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Vestas' retains top OEM spot despite squeezed market share

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:56
Global wind turbine commissioning increased 21% to nearly 61GW in 2019, with Danish manufacturer Vestas once again taking the top supplier spot despite its market share being squeezed and despite the OEM installing less capacity than it did the previous year.
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Hornsea Two green hydrogen plans tested

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:39
The world’s largest offshore wind farm may produce green hydrogen that will power an oil and gas refinery in the north-east of England as part of an industrial-scale trial of the technology.
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Chile advances South America's biggest wind farm

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:49
Chilean energy company Colbun has applied for an environmental licence to build the largest wind project in Latin America.
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Coronavirus 'jeopardises 2020 Chinese installations'

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:02
Production delays caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could halve wind turbine installations in China in 2020 if the epidemic continues to impact the supply chain into the middle of the year, according to global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
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European installations 'fall short of Green Deal ambition'

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:01
European wind power installations increased 27% last year, but annual additions need to double if the EU is to be carbon neutral by mid-century, industry body WindEurope has warned.
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Step 3 Of UK HPR1000 Review Completed

Nuclear Power - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:27
Britain's Office of Nuclear Regulation has completed Step 3 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the UK HPR1000 design, and taken the decision to progress to Step 4 of the GDA, the agency said. (read more)

Open-source 15MW digital turbine launched

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:26
Researchers have launched a 15MW reference wind turbine to help manufacturers assess performance and costs ahead of developing a prototype.
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Norwegian oil and gas investor forms renewables group

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:13
A private equity investor is bundling 20 oil and gas firms in its portfolio into a new industrial group to help them expand into other parts of the energy sector, including renewables.
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Middle East and African installations slow in 2019

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:50
Wind power installations slowed in Africa and the Middle East last year, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) figures, but the industry body expects faster growth in the next five years.
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Orano To Dismantle Marcoule Site Storage Pools

Nuclear Power - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:16
French nuclear power service company said it had been awarded the contract to dismantle two stainless steel interim storage pools at the Marcoule site in south-east France in a deal worth several million euros.(read more)

Egyptian Technicians Training At Kursk II NPP

Nuclear Power - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:55
Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said this week that Egyptian technicians had arrived at the Kursk II Nuclear Power Station to begin training that will be applied to Egypt's new El Dabaa NPP.(read more)

Trump Tweets Reversal On Yucca Mountain

Nuclear Power - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:34
The country’s 80,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, stored now in 35 states at 121 sites, will not be headed to Yucca Mountain after all, President Trump said in a tweet this week.(read more)

Suzlon on the brink as debts mount

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:26
Suzlon recorded another $100 million-plus loss in the third quarter of its fiscal year, while its debt grew, turbine deliveries ground to a halt and restructuring talks with lenders continued without resolution.
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EDF buys into 1GW Irish offshore project

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:18
EDF Group has bought a 50% stake in the Codling offshore wind farm, clearing the way for its clean energy subsidiary to develop the 1GW Irish project with Fred Olsen Renewables.
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Mayflower lowers US offshore to $58/MWh

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:39
Shell and EDP Renewables’ 804MW Mayflower Wind project will generate electricity for $58.47/MWh over its 20-year lifetime, marking a new benchmark for US offshore wind.
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New schedule for delayed Vineyard site

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:12
Vineyard Wind has been forced to put back the expected completion date of its first 400MW offshore wind project after US agencies finally issued an updated permitting timetable.
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European electrification ‘would boost need for renewables’

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:05
The electrification of transport, buildings and industrial sectors in Europe could help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe by 60% between 2020 and 2050.
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‘Energy transition underway’ as global emissions flatline

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:56
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remained static in 2019 with more renewables and nuclear output, and advanced economies switching from coal to natural gas.
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Inaugural Leadership in Democracy Cohort

Global Warming - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 08:00
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC) announce the inaugural Leadership in Democracy cohort

SGRE overtakes Suzlon in India

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:30
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) seized new orders from embattled Senvion to surpass Suzlon as India’s top turbine supplier in 2019.
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