Mining is for renewable energy!

Green Prophet

The Energy and Mines World Congress shows that 2019 will be considered the tipping point for solar and wind projects in the mining sector. Now the industry is understanding that renewable energy makes sense and cents. Sustainability goes well beyond renewables.

Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys. In 2001, Jim Gordon, a Boston-based energy entrepreneur who played a critical role in the development of natural gas–fired power plants in the 1990s, was searching for a way to produce energy on the East Coast. He began working on what would become the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, off the Massachusetts shore.

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What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

Green Prophet

If we look to successful countries in the world we see the hopeful ambitions of countries like Israel which is blessed with an enormous amount of sun and yet its renewable energy output remains low at about 5%, mostly all of it provided by solar panels.

British wind farms have a record-breaking day

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But if you’re trying to generate more power via wind farms, there’s nothing like a blustery day in the winter. Last Friday, the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms.

Meteo-Logic Gives Predictive Power to Wind Farm Weather Stations

Green Prophet

Already working on wind farms in Israel, this company launches a full scale solution for wind farms worldwide. Meteo-Logic, a software provider of custom-made accurate weather forecasting, launched yesterday a new service specifically designed to provide the wind farm energy industry with highly accurate localized weather forecasts. Wind farm logic. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Efficiency Israel weather wind farms

Masdar Launches the Seychelles’ First Renewable Energy Plant

Green Prophet

The Middle East’s leading clean energy developer, Masdar has launched the very first renewable energy plant to be built in The Seychelles – the 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm. Financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the 6MW Victoria Wind Farm will generate eight percent of the energy on Mahé Island, where 90 percent of the population lives. That project covers ten percent of the desert country’s energy demand.

Egypt Now Contracting a Whopping 1,000 MW Wind Farm!

Green Prophet

Egypt is now close to awarding a contract to build a 1,000 megawatt wind farm, to be up and running in 2016, that it first announced last year. A wind farm this size has few equals worldwide. Egypt has some of the best wind power potential in the world, and its government is beginning to tap into this source of free fuel in earnest, since passing its plan to get 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2020, in order to stave off climate change.

London Array: Masdar Celebrates World’s Largest Wind Farm Inauguration

Green Prophet

The London Array is Masdar’s largest renewable energy project to date, but the government-supported research and development group have no intention of stopping there. With a 20 percent stake in the offshore wind project that will generate enough energy to power half a million UK homes, the group is ready to keep up the momentum. But it won’t be for long as a host of new farms are planned not just in the UK, but also in Germany, Sweden and elsewhere.

Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

Green Prophet

As part of its target of going from its current 550MW of wind to a staggering 2,690MW by 2016 to reach 7,200MW by 2020, Egypt is putting bids out for yet more wind power. A tender for a 200 MW wind farm to be built on the Gulf of Suez, at a cost of $500 million was announced by Energy Minister Hassan Yunis. This would continue progress towards this ambitious goal to tap some of the best wind resources in the world. Gigawatts of Wind Power by 2016 ).

Volkswagen Investing $1.4 Billion in Renewable Energy

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billion USD) over the next two years to investing in renewable energy harvesting, particularly in off shore wind farms. They hope to find that partner by the end of the year and then reveal the details of their renewable energy plan soon after. VW’s primary focus is expected to be in wind power off the shore in the North Sea with a lesser emphasis on hydro and solar power. Volkswagen is committing enormous resources (read $1.4

Wind farms unscathed by the massive Japanese earthquake disaster

Green Blog

Pictured here is Kamisu, the semi-offshore wind farm in Japan which was left unharmed by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. While the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to be severe, following the devastating and massive earthquake earlier last month, it seems that none of the wind farms in the country have been reported damaged. According to Yoshinori Ueda most of the wind farms in Japan are now operational.

