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  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New Federal Rule on Eagles and Wind Turbines Sets False Choice on Conservation

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a new rule that would allow wind farms to kill bald eagles and golden eagles for 30 years, up from the current five-year period. The FWS rejected recommendations from the wind industry and conservation groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, that would have better protected eagles while allowing much-needed wind energy projects ...

  • Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...


    By Associated Press

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • UNDP-GEF report on wind energy

    A new report released in May 2008 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides some useful insights from international experience on the promotion of wind energy. The report notes that 75% of installed wind energy capacity is found in just five countries. The report underscores the role of promoting policies to reduce costs, improve ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens

    A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world. Climate activists in a packed courtroom in The Hague erupted into cheers as Presiding Judge Hans Hofhuis told Dutch authorities to cut the country's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

    About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution. Japan gave the money to help its companies build three such plants in Indonesia and listed it with the United Nations as climate finance, The Associated Press has found. Japan says these plants ...


    By Associated Press

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance: FERC Ruling Constitutes Win for Consumers in New York

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for reducing energy usage in order to help alleviate different types of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

    The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind market was one of the strongest performers last year ...


    By WindEurope

  • House Approves Tax Bill With One-Year Extension of Wind, Energy Incentives

    The House voted Dec. 3 to pass tax legislation that would only extend the wind production tax credit and other energy incentives through the end of 2014, a move that clean energy advocates said would result in lost jobs and halt new projects. The $42 billion bill (H.R. 5771) also would retroactively extend other energy tax ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Offshore Wind Energy Sector off to Slow Start in US

    When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation's first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind's wind farm off of Cape Cod, has stalled. And construction has only just begun for another, much smaller, offshore wind farm near Block Island. Deepwater Wind's Rhode ...


    By Associated Press

  • French Developers and GE Fuel Wind Energy Growth in France

    GE to Provide 27 Advanced Wind Turbines to Meet Europe’s Highest Reliability, Availability Standards Developers Boralex and InnoVent Invest in GE Culture of Health, Environment and Safety for New Wind Farms in France 77 Megawatts of New Wind Energy Will Help France Reach Renewable Energy Goal of 23 Percent by ...


    By General Electric

  • Innovation slashes UK offshore costs to ease pain of new CCL rules

    The UK's removal of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions for renewable energy projects puts further pressure on developers to improve on the latest record-low offtake prices of GBP114-119/MWh through large scale deployment of the most advanced turbine and grid technology. UK Chancellor George Osborne announced in July that renewable energy projects would no longer receive Climate Change Levy ...

  • CanWEA celebrates Global Wind Day with new Power of Wind Blog Contest

    Today thousands of people in more than 40 countries around the world will hold events to celebrate wind energy and its environmental, social and economic benefits during the fourth annual Global Wind Day. To celebrate the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today launched the Power of Wind Blog Contest with bursary prizes. CanWEA is ...

  • The European wind energy sector warns that the Spanish Energy Reform will mean deindustrialisation and loss of world leadership for the industry

    The European Wind Energy industry closed ranks today to show its disagreement with the Spanish Government’s energy policy, which has introduced a retroactive support system for wind energy that changes the rules of the game for all existing investments and puts the sector’s future at risk. In a joint press conference at EWEA 2014, Europe’s biggest wind energy exhibition and ...

  • Official inauguration of the wind farm in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian government on October 15, 2013 officially opened the Ashegoda power-generating complex, which is among the largest wind farms in sub-Saharan Africa with a capacity of 120 MW. This inauguration will be a landmark in the development of renewable energy in Africa. With planned annual production of 400 GWh, this new complex, located in Mekele, Ethiopia, will save 300,000 tonnes of CO2 ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Edward Davey response to Guardian wind power articles

    Edward Davey told the Guardian: “A responsible energy policy for this country is one that rules IN all of the key low carbon technologies to help us keep the lights on and emissions down. “Ruling any of them OUT would be folly.  It would mean one less way of cutting our dependence on imported gas, one less way of cutting our carbon emissions.  And it would hit consumers ...

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