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U.K. Wind Energy Jobs Up 91%

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Employment in the U.K. wind power industry has surged 91 percent in three years, the RenewableUK lobby group said today. The number of people employed full-time in the large-scale onshore and offshore wind energy industry rose to about 9,200 in 2010 from 4,800 in 2007, RenewableUK said today in an e-mailed report. The U.K.

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The 5 Best Wind Turbines for Single Home Use

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The energy requirements of a single-family household may be obtained from the use of wind turbines. First, Vestas V27′s.

Bergey Small Wind Turbine Gets AWEA Certification

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What’s interesting about this? This is the first small wind turbine to get this certification.

Wind Energy Market Booming

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The wind turbine market is projected to reach $93.1 billion by 2016. At the forefront of the industry is China, which recently passed the U.S.

Minnesota Approves Large Wind Power Project

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Adding to a steadily growing influx of renewable energy in Minnesota is the Bison 2 wind farm. The Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and reduce carbon emissions by 90,000 tons a year. That’s impressive considering that this is one of many recent alternative energy projects in the state.

MidAmerican Energy Proposes $280 Million Wind Project

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The project is slated for completion by the conclusion of 2015 and would add up to 162 megawatts of new wind generation capacity in the state of Iowa.

In Many Locations, Wind Power Is a Sound Investment

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Investment in wind power — whether by a government, utility or consumer — is a sound strategy if the benefits outweigh the costs.

Energy Deregulation Needs to Expand

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During the past twenty years, several states have embraced deregulation of the energy market and it has proven to be a boon for the wind industry.

Wind Power Tax Break Fails in Senate

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The vote was 49-49 on an amendment to another bill, but it had needed 60 votes to pass. according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Is a 100% Wind Energy Powered Town Possible?

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A wind turbine, as most of us know, is a machine that transforms kinetic energy into mechanical energy. But wind turbines are large in size.

Japan Installing Wind Turbines Off Fukushima Coast

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Japan says it will spend $260 million dollars over the next five years to install at least six floating wind turbines off the coast of Fukushima.

Donald Trump Says Alex Salmond is ‘Destroying’ Scotland With Wind Farms

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Donald Trump needs no introduction, but let’s start off with with the reminder that when Trump came to Scotland and proposed his new golf course in Aberdeenshire, Trump International – Scotland , it was Alex Salmond who stuck his neck out against widespread opposition from the locals and supported the controversial course.

Wind Farm Off Shore of Cumbrian, UK to be World’s Biggest

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Expected to produce enough electricity for 320,000 homes in the UK and be marked as the world’s largest wind farm, the new 367 megawatt Walney wind farm project 6km off the Cumbrian coast opened yesterday. The $1 billion pound (US$1.58 megawatts. ” But energy secretary Ed Davey said: “We are not going to change direction.

How to Make a Cheap Vertical Home Wind Turbine

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Do it yourself how-to video about making your own vertical home wind turbine. Perfect for the green-minded homeowner!

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

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Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones.

Maine Rollins Wind Project Gets Funding

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A new 60 megawatt wind power project in Penobscot is the latest wind power project happening in Maine, as First Wind has announced that it has secured $98 million in funding for the Rollins Wind Project, for which it received approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection over a year ago.

Brazil’s Wind Power Push

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Brazil, currently Latin America’s leading country in terms of renewable energy is expected to install 31.6GW of wind power by 2025, according to a recent study by HIS Emerging Energy Research. The latest step towards this goal is 400MW of generating capacity which is being supplied by GE Energy in the form of 258 of its advanced 1.5

Siemens Opens Kansas Wind Turbine Factory

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Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Energy has opened its first nacelle assembly facility in the United States, at Hutchinson, Kansas. The 300,000 square foot plant will produce nacelles – the central structure of the wind turbine including the power transmission and generating systems – for Siemens’ 2.3 megawatt and 3MW wind turbines.

South Korea Building 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm

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South Korea is getting into the wind power game with a bold, 2.5 GW project will cost about $8.2 billion to build. The wind farm will be built off the southwestern coast of South Korea will include about 500 turbines and is expected to be completed by 2019. Government / Industry south korea wind farm

Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

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The Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. The move makes Maryland the second state in the nation, after Delaware, to have reached this stage in off-shore wind development. Department of the.

Google Invests in $5 Billion East Coast Wind Project

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Google is planning to invest in a transmission network project that will be able to harvest electricity from wind farms off the Mid-Atlantic coast and power 1.9 million homes across Virginia, New York and New Jersey. Google will buy a 37.5% Government / Industry google east coast wind google wind

U.S. Offshore Wind Potential 4,150 GW

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Wind Power could be huge in the United States. Just how huge? According to data from a new report out today by U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it is suggested that there is 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind turbine nameplate capacity from offshore wind resources around the United States.

Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm Expands

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Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, which is located in East Renfrewshire in Scotland, is expanding. They are increasing the number of turbines on site to 215 from 140- raising electricity generating capacity by two thirds. The expansion will see its generating capacity increase from 322MW to 539MW – enough to power about 300,000 homes.