Next for Enlight – a Wind Farm

Green Prophet

Hot on the heels of the solar contract we covered last year to supply the Israeli Defense Force with the power of the sun, Enlight Renewable Energy (TASE: ENLT) has announced a new project. It will build and run a new wind farm on the windy Golan Heights, the site of Israel’s first wind farm, a now very outdated 10 wind turbines. Compared with the solar potential, Israel’s wind potential is relatively small, just 600 MW.

Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms

Green Prophet

Make wind power? In a summary of the policy environment for wind power in Egypt completed after the revolution earlier this year, Reve sums up the policy background to Egypt’s dramatic new post-revolution energy plans, which we have covered at GreenProphet too. Appropriately, for an energy-hungry nation that has been prone to blackouts, they’re big plans. Egypt had its wind potential assessed in 2003.

World's largest wind farm opens off UK coast

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) LONDON – The world's largest offshore wind farm opened off the southeast coast of England on Thursday, as part of the British government's push to boost renewable energy. Swedish energy company Vattenfall, which constructed the wind farm, said the 100 turbines off the coast of Thanet could, at their peak, produce enough electricity a year to power the equivalent of more than 200,000 homes.

Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

In 2011, she’s using her beauty and smarts to build a sustainable renewable energy climate in Pakistan. In Pakistan she works with the Alternative Energy Development Board , the Ministry of the Environment, and with private businessmen focusing on climate change and renewable investments. Paracha started working in development at the United Nations in 2007 where she covered the renewable energy beat around the Middle East, Latin America, and South East Asia.

Wind Farms may cause localized warming effect

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Balakrishnan Ramachandran: A study by a research team from the University of Albany, New York has raised concern that wind farms could cause significant rise in ground temperatures. The team studied weather satellite data for the Nolan and Taylor territories of west Texas, which house four of the largest wind farms in the US and found that in the 10 years between 2003 and 2011, night time ground temperatures have risen by 0.72 Wind farms may have warming effect.

A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

Green Prophet

There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. However, small businesses can take advantage of renewable energy in a variety of ways too. Choose a Greener Energy Company You don’t have to put solar panels on your roof or buy a share of a windfarm to receive renewable energy.

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Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future. Whilst the Middle East may be known worldwide for its oil, many nations are now starting to look to renewables for a sustainable source of energy. A report on the state of Lebanon’s energy sector also noted that renewable energy was vital to the country’s future development.

Tarfaya: Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

Green Prophet

Africa’s largest wind farm to date is slated to begin construction as soon as a long-delayed financing agreement is completed, according to Wind Power Monthly. No new timetable has been revealed,” Wind Power Monthly reports. Morocco has already installed 147MW of wind power with an additional 975 MW in the pipeline, according to a Wikipedia entry. Image credit: Wind turbine against blue sky , Shutterstock.

Hawa Akkar Wind Farm to Illuminate 60,000 Lebanese Homes in First for Country

Green Prophet

Lebanese renewable energy have fallen short of its ambitious goal of reaching 12 percent of Lebanon’s energy needs by the year 2020. But now it is in the middle of building its first wind farm at about 60 MW in the country’s north. . But the country’s first wind project is well under way. This situation may change somewhat when the country’s first wind farm project will produce enough electricity to illuminate 60,000 homes.

Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

Green Prophet

In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? Renewables are becoming an important source of discussion in the Middle East, as it should. Vestas estimates renewables accounts for only 0.2 % of power production in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), an embarrassing figure considering the EU’s average is 17% (the highest being Norway with an incredible 103%) and the global average is of around 3%.

Egypt’s 1st Private Wind Farm To Power More Boring Brown Buildings

Green Prophet

Expect to see more of these as Suez Cement secures its long term viability in Egypt with private wind farm. Egypt is getting its first privately owned wind farm. The 120MW wind farm will give the company sufficient energy security to ensure that cement supplies for thousands of half-finished block apartment buildings will not abate any time soon. Clean wind powers dirty cement. Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms.

Hawaii Breaks Ground On New Wind Farm

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Wind energy has become widely available across the United States, although a select few states hold the majority of wind farms. Many other states are building their wind capacity, especially in the West. Hawaii is one of the many states increasing the prevalence of wind energy in their state. Hawaii is one of a handful of states which have signed into law strict guidelines regarding reducing their dependence on polluting methods of energy.

