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Wind Turbine News for February 17, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Friday, February 17, 2012
Siemens Opens US Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma


Siemens has installed wind turbines with a combined wind farm capacity of more than 5700 MW in the US, enough to supply power to more than 1.7 million homes. Siemens Energy, along with state and local public officials, and a host of community leaders, ...

Gamesa wind-energy company enters Michigan wind farm market


Gamesa Energy, the international wind power company considering construction of a wind farm in Muskegon County, is beginning involvement in its first Michigan wind turbines project in the Upper Peninsula. A Spain-based wind-farm developer and wind ...

Concerns new guidelines are forcing wind farms out of Victoria

ABC Online

EMILY BOURKE: Six months after the Victorian Government brought in strict rules on wind farms, there are warnings the laws are forcing the industry out of the state. Since the guidelines were introduced no new wind farm energy projects have been ...

NS: Atlantic Wind Power president defends venture

Daily Business Buzz - Nova Scotia

[PUGWASH, NS] — The head of a proposed wind farm near Pugwash said the project is a good one that has addressed community concerns. Responding to the Gulf Shore Preservation Association's letter to Environment Minister Stirling Belliveau regarding the ...

Residents raise concerns about proposed 36-turbine wind farm in the town of ...

The project would be the area's biggest wind power project to date. The state's first seven windmills went up in Madison in 2000. The 11.55 megawatt project generates enough electricity to power approximately 3000 homes a year.

Iberdrola inks deals for 150 MW of Wind Energy in California


Iberdrola Renewables announced a 20-year contract to sell 100 MW from its Manzana Wind Power Project, a wind farm currently under construction near Rosamond. Iberdrola Renewables announced a 20-year contract to sell 100 MW from its Manzana Wind Power ...

Congress deals major blow to wind power industry

Morris Daily Herald

Many of those projects will be abandoned or significantly delayed without federal subsidies. The state is home to more than 150 companies that support the wind industry. At least 67 of those companies make turbines or components for wind farms.

UT: SDG&E Contracts More Solar, Wind Power

KGTV San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- The electric utility serving San Diego has signed contracts to purchase energy from a solar installation planned in the Imperial Valley and a wind farm under construction in the Tehachapi region near Rosamond. State regulators still must ...

Proposed Muskegon County wind developer gets involved with another Michigan ...

Muskegon Chronicle -

Gamesa Energy, a Spanish-based wind-turbine manufacturer and wind-farm developer, announced Thursday its involvement in an Upper Peninsula wind-farm project, the first in Michigan for Gamesa's US operations. Construction has begun on a 28-megawatt ...

Wind farm appeal hearing scheduled for March 7

Petrolia Topic

Mississauga-based Green Breeze Energy Inc. began work in late 2011 on the $22-million, 10-MW Zephyr Farms energy generation project, down the road from Watford in Brooke-Alvinston Township. “The tribunal has said the appellant met both the requirements ...

Iberdrola Renewables Announces 100-MW PPA with San Diego Gas & Electric

EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 20-year contract to sell 100 MW from its Manzana Wind Power Project, a wind farm currently under construction near Rosamond, Calif., in the wind-rich Tehachapi region, to San Diego Gas ...

US wind industry warns 37000 jobs at risk if tax credit lapses

The Guardian

The US wind energy industry yesterday issued a stark warning that its recent progress will stall and 37000 jobs could be at risk if Congress fails to extend a tax credit widely regarded as critical to wind farm developers. The American Wind Energy ...

Cape Wind Signs Contract to Sell More Electicity, Potentially Saving ...


By Climate Guest Blogger on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:10 am by Michael Conathan and Kiley Kroh In a huge step toward making the nation's first offshore wind farm a reality, Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday that energy companies Northeast Utilities ...

Wind farm rules may lead to higher power prices

Utility Products

The State Government introduced new planning rules in August last year that banned the construction of wind farms in much of the state and gave households the power to veto turbines within two kilometres of their homes. In order to meet its 20 per cent ...

Wind farm opponents look to halt green energy march

This is Cornwall

More than 200 people are expected to attend a public meeting tonight where residents will voice their concerns to MP Nick Harvey over a surge of wind farm and turbine applications. In the Torridge district, there are 28 large single wind turbines ...

Siemens Opens U.S. Wind Service Distribution Center in Woodward, Oklahoma

Sacramento Bee

The OU Spirit wind project (formerly Keenan I), developed by CPV Renewable Energy Company and now operated by Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), includes 44 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines. With the 101-MW OU Spirit wind farm, the University of Oklahoma (OU) ...

A Harsh Winter for China's Wind Industry and Its Leading Company: Sinovel

The decline in profitability of Sinovel in 2011 was attributed to several factors: intense competition in the Chinese wind turbine market, delays in the development of certain wind farm projects and a series of mishaps that adversely affected the grid, ...

Dismissal motions dismissed

London Free Press

By PAUL MORDEN, QMI Agency It's full steam ahead for the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group's appeal of Ontario's decision to approve a four-turbine wind farm near Watford. On Valentine's Day, Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal released its ...

Iberdrola Renewables Announces 100-MW PPA with San Diego Gas & Electric ...


A worker atop a California-built nacelle prepares to attach the turbine's rotor assembly at Iberdrola Renewables' Manzana Wind Power Project in Kern County. San Diego Gas & Electric will purchase 100 megawatts of the wind farm's power when the project ...

Marubeni to build floating wind farm off Fukushima


Marubeni is planning to build a floating wind power plant off the Japanese coast. Japan hopes to develop a 1GW floating offshore wind energy off its northern coast by 2020. The wind energy project will be supported by the Japanese government via the ...

Donald Trump to Scotland's Wind Power: You're Fired!


And Salmond's penchant for wind has found a new foe in the form of Donald Trump, whose famous hair is in a muss over a Swedish-backed plan to build an offshore wind farm of 11 turbines in Aberdeen Bay, near his GBP 750 million (USD 1.18 billion) golf ...

Construction firm to build 99 MW wind project in Ontario

Windpower Engineering (press release)

The 99-MW wind farm is located in Chatham-Kent on the eastern shoreline of Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada. The project spans 6800 acres and will consist of 55 Vestas V-90, 1.8-MW turbines. White has installed over 4000 MW of wind power across North ...

Hochtief, Ventizz Set Up Company to Develop Offshore Wind Farms


Hochtief, with 20 billion euros ($26 billion) of sales in 2010, could lend financial power to projects that can cost as much as 1.5 billion euros. Hochtief seeks to purchase at least two wind farm concessions off Germany, Ullrich Reinke, head of energy ...

Iberdrola Renewables to Sell 100 MW Wind Power to SDG+E


The Manzana project will deliver about 189 MW of power. This will decrease green house gas emissions, which is equivalent to removal of over 21500 cars off the road. The project utilizes GE turbine nacelles that include brake assemblies, drive trains, ...

Helping wind turbines withstand hurricanes


The US has proposed installing more than 54 GW of shallow, offshore wind power by 2030, to help generate 20% of its electricity from wind. However, the most accessible locations are off the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, which can be hit by hurricanes.

NSW wind farm guidelines shaft clean energy

Green Left Weekly

The Guidelines refer to a NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan to be released in 2012, but pre-empt any such planning by placing a severe restriction on wind farms. The guidelines admit that wind energy is the cheapest form of renewable energy.

HOCHTIEF AG : HOCHTIEF sets up joint venture for offshore wind farms with ...


Plans include, for example, to acquire and develop wind farm concessions and capitalize on the resulting value growth by selling them on before construction begins. The new company will focus on readying the subsequent construction of the wind farms in ...

10Q: How AES Captures and Stores the Wind


The AES Corp. unit last September opened its first energy storage project, a 32-megawatt system that will be linked to a 98-megawatt West Virginia wind farm. Their sealed lithium-ion batteries, originally designed for buses, fill rows of 53-foot long ...

Wind Power in 2012 Electricity Mix increased by The Energy Cooperative


The new renewable energy mix contains 99 percent PA wind power, of which 25 percent wind is sourced from the newly developed Highland Wind farm in Cambria County, PA. The Energy Co-op also sources 1 percent of its renewable energy from PA solar power, ...


In Britain by 2030, the Renewable Energy Foundation calculates, as much as £130billion will have been paid out through taxpayer subsidy to the wind farm industry. With such eye- watering sums of easy money to be made (last year six Scottish wind farms ...

More dead golden eagles found at wind farm

Federal wildlife officials are investigating the golden eagle deaths at the Department of Water and Power's Pine Tree wind farm 100 miles north of Los Angeles near Mojave. Activists say the behavior of birds should be studied before installation of ...

Utilities panel backs Stearns wind farm

St. Cloud Times

The community-based wind project under development by Getty Wind and Geronimo Wind Energy is expected to cover 7360 acres. It would have up to 26 turbines, each with a total height of roughly 450 feet including the blades. The companies hope to have ...

Morocco places 100 MW of wind turbine orders

ESI Africa

The scope of supply includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five year service contract for each project. Both wind power plants are expected to commence commercial operation by summer 2013.

San Diego Gas and Electric to Add 300 MW of Renewable Energy


The wind farm which is slated to be complete by the end of 2012 will be comprised of 126 wind turbines spanning 4600 acres. With 8minuteenergy, SDG&E signed a 25-year PPA for the purchase of 200 MW of energy from the Mount Signal Solar project being ...

Tying Up Loose Ends


The first offshore wind farm proposed off the Northeast coast cleared a hurdle when another utility agreed to purchase some of its generation, but more than one-fifth of the output is unsold. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and ...

Golden Eagles found dead at wind farm


Over the weekend, two more federally protected Golden Eagles were found dead at the Pine Tree wind farm in the Tehachapi mountains. It's a tough dilemma, green energy and thousands of jobs, or protecting the great raptors of the sky. Giant wind farms ...

Bird Conservation Group Says Wind Eagle Take Permit Not Justified

The Chattanoogan

American Bird Conservancy is in favor of wind power so long as it is bird-smart. This includes permitting, which would allow FWS to advance good projects while preventing bad ones. It is vital that we get this first permit right since it will likely ...

Without federal funds, Illinois wind industry runs out of power

Crain's Chicago Business

In addition to dozens of component makers and structural steel suppliers in Illinois, the Windy City is the epicenter of white-collar wind power jobs as headquarters to 13 large wind farm developers and turbine manufacturers. Illinois was second only ...


The Cypress Times

The low pitched hum produced by turbine engines, the sounds produced by the blades when in operation, and the buzzing noise coming from electrical lines necessary for wind farm operation is the cause for the recent dolphin beaching incidents in this ...

An ill wind for offshore turbines

Climate Spectator

The researchers examined hurricane risks to wind turbines in four areas where offshore wind energy projects are being proposed: Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. They found that the risks vary considerably based on location, ...

Wind farm on hold

Marlborough Express

Mighty River Power has confirmed that Cape Campbell near Ward is an excellent site for wind power generation, but the economics for building a wind farm will not stack up in the foreseeable future. This was the impression farmer Kevin Loe, ...

Don't put spin on cost of wind turbines

Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

You would be hard-pressed to find too many people opposed to wind energy in theory. The fossil fuel and nuclear industries? Some birders concerned about damage from turbine blades? After all, wind energy is clean, renewable and relatively safe to ...

The week in review for Big Renewables

Mother Nature Network (blog)

There are several amazing things about this new installation: with 102 turbines and 367 megawatts of generating capacity, it's not only the largest wind farm in the world (capable of generating enough power for 320000 homes) but a demonstration that ...

Congress's failure to renew tax credit for wind production has ramifications ...

By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian The wind industry is predicting major layoffs and stalled or abandoned projects after a deal to renew a tax credit for wind production failed Thursday in Washington. The expiration of the federal production tax credit at ...

Mexico could install 12000 MW of wind farm capacity by 2020


According to the the Mexican Wind Energy Association, a study of the country's wind energy sector indicates that a goal of 15 percent share of the total electricity mix by 2020 is feasible. The wind turbines sector is expected to create 45000 jobs in ...

Wind farms are solely a money-making scheme

This is Hull and East Riding

Isee yet another report in the Mail regarding the building of yet another onshore wind farm. I live in Withernwick, where we lost on an appeal at a great cost to the council defending its decision to stop the building of these turbines.

Our View: Turbine project proceeds; all parties should focus on propriety

Fairhaven Town Meeting's rejection of a warrant article to halt a two-turbine wind project on town property off Arsene Street allows the project to proceed. It seems unlikely that it will put to rest the disputation, displeasure, divisiveness and ...

Wind Turbine News for February 16, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Thursday, February 16, 2012
US probes golden eagles' deaths at DWP wind farm

Los Angeles Times

The toll makes the Pine Tree site in the Tehachapi Mountains among the deadliest in California's wind farm industry. Activists say birds' behavior should be studied before erecting more sites. Wind turbines in operation in the Tehachapi Pass.

Cape Wind Project: Northeast Utilities And NStar Buy Stake In Offshore Wind Farm

Huffington Post

The announcement is a huge boost for the 130-turbine Cape Wind project, which would be located about 5 miles off Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound and aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm. The Cape Wind project has sold half its power to the ...

Cape Wind's Nstar Deal May Spur Financing of US Offshore Farm


16 (Bloomberg) -- Nstar's agreement to purchase power from Cape Wind Associates LLC may lead to financing of the first US offshore wind project. Nstar agreed to purchase 129 megawatts of capacity from the planned 468-megawatt project as part the ...

Developer pursues 36-turbine wind farm in the town of Madison

By Alaina Potrikus / The Post-Standard Officials from the first town in New York State to welcome windmills are now considering the area's biggest wind power project to date. Plans for Rolling Upland Wind Farm call for erecting 36 turbines spread ...

Doomed Wind Farms

Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Christopher Shea The Department of Energy hopes that the United States is generating 20% of its electricity by wind, by 2030. One problem, Carnegie Mellon engineers point out in a forthcoming article in the Proceedings of the National Institutes of ...

NSTAR To Buy Power From Cape Wind Project As Part Of Merger Deal

North American Windpower

As part of the agreements, NSTAR will enter into a 15-year contract to buy 129 MW of offshore wind power from the Cape Wind project, a 468 MW wind farm planned for Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind's president, Jim Gordon, says this is a big step for the ...

