Recent Wind

Record-breaking Wind Energy leads to decrease in Coal and Gas Production

RenewableUK says new statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change prove the case for wind power. Statistics were released covering both 2013 and the final quarter of 2013,and the figures showed increased amounts of renewable energy, with wind foremost, leading to coal and gas consumption decreasing. Renewable energy increased to a […]

Data show Wind Energy reduces Energy Bills through Market Competition, contradicting Exelon’s Claims

The American Wind Energy Association today released a large body of independent grid operator data that directly contradicts claims Exelon has made about the market impact of wind energy. Exelon, the largest owner of merchant fossil and nuclear power plants in the U.S., has been leading a campaign to undermine broad bipartisan support for wind […]

RenewableUK: Siemens’ 1,000-job wind turbine manufacturing announcement is “a major coup for the British wind industry”

Reacting to the announcement by Siemens that it will build wind turbine production and installation facilities at two sites in Yorkshire, investing £160 million, RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Maria McCaffery said: “This is a major coup for the British wind industry – it’s the green-collar jobs game-changer that we’ve been waiting for. Attracting a major international […]

Siemens to construct Factory for Offshore Wind Power in Great Britain

Production of offshore wind turbine rotor blades to be constructed at the East coast of Great Britain New logistics- and service centre in Green Port Hull 1,000 new jobs to be created Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain. Production of rotor blades for offshore […]

Brookfield Renewable Establishes European Platform and Acquires One of Ireland’s Largest Wind Portfolio

320 MW operating portfolio to exceed 500 MW by 2015 Scale portfolio of 17 high-quality wind power projects in Ireland Potential to grow portfolio to over 500 MW with completion of in-construction and development projects Long term contracted cash flows from government-backed REFIT regimes with upside potential Scalable platform supporting continued growth in European market […]

Samsung, Pattern and Capital Power Complete $850 Million Financing and Begin Construction of K2 Wind Power Project

Project being built by locals with Ontario-made products Workers are beginning to build the K2 Wind Power Project (K2 Wind), which broke ground today following the successful completion of an $850 million financing, which was secured with 15 financial institutions in the form of a construction loan that will convert to long-term operational debt. Located in Goderich, the […]

Congressional Champions of the PTC and ITC warn Colleagues they Must Act Now to keep U.S. Wind Industry Robust

Bipartisan House and Senate champions of the campaign to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) today urged their colleagues to act quickly to end another calamitous policy gap that threatens private investment, U.S. manufacturing and progress on clean energy. Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and […]

EDF RS Listed on the NERC Compliance Registry with Western Electricity Coordinating Council

EDF Renewable Services has announced that effective February 6, 2014, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) confirmed that EDF Renewable Services is listed as “Generation Operator” with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and responsible for the corresponding mandatory compliance with approved NERC Reliability Standards. WECC is one of eight NERC Regional Reliability Organizations […]

Natural England and RenewableUK hold first ever joint Offshore Wind Industry Seminar

The independent body which advises the Government on environmental issues, Natural England, and the trade association representing wind, wave and tidal energy, RenewableUK, are holding a joint Offshore Wind Industry Seminar – the first event of its kind. More than 60 delegates, including offshore wind companies and representatives from the Department for Environment, Food and […]

Finavera completes Assignment of 184 MW of Wind Projects to Pattern Energy

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR), Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern’) and British Columbia Power and Hydro Authority (‘BC Hydro’), today executed agreements that provide for the Assignment of the 184 MW Meikle Wind Energy Project Electricity Purchase Agreement (‘Meikle […]