Enlight’s 58 MW Wind Farm Gets Israeli Approval for Golan Heights

Green Prophet

It ain’t Chicago, but Israel does have a little bit of wind potential on the Golan Heights. A local company called Enlight, which has been active in solar energy, has just received a conditional license to build 34 more wind turbines in the Golan Heights totalling some 58 MW of renewable energy. If executed this will be the country’s largest wind project.

Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape

Green Prophet

But new energy is blowing into Jordan: financing is all in for what will be the Middle East’s largest wind farm – a 117 megawatt Tafila Wind Farm to be built about 100 miles south of Amman. . The consortia of investors released the news that the Tafila Wind Farm is fully financed to its expected cost of $290 million. Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC) will run the development of the wind farm.

Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels in the UK

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In a first for the United Kingdom, wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable energy sources have generated more electricity than their fossil fuel counterparts of coal and natural gas. s first power plant was established in 1882, zero-carbon energy has finally generated more clean terawatt hours. This is thanks to the decreasing cost of renewable energy, making alternative power sources a more feasible and desirable choice.

Australia Plans Wind Farm, Hopes To Increase Renewable Sector

Eco Friendly Daily

These areas make Australia a hotbed for renewable energy generation. Australia is able to attain massive amounts of energy from solar, wind, geothermal and wave energies. However, Australia currently only attains six percent of their energy needs through renewable energy. One of the greatest issues regarding why Australia has so little contribution from renewable energy is the very sources of the energy.

A Wind Farm For North Carolina

Green Blog

With energy prices rising and increasing emphasis placed on finding renewable alternatives to the fossil fuels that power the multitudes of cars behind every garage door in America, the whispers of a wind farm coming to the Northeastern coast of North Carolina are being greeted with applause from landowners. The particular environmental requirements necessary to produce substantial outputs of energy are difficult to come by outside of tourist-popular coastal areas.

BP Announces Major Wind Farm In Kansas

Eco Friendly Daily

As the United States government is attempting to reduce costs, renewable energy has been a target by many in power. However, this does not mean that growth in the renewable field is not ongoing in the country. Projects in the wind and solar sector are especially popular as of late. Recently BP announced their plan to build a major wind farm in the state of Kansas. The planned wind farm in Kansas will be the largest in the state once it is up and running.

Malta to Get State-of-the-Art Floating Wind Farm from Hexicon

Green Prophet

Sweden’s Hexicon to supply Malta with 10% of its electricity with a platform-mounting floating wind farm. Despite the fact that the EU is willing to fund renewable energy in its climate laggard states, using cap & trade revenues from the sale of emission allowances, Malta still gets only 1% of its electricity from renewable energy. As an EU member Malta is required to produce at least 10% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

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Germany Opens First Offshore Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

Germany is Europe’s largest economy and has a growing renewable energy sector. However, the nation had yet to open an offshore wind farm despite other nations in Europe having done the same. Both Great Britain and Denmark are well grounded in the offshore wind farm sector, each of them having hundreds of megawatts of energy coming from turbines at sea. The wind farm has been named the Alpha Ventus project and is being considered a test project.

Foreign Investment In New U.S. Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

The alternative energy sector was one of many sectors hit hard by the recent recession. Recently, the United States’ Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, suggested that the U.S. was lagging behind other countries’ investments into alternative energy, namely China. One of the sectors the government has been investing in steadily is wind energy, however. This is partially due to the $1 billion in federal grants which went into wind energy. Wind Power

UK’s First Wind Farm Reopens After Renovations

Eco Friendly Daily

While renewable energy has grown leaps and bounds in the past decade, it is not a recent development. Many of the world’s wind turbines, for instance, have been installed for decades. Take for example the very first commercial wind farm in the United Kingdom opened in 1991. In 1991, Cornwall’s Delabole opened in the month of December, marking it as the first wind farm in the country. However, the wind farm has since made massive changes.