Wind Farm May Now Take Root

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

The green angle here is Deval Patrick's demand that any merger include a component of renewable energy, which breathed new life into the up-to-this-point DOA Cape Wind project. Briefly, in exchange for letting the NStar and NU become too big to fail, ...

Construction under way for 28 MW Michigan wind farm

Electric Light & Power

Project development began in March 2011, and the turbine contract was signed at the end of the year. The wind farm is scheduled to be completed and online by September 2012. Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy will purchase the offtake.

Iberdrola Renewables Announces 100-MW PPA with San Diego Gas & Electric

MarketWatch (press release)

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 20-year contract to sell 100 MW from its Manzana Wind Power Project, a wind farm currently under construction near Rosamond, Calif., in the wind-rich Tehachapi ...

You Thought Solyndra Was Bad? There's More On the Way


Of the stimulus grants so far, more than 80 percent have gone to wind farms (covering up to 30% of all project costs). A Meadow Lake wind development project in Indiana that is owned and operated by Horizon Wind Energy received $276 million.

Swedish company proposes floating wind farms for Malta


If approved the project would represent full circle in the government's policy with regard to wind energy. For the government's original plan presented in 2006 was to exclude near-shore and land-based wind farms in favour of a wind farm located in deep ...

More dead golden eagles found at Calif. wind farm

Sacramento Bee

Activists say the behavior of birds should be studied before installation of more wind energy turbines. The Los Angeles Times ( says investigators haven't determined the cause of death for the two eagles found on Sunday.

Cape Wind Energy Buy Part Of NStar Merger Deal


Cape Wind gets a lot more than that. “This was a very important milestone, and it really catalyzes the project and moves it forward,” said Jim Gordon, the Cape Wind developer. Gordon had already sold half the wind farm's power to National Grid.

Maryland Senate concerned with wind farm costs

The Star Democrat

It also gives companies buying offshore wind power the opportunity to earn renewable energy credits. "Ratepayers would not be charged for wind energy generation until the turbines start spinning," O'Malley said, in response to concern from Sen.

Kansas riding gust of wind farm growth

Topeka Capital Journal

He also expressed support for extension in Congress of the federal production tax credit, for wind energy, due to expire at year's end. By Tim Carpenter Momentum from Kansas' status as the nation's leading installer of wind turbines in 2012 will be ...

2 New England utilities agree to buy wind power


By BOB SALSBERG and JAY LINDSAY New England energy companies Northeast Utilities and NStar have agreed to buy more than a quarter of the power produced by the long-planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm as a condition of a proposed merger.

Offshore wind farms at risk from hurricane damage

Pittsburgh - Offshore wind farms being proposed for the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico sit in hurricane paths and as a result, almost half of the planned turbines for these farms could be destroyed over a 20-year period. The US Department of Energy ...

PSC approves wind power deal on 3-2 vote

Helena Independent Record

The state Public Service Commission Tuesday endorsed NorthWestern Energy's proposed purchase of an $86 million, north-central Montana wind-power project, which would become the largest wind farm owned by a Montana utility.

Oklahoma, Where Wind and Jobs Sweep Down the Plains

StateImpact Oklahoma

A band of wind energy potential bisects the United States. The state's first commercial wind farm came online in 2003, and there are 17 wind farms currently online in Oklahoma, says Kylah McNabb a wind energy development specialist at the state ...

Sempra Energy Buys 300 Megawatts of California Solar, Wind Power


Sempra Energy (SRE)'s San Diego Gas & Electric Co., California's third biggest utility, agreed to buy 300 megawatts of wind and solar power from projects under development by Spain's Iberdrola SA (IBE) and 8minutenergy Renewables LLC.

Montana PSC Approves NorthWestern Energy's Wind Farm

North American Windpower

by NAW Staff on Thursday 16 February 2012 The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted to approve NorthWestern Energy Corp.'s application for pre-approval to build and operate the 40 MW Spion Kop Wind Project, which will be located in Geyser, ...

Future of wind energy is promising, NE Ohio mustn't forgo opportunity to be ...

Plain Dealer (blog)

By Other Voices Brent Larkin, in his Sunday Forum article on the proposed Lake Erie wind farm, failed to fully grasp the benefits to Northeast Ohio of proceeding with the project. While in the short term, natural gas is relatively cheap, ...

Reader: Wind Farm Developments Could Still Move Forward in Meaford

The Meaford Independent

The 26-turbine project in Sydenham and the garbage incinerator project are only asleep, just waiting for the Green Energy Act to breathe new life into them. It's still bad news and Meaford Council is still in the thick of the problem. Let me explain.

Montana PSC approves NorthWestern Energy's wind project plan

Energy Business Review

The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved NorthWestern Energy's application for 'pre-approval' to build and operate a 40MW wind energy project in central Montana, US. The Spion Kop wind farm will be constructed near Geyser in Judith ...

System to gauge impact of wind energy on birds

Albany Democrat Herald

The monitoring system will be designed to run continuously and on multiple turbines at once to estimate the potential impact of the entire wind farm. The project team led by Suryan includes co-principal investigators Roberto Albertani, an OSU engineer, ...

Marubeni to build floating wind farm off Fukushima

By : Wind Power Monthly Japanese trading house Marubeni is planning to build a floating wind farm off the Japanese coast, according to reports. Marubeni plans to start developing the wind farm in March with the aim to build it off the coast of the ...

What kind of wind turbine would work for Jamestown?

Jamestown Press

A wind turbine on Jamestown will operate over 8000 hours per year. A car driving 30 mph would travel 240000 miles a year operating that many hours. Fortunately, wind energy technology has come a long way since the world's first wind farm was installed ...

Many Jobs May Be Gone With The Wind Energy Credit

North Country Public Radio

by Richard Harris Feb 16, 2012 (Morning Edition) — The wind power industry in this country has grown fast in recent years, but that could come to a screeching halt if Congress doesn't renew a tax credit that wind farms get for the power they produce.

Wind farm in Judith Basin County gets green light from PSC

KXLH Helena News

NorthWestern Energy originally stated its intent to purchase the project last April, and now has approval to move forward. (January 22, 2012) Judith Basin County is one step closer to seeing wind turbines built near Geyser. Developer Compass Wind and ...

Castaic Trucking Firm Has Piece of Wind Farm Project

To date, owner Iberdrola Renewables has erected about three-quarters of the 126 General Electric SLE 1.5-MW turbines – 90 of which were manufactured at GE's Tehachapi factory – that will go into the Manzana Wind Power Project.

Patrick: NStar to buy Cape Wind energy in merger deal

Boston Herald

Deval Patrick, who has been trying to strong-arm Nstar into purchasing electricity from his pet energy project Cape Wind, announced today that the utility will buy 27.5 percent of the proposed offshore wind project's electricity as part of a deal ...

Two Golden Eagles Found Dead at California Wind Farm: L.A. Times


Six birds found previously at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's wind farm had been struck by turbine blades. Killing the federally protected birds is illegal. Federal authorities have not yet prosecuted any operators of wind farms, ...

Iberdrola signs purchase deal for California wind farm

Sustainable Business Oregon

By Christina Williams Iberdrola Renewables signed a power-purchase agreement for its Manzana wind project, shown here under construction, in Kern County, Calif. Iberdrola Renewables announced Wednesday that it signed a 20-year deal with the City of ...

Wind energy potential on Scilly


"We want to find out the technical feasibility of installing wind turbines on Scilly, the costs and what the community thinks about having a small scale windfarm here." Study begins into wind farm potential on Scilly. A renewable energy group on the ...

In Texas, Ambivalence Over Wind Tax Credit Extension


Texas has a commanding lead over other states in wind power production, as turbines supply 8 percent of the state grid's power. But the looming expiration of a federal tax credit jeopardizes the boom — and Texas' congressional delegation, ...

'Wind farms are a cost-effective alternative'

This is South Wales

FROM mining to wind farms, shopping bag charges to home insulation, Evening Post reporter RICHARD YOULE puts 10 questions to Welsh Government Environment Minister John Griffiths. Q. What is the Welsh Government doing to insulate homes and where does ...

Wind energy picks up speed in Chile


The wind farm, financed as a carbon emission reduction project, became the country's largest wind farm on completion with over twice the installed power of the second largest wind power plant in Chile at that time. The objective of the El Totoral Wind ...

Siemens Sells First 100 MW of Turbines to Morocco

Green Prophet

... energy giant Siemens Energy has just secured its first wind turbine orders within Africa, with orders for two new wind farms going up in Morocco. Siemens will supply turbines with a total capacity of 100 MW, 50 MW to the Haouma Wind Farm project in ...

£22m wind turbines plan at four Shropshire farms

EDF Energy Renewables, one of the UK's largest energy companies, has begun early talks with Shropshire Council over its plans. Formal proposals for the Aston Brook wind farm, which takes its name from a watercourse running through the site, ...

Wind energy: Extend the PTC


The American wind power industry now includes over 400 wind turbines manufacturing facilities in forty-three states. The leading wind farm project developers and manufacturers are canceling their plans for 2013. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) yesterday ...

Many Jobs May Be Gone With The Wind Energy Credit

Minnesota Public Radio

It's a tax credit wind farms get for the power they produce. That credit expires at the end of the year, and it's not clear whether Congress will renew it. The tax credit was initially created to encourage wind energy, since it is a clean and secure ...

Experts predict half of proposed wind farm turbines will be destroyed in just ...

Daily Mail

By Mark Duell US energy officials have set a bullish target for wind farms to generate one fifth of the country's electricity by 2030 - but Mother Nature certainly isn't going to make it easy. Academic experts at Carnegie Mellon University in ...

Wind farm must file soil report

Danville Commercial News

Bill Donahue, an assistant state's attorney who has worked with the wind turbine projects, said Wednesday that GDF SUEZ Energy North America Inc. officials have been approached informally about the issue. Company officials told the county they would ...

Montana wind farm gets green light from PSC


The Montana Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to approve the $86 million Spion Kop wind facility. Compass Wind is set to develop the project and place it into rate-based utilities for NorthWestern Energy's electric customers. The wind farm is ...

Wind Turbine News for February 15, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Wind farm, state turbine study hearings are set for same day

Wicked Local

16 into a state study gauging health effects of wind-energy projects. The session will be held at Bourne High School, starting at 5 pm The departments will take public testimony into the perceived health impacts of turbines as considered in the state ...

Hurricanes Pose Major Risk to Wind Energy Industry

Climate Central (blog)

An offshore wind farm in Denmark. Credit: Cape Wind. The researchers examined hurricane risks to wind turbines in four areas where offshore wind energy projects are being proposed: Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

Wind power picks up speed in Chile

The Guardian

The farm has an installed power of 46MW and is designed to annually generate 103GWh of energy, which is sufficient to meet the needs of 20000 homes. The wind farm, financed as a carbon emission reduction project, became the country's largest wind farm ...

NADB, BECC boards approve 54 MW wind energy project in Mexico


Wind energy farm in Mexico gains financing. The NADB will provide a $51 million loan to developer Compania Eolica de Tamaulipas to help build the Ejido El Porvenir wind farm with 30 wind turbines. BECC-NADB approves wind power project in Tamaulipas, ...

Installation of All the Wind Turbines at its Amherst Wind Energy Project


The Amherst wind farm is a 31.5 Megawatt facility that will provide almost 100 GWh of renewable energy for Nova Scotia residents on an annual basis. Sprott Power Corp. ("Sprott Power") (TSX:SPZ), a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy ...

O'Malley defends price of wind farms

Delmarva Daily Times

Martin O'Malley that additional consumer fees would be capped at $2 a month under his wind farm proposal, a number of senators said Tuesday they are still concerned that tapping into offshore wind would cost too much. O'Malley told members of the ...

County delays vote on farm

Danville Commercial News

Also late Tuesday evening, county officials confirmed the apparent rescinding of another planned wind farm project in northern Vermilion County through Iberdrola. The project calls for the construction of 43 wind turbines along a stretch from around 3 ...

Experimental floating wind-turbine platform get a corrosion coating

Windpower Engineering (press release)

Hempel has been a supplier of corrosion protection to the offshore wind-energy industry since 1991, when the first offshore wind farm was erected. A coatings supplier is taking part in a project to test an offshore corrosion-protection system on ...

Study begins into wind farm potential on Scilly

BBC News

A renewable energy group on the Isles of Scilly is to carry out a feasibility study into the islands' suitability for small-scale wind farm. The Isles of Scilly Renewable Energy Cooperative (ISREC) has received £20000 from the Energy Saving Trust.

Egypt contracts turbine manufacturer for 200 MW wind farm

ESI Africa

The Spanish company will deliver 100 turbines to a project on the Red Sea coast based on a deal signed with Egypt's New and Renewable Energy Authority. Egypt is also reported to be close to awarding contracts for a 1000 MW wind farm, to be operational ...

Turbine cash secured

This is Scunthorpe

DEVELOPERS behind a nine-turbine wind farm in East Yorkshire are pressing ahead after announcing a finance deal for the project. Roos Wind Farm is expected to be up and running early next year after renewable energy developer RES secured funding from ...

Wind energy project purchase gets the green light

Power Engineering Magazine

According to The Billings Gazette, the commission voted 3-2, essentially giving the go ahead for construction on the 40 MW Spion Kop wind farm to begin. NorthWestern Energy sought approval for the project in June 2011. The project will be built by ...

Trump steps up attack on Scottish government over offshore wind plans

Business Green

By BusinessGreen staff Billionaire Donald Trump has launched fresh attack on the Scottish government's position on wind farms, after the chairman of the National Trust controversially claimed the charity shared his personal scepticism of wind power.

CBU gets approval for wind farm

Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY — Cape Breton University is inching closer to becoming the first university in Canada with its own wind turbine following the approval of its community feed-in tariff application for a 5.4 megawatt wind farm. Nova Scotia Energy Minister Charlie ...

Wind energy in Italy: 950 MW of wind power in 2011


The installation of wind turbines in Italy progresses. In the wind farm sector are companies such as Vestas, Gamesa, Enercon and Nordex. Anev (National Association of wind energy) and Ato (Association of producers of renewable energy) point out that in ...

Wind farm request pulled from county board agenda

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The board was set to consider approving a permit that would give International Power America Inc., which merged with France-based GDF Suez, the go-ahead to build a 43-turbine wind farm west of Rossville. Bill Donahue, the county's attorney, ...

