UK Installs First 6 MW Wind Turbine In North Sea

This article originally published at Clean Technica. View the original post here.  The United Kingdom celebrated the installation of its first 6 MW wind turbine over the weekend, having erected the first of 35 Siemens 6 MW turbines at the … Continue reading UK Installs First 6 MW Wind Turbine In North Sea

Renewable Energy Target cut would hit budget: modelling

This article was originally posted at The Conversation. View the original post here.  Reducing the renewable energy target would cost the federal budget about $680 million more to meet Australia’s target of 5% emissions reduction by 2020, according to modelling … Continue reading Renewable Energy Target cut would hit budget: modelling

(US) Wind Energy In 2013 Was Equivalent To Taking 20 Million Cars Off The Road

This article originally posted at Climate Progress. View the original article here. Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, according … Continue reading (US) Wind Energy In 2013 Was Equivalent To Taking 20 Million Cars Off The Road

Renewables Rising: Wind, Solar, Geothermal and Biomass Will Top Hydropower in 2014 (US)

This article originally posted at Green Tech Media. View the original post here.  Wind, solar, geothermal and biomass are surpassing hydropower as the dominant forms of renewable electricity. And according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this new … Continue reading Renewables Rising: Wind, Solar, Geothermal and Biomass Will Top Hydropower in 2014 (US)

6 huge solar and wind projects that are driving the world’s clean revolution

This article originally posted at The Climate Group. View the original post here.  LONDON: Global wind power capacity increased 12% last year, while solar has already achieved grid parity in France, Germany and Italy’s commercial sectors. As clean, sustainable and affordable power … Continue reading 6 huge solar and wind projects that are driving the world’s clean revolution

India Lays Foundation For National Wind Energy Mission

This article originally posted at Clean Technica. View the original post here

India’s ongoing National Solar Mission has reaped very encouraging results. The country saw about 2,500 MW capacity being added in just four to five years with hundreds of megawatts set to be commissioned over the next few months. Now, the government is set to launch a similar national mission for wind energy.

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Wind energy capacity in India constitutes about 67% of total installed renewable energy capacity. A national mission would aim to increase this capacity considerably. Over the last couple of years, the wind energy sector had fallen out of favour with the government. Two critical incentives were withdrawn by the government, leading to a massive decline in annual installed capacity. Continue reading “India Lays Foundation For National Wind Energy Mission”

Wind Share of World Electricity Will More Than Double By 2018

  This article originally posted at CleanTechnica. View the original post here.  Global prospects for wind power are rising despite disappointing 2013 numbers, say analysts at Navigant Research. Although the wind industry worldwide added 36,134 MW in 2013, for the first … Continue reading Wind Share of World Electricity Will More Than Double By 2018

Wind declared cheapest energy source in Denmark

This article originally posted at TckTckTck. The original can be viewed here.  Onshore wind is now the cheapest form of new electricity generation in Denmark, undercutting coal power, according to the government’s energy agency. New analysis shows that onshore wind plants … Continue reading Wind declared cheapest energy source in Denmark

Pollie Watch: Greens endorse call to boost renewables in Victoria

BqJo8qQCUAAiY99On Global Wind Energy Day 2014, Yes 2 Renewables joined the Geelong Sustainability Group and Surf Coast Energy Group in an open letter (PDF) to candidates standing for the seat of South Barwon regarding their support for renewable energy.

The letter set out the barriers to renewable energy and jobs in the Geelong and Surf Coast region—namely, the Napthine government’s anti-wind farm laws and absence of a state renewable energy target—and invited South Barwon candidates to be transparent with their position on the issues.

While we’re still waiting for responses from the Labor and Liberal party, our open letter made it all the way into the hands of Victorian Greens leader, Greg Barber, who had the following to say:

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