Hawaiian Island To Construct Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States’ government has been handing out loans in order to support renewable energy. The most recent loan was granted to the First Wind Holdings, based in Boston. The project they proposed was for a large-scale wind farm in Hawaii. First Wind has created Kahuku Wind Power to be based in Oahu, Hawaii. Department of Energy has given the company is $117 million. Each wind turbine will generate 2.5 Wind Power

Viking Wind Farm in Scotland to generate 370MW of clean power

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B.Sameer Kumar: When it comes to tapping into alternate sources of energy, solar power has taken a giant leap forward, leaving behind the other forms of renewable energy in the last two decades. While the reasons for this are well known by now, as we move closer to the poles, wind energy proves to be a lot more viable option thanks o the geographic and atmospheric conditions on offer. Viking wind farm approved.

Massive Wind Farm Approved In Wyoming

Eco Friendly Daily

This year the Obama administration in the United States has attempted to streamline the process of approving renewable energy projects across the country. Land has been pre-approved for renewable energy projects, as well as many projects being put on a list for immediate review and potential approval as of August. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, slated to be located in Wyoming, was recently given approval by the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Localism Bill: gamechanger for the renewable energy sector

Green (Living) Review

The most radical overhaul of local planning rules in the last 60 years Industry to work with Government on ensuring that proposals help meet renewables targets London, UK, 12/13/2010: The Localism Bill , published today, is set to usher the most radical overhaul of local planning in the last 60 years, stated RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association. RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries.

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Countries of the Middle East push towards renewable energy

Green (Living) Review

Middle East's push toward renewable energy spurred by rising oil prices By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Do they know something that they are not telling us, many of which are oil producing countries? It is a clean renewable energy upheaval with international implications that could transform the Arab world from North Africa to the Persian Gulf. Wind farms are being built in Egypt and Tunisia.

Hidden Costs of Constructing Wind Farms in Turkey Include Many New Roads

Green Prophet

The new roads required to transport wind turbines to installation sites in Turkey can delay projects and add to their costs, but also create hundreds of new construction jobs. An anonymous representative from one of Turkey’s largest wind energy companies says that every new wind project requires new access roads, because the best wind is found in relatively remote, inaccessible terrain, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. Department of Energy.

Northern Ireland Sets Lofty Renewable Energy Goal

Eco Friendly Daily

The Strategic Energy Framework for Northern Ireland 2010 was recently released. The report details Northern Ireland’s goals for their renewable energy sector and moving away from typical fossil fuels. The report also details significant increases in Northern Ireland’s goals for the renewable energy sector. Currently, Northern Ireland has the goal to attain twelve percent of their electricity needs through renewable energy sources by 2012.

UK Wind Farm Proposal Causing Controversy With Bronte Society

Eco Friendly Daily

Progress for renewable energy is often slowed by issues with potential environmental damage, species concerns and funding. When it comes to wind energy, opposition is often concerned with noise, health effects and most often the appearance of the turbines themselves. The company of Banks Renewables have recently proposed to build a small wind farm on moorlands in West Yorkshire. Wind Power

Groundbreaking Ceremony For Wind Farm Despite Legal Issues

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite fluctuations in the economy renewable energy continues to grow, albeit not as quickly as some may like. The project, Spring Valley Wind, has been accused of being fast-tracked by the government without proper environmental assessments performed. The Bureau of Land Management does in fact own the land the Spring Valley Wind project is expected to be built upon, an 8,565 acre area. Despite the on-going appeal, the Spring Valley Wind project is continuing.

Arab civil society calls Arab nations to achieve 100% renewable energy

Green Prophet

Morocco and Egypt have strong climate action plans and Jordan has the largest wind farm in the region, but due to their silence, their climate action and their reputations are being undermined. We are asking Arab countries who are leading in renewable energy to take the initiative in moving ahead with an ambitious agreement,” PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance representative and CAN Arab World Coordinator Chakri Said said in a press release.

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