NADB, BECC boards approve 54MW wind energy project in Mexico

Energy Business Review

The wind farm will be located on communal farmland known as Ejido El Porvenir, just southeast of Reynosa, and will be equipped with 30 wind turbines, each with a nominal capacity of 1.8MW. The power project also includes a substation to step up the ...

Lack of Power Lines Prevents New Offshore Wind Farms in Germany

E.on has been waiting 15 months for power lines to be constructed that will connect its Amrumbank offshore wind farm to the grid, and has threatened the cessation of two more large wind projects until the appropriate infrastructure is in place.

State hears public on wind farm study

WWLP 22News

After combing through scientific literature, the panel found no scientific evidence linking wind turbines to negative health impacts. Green energy advocates seized the opportunity to cheer on the benefits of wind power. “Harnessing wind energy ...

Environmental Registry Submission on Ostrander Point (blog)

The Ministry should refuse to approve this project because the environmental costs are much greater than the limited economic and environmental benefits offered. The environmental costs of locating an industrial wind farm at this inopportune site have ...

Two ports in running for Sussex wind farm base

The Argus

Shoreham Port and Newhaven Port are both hoping to secure the project to maintain the Rampion wind farm, which would lie eight miles off the coast between Brighton and Newhaven. E.ON unveiled the plans for between 100 and 195 wind turbines at a ...

Birds are ‘not at risk from wind turbine’

Yorkshire Post

The RSPB takes the potential impacts of wind farms on birds and wildlife very seriously. We therefore assess the potential impact of numerous proposed wind farm developments on birds and if we have any concerns, we make these known.

Study sheds light on riskiest planned offshore wind farm projects


As the US continues to push forward with ambitious plans to increase its reliance on renewable energy sources, a number of developers have proposed constructing large-scale offshore wind farms in the US However, scientists have long debated whether ...

Landowners net 250% hike in rental income from wind farms


However, its study also notes that wind farm developers continue to face challenges in completing projects, particularly with regard to planning consent and grid connections. CKD is forecasting more muted growth in rental incomes during 2012.

Will Hurricanes Wipe Out Offshore Wind Farms?

Popular Mechanics

A new study says that the high winds of severe storms could wreck nearly half of US offshore wind turbines within a 20-year period. Can turbine builders make hurricane-resistant wind farms? By Stephanie Warren The future of wind energy is out to sea.

Prospecting for wind

Boing Boing

As we increase our reliance on sources of energy that are based on weather patterns, this kind of information will become crucial to not only predicting how much power we can expect to get from a given wind farm, but also in deciding where to build ...

Stones excavated at site of planned wind farm

This is South Wales

STONES believed to be 5000 years old have been excavated from the Mynydd y Betws wind farm site, above Ammanford, in an attempt to verify their significance. Energy company Cambrian Renewable Energy Ltd (CREL) is working with the Welsh heritage group ...

Siemens Selects RTI

Today's Energy Solutions

Siemens Energy will use RTI's messaging software to deliver the resilient, high-performance and scalable data distribution capabilities that meet the demands of its SCADA systems for wind power delivery. Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the world leader in ...

Green light for turbine schemes

Berwick Today

They focused on the proximity of the scheme to an already proposed six-turbine wind farm at Barmoor, and the cumulative impact it will have on the area as well as its height and affect on the area. Speaking in objection, Dr John Ferguson told the ...

Umatilla Commission Denies WKN Power Line Appeal

OPB News

WKN Chopin plans a 69-kilovolt power line in conjuction with its proposed 99-megawatt, 33-turbine wind farm. The Umatilla County Planning Commission denied a permit for the power line Nov. 17, stating WKN should look for alternatives to an entirely new ...

Lighting the Dark Continent

Project Syndicate

Kenya is also about to begin construction of sub-Saharan Africa's largest wind farm. In Egypt, investment in renewable energy rose by $800 million, to $1.3 billion, in 2010, owing to the solar thermal project in KomOmbo and a 220-megawatt onshore wind ...

Groups opposing planned Lanai wind farm to present petition

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

By Star-Advertiser Staff Two community groups from Lanai that oppose plans to build a commercial-scale wind energy project on the island have scheduled meetings with state legislators tomorrow to express their opposition to the proposal.

DCOA approves nearly $550000 to help cookie manufacturer expand, wind energy ...

By Brennan K. Peel The Development Corp. of Abilene on Tuesday approved more than $548000 to aid a Colombia-based cookie company with a factory in Abilene and a Wisconsin-based wind energy company with local projects. The DCOA administers the city's ...

GDF SUEZ to build wind-generated power station in Opolskie region

Polish Construction Review

GDF SUEZ Energia Polska is to build a wind farm in Pagow in Opolskie voivodship. The task of carrying out the investment has been entrusted to the company Vestas. The wind farm will include 17 Vestas V112-3MW wind turbines with a total capacity of 51 ...

Energy spent on road repairs

Warrnambool Standard

They do it for the mining industry, why not for wind farm projects?” Warrnambool mayor Cr Jacinta Ermacora said she had been told if all planned wind farms went ahead there would need enough quarry gravel transported to build 2000 kilometres of tracks.

Pavlak errs on wind power integration


In contrast, changes in wind energy output occur slowly and are generally predictable, allowing grid operators to accommodate that variability at a far lower cost. The variability of wind energy is even more greatly reduced when the output of wind farm ...

TransCanada Reports 2011 Comparable Earnings of $1.6 Billion Increases Common ...

Power Engineering Magazine

The Company is positioned to complete another $12 billion of new projects that are expected to come into service between now and early 2015 including the Bruce Power restart program in Ontario, additional extensions and expansions of the Alberta System ...

Tax credit helping projects set to expire

Billings Gazette

HELENA -- A federal tax credit that has helped wind-power projects in Montana is set to expire the end of this year -- and efforts to renew it are up in the air. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has been pushing to have the payroll tax-extension bill before ...

Independent chair steps down

Fife Today

Ms Walker was appointed independent chair by West Coast Energy, which plans to create a wind farm consisting of five 100-metre high turbines on land north of the B940 road between Largoward and Dunino. Her suitability had been questioned, ...

Agricultural exhibition will show farms how to go green

The National

ABU DHABI // Farmers will be encouraged to switch to wind and solar energy as part of a drive by agriculture officials. Next week's Agricultural Exhibition, run by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, will give scores of companies the chance to ...

Omnibus Epic Greenfail Blog

Power Line (blog)

But here's a few recent stories of note. First, out of California—good news! Fewer solar projects in California will fail in the future! This is chiefly because the state is simply mandating that utilities buy their power, no matter what it costs.

Why Is There so Much Political Energy Behind Solar Power?

Huffington Post

This came at a time when most of the press statements coming out of the British Department of Energy and Climate Change -- note the "and" -- had to do with greening up the economy and, of course, launching the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

Co-op renewables lending tops £700m

Business Green

Chris Shearlock, Co-operative Group's sustainable development manager, told BusinessGreen much of the lending was to "small wind farm developers looking for project finance". He added that although £1bn represents around 10 per cent of Co-operative ...

Liquid batteries to pour on green energy? (blog) (subscription)

Liquid batteries that can store excess energy generated by sources such as wind turbines could accelerate adoption of the green technology. By John Roach Banks of scorching hot batteries filled with molten metals may be the long-sought silver bullet to ...

China's vice president Xi Jinping to visit Iowa town

Chicago Tribune

In Lee County, Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., one of China's largest wind-turbine producers, plans to build a $200 million wind farm. Goldwind's US headquarters is in Chicago. Iowa already is one of the biggest beneficiaries of trade ...

Wind Turbine News for February 14, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wind energy farm in Mexico gains financing


The NADB will provide a $51 million loan to developer Compania Eolica de Tamaulipas to help build the Ejido El Porvenir wind farm with 30 wind turbines. BECC-NADB approves wind power project in Tamaulipas, México. BECC-NADB Board of Directors approves ...

Death Of A NZ Wind Farm—Did NIMBYism Do It?


Project Hayes was a 176-turbine, 633-megawatt (MW) farm Meridian wanted to build on the Lammermoor Range in Central Otago. According to papers filed at Wind the reason for the abandonment is that Meridian has more commercially attractive ...

Wind farm representatives seek Potter tax abatements

The project, High Majestic Wind II, will include 51 turbines with a capacity rating of 79.6 megawatts. A megawatt of wind energy will power about 350 average homes. Most of the turbines will be in Carson County. “We also have two turbines in our array ...

Wind power in Mexico: Chiapas first wind farm


The installation of wind turbines in Mexico is accelerating. Wind energy, confined in principle to Oaxaca, spread by other states. With a total of 30 megawatts, a wind farm in Chiapas will serve to supply the 38 municipalities with the highest demand ...

In Texas, Ambivalence Over Wind Tax Credit Extension

Texas Tribune

The "production tax credit," due to expire at the end of this year, offers wind farm owners 2.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour of power they produce for 10 years. It makes wind power substantially cheaper, but is projected to cost the federal government ...

RTI Selected for Wind Energy Plant Design by Siemens


RTI's messaging software can monitor and control wind farm arrays with up to 500 wind turbines. Siemens Energy deploys wind power solutions in a wide range of environments where network services vary. Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the world leader in ...

Amherst wind farm completed on time and on budget

Mother Nature cooperated with Sprott Power Corp.'s Amherst wind farm, allowing workers on the $61-million project to install 15 turbines at the site on time and on budget. Sprott and its partner Firelight Infrastructure Partners, both of Toronto, ...

Utility Giant E.on Threatens to Halt Wind Farm Investment

Spiegel Online

German energy giant E.on warned on Tuesday that the country's green energy revolution is at risk from delays in connecting offshore wind farms to the grid. The company said it will put two large projects on hold unless the grid operators speed up the ...

Betting the farm: new model shows offshore wind farms at risk from hurricanes

Ars Technica

By Kyle Niemeyer | Published February 13, 2012 2:30 PM If we want to obtain 20 percent of our electricity from wind power by 2030, the US is going to need at least 50 gigawatts from offshore wind farms, according to the US Department of Energy.

Dist. 300 nixes plan for using wind power

Chicago Daily Herald

... Community Unit District 300 and other members of the School Wind Consortium Joint Action Renewable Energy Agency, also known as the SWCA, have dropped plans to purchase and sell energy produced by wind turbines leased from an existing wind farm.

Wind turbines pay back coal use in one month


At the European Wind Energy Association we recognise that energy is needed during the manufacturing and transport of wind turbines as well as during installation wind farm site works, but the amounts suggested by the WCA are way above the reality.

Wind farms - eye catching or eyesore?

Kenilworth Today

The cosy warm coach is about two-thirds full of people keen enough to see a wind farm to give up their Saturday morning and brave the bitterly cold outdoors. After about half an hour of travelling, someone says, “Look, you can see them”, and everyone's ...

Anti-wind turbine protesters stage blimp uprising on Somerset countryside

This is Somerset

The No Huntspill Wind Farm group hired the device as Sedgemoor District Council held the first of two meetings in East and West Huntspill, near Bridgwater. EDF Energy and EcoTricity each hope to build wind farms in the area. EDF proposes five turbines ...

Lingo Wind Farm Community Benefit Forum chairwoman's resignation blamed on ...

Scotland Courier

Ms Walker chaired the group that would decide how community payments from the wind turbines would be shared. By Craig Smith Irene Walker has resigned from her position as independent chairwoman of the Lingo Wind Farm Community Benefit Forum following ...

WindTV: Colorado rancher sees future in wind power


Wind turbines has rapidly become a part of the landscape and economic fabric of rural communities across the US,” said American Wind Energy Association CEO Denise Bode. The old juxtaposed with the new. That's what visitors get when they head to the ...

Plans to reduce number of Glenmorie Wind Farm turbines

Sutherland Northern Times

Glenmorie Wind Farm LLP is to amend the design for its proposed wind farm just 10km south west of Bonar Bridge – significantly reducing the impact on the Dornoch Firth area. The company said today they have decided to remove the nine turbines from the ...

Japan firms plan wind farm near Fukushima: report


... house Marubeni Corp. plans to build a large floating experimental wind farm off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, which was hit by a nuclear disaster last year, a report said Tuesday. The project aims to generate around 12000 kilowatts of power, ...

Renewable Energy Battle: Wind vs. Solar


Anyone who's driven past wind farms in Iowa, Texas, or California has seen just how expansive they can be. Below I've outlined the size density of four renewable energy projects to show how much energy we can get from the land (or sea) we have ...

Sweetwater County Commission approves moratorium on wind farm applications ...

The Republic

... halt to applications for commercial wind farms. The county has not met state standards for wind farm zoning. Commission Chairman Wally Johnson tells the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner that the county is not ready for any new wind farm projects.

Scour's threat to Europe's offshore wind farms is sinking in


A question mark hangs over the long-term stability of Europe's shallow-water turbines, after research linked to the Horns Rev 1 wind farm found that high-powered currents were causing the stone “armour” around the base of monopile foundations to ...

Wind farm rentals rise

Galloway Today

RENTAL income from wind farm developments increased by between 10 and 15 per cent throughout 2011, according to research by property firm CKD Galbraith. The rise in agreed rents paid to landlords in the 10 years from 2002 to 2011 inclusive was 250 per ...

Yet Another Corporate Invasion on the Horizon; Public Hearing in Madison is ...

Madison County Courier

A proposed wind farm is poised for approval by the Madison Town Board. Upset residents believe they have been intentionally kept in the dark about the project, which planning for appears to have commenced over a year ago. The project area comprises ...

Gibson urges wind farm noise restrictions to be relaxed

Sutherland Northern Times

Local MSP Rob Gibson has called for noise restrictions on wind turbines in the Highlands to be relaxed, as the local authority prepares to debate a new planning blueprint for future developments. Mr Gibson claimed a cackling chicken could breach the ...

Open agenda for wind farm meeting

North Devon Gazette

The 'Wind Farms and You' meeting has been organised by a member of the public to enable local people to debate the pros and cons of wind energy. No specific agenda has been drawn up but it hoped that the topics of discussion will cover large projects ...

