: Spain does not attractinvestment in new wind power capacity. In the first half of 2015, not a single megawatthas been installed in the country, leaving the total at 22,986 MW. This makes it harderto comply with the draft of the Government´s Energy Plan, which expects about 5,000MW and 7 billion …

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Urgenda wins the case for better Dutch climate policies

The Hague, 24 June 2015 – Urgenda and nine hundred co-plaintiffs were victorious in the climate case today, forcing the Dutch government to adopt more stringent climate policies. The district court of The Hague has granted the plaintiffs’ claims, and the government is now required to take more effective climate action to reduce the Netherlands’ considerable share in …

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Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 60% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion

Renewable energy targets and other support policies, now in place …

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South Africa proudly celebrates 7 years of Global Wind Day with 7 amazing wind energy facts

As the world celebrates Global Wind Day 2015, South Africa proudly showcases its wind energy industry with a short film that shares its immense achievements since 2011.

In appreciation of Global Wind Day being in its seventh year, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has produced this film which highlights seven amazing facts about wind power in South Africa, along …

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Wind Industry upbeat as government energy response creates another 4-5 year visibility for wind power in SA

In a far-reaching expression of a clean energy vision, the Department of Energy today announced that the procurement of renewable energy will be accelerated and expanded. In announcing the preferred bidders for REIPPPP Round 4, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ms Tina Joemat-Petterssen, announced that she intends making a ministerial determination for an additional 6,300 MW of renewable energy …

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Wind Energy, Fundamental Part of New Market Power in Mexico: Pedro Joaquin Coldwell

Press Release

During the inauguration of the International Congress Mexico Wind Power 2015 in Mexico City, the Minister of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell emphasized that wind power in Mexico is a fundamental part of the new electricity market to be held in Mexico as a result of the Energy Reform approved by the Congress.

On behalf of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the …

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