Vestas Picks Portland As Headquarters City

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Vestas, undoubtedly one of the biggest wind turbine companies in the world, is going to set up its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Construction on what was once a warehouse for a local retailer is set to be complete by early 2012. The new Vestas U.S. Uncategorized vestas oregon vestas portland

New York Harbor Preps For Wind Power

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Over the next three years, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are planning on the installation of five units of wind towers, each over 280 feet in height, operating in New York Harbor’s west side. The five wind turbines are expected to generate around 7.5 MW of energy, which will provide the energy to power a minimum of 2,000 homes.

20% of Iowa’s Electricity Comes From Wind Power

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The state of Iowa has been tireless in their efforts to become more sustainable in the last five years, and now they have numbers to prove it. press release from earlier this year says that up to 20% of Iowa’s electricity is produced by wind. The document is from the Iowa Policy Project. Government / Industry iowa wind power

Vestas Wins California Wind Turbine Contract

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Major wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has announced that they’ve won a contract which will deliver 190 turbine units of for a wind power project in the US state of California. The order is Vestas’ largest one for a single site and is for the Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, California.

Google Signs Major Wind Power Contract

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Google made a big move this week to use more renewable energy when they signed a 20-year contract with an Iowa wind farm that will allow Google to purchase wind power at a set rate over the next two decades. In 2007, Google announced its intention to become carbon neutral by the end of the year.

Construction Begins On Oahu Wind Farm

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Hawaii is joining the wind farm party. The Kahuku project, near the windy North Shore by Oahu, will generate enough electricity to power nearly about 7,700 homes a year. “The goal is to be generating power in the early part of 2011,” said Paul Gaynor, First Wind CEO. Wind Power News hawaii wind farm oahu wind farm

Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

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Egypt plans to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind energy plant in the Gulf of Suez at an international tender in September, according to Aktham Abou El- Ella, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry of Egypt. Ninety percent of the land in Egypt is empty and is suitable for setting up wind turbines,” Abou El-Ella said.

DOE Chief Cites Gulf Spill for Wind Power Urgency

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu stated today that the Gulf oil spill emphasized the importance of developing clean energy sources in the U.S. like wind power. Officials are working on getting an offshore wind farm operational off the coast of Maine within six years.

Hundreds Protest Scotland Wind Farm

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Over 300 people turned out this weekend to protest a proposed wind turbine farm in the Scottish Borders region. The group, monikered “Say No To Fallago” held the protest in the Lammermuir Hills, which is an area in the country that the group says will be ruined by the 48 turbines proposed by North British Windpower.

AeroCraft AC 1002 Wind Turbine

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AeroCraft has released specs on the AC 1002 wind turbine. According to the company, this direct drive wind turbine runs quietly and performs well. The AC 1002 wind turbine incorporates 16 poles permanent magnet type of generator with an output of 1000 W and a voltage of 230 V. This generator uses a stainless steel shaft.

Wind Power Helps Texas Attain Energy Goals Early

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The state of Texas has attained their goal of getting 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity this year. The best news is that the goal has been attained fifteen years earlier than scheduled. 99% of those megawatts come from wind power. Bush in 1999. Government / Industry texas wind power

GE Visits Ohio For ‘Capture the Wind’ Tour

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Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry got a visit from GE today, who displayed a 131-foot wind turbine blade to show the public and Ohio’s leaders the innovative technologies that are helping to build our clean energy future. ”  Last year, the U.S. wind industry supported 85,000 jobs in all 50 states.

Linemar Aligns with Lohmann for Wind Turbine Production

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Linemar Corp. and German-based NCB Lohmann announced their alliance today to pursue wind turbine components for customers in North America. Linamar will provide manufacturing infrastructure and machining capabilities to Lohmann customers and others wishing to expand or establish their manufacturing reach to North America.

Google Invests $38M into Wind Power Farms

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The company that owns the universe will soon be investing $38.3 million into two NextEra Energy Resources wind farms to hurry the process of serving people with clean, renewable energy. The wind farms currently generate 169.5 megawatts of power; that’s enough juice to power more than 55,000 homes, according to Google. Investors take note.

Transportation of Wind Turbines in Wales Being Tested

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Wind controversy over in Wales: plans to transport wind turbine blades and towers along mid Wales’ country roads are being tested and people are up in arms over it. BBC news is reporting that a truck towing an extended trailer with a police escort carried out the first trial run on Tuesday, with a second planned for Wednesday.

Anti Wind Power Protestors Make a Stink in Ottawa

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Canada’s capital city of Ottawa saw a Conservative group named, the North Gower Wind Action Group, march on Queen’s Park to deliver a staggering 408 signature petition to stop the building of 10 wind turbines in the Ottawa community. “I understand people may not like the looks of them.

Results Positive for AWEA Wind Energy Survey

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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced the results of a national survey of the public opinion of wind energy. Conducted in March, the results conclude that there is generally a clear support for wind energy as well as public support for new projects. . Government / Industry american wind energy association wind energy growth