National Trust battle over wind turbines steps up after boss's outburst

This is Somerset

The National Trust has insisted its position on renewable energy remains “unchanged” after its chairman launched an attack on the “public menace” of wind turbines destroying the countryside. In an interview published in the Daily Telegraph yesterday, ...

Obama administration tries to advance off-shore wind farm proposals

Public Radio International PRI

The Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden is an example of an example in Europe of the sort of projects being considered in the United States — though the project is closer to land than current being considered in the United States.

New wind farm policy agreed by the council

Galloway Today

An updated Wind Energy Interim Planning Policy was on Tuesday by councillors at a meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council's Planning Housing and Environment Committee. Vice-Chair of the Planning, Housing and Environment Committee, Councillor Ian ...

Can Donald Trump Save Scotland?

Daily Beast

Alex Massie on the windbag's wind farm madness. Connoisseurs of low farce and political absurdity have reason to be disappointed with Donald Trump. The real estate mogul's flirtation with running for the Republican Party's presidential nomination was a ...

Farmer dismayed at eco-energy opposition

Swindon Advertiser

Adam Twine, who launched Westmill Farm, in Watchfield, last summer, said the MPs who were calling for a dramatic cut in subsidies to onshore wind farms and to give more influence for local people who want to stop them being built were extremely ...

enXco Service bags O&M deal for 99-MW wind farm in Iowa

Utility Products

Under the multi-year deal, enXco Service, a unit of French green energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles (EPA:EEN), will provide complete O&M services for the turbines of the Crane Creek wind farm as well as remote monitoring and repair.

County councillor warns scheme could lead to a spate of wind farms

Lichfield Live

A county councillor has warned that the area around the National Memorial Arboretum could soon be blighted if the go-ahead for a new wind farm gets the go-ahead. German firm Prowind is hoping to get an amended plan for turbines in Haunton approved ...

Across the US, wind power sets new generation records


As wind power continues to grow across the US (see AWEA's 4th quarter 2011 market report, "Wind energy making new inroads, building on success," Jan. 26), wind farm generation records are toppling. On Jan. 1, the Midwest Independent System Operator ...

Lanco in talks to raise up to $750 mln to fund expansion

Reuters India

Lanco is also planning to sell its wind power business, which it considers "non-core" and plans to focus on conventional and solar energy, Chacko said, without elaborating. Its wind power business comprises an operational 13 MW wind farm and licences ...

Kintyre wind towers come under the spotlight

Campbeltown Courier

As well as being shown the manufacturing process for the wind turbine sections,the guests also got the chance to see the new extension to the factory. Infinis PLC is currently going through the planning process to build A'Cruach Wind Farm north of ...

Today OnEarth: Trump vs. Turbines, Catastrophe Cooks, Sewage Sweeties

OnEarth Magazine (blog)

... energy and environmental programs, which will almost certainly face adversity from Congressional Republicans. E&E Daily You're fired!: Donald Trump is accusing Scotland's First Minister of ruining the coastline with a proposed offshore wind farm.

Commissioners deny power line for proposed wind farm

East Oregonian

17 the Umatilla County Planning Commission denied WKN Chopin's plans for an 11-mile power line to hook up its proposed 99-megawatt, 33-turbine wind farm. The permit to build the wind farm has been approved. An online service is needed to view this ...

Appeal lodged against weather mast decision

Banbury Guardian

Plans to erect a 60ft weather mast in preparation for the construction of an eight-turbine wind farm were thrown out by Cherwell District Council in December after hitting a wall of opposition from residents. But a statement from Cyra Parkes of ...

Figures highlight growth of Scots wind farms


Rental income from Scottish wind farms rose by 10-15% last year, according to research by property consultants CKD Galbraith. The firm said interest in wind power remained strong, with developers keen to make the most of sites with reliable wind, ...

Design practice meets Olympian goals

Peterborough Today

It is one of many local projects that the multi-skilled, award-winning practice is involved in, including wind energy projects, the Hamptons, Great Fen and the restoration of Central Park for which it secured Green Flag status.


Business Day

Why is a collective of wind power stations called a wind farm? It is a euphemism that is totally misleading. There is absolutely nothing agricultural about these ghastly machines that blight the landscape. And the industrial use of agricultural land is ...

D300 approves new energy contract, looks to eliminate wind consortium

Elgin Courier News

... wind farm, fell apart when it could not interest investors in buying general obligation bonds, District 300 announced in November. It then planned to negotiate an agreement with Invenergy LLC to purchase energy from existing wind farms at a fixed ...

TransCanada Reports 2011 Comparable Earnings of $1.6 Billion

MarketWatch (press release)

The 111 MW second phase of Gros-Morne wind farm is expected to be operational in December 2012. These are the fourth and fifth Quebec-based wind farms of Cartier Wind, which is 62 per cent owned by TransCanada. All of the power produced by Cartier Wind ...

Central America fund receives huge loan to fight global warming

Tico Times

... support infrastructure projects, officials announced this week. CABEI said in a statement that the $65 million received from Kreditanstald für Wiederaufbau (KFW) will support the “largest wind farm in Central America” in Cerro de Hula, Honduras, ...

Watson, Farley & Williams LLP | Double award win for WFW wind farm deals

Linex Legal (press release) (registration)

Both involving offshore wind farms, the deals were named European Deals of the Year by Project Finance International, and Project Finance Magazine. The first deal, Global Tech I, was a €1bn offshore wind farm project financing, on which WFW advised the ...

RP Global plans 46MW Polish project

Windpower Monthly (subscription)

POLAND: Polish renewable energy company RP Global has launched a tender to build a 46MW wind farm in Kukinia, Poland. The project is estimated to be worth about PLN 227.3 million (€54.1 million), and bids are to be submitted by 19 March, 2012.

Keystone XL & $5.00 Gasoline

dagblog (blog)

Featured news items slam a wind farm for killing golden eagles, but endorse leases for offshore drilling in the Atlantic, so I get the feeling that pragmatic is code for using fossil fuels instead of alternative energy, or even worse, using less energy ...

Wind Turbine News for February 13, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Monday, February 13, 2012
enXco signs O&M agreement for 99 MW wind farm in Iowa


enXco signs maintenance agreement for 99 MW Wisconsin wind farm, Crane Creek Wind Farm, a 99 MW wind power project located in Howard County, Iowa is comprised of 66 GE 1.5-MW wind turbines. enXco Service Corp. Signs Wind Energy O&M Agreement With ...

economics of wind power right

Press Herald

By CHARLES COLGAN and GARY HUNT Special to the Telegram Discussions about commercial wind power development in Maine focus partly on economic issues and partly on environmental issues. Wind turbines, such as those at the Stetson Wind Farm in Danforth, ...

Law in path of wind change

Macedon Ranges Weekly

Unfazed that state laws disallow any new wind farm projects in the Macedon Ranges, the group says planning laws could change if the residents support the project. Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy (WISE) is proposing a three-turbine wind farm on ...

The Blowback Against Big Wind


Alec Salt, a research scientist at the Cochlear Fluids Research Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has written extensively about the health effects of wind-energy projects. He flatly concludes that wind turbines ...

Nine-turbine Roos Wind Farm set for 2013 start

This is Hull and East Riding

A nine-turbine wind farm near a Holderness village is expected to be up and running early next year. Renewable energy developer RES has announced a financing deal for its Roos Wind Farm. The 17mw project will use nine Vestas wind turbines due to be ...

Bid for Macarthur wind farm power licence

Warrnambool Standard

The $1 billion project which started early last year will comprise 140 wind turbines with the capacity to power the equivalent of up to 220000 average Victorian households a year. Electricity from the farm will be fed into the high-voltage powerline ...

UK Welcomes New 367MW Offshore Wind Farm

It was made possible thanks to a joint venture between SSE, OPW, and DONG Energy. These companies are now saying that this is the world's biggest offshore wind farm, with 102 active wind turbines. Every single wind turbine has the ability to produce at ...

National Trust comes out against 'public menace' of wind farms

The National Trust is now "deeply sceptical" of wind power, its chairman said as he launched an outspoken attack on the "public menace" of turbines destroying the countryside. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent For years the conservation charity ...

£1 Billion Wind Farm Opened

Energy Matters

by Energy Matters A wind farm with enough capacity to provide for the electricity needs of up to 320000 households - and reportedly the largest operating facility of its kind in the world to date - has been officially opened. The Walney wind farm, ...

Town's MP calls for wind farm subsidies to stop

Warrington Guardian

He says meeting this target can only done by reducing waste and demand, building nuclear power stations or more renewable energy such as wind farms. He said: “This has a cost of around double that of nuclear, effectively this is a regressive tax on ...

Energy firm behind rejected wind farm plan in Lincolnshire still hoping for ...

This is Lincolnshire

But the ultimate decision will be made by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change because the project is considered of national importance and will increase England's onshore wind capacity by more than three per cent.

Suzlon Drops as Loss Widens on Taxes, Interest: Mumbai Mover


Enlarge image Suzlon Drops as Loss Widens on Taxes, Interest Suzlon Drops as Loss Widens on Taxes, Interest Adeel Halim/Bloomberg Wind turbines stand at the Suzlon Energy Ltd. wind farm in Satara, India. Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), India's biggest maker ...

Week Six: Currie Report Due; O'Malley To Testify On Flush Tax, Wind Farm

WBAL Radio

This week, he'll testify before lawmakers on his proposal to increase the flush tax, and his offshore wind energy proposal. Sen. Ulysses Currie sits next to Sen Norman Stone in the Senate chamber. This week, a committee chaired by Stone is expected to ...

National Trust brands wind turbines 'a menace'


Only last week Ed Davey, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary, opened the world's biggest offshore wind farm off Cumbria last week. The government has already installed in excess of 3500 turbines and is planning a further 800 by the end of this ...


NW Evening Mail (blog)

And tonight's featured the new massive wind farm project just off Walney. I say 'just', but apparently it's ten miles out to sea, but anyway, yes the huge wind farm's stage one is now complete and ( I presume) soon to be operational and generating ...

The growing number of wind turbines in North Wales

Daily Post North Wales

Numerous applications are for single turbines, some of which have not yet gone up. This is in addition to the plan by energy giant RWE npower Renewables to erect 32 wind turbines, each 475ft (145m) high, in Clocaenog Forest with four miles of new ...

Yorkshire wind farm ready for take-off

reNews Europe

RES plans to fully commission the farm by spring 2013 and the power will be purchased by Scottish Power. Turbines will be delivered in autumn 2012. Roos Wind Farm is committed to providing a community fund of £36000 per year and a pre-construction fund ...

Budget boosts National Science Foundation

Washington Post (blog)

By Brian Vastag Turbines stand at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Whitewater, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2012. (Konrad Fiedler - Bloomberg) In 2009, President Obama vowed to double the budget of the National Science Foundation.

Stay away from wind turbines, crooks told

New Post Leader

Over the last few weeks, turbines at Lynemouth's wind farm have gone live, and police have been working with engineers at the Scottish Power Renewables-run site, pictured, to reduce the threat posed by thieves. Extra police patrols are being put on to ...

Visionaries of Udny make power seem like a breeze

The National

Last July, their 2500 inhabitants saw the commissioning of their very own 800-kilowatt wind turbine. The huge structure became a reality because of the determination of community members who saw an opportunity to improve the villages' finances.

Steve Barclay one of 100 MPs' demanding cuts in wind farm subsidies

Cambs Times

Their letter says: “In these financially straightened times, we think it is unwise to make consumers pay, through taxpayer subsidy, for inefficient and intermittent energy production that typifies on-shore wind turbines.

Alliant Energy to sell its wind farm division


Madison-based Alliant Energy Corp. said Friday it will sell its division that designs and builds wind farms and other renewable energy projects, a business that has dragged down the company's earnings. Alliant, the parent of Wisconsin Power & Light Co.

Wind Credits Split Republicans

Daily Yonder

Iowa ranks No. 2 in the nation for installed wind capacity behind Texas. Kansas is fourteenth but first in turbines under construction. "Our states have experienced the economic benefits of wind energy first-hand," the governors wrote in their Feb.

Five Things You Need to Know Today: February 13

By Mathea Morais The attached map shows the proposed locations of wind turbines for the federal wind farm project. BOEMRE 1. There is a Valentine's Day roses sale this afternoon at the Tisbury School in Vineyard Haven. Supports the 6 th grade class.

Wind turbines are a 'public menace' and wind is the 'least efficient ...

Daily Mail

By Rosie Taylor Wind turbines are a 'public menace', the chairman of the National Trust chairman has said. Sir Simon Jenkins dismissed wind as the 'least efficient' renewable power. The honest admission is surprising coming from the the head of the ...

Shell donates $27000 to Ferndale schools


Shell WindEnergy, the company proposing the controversial Bear River Ridge wind farm, has received approval to donate $27000 to the Ferndale Unified School District for technology upgrades. The donation -- which is not associated with the wind farm ...

Financing of wind farms: how to increase gearing

International Law Office

The traditional means by which a power producer finances power projects is by taking out bank loans against security in its tangible assets. Since the secondary market for tangible assets from a wind farm is limited, a bank will usually require ...

Tycoon Trump declares war on 'insane' Scottish wind policy


Trump accuses Salmond of “single-handedly doing more damage to Scotland than virtually any event in Scottish history” by encouraging wind farms. The US businessman adds that the First Minister is “hell bent on destroying Scotland's coast line and ...

Kansai Electric Delays Start of Awaji Wind Farm Operations


Kansai Electric Power Co. will delay the start of commercial operations at a wind farm in Awaji city in Japan's Hyogo prefecture. The Japanese utility aims to start operations in February 2013, from a previous plan to start by end-March, according to a ...

Big area, small footprint

Chatham Daily News

By Ellwood Shreve A proposal for the largest single wind farm in Chatham-Kent may span 46000 acres, but the actual permanent footprint of the 130 turbines will take up 150 acres. This statistic is provided by Colin Edwards, senior developer with ...

Blowing the cap off benefits (blog)

Low carbon energy generation, and in particular the UK Government's role in this area, is fast becoming a contentious issue for many Britons. The Telegraph story revealed that wind farm owners were compensated by householders to the tune of £24 million ...

Turbine floodgates could be opened if Haunton plans given the go ahead ...

Birmingham Mail

by Matt Lloyd, Birmingham Mail A NEW bid to resurrect wind farm plans in the Midlands could open the floodgates and see turbines surrounding the National Memorial Arboretum, a councillor has claimed. Coun Matthew Ellis (Con, Lichfield Rural East), ...

