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Siemens Make Mark In Barents Sea
20/12/2010
Siemens Energy will supply power to the Goliat floating offshore platform in the Barents Sea north of Norway via a 106 kilometre long sub-sea cable, a strategy it says will reduce CO2 emissions from the oil and gas operation by 50 percent. Typically, power for oil and gas platform...
Wind Diversity Study Released
20/12/2010
Sea Breeze Power Corp. and the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland Oregon in the US have released a “wind diversity study” they hope will foster greater collaboration between US and Canadian firms engaged in renewable energy projects. ...
Renewable Fuel For Flights
20/12/2010
Compact Contractors for America (CCA) has developed a dry process biofuel from algae which the company hopes will power military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles such as Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk in the not too distant future. CCA’s founder and President, Robert Fulton, explains to Renewable Energy Magazine...
European Commissioner Announces Plans For 'Smart Cities'
10/12/2010
During a recent event in Brussels (Belgium) to take stock of progress made through the European CONCERTO initiative, the European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, congratulated currently engaged CONCERTO cities for their efforts, and spoke of the central role they will play in the “new generation ...
UK Renewables To Focus On 'Investor Certainty'
10/12/2010
One of the major issues that slows down renewable energy development anywhere, is investor certainty – how much support for a particular project, how long, and so on. Every major renewable energy project requires years for development, and quite a large amount of investment into the process, in order to see it through to the very end. In a ...
US Eastern Seaboard To Host 1GW Of New Wind Generation
10/12/2010
Deepwater Wind Energy announced plans to built a 1000 MW Deepwater Wind Energy Center (DWEC), near the shores of Rhode Island. The project is presented as the "second generation" of offshore wind farms in the United States. The future offshore wind farm is a project that could serve as an offshore wind energy center supplying several US ...
Clean Energy Could Produce $2.3 trillion Of Investment By 2020
08/12/2010
Private investments in G-20 clean power projects could total $2.3 trillion (€1.7 trillion) by the end of the decade, according to a report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Massive energy demand and strong clean energy policies will drive investment to Asia, led by China and India. ...
Join The Solar Revolution
08/12/2010
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform from the European Commission, in cooperation with Solar Solidarity and the Belgian association for the promotion of renewable energies (APERe) have launched a new campaign called Your Sun Your Energy to raise aware...
China And Israel Join Forces For Solar Deal
08/12/2010
Nanjing, China-based China Sunergy Co., Ltd. and Pythagoras Solar, an Israeli firm, have agreed to jointly develop and market building integrated photovoltaic products for a five-year period extending through 2015. The production of the BIPV products will be done in China. The agreement positions b...
Oyster 2 To Be Build In BurntIsland
06/12/2010
Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power has announced its next-generation Oyster wave energy device is to be built in Scotland by leading fabrication contractor Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab). The n...
Germany Doubles Renewable Jobs
06/12/2010
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology's website, Renewables Made in Germany, recently announced the findings of a new study that reveals 340,000 people work in the field of renewable energies in Germany. This is the result of a scientific evaluation presented by ...
Siemens Renewables Sector Aims To Be In Top 3 Worldwide
06/12/2010
Siemens continues to expand its international manufacturing network in the rapidly growing wind power business, after opening its first rotor blade manufacturing plant in China, located in Shanghai, and a new nacelle production facility in Hutchinson (Kansas, US) last week. Siemens has also selected Tillsonb...
China Announce Subsidy Package For Renewable Companies
03/12/2010
China has announced plans to offer major new subsidies for solar power generation, a sector it intends to grow at a rate of 1 GW annually after 2012. According to the Chinese Finance Ministry, the national government will create 13 renewable energy industry zones and provide a 50 percent subsidy for critical...
Plans For HiPRWind Revealed
03/12/2010
With a kick-off meeting in Bremerhaven at the start of December, 19 partners from 8 European countries under the direction of the Fraunhofer IWES have entered the conception phase for the largest publicly-funded research project to develop technology for deep-water offshore wind: HiPRwind. ...
Siemens Look To Expand World Wide Share In Wind Market
03/12/2010
Siemens announced several additions to the company's wind turbine manufacturing potential with the official openings of wind turbine component manufacturing facilities in China, the US, and plans an investment in a rotor blade manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada. Additionally, the company plans wind turbine production facilities in...