Blimp protest planned at site of planned wind farm near Burnham


Residents near Burnham-On-Sea who are fighting two major wind farm applications are set to take their campaign to the skies on Monday (February 13th). They will be flying a blimp hundreds of feet above the spot where the turbines could be built near ...

Valener announces its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 (press release)

These decreases were partly offset by higher net income from energy distribution activities in Vermont. Gain realized by Gaz Métro Éole inc. on the sale of 49.0% of its interest in the Seigneurie de Beaupré wind power projects to Valener Seasonal ...

Brookfield Renewable Announces 2011 Year-End Results

MarketWatch (press release)

Energy sales in Brazil were in line with planned levels. Generation from wind facilities also contributed to the increase due primarily to the full year inclusion of an Ontario wind facility commissioned in September 2010.

£56 million funding for next gen offshore renewable energy

Energy and Environmental Management (EAEM) Magazine

Forewind, a consortium of RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil, which is a development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, has launched a programme for schools that will support teachers to develop classroom resources about the job ...

Minister fascinated in visit to turbines

This is South Wales

"It was very interesting to visit Whitelee wind farm and see for myself the amount of green, clean electricity that is being generated there," he said. "It was also fascinating to see what an asset the wind farm is to the local community, ...

Opinion: Nuclear power remains the cornerstone of NJ's energy strategy

The Star-Ledger -

Also, with no available method to store large amounts of energy, utilities must add fossil-fuel generators, usually turbines that burn natural gas, as backup for every solar and wind facility. Those turbines must be available all the time, ...

Egco to add green capacity

Bangkok Post

President Sahust Pratuknukul said the company will focus mainly on solar farms and wind turbine projects, saying biogas and biomass are relatively mature in Thailand and that owners of these raw materials prefer to develop the projects themselves.

Businesses pledge support for Ed Davey's green agenda

The Guardian

A group comprising some of the UK's largest firms has issued an open letter to recently appointed energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey, pledging to support efforts to develop "clean and affordable" energy and establish the UK as a leading green ...

In support of Gov. LePage's energy policies

Bar Harbor Times (blog)

This means finding the lowest cost options that do that, and developing plans and projects to accomplish that. Based on today's technologies and markets, the available options would include coal-fired, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, ...

EBRD set to provide loan to Novoazovskiy Wind Park

NRCU - Ukrainian Radio

The financing will enable the borrower to complete construction and commission additional 32.5 MW capacities at the existing wind farm located in Donetsk region. It will use proven technology supplied by Fuhrlander, a well known German manufacturer.

Solar Energy Rules In A State Of Confusion

Energy Matters

It has also downgraded its outlook for wind, from 750MW to 600MW. The irony is that it could have gotten a whole lot more from a single project, the proposed 750MW Kennedy Wind Farm, but after meekly submitting to Xstrata's decision to opt for a ...

Eneco Apply For Offshore Meteorological Mast

Island Pulse

The meteorological mast will collect reliable and representative wind and other metrological data which will be used to inform the design of the wind farm and provide estimates of energy production. Eneco plan to submit a Development Consent Order (the ...

Iberdrola backs subsidies freeze on renewables

Financial Times

By Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent The world's leading onshore wind farm owner has applauded the Spanish government's renewable subsidies freeze, saying it is a sensible move for a country that has been paying too much for electricity it does ...

Wind of fortune for Island?

Manx Radio

... have just returned from the opening of the world's largest offshore windfarm - the £1.2 billion Dong Energy Walney scheme off Cumbria. Later this month Centrica, which is developing the Irish Sea wind farm zone just outside Manx territorial waters, ...

Wind Turbine News for February 12, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Sunday, February 12, 2012
Feds seek feedback on Pantex wind farm

By BOBBY CERVANTES Potential developers interested in the Pantex wind farm project have one more chance to review a work statement by federal energy officials before the government writes a final request for proposals this spring.

Wind farm exhibitions to be held near planned Pilrow site

BBC News

Two public exhibitions about a proposed wind farm near a village in Somerset are to be held by the developer. Broadview Energy Limited wants to build four 130m (426ft) turbines on land east of the M5 near Rooksbridge. Meetings are to be held at Mark ...

Wind industry's extensive lobbying to preserve subsidies and defeat local ...

A separate study by the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF), a think tank opposed to onshore wind farms, shows that 7000 turbines are on course to be built onshore across the UK by 2020, helped by a 70 per cent success rate on wind farm planning ...

U.S. Bancorp invests in Bishop Hill Wind Farm

Kewanee Star Courier

By Carol Townsend Invenergy Wind LLC, a subsidiary of US Bancorp has announced that renewable energy tax equity financing is in place to support Invenergy's Bishop Hill Wind Project. The 200 megawatt project currently is under construction in Henry ...

Skelly talks eco technology at launch of new wind farm

Isle of Man Today

The Steam Packet has voiced concerns at the planned increase in wind farms in the Irish Sea and the impact they may have on ferry routes. Mr Skelly, met Ed Davey MP, the UK's new Energy Secretary, and took the opportunity to highlight the Isle of Man's ...

Black Creek has ordinance on wind power

Standard Speaker

Most municipalities in the Hazleton area don't regulate wind farms or wind turbines, including Butler Township, where Jack Shelly installed a wind turbine on his garage roof. In Black Creek Township, however, an ordinance requires people to obtain the ...

Valley man installs wind turbine for home

Standard Speaker

Pecora also said his grandfather kindled an interest in solar and wind power in him years ago. "At 13, I was on the roof testing a homemade windmill with a bicycle generator. I'm happy this came about," he said. The turbine has only two moving parts ...

Counties using constitution to sidestep wind tax ruling

Tuscola Today

The taxing change means a substantial loss of revenue for all entities in the wind from district from the county, to townships, to schools. Huron County was the first county in the Thumb area to have wind farm developed, and there are other wind farms ...

Trail camera helps with eagle studies

Chambersburg Public Opinion

The turbines are typically set up on the high ridges of Pennsylvania's mountains, which is right in the way of the eagles' migration route. According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind turbines kill few birds compared to other human ...

Prattsburgh seeks legal advice over Ecogen dispute

Steuben Courier

By Mary Perham Details of a proposed court order by Ecogen settling its wind farm dispute in the town of Prattsburgh will likely by discussed again publicly after town officials meet with their attorney. With that legal consultation slated for Tuesday, ...

Auglaize group opposes turbines

US Mainstream Renewable Power is behind the wind turbines, Burton said. He doesn't think the company is telling the whole story to residents. “Our group believes this is a bad project for Auglaize County,” he said. “But we want to present both sides of ...

Wind farms in path of rare harriers

Lynn News

RARE species of birds have been found close to the sites of two wind farms. Ornithologist Dr Anthony Prater gave evidence of the presence of Stone curlews and Montagu harriers at the public inquiry into two wind farms in Stanhoe and Syderstone.

MP tells minister of his wind turbine concerns

Bedfordshire News

An MP has spoken to one of his own Government's ministers about his 'huge disappointment' that controversial wind farms have been given the go-ahead. Alistair Burt, who represents North East Bedfordshire and is also foreign office minister, ...

Letter, 2/12: The downside of wind

Lincoln Journal Star

An individual reading the pabulum-laced "Time is ripe for wind energy" community column by Justin Tolston in the Journal Star on Feb. 4 would never suspect any downside existed to electricity produced by wind-powered generators.

Wind mast decision for Stoke by Clare on hold

Haverhill Echo

... Clare Tourism Forum, Clare Parish Council and Suffolk County Cllr Jane Midwood are all opposed to the plans. South Suffolk Wind Energy is seeking a temporary permission for three years at Canhams Farm to see if the site is suitable for a wind farm.

World's biggest offshore wind farm opens in UK


It sits alongside 60 other wind turbines generating off the Cumbrian coast UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey opened the world's biggest offshore wind farm on 9 February. The new wind power, located near Walney in Cumbria, ...

Legrand to buy Numeric's UPS business for Rs 837 cr

Business Standard

Both the parties have already entered into a business transfer agreement, and Numeric will continue to carry on its other activities like green energy (solar and wind power), iron and alloy foundry production and LED lighting.

Wind Energy Update: OEMs Keen to Secure Partnerships as PTC Fears Accelerate ...


In 2011, an additional 31% of wind farm capacity was installed compared to 2010, totalling a massive 1.6 GW, identified by Wind Energy Update. As reported by Wind Energy Update, this dramatic increase in project commissioning has widely been attributed ...

Winners and losers in the latest FiTs shake-up

Farming UK

He says: The capping of the rate for wind at 21p/kW for small scale wind, particularly for turbines under 1.5kW (from 35.9p/kW - a reduction of 42 per cent), is going to impact on the appeal of domestic installations. Schemes from 1.5kW to 15kW and ...

Comment: Does Ed Davey have what it takes to replace Chris Huhne?

And on Thursday he was in Cumbria opening the world's biggest offshore wind farm. But the first real test of his commitment to a clean energy future came with the government's response to its disastrous proposals to reform subsidy payments for solar ...

E. Idaho lawmaker still wants wind farm moratorium


Republican Rep. Erik Simpson wants Idaho to take a breather on wind energy projects for two years. He is pushing for the moratorium on behalf of southeastern Idaho residents who are unhappy with dozens of turbines that have been erected.

'Tilting at windmills': new documentary on wind power development


Conspicuously absent are representatives of corporations like Airtricity , Enxco or Horizon Wind Energy (though the financier and wind farm advocate T. Boone Pickens comes off as a wolf in good-old-boy clothing). The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at ...

Mass. residents react to federal wind farm plans

My Fox Boston

MARTHA'S VINEYARD (AP) - Massachusetts residents are continuing to comment on plans to invite offshore wind developers to build wind farms in a vast stretch of federal waters south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. State officials are expected to ...

Wind Turbine News for February 11, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Saturday, February 11, 2012
Walney offshore wind farm is world's biggest (for now)

The farm is treated in the press as a very big deal as the Walney farm is presently the biggest offshore wind farm in the world. According to DONG Energy, which is part of the venture responsible for the Walney farm, the project is approximately 15km ...

State's consultants call for rejecting offshore wind project, saying it will ...

Press of Atlantic City

Last year, Delsea Energy proposed an ambitious and controversial plan to raise more than 100 wind turbines in the Delaware Bay. The State Department of Environmental Protection now says offshore wind farms can be built without harming wildlife.

enXco signs maintenance agreement for 99 MW Wisconsin wind farm


Crane Creek Wind Farm, a 99 MW wind power project located in Howard County, Iowa is comprised of 66 GE 1.5-MW wind turbines. enXco Service Corp. Signs Wind Energy O&M Agreement With Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Crane Creek Wind Farm, ...

Donald Trump Says Alex Salmond is 'Destroying' Scotland With Wind Farms

Wind Power Ninja

For the record, taxing your citizens to subsidise wind projects owned by foreign energy companies will destroy your country and its economy. “Jobs will not be created in Scotland because these ugly monstrosities known as turbines are manufactured in ...

Millbrook granted approval to construct wind turbines

Truro Daily News

Harry Sullivan TRURO DAILY NEWS MILLBROOK - A three-turbine wind farm project has been approved for Millbrook First Nations. The six-megawatt wind project makes the Mi'kmaq band the first in the province to be approved under Nova Scotia's Community ...

Alliant Energy to sell its wind farm division

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel Madison-based Alliant Energy Corp. said Friday it will sell its division that designs and builds wind farms and other renewable energy projects, a business that has dragged down the company's earnings.

Mass. residents react to federal wind farm plans

They will discuss plans to build wind farms in 850000 acres of US waters south of Massachusetts. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management originally proposed a bigger area in late 2010. Protests from some groups, including fishermen who'd be ...

Second wind farm plan up for vote Tuesday

Danville Commercial News

BY BRIAN L. HUCHEL Commercial-News DANVILLE — Vermilion County Board members will vote Tuesday whether to approve the county's second wind farm. The board's structural safety committee voted in January to approve the permit filed by GDF SUEZ Energy ...

Huge wind farm plan is officially unveiled

Littlehampton Gazette

The Rampion off-shore wind farm, which has been proposed by energy group E.ON, would contain a maximum of 194 wind turbines has been proposed just 13 kilometres off the coastline. The site would have an electrical capacity of around 700 kilowatts and ...

World Market for Wind Turbines recovers and sets a new record: 42 GW of new ...


Worldwide wind power capacity at 239 GW. According to the preliminary data gathered by World Wind Energy Association the total capacity worldwide has come close to 239 Gigawatt. The world market for wind turbines set a new record in the year 2011 and ..

Wind energy in Brazil: Ceará will receive 48 new wind farm plants


Currently, 40% of energy consumed in the state is generated by the wind turbines. Ceará has 17 wind farms and 48 must be installed over the next four years, according to the state government. The first wind farm in Ceará, in the Port of Dunes in the ...

Tees Valley firms see Redcar wind farm contract go to Belgian rival

The Northern Echo

Tag Energy Solutions played down the significance that energy firm EDF had overlooked local companies to supply parts for a wind farm being built 1.5km off the coast at Redcar, in east Cleveland. The building of the 27 turbine wind farm is being ...

Wind farm network develops green city

This is Hull and East Riding

A GROUND-breaking wind farm being developed in west Hull could the first of many in the city. As first revealed in the Mail, the £1 million privately- funded project will see 18 mini-turbines being installed at a site on Priory Park, next the Clive ...

Wind bill is back

Power Engineering Magazine

Erik Simpson that would restrict wind energy development across the state. The Idaho Falls Republican's bill would prevent development of new industrial wind energy projects for two years. The measure would not affect wind farms that already have been ...

Alliant to sell wind, renewable business (blog)

Alliant Energy, which owns Interstate Power & Light in Iowa, said Friday it will sell its moneylosing renewable energy business, RMT, after the non-regulated subsidiary reported “an erosion of margins” on its Midwestern wind farms and a loss on a solar ...

Green Energy Has Residents Seeing Red

NBC4 Washington

And then, just like that, the wind blows and you can see what Don Ashby is talking about. Ashby contacted the News 4 I-Team after the Pinnacle Wind Farm turned on its turbines for the first time in November. “We were basically told you would hear a ...

East Cleveland residents united in wind turbine fight

Gazette Live

by Laura Woodcock, Evening Gazette RESIDENTS in East Cleveland have come together to fight plans to build eight wind turbines. As previously reported, a 60m met mast has been installed to monitor wind conditions on Beacon Moor at the top of Errington ...

Dear Congress: Help wind energy create U.S. jobs

Daily Caller

Danotek manufactures a line of advanced permanent magnet generators and full-power converters that are used in both land-based and offshore wind turbines. Before deciding to try to get into the wind business, I worked in construction for 18 years.

Offshore wind hearings next week

VINEYARD HAVEN — Federal and state officials will meet Monday on Martha's Vineyard to provide information and take public comment on a large swath of ocean south of the island being considered for potential offshore wind energy projects.

Federal Energy Loan Guarantees Win Clean Bill of Health


By fixing the "valley of death" problem, DOE has allowed extremely important projects to move forward, including the world's largest wind farm, the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant, and our country's largest concentrating solar power project.

Obama Pushes Unwise Energy Policy

National Center for Public Policy Research

Bryce compares the footprint of the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point, New York, which generate 30 percent of New York City's electricity, to the footprint of a wind farm that could generate the same amount of power. Wind turbines would require a ...

No Tiree Array campaigners play the Trump card

For Argyll

In a battle to save the offshore Isle of Tiree from vanishing behind a modern-day marine forest of onshore to offshore wind turbines – the Tiree Array will be around five times the size of the Island itself, wrapped around sunny flat little Tiree from ...

Alliant Energy's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha

Our current plan anticipates issuing long term debts of approximately $100 million for IPL, which should occur in the first half of 2012 and approximately $400 million in total for WPL and the Franklin County wind farm project which are expected to ...

VLT revenues fuel economic development on Swan Lake First Nation

Winnipeg Free Press

Along with a prime parcel of land in Headingley, the VLTs helped the band pay off a crippling debt and created capital that catapulted it into other economic-development ventures such as land development, a casino near Carberry and a wind farm.

Isle of Man could provide UK with renewable energy

Energy FM

MHK Laurence Skelly, who has political responsibility for the Island's energy policy and clean technology, met with Ed Davey at the opening of the world's largest wind farm this week. Within the Island's twelve mile territorial waters, the Government ...

Wind Energy Update: Europe's Leading Offshore Wind Farm Supply Chain Meeting


The event by wind energy update has been engineered specifically for professionals looking to meet new and competitive offshore wind turbines supply chain partners so to ensure cost efficiency in new projects despite the current economic instability.

Wind energy - Goldwind Signs Strategic Agreement with Export-Import Bank of China


Credit loans will be granted to Goldwind and its subsidiaries for their foreign wind farm projects including overseas investment and contracting, export of wind turbines. Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. ('Goldwind', SZ Stock Code: ...

WORLD - News of the Day From Across the Globe

San Francisco Chronicle

3 US backtracks: The United States on Friday backtracked from its swift recognition of the new Maldives government, which the nation's former leader claims came to power in a coup. The Maldives has faced one day of rioting and two days more of a ...

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids becomes first LEED Silver commercial brewery in ...

The Ann Arbor News -

The brewery does not have a wind turbine on the roof, but tries to offset all of their energy usage by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, which essentially replaces energy produced on a wind farm, Spaulding said. The location where Brewery Vivant now ...

CMS Energy is upfront about renewable energy plans, spokesman says

The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

About 5 percent of the Jackson-based utility's electricity comes from renewable sources, and that is expected to increase to 8 percent when the company's new wind farm in Mason County starts up this year, he said. Holyfield also noted that CMS Energy ...

Officials to hold meetings on proposed wind farm

Boston Globe

By Alli Knothe People concerned about the designation of a large swath of ocean south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as a possible site for large-scale wind farming will get a chance to sound off at public meetings slated for Monday and Tuesday.

Leading article: An impression of drift that Mr Cameron must dispel

The Independent

Then there is Coalition energy policy, which is also under attack, most recently from 101 Tory MPs calling for dramatic cuts to wind farm subsidies. Given that a government billed as "the greenest ever" has been marked out by its incoherence and ...

Wind Turbine News for February 10, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Friday, February 10, 2012
New 367-Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm Opens in UK

Scientific American

A new 367 megawatt offshore wind farm opened off the Cumbrian coast in Britain Thursday and will supply up to 320000 households with renewable power a year, the companies behind the project said. LONDON (Reuters) - A new 367 megawatt offshore wind farm ...

Cape Vincent wind projects merge; BP taking over Acciona's St. Lawrence Wind Farm

By JAEGUN LEE Peter A. Gross, the Cape Vincent Wind Farm's project manager, said Thursday that BP Wind Energy closed a deal to take over Acciona Wind Energy USA's St. Lawrence Wind Farm project. “The deal is closed,” Mr. Gross said.

Energy News Recap: 367 MW Offshore Wind Farm Opens in UK; Natural Gas Really ...


The Walney offshore wind farm, 14km off the coast of Walney Island in northwest England, has opened. At 367 MW for the moment it is the largest offshore wind power project in the world (there are larger projects in various stages of development), ...

East Anglia One wind farm cable corridor revealed

BBC News

The inland cabling route from the first part of a multimillion-pound offshore wind farm project in East Anglia has been put out to public consultation. Developers said cabling for the East Anglia One wind farm off the Suffolk coast would start near the ...

Donald Trump blasts plans for Scottish wind farm

The Associated Press

Salmond's support for the wind farm is consistent with the Scottish government's plan to position itself as a leader in the provision and technology of renewable energy. The wind farm's turbines will be visible from the beach and the golf course.

enXco Service Corp. Signs O&M Agreement With Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

MarketWatch (press release)

... Energy Group, Inc. /quotes/zigman/438281/quotes/nls/teg TEG -0.17% , for the Crane Creek Wind Farm. Crane Creek Wind Farm, a 99 megawatt (MW) wind project located in Howard County, Iowa is comprised of 66 General Electric (GE) 1.5-MW wind turbines.

Wind energy in Brazil: Acciona sells wind turbines to CPFL


Acciona is, along with Gamesa, the Spanish wind power companies affected by the moratorium on wind farm sector in Spain. Acciona is present in India, USA, Mexico and Canada. Acciona has sold 120 MW of wind turbines in Brazil to CPFL Renováveis , ...

46000-acre wind farm proposed

Chatham Daily News

... Environment is seeking public input about a proposed 130-turbine wind farm, spanning from Tilbury to Ridgetown, making it one of largest in the province. The South Kent Wind Project, a joint proposal by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy, ...

Wind farm perks hot air: opponents

Sault Star

By Marguerite LaHaye Supporters of Lake Superior Action-Research-Conservation, whose aim is to halt the spread of industrial wind farms, recently told Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Mantha that the taxpayer-subsidized wind energy industry is based on ...

The wind power manufacturers warn of offshoring of wind energy in Spain


At present, no new orders for wind turbines for domestic wind farm market. The wind power industry, which employs 30000 people, needs clear signals about the future in Spain. Wind turbine manufacturers in Spain warn that if the wind energy moratorium ...

Pioneer Green Energy raises $11 million for wind power projects

Austin American-Statesman

Pioneer was founded in 2009 by seven wind farm industry veterans who have collectively developed more than 2700 megawatts of wind projects across the country, said David Savage, a co-founder and company vice president. Those projects are now owned and ...

Wind turbine meeting

Hartlepool Today

A COUNCILLOR who is objecting to plans to build a five-turbine wind farm will hold a meeting tomorrow. Concerned parties will meet to discuss plans to build a wind farm on land off the A19 at Sheraton. Durham County Councillor Rob Crute, who represents ...

On Our Radar: Trump Battles Wind Farm

New York Times (blog)

By THE NEW YORK TIMES Trump International Golf LinksPicture the turbines: a view from the Trump golf resort in Aberdeen, Scotland. Donald Trump denounces a government plan to build a wind farm off the coast of his luxury golf resort in Scotland.

How Wind Turbines Bring Different Dangers To Different Birds

OPB News

Central Oregon's first proposed wind farm, the West Butte Wind Project, is also the first in the nation to apply for a golden eagle “take permit.” West Butte will retrofit eleven power poles every year, the entire time the project is running, ...

Windy Winter Pushes Energy Production up to Expectations

KFBB NewsChannel 5

We've seen gusts over 70 miles per hour in the Electric City, but what do the high winds mean for energy production? It seems logical, and it is. The more wind going through a wind turbine, the more energy it will produce. The Glacier Wind Farm ...

Tribe renews legal battle against Oklahoma wind farm plan


In December, the Osage lost their bid to prevent Wind Capital Group moving ahead with a project to build 94 turbines in the tallgrass prairie of northern Oklahoma. The state is in the heart of the Midwest Wind Corridor, but is also one of the country's ...

China's distributed wind power generating units need re-engineering to meet ...

Power Engineering Magazine

So far, provinces like Henan, Anhui, Shanxi, and Guizhou have been selected as key areas for developing distributed wind power generating projects, but relevant planning apparently remains impeded in these areas. According to China's development plan, ...

Wind farm training tower officially opened in Lowestoft

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

The 18m tower will train workers in the wind farm industry, and includes a wind turbine transfer ladder and a helicopter hoist. Plans are also under way to install a hub and a blade in the near future. Principal of Lowestoft College Simon Summers said: ...

Blimp to raise profile of Somerset Levels wind turbine opposition

This is Somerset

Residents of the Somerset Levels fighting two major wind farm applications are to attempt to show how tall the turbines will be by flying a blimp as high as the blades will turn next week. Campaigners with the Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group will ...

Public exhibitions to be staged about Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Sussex Express

If successful the wind farm would be located 13km off the coast at its nearest point, with between 100 to 195 wind turbines, depending on the model used. E.On's project development manager Chris Tomlinson said: “I've been really encouraged by the ...

Uruguay's 1.2GW wind push could spark logistical nightmare


Huge wind turbine convoys will have to travel across Uruguay every working day from July 2012 to December 2014 if the country is to reach its goal of 1-1.2GW of wind power by 2015. Significant logistical challenges are emerging as projects contracted ...

Wind turbines endanger view

The Bona Venture

The Allegany Wind LLC (Everpower) wind farm, approved without a public referendum by the Town of Allegany, involves enormous turbines looming above the skyline and readily visible from the campus, St. Bonaventure Cemetery and Saint Elizabeth's ...

Bishop Hill receives Invenergy windfall

Galesburg Register-Mail

Three Bishop Hill groups received half a million dollars Wednesday night from Invenergy LLC, developers of the local wind energy farm. Jeff Veazie, developing manager for Invenergy LLC, left, presented checks for $166000 each to, from second from left, ...

Copmanthorpe Wind Farm Action Group aims to counter allegations of “Nimbyism”

The Press, York

By Kate Liptrot » AN action group which battled to stop a wind farm being built near Copmanthorpe is to hold an exhibition of green initiatives. Last summer, Copmanthorpe Wind Farm Action Group celebrated after York ...

Norfolk-based Tidal Transit wins £300000 Greater Gabbard deal to ferry ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Docking-based Tidal Transit has won the £300000 deal with Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Ltd (GGOWL) to transfer workers from Lowestoft to the proposed 140-turbine wind farm off the Suffolk coast. Although only a five-month deal, the contract will mean ...

Iberdrola signs wind farm maintenance contract with Tamoin Energias


Iberdrola, a developer of renewable energy in Spain, has signed a wind farm maintenance agreement with Tamoin Energias Renovable covering 600MW of installed capacity. The contract, worth E20 million, includes predictive and preventive maintenance of ...

Review: ITV's Cost of Going Green

The Guardian (blog)

In fact, when one takes the price of carbon into account, the average onshore wind farm is already as economic as gas power. The programme could have shown more regard to the substantial job creation potential that the renewables industry could offer ...

Winds of change fan furious debate

Wairarapa Times-Age

NAUSEA OR NEXT GENERATION: Computer generated image of proposed Mt Munro wind farm as seen from Eketahuna. Protest and applause has gathered pace online about the proposed construction of energy company wind farms in Wairarapa.

Letter: Project is not all it's cracked up to be

Camp Verde Bugle

Without the subsidies, it's questionable if that wind farm would be worth building. Wind turbines are not only a noisy, raptor-and-bat-killing, maintenance-intensive blight on the landscape, they are very inefficient. They typically average less than ...

Alliant Energy Announces 2011 Results

MarketWatch (press release)

The positive EPS drivers were partially offset by depreciation and operating expenses for WPL's Bent Tree wind project, higher electric transmission expenses net of recoveries, income tax impacts at Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) due to Iowa ...

Atlantic takes $23m stake in wind farm


Atlantic Power has spent $23m to buy 51% of Canadian Hills Wind, the owner of a 298.4MW project of the same name in Oklahoma. A spokeswoman for the power-generation and infrastructure company tells Recharge that the stake was sold by Apex Wind Energy ...

Promoted by Plataforma Tecnológica


Wind power made a splash in many media sources this week with news that the sector continues to grow despite the economic gloom gripping Europe. EU wind power growth of 11% makes headlines. Wind power made a splash in many media sources this week with ...

County will consider wind farm proposal for Riverton

NG News

RIVERTON – Pictou County council has accepted a proposal to develop a wind farm in Riverton. Council passed a motion at Monday night's regular council meeting to have SeaForth Energy develop a business case and confirm wind data for the municipal lands ...

Future of renewable energy uncertain as tax breaks fade

Innovation Trail

New York City-based Everpower is also putting on hold a new wind farm in the Southern Tier town of Allegany. That wind farm is facing a lawsuit brought by locals, but what's really stymied the project, says company's CEO, Jim Spencer, is the unclear ...

Council in renewables firm plan

BBC News

An islands council plans to set up a company to invest in renewable energy projects and sell the electricity locally and to mainland markets. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's proposed Hebrides Energy Supply Company could invest in a wind farm planned by the ...

Windfarm meeting in Isle of Man

BBC News

An energy company is holding a series of public meetings in the Isle of Man to discuss plans to create a large windfarm in the Irish Sea. It would be similar to the "world's largest" offshore wind farm which has just opened off the Cumbrian coast.

Greek Debt Crisis Exposes Green Subsidies Scam

Canada Free Press

As if that wasn't bad enough, PM David Cameron is having to contend with a serious rebellion of 100 of his own Conservative Party MPs who are demanding an end to all new onshore wind farm development in Britain. In addition, the Italian Government has ...

Goldwind Signs Strategic Agreement with Export-Import Bank of China Strong ...

Environmental Expert (press release)

It is engaged in wind turbine R&D, manufacturing and sales, comprehensive wind power services and wind farm investment. Founded in 1994, the Export-Import Bank of China is a state bank solely owned by the Chinese government.

Locals 'must share' renewable power benefits

Business Day

The department has allocated Red Cap's Oyster Bay wind farm project in the Eastern Cape 77,6MW in the first "window" of the IPP programme. "The development of the renewable industry through the (bid) process is clearly a significant public procurement ...

American Superconductor's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha

It will be used to connect a 34-megawatt wind farm to the grid. These wins demonstrate we're expanding our footprint and maintaining our position as the world's leader in grid interconnection systems for renewable energy projects.

Wind map back to drawing board

Tehachapi News

Supervisor Zack Scrivner said he thought some people are under the impression that the county has been trying to accelerate wind develepment with its map project. He said his expectation was that the board would give the planning department direction ...

Mitsubishi enters German offshore wind energy


Mitsubishi Corporation has entered into the offshore wind power high-voltage cable projects BorWin1 wind farm and BorWin2 wind farm. Mitsubishi is entering the offshore grid project by buying a 49% equity stake from TenneT bringing in an aggregate ...

Power players debate power future in Fintry

Stirling Observer

Entitled, “Power to the People – the citizen and energy independence”, it brings together ice cream and wind power magnate, Maitland Mackie, localism activist and chair of the Forestry Commission Pam Warhurst, land ownership campaigner Andy Wightman ...

Lisburn man takes up senior position with planning consultancy

Lisburn Today

This involves the preparation and management of planning applications, co-ordination and managing teams of environmental professionals on major projects. Gavin is currently working on a number of wind farm applications and readjustments to housing ..

Trump lashes out at Scottish plan for wind farm off coast of golf resort

Trump has launched a blistering attack on Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond over plans to build a "horrendous" wind farm off the coast of his luxury Scottish golf resort. In an open letter, Trump accuses Salmond of being "hell bent on destroying ...

Wind Turbine News for February 9, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Thursday, February 09, 2012
New 367 MW offshore wind farm opens in UK


* To supply 320000 homes with renewable energy a year * UK plans to raise offshore capacity to 18 GW by 2020 LONDON Feb 9 (Reuters) - A new 367 megawatt offshore wind farm opened off the Cumbrian coast in Britain on Thursday and will supply up to ...

Donald Trump accuses Alex Salmond of 'destroying coastline' with wind plans

BBC News

US tycoon Donald Trump has accused First Minister Alex Salmond of seeming "hell bent on destroying Scotland's coastline" with wind power. Mr Trump, who objects to plans for a wind farm near his Scottish golf resort, said he would not be on board.

Wind farm plan still in limbo

Pierce County Herald

The $250 million Highland Wind Project was first proposed about four years ago, when Emerging Energies of Wisconsin LLC approached the Town of Forest in northeast St. Croix County about its idea to install about 40 wind turbines on various properties.

Wind turbines taking over the landscape

The Morrisburg Leader

In an effort to raise awareness and, perhaps, gain support from South Dundas residents not directly affected by Prowind Canada's South Branch Wind Farm project, the South Branch Wind Opposition Group (SBWOG) held two showings of Israel's award-winning ...

Big Wind's Inconvenient Truth


My property and home are scarcely three quarters of a mile from a three 1.5 megawatt turbine wind farm that went online in November 2009 with blades stretching nearly 400 feet into the air. Large scale wind turbines represent a tiny and ...

Iberdrola signs wind farm maintenance agreement in Spain


Iberdrola awards Tamoin maintenance contract for 600 megawatts of wind power in Spain. The wind energy contract is worth €20 million and covers maintenance of 736 wind turbines at 24 wind farm plants in the provinces of Orense, Zamora, Salamanca, ...

Wind Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) at All-Time Low


From clean, renewable energy providing Europe with 70% of its new power in 2011, to solar PV bringing down the cost of electricity in Germany, to the largest offshore wind farm in the world opening in the UK today, and even more big stories in between, ...

Wind power - Bipartisan letter from Colorado Congressional delegation urges ...


Colorado is home to several major wind farm developers and wind turbines manufacturing facilities, employing upwards of 6000 workers statewide. Expiration of tax credit jeopardizes Colorado jobs, economy which includes 6000 wind energy, ...

Illinois fourth in nation in wind-farm capacity

Chicago Tribune

NORMAL, Ill.— Illinois is now fourth in the nation in terms of wind-farm electric capacity behind Texas, Iowa and California. That's according to David Loomis, director of the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University.

OFA tackles wind turbines

Scugog Standard Newspaper

Concerns raised by the Federation included: the removal of municipal planning from industrial wind turbine projects, prices paid for electricity generated by wind power, setback distances for turbines and 'induced currents' and health issues.

Wind Energy Investment, Financing Activity Surge Higher in 2011 Despite ...


Capital intensive and with an installed capacity now totaling more than 41 gigawatts (GW), the wind energy market and industry is easily large enough where large, well-established businesses predominate. It remains competitive enough to be driven by ...

How an Illinois Profs Paper on Wind Farms and Microclimate Became a Macro Story

Looking at data taken from a California wind farm in 1989, Roy found that it did have an effect on its microclimate: Data from the field campaign show that near-surface air temperatures downwind of the wind farm are higher than upwind regions during ...

China Ming Yang Wind Power (MY) Gets 125MW Wind Farm Deal, Looking More Bullish

Green Stocks Central

Wind energy stocks have had the breeze at their back recently and China Ming Yang Wind Power (MY) has benefited from a resurgence in the sector. The company also announced some good news yesterday in the form of an EPC contract for two wind farms with ...

Federal studies back impact of wind turbines

Delmarva Now

The finding means sections of open ocean off the Maryland coast will be made available for long-term leases for the development of wind turbines. "We all know the wind potential off the Atlantic coast is staggering... up to 1000 gigawatts of power," ...

Bid to extend wind farm

East Lothian Courier

When the 25-turbine first stage of Crystal Rig was completed in May 2004 it was the largest wind farm in Scotland. The wind farm's owner Fred.Olsen Renewables, which won the 2004 Best Renewable Project prize at the Green Energy Awards for Crystal Rig, ...

Suzlon May Set Up South African Wind Energy Plant


Suzlon, India's biggest wind power maker, may build a plant to make equipment for wind turbines in South Africa, for its proposed 135-megawatt Cookhouse wind farm, according to Bloomberg. Suzlon is studying potential sites in the Eastern Cape and ...

Natural Power appointed as Owner's Engineer on 20.5MW Sixpenny Wood wind farm

Power Engineering Magazine

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been appointed as Owner's Engineer at Sixpenny Wood wind farm for AES Wind Generation, a subsidiary of the energy company AES Corporation. Construction on the farm, ...

Mother's plea to wind farm public inquiry

Lynn News

A MOTHER asked a planning inspector to throw out applications for two wind farms as the Norfolk countryside is helping her son to adjust to life in this country. Kathy Chalk told a public inquiry into two wind farms near Stanhoe and Syderstone, ...

Report urges New Jersey to reject pilot offshore wind project


... that the state reject a proposal by Fishermen's Energy to build a pilot wind farm in state waters, saying the project will not provide a net economic benefit to ratepayers and would utilize unproven Chinese-made turbines from vendor XEMC-Darwind.

Boundary set for forum

Arbroath Herald

By Jennifer Newton ONLY projects within an eight kilometre radius of the proposed Corse Hill Wind Farm would be eligible to benefit from a community cash turbine. The proposals which would see a £21 million wind farm at Hatton, halfway between Arbroath ...

New Documentary Examines the Drawbacks of a Clean Energy Source

Earth Island Journal

The Irish energy company is building the world's largest offshore wind farm (the 500-megawatt Greater Gabbard project) 14 miles off of the coast of Suffolk, England. Many townsfolk in the Catskill Mountains village of Meredith fear a proposed ...

Company interested in Tillamook devices launches floating wind turbine in Portugal

Tillamook Headlight Herald

A company that has expressed interest in building a wind farm offshore of Tillamook County has successfully deployed a prototype wind turbine off the coast of Portugal. The turbine, called WindFloat I, is different from existing offshore wind turbines ...

Residents dismayed as turbine bid goes ahead


by Our Correspondent, Glamorgan Gazette A BID to build a controversial wind farm near Porthcawl will finally be submitted to Bridgend Council in the coming months, the Gazette can reveal. Renewable Energy Partnerships (REP) – the company behind ...

Hancock County, wind developer consider radio locations

Bangor Daily News

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff ELLSWORTH, Maine — With support from a wind power company that is erecting 19 large commercial turbines in Township 16, Hancock County hopes to improve the wireless communications capabilities of the county's emergency ...

More wind power and grid improvements can help battle severe weather


As the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reported, the 93957 MW of installed wind farm capacity in Europe is already enough to supply 26% of Denmark's electricity, and 16% in Spain and Portugal. With more than 450 people dying as of Tuesday ...

2nd firm leaves Lenawee Co. turbine plan

Toledo Blade

BY DAVID PATCH BLISSFIELD -- A second developer involved in a wind-turbine project proposed for southern Lenawee County has bailed out. Juwi Wind USA, the Colorado-based domestic subsidiary of a German company, has terminated a study of the 493-foot ...

Calls for research on wind turbines impact on Northumberland tourism

Journal Live

Another company, Peel Energy, is seeking permission for a 13-turbine wind farm nearby, as part of the £200m Blue Sky Forest tourism and leisure project. Both sites are on the Northumberland coastal route used by tourists and visitors.

Panel hears wind farm concerns

Eden Magnet

The panel was in Eden to hear public submissions from 16 individuals and group representatives as part of the planning application process for the seven-turbine wind farm at the South East Fibre Export site on Twofold Bay.

Broadview seeks 15MW Starbold approval

reNews Europe

Broadview Energy has submitted plans for the up to 15MW Starbold wind farm to Stratford-on-Avon District Council. The five-turbine project will be sited on agricultural land adjacent to the M40 in Warwickshire. It is expected to utilize 2 to 3MW ...

Wind farm report to be kept secret


By Peter Ranscombe TRADE body Scottish Renewables last night criticised accountancy firm KPMG's decision not to publish its controversial report into the cost of offshore wind power. A row broke out after a leaked press release containing figures from ...

EDF starts offshore work at UK's 62MW Teesside wind farm


The wind farm, located off the coast of Redcar in northeast England, will be commissioned by the end of 2012. The Teesside project will consist of 27 Siemens 2.3MW turbines. It is being developed by EDF Energy Renewables, EDF-EN's UK subsidiary.

Wind farms provide new opportunity for Caister fishermen

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

The fishermen's vision of buying a boat and entering the burgeoning industry of offshore wind farm support only became a reality when they were introduced to a local entrepreneur who confessed he had no experience of the marine industry at all – and ...

The Dark Side of Wind Power

Big Think (blog)

Often, experts say, contracts for energy farms are negotiated with indigenous populations who, after being given incomplete information, see their small lands swallowed up by ranging wind farms. While developed nations once controlled wind farm ...

Wind raises important issues

Eden Magnet

Tourism is a vital industry for Eden and the Planning Panel should look at the Australian experience of coastal wind farms. The evidence suggests Australian coastal wind farms attract tourists, in some cases in large numbers. The Codrington wind farm ...

Energy Matters Video News - Episode 57 - February 9, 2012

Energy Matters

In this episode, Virginia reports on Senator Christine Milne's criticism of Energy Minister Martin Ferguson's handling of Solar Flagships, a $1.3 million solar power system for Hervey Bay Hospital, a 189 megawatt wind farm for Victoria and Intel the ...

Sahyadri Industries's wind farm gets Best Performance Award

Equity Bulls

Sahyadri Industries Ltd's wind farm has been identified by Indian wind Power Association to be the second "BEST WIND FARM" (Above 2 MW category) at Maharashtra among wind farms located in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for the year ...

US bank to fund local wind farm projects


The US Ex-Im Bank has agreed to a policy on a funding package to support wind farm projects in the southern province of Bac Lieu, the bank chairman said Wednesday. At a meeting with the Vietnamese Development Bank (VDB), Fred P.Hochberg, chairman and ...

EDF ENERGIES NOUV.: EDF Energies Nouvelles has started offshore work on th..

4-traders (press release)

These two facilities were commissioned in late December 2011. The Vallata wind farm is located in Campania in Avellino province. It is composed of twenty Vestas turbines and four REPower turbines, each with a unit capacity of 2 MW.

Clean-tech's surge masking troubled times

The Australian

"Market dynamics indicated that market should go up," says Anthony Williams, manager of environmental markets at Green Energy Markets. "Given the two-year lead time for wind-farm developments, it make sense that utilities start committing to projects ...

CEO of Clean Wind Energy Inc. announced today the signing of a major ...

openPR (press release)

Clean Wind Energy Inc. was founded to design, and market wind turbines capable of producing competitively priced electricity without the need for subsidization. Our focus is on designing and wind turbines. Our targeted customers are wind farm ...

Green energy deals spark growth at Pinsent Masons and McGrigors

Manchester Evening News

Both are seeing increased demand for their services from firms involved in wind farm projects. Helen Ridge, head of Pinsent Masons' Manchester office, said energy sector activity contributed strongly to a 22 per cent rise in fee income for the six ...

Centrica to host Irish Sea wind farm exhibitions on Island


The energy company developing the Irish Sea wind farm zone are to hold three public exhibitions on the Island, to provide the public with information about the work carried out to date. Centrica was awarded exclusive rights to develop wind farms within ...

Canada 6th globally in new wind energy capacity

National Post (registration)

A ranch house sits below a wind farm in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Pincher Creek, Alberta. The Federal Government's claim that Canada is an energy superpower rings truer every day. Apart from being the world's sixth largest crude ...

City grant keeps wind company in town

Portland Tribune

By Jim Redden The Iberdrola Renewables wind energy company has agreed to stay in town for 10 more years in exchange for a $1.155 million city grant to improve its leased space in Northwest Portland. The Portland Development Commission announced the ...

Local warming in Spain

Olive Press

THEY have made Spain the fourth biggest producer of wind energy in the world – but now it seems wind turbines could actually be changing the country's weather. According to a new study, the turbines can make temperatures cooler by up to four degrees ...

Nix the 2012 NIMBYs

Renewable Energy Magazine (press release) (blog)

The renewable energy sector has experienced an increase of NIMBYs resulting in major complications and setbacks for the industry: • In May, BNE Energy's proposal for a wind farm in the town of Prospect, Connecticut was rejected by the Connecticut ...

Sweden's Vattenfall plans to spend $5.7bn on wind to 2016


Swedish utility Vattenfall plans to skew its investments more heavily towards low-carbon generation over the next five years, and says its wind-power output grew by more than half in 2011. Unveiling its plans for the period to the end of 2016, ...

Why we need a big green bank for low carbon transition


by Giles Parkinson at RenewEconomy One of the arguments that has been thrown forward against the proposed Clean Energy Finance Corporation — and will no doubt continue to be so in the coming months — is that it will be good money thrown after bad, ...

Vestas drops after results; managers leave


Demand for wind power has weakened on regulatory uncertainty in Europe and the US, which makes it less compelling for wind farm developers to invest in wind turbines. The industry also suffers from overcapacity and price competition from Chinese ...

Wind Turbine News for February 8, 2012

Viktor Lawryniuk - Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Colorado congressional delegation pushes for wind energy tax credit

Denver Post

By Mark Jaffe Turbines stand at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Whitewater, California, in this file photo. (Bloomberg | Konrad Fiedler) A bipartisan group from Colorado's congressional delegation is calling for the extension of the wind energy ...

More consultation planned for wind farm

Owen Sound Sun Times

By DON CROSBY, SUN TIMES CORRESPONDENT The proponents of a wind farm near Priceville told West Grey council this week that they have expanded the area for the project, so a public consultation process has to start again. Opponents of the proposal ...

Williams area residents living near Perrin wind farm getting used to a new view

Williams Grand Canyon News

The spinning turbines - 64 in all - are part of the recently completed Perrin Ranch wind project. Not everyone though is happy about the installation of the renewable energy project. Many residents of the Junipine Estates and Howard Mesa subdivisions, ...

Huff and puff of wind farm critics falls on deaf ears

But in a letter to Struan Stevenson, the Tory member of the European Parliament, who has a distinctly unfavourable view about wind farms, Mr Trump – who is not known for understatement – describes the turbines in this particular development as “hideous ...

Wind protesters stand ground

London Free Press

WAG has been a vocal opponent during the entire planning process and has appealed the Ontario Ministry of Environment's approval of the project known as the Zephyr Wind Farm. A hearing is set for Feb. 21 in Alvinston. "It's an atrocity," said Jill ...

Alberta wind farm approved near Pincher Creek

Calgary Herald

Geilectric, which touts itself as being a no-employee entity managed by Montreal-based wind power player Eolectric, proposes to build the 26-turbine Welsch wind power project approximately 13 kilometres northeast of Pincher Creek.

NS: Sprott Power wind farm under fire

Daily Business Buzz - Nova Scotia

Sprott Power announced last month plans to expand its Amherst wind project and is looking at land across the highway from the existing $61-million development that includes 15 turbines and will generate 31.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to power ...

Cape Vincent enacts 7-month wind moratorium

The vote was 4-1, with the last remaining pro-wind councilman, Mickey W. Orvis, opposing the resolution. Cape Vincent now has until Sept. 7 to put together a new wind law, although some believe this is meaningless as wind-farm developers may choose to ...

Wind energy in Finland: WinWinD to build a 50 MW wind farm


The full-scale production capacity of the Myllykangas Wind Power Park is 50 megawatts, with a maximum of 19 wind turbines located in the area. WinWinD has won a tender for buying wind power project rights of the Myllykangas wind farm near Kuivaniemi in ...

Bonneville Power Administration proposes to split the cost of wind farms power ...

By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian View full sizeJamie Francis/The OregonianThe output of wind farms was curtailed last year by Bonneville Power Administration during large spring runoffs. Wind farm owners want compensation.

MPs oppose wind turbine subsidies

Burton Mail

Mr Griffiths, who publicly opposed plans for a wind farm at Bagots Park near Abbots Bromley, told the Mail: “We all recognise the need to cut our carbon emissions and help the environment. “However the subsidies that are currently paid to large energy ...

Work on Sixpenny Wood wind farm starts

Selby Times

The Balance of Plant contract, which involves all civil works and the main on-site electrical installation, has been awarded to Jones Bros, while Natural Power will be AES' Engineer on site. REpower will be supplying turbines for the wind farm.

UK: Wind Energy Industry gets heavyweight political backing


Downing Street issued a rebuttal of the letter on Sunday stating: "We need a low carbon infrastructure and onshore wind farm is a cost effective and valuable part of the diverse energy mix". Today, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, offered more ...

BPA proposes compromise in wind power halt

Seattle Post Intelligencer

JEFF BARNARD, AP FILE - This June 3, 2011, file photo, shows wind turbines on the Columbia Gorge near Goldendale, Wash. The federal agency that regulates much of the electrical transmission in the Northwest has proposed a compromise in a dispute with ...

Billingham wind turbine plant loses out on contract

BBC News

A Teesside wind turbine company has lost out on a contract to supply parts to a massive wind farm off the north-east of England coast. TAG Energy Solutions, based at Haverton Hill near Billingham, had believed it was in the running to supply 13 ...

Tory wind farm revolt

Daily Echo

A NUMBER of Hampshire's Conservative MPs have joined a major revolt against Government policy on wind farms. More than 100 Tories wrote to David Cameron calling for a drastic cut in subsidies to onshore turbines. Signatories including Winchester's ...

Proposed windmills would be state's tallest

Concord Monitor

Antrim Wind Energy LLC, part of Eolian Renewable Energy of Delaware, last week submitted its formal application to build a 30 megawatt wind farm on the ridgeline of Tuttle Hill. Much of the town has embraced the project. The town itself has large-scale ...

Vestas warns on profits, chairman resigns, shares plunge

By AP View full sizeLars Skaaning/Associated PressTurbines operate in the 'Horns Rev' wind farm in the North Sea, near the Danish coast. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chairman of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world's largest maker of wind turbines in ...

OEM acquires two US wind projects

Windpower Engineering (press release)

The Musselshell wind-farm concept originated with a landowner who worked with Volkswind to advance the project. Volkswind has been building and operating wind farms in Europe since 1993. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Jeffrey Wagner ...

Wind Turbine Gearbox Oil Analysis Strategy

Reliable Plant Magazine

In the case of wind turbine gearboxes, oil analysis has the potential to reduce unscheduled maintenance, improve reliability and extend service life. The oil analysis tests recommended in this paper can help wind-farm operators obtain maximum value ...

Suzlon May Set Up South African Wind-Turbine Equipment Plant


Suzlon Energy Ltd., India's biggest wind-turbine maker, may build a plant to make equipment for turbines in South Africa, where it is seeking to expand. The company is studying potential sites in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, Silas Zimu, ...

Feds Call for Interest and Comment on Wind Farm Development

And the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has decided to answer that call, along with the commonwealth of Massachusetts, in announcing that it is moving forward with the next step to consider commercial wind energy development on the Outer Continental ...

World`s largest wind farm erects first offshore wind turbines


The first of 175 wind turbines to be deployed as part of phase one of the giant London Array offshore wind farm has been erected in the Thames Estuary. The first two Siemens' 3.6 MW wind turbines were slotted into place on 27 and 28 of January, ...

Burnham wind farm debate heats up as both sides announce meetings


... the controversial plans for the Pilrow wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea will be held later this month by protesters and the developers of the scheme. Broadview Energy, the firm behind plans to build the four 130m tall turbines next to Rooksbridge, ...

Spotlight Profile: Chris Wissemann

NJ Spotlight

Title: Chief executive officer of Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey LLC, which is seeking to build an offshore wind farm about 2.8 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, a facility that would produce about 25 megawatts of generating capacity.

Longyuan 'may rein-in projects' if poor winds persist in China


Longyuan, China's biggest wind farm developer, may cut investment in new projects this year if wind resources remain at a record low, according to analysts. China has experienced its poorest wind resources in at least ten years, according to analysts ...

MP in wind farm plea to David Cameron

The Press, York

AN East Yorkshire MP is one of more than 100 Conservative politicians who have launched a campaign for £400 million annual subsidies to the onshore wind turbine industry to be cut. Greg Knight and fellow Tory MPs are calling on Prime Minister David ...

Wind Power Not Reliable

Canada Free Press

Also, due to the vagaries of the wind, wind turbines are unpredictable. This means that, in order to guarantee a continuous supply of electricity, alternative sources of power have to be kept permanently on standby or 'spinning reserve', ready to step ...

Tax credit expiration could slow wind's rise in Ill., but still plenty to export

McDonough Voice

For Stefan Noe, wind energy is a worthy investment. “It does make up a good percentage of the economics of a wind projects,” said Noe, president of Midwest Wind Energy, a wind developer based in Chicago that is building the Big Sky wind farm in Bureau ...

LETTERS: No-one listens to wind farm objections

Galloway Today

Here we find ourselves in our beautiful corner of Galloway being attacked from all sides by an unceasing barrage of wind farm applications, from large-scale offshore proposals at the Mull of Galloway for 400 to 1000 turbines, with a turbine height of ...

Consumers Energy to remove wind study meteorological towers from Victory Township

Ludington Daily News

Consumers Energy plans to remove three meteorological towers from Victory Township before month's end, according to Dennis Marvin, utility spokesman. Consumers has collected all the data it needs and currently has no plans to develop a wind farm there, ...

Boco Rock Wind Farm construction set

Bombala Times

WIND Prospect CWP is pleased to announce that construction of the first phase of the Boco Rock Wind Farm is set to commence in the third quarter of 2012. This final step in the projects development is the culmination of over five year's work which ...

Tribes say no to large wind farms

East Oregonian

Decision makers, including the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation's Board of Trustees, have said “no” to wind farms on tribal land. Wind-energy companies have had their eyes on the foothills of the Blue Mountains as a potential site ...

Wind Power and Corporate Greed

Remember all the breathless praise that greeted T. Boone Pickens when he embraced alternative energy resources, including a (subsequently abandoned) plan for an immense Texas wind farm? But behind the bucolic image of clean energy and forward-thinking ...

'Highland Wind' group drops $25 claim against town of Forest

River Towns

A Hubertus, Wis.-based group wants to build 41 wind turbines capable of producing enough electricity to power 30000 homes. The development group that wants to erect 41 wind turbines in the towns of Forest and Cylon announced Tuesday that they've ...

Consumer agency gives thumbs-down to N.J. wind project

Fishermen's Energy wants to build New Jersey's first offshore wind farm about three miles from the Atlantic City coast. But the Division of Rate Counsel is urging the Board of Public Utilities not to approve the project because the costs exceed its ...

VRL Logistics set to exit wind power and cement businesses


The company had been looking at exiting the business since 2009 and has received two to three proposals. The wind farm has approvals to increase power generation capacity upto 100 Mw whenever required. Suzlon Energy, which supplied the turbines and ...

Complaints flood in over noise from offshore wind farm work

Gazette Live

Now the firm behind the wind farm, EDF Energy, has apologised and pledged to try to pipe down when it can. Shocked locals contacted the Gazette after hours blighted by the racket. Some complained it was much louder than they ever imagined the wind farm ...

Bubble Curtains: Can They Dampen Offshore Energy Sound for Whales?

National Geographic

Building a wind farm into the sea floor is a massive undertaking; turbines in Germany's first offshore wind project each stood about 150 meters (490 feet) high and weighed 1000 tons. A government study found that porpoises avoided swimming within 20 ...

Winds farms not welcome in Shellharbour

Illawarra Mercury

Labor Deputy Mayor Marianne Saliba yesterday said the council had ''jumped the gun'' ahead of the State Government's draft wind farm guidelines, which are now on public display. ''I was serious when I said I'm surprised that they have no confidence in ...

Community fund for windfarm locals

North Devon Gazette

DEVELOPERS behind the Harbourcross wind farm proposal are offering a potential community fund to those who would be affected by the development. Wind Ventures are hoping to install five wind turbines to the north east of Meddon, which are estimated to ...

AWS Truepower participates in international WakeBench task

Windtech International

AWS Truepower has joined a model inter-comparison task from the International Energy Agency (IEA) called WakeBench. More than 40 organizations in 12 countries are participating. The firms are charged with improving best practices for wind farm modeling ...

ComRent Opens Load Bank Rental Service Center in Brazil

MarketWatch (press release)

"From data center testing, to wind farm commissioning and power systems validation, Poit powered by ComRent now offers an unrivalled solution in the Brazil marketplace to new and existing customers. It is a pleasure for Poit Energia to be part of ...

Masdar seeking to invest in China

China Daily

The private company, which works mainly on clean-technology projects, invested $15 million into a Chinese wind-farm developer - UPC Renewables China Ltd - in late 2010. That was the first investment made by the $298 million DB Masdar fund, ...

Your group could be making you less intelligent

Globe and Mail

Although the effect so far is largely local, the expansion of renewable energy means the much larger wind farms planned could change wind and rainfall on a regional scale. 'In the daytime, the temperatures downwind of a wind farm can fall by as much ...

When old coal plants die, is it a bust or a blessing for Ohio?

Environment & Energy Publishing

For its part, FirstEnergy is contributing to job growth in the wind energy, as well, committing to buy power from the Blue Creek Wind Farm in northwestern Ohio, an expansion that provides more jobs for Ohio. The complex costs and benefits of EPA's ...

KPMG refuses to release controversial 'renewables' report

H&V News

They claimed Britain could meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets more cost effectively by building nuclear and gas-fired power stations instead of wind farms. The report was seized on by critics of the government's green agenda and also formed the ...

Earth's advocate

Illinois State Magazine (blog)

The term 'green energy' is a euphemism. For example, some claim that a wind farm is green because it doesn't produce carbon dioxide, but because wind is an intermittent power source, companies need to keep their backup systems running near full ...