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Floating structure simulation toolkit unveiled

Wind Power Monthly - 3 hours 25 min ago
UK: A transatlantic research programme has developed a new digital toolkit to simulate the behaviour of floating structures and associated underwater cabling.
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Fortum-Rusnano to build 200MW

Wind Power Monthly - 3 hours 30 min ago
RUSSIA: The joint venture (JV) between Finnish developer Fortum and Russian group Rusnano has committed to building a 200MW wind farm having taken a final investment decision (FID).
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Nordex to supply merchant Finnish cluster

Wind Power Monthly - 4 hours 41 min ago
FINLAND: Nordex will supply 25 turbines for four projects that developer OX2 claims is, together, the largest subsidy-free wind cluster in the Nordic region.
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What Can We Learn from Failed Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Initiatives?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 19:53
After surveying how crowdfunding is kickstarting the renewable energy transition, it’s important to note that for every successful project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo an average of two go unfunded. The reasons behind such failures vary from project to project: too ambitious of a funding goal, unrealistic projects, an overall lack of exposure, or countless others.

Uzbekistan President Approves Nuclear Plant Accord

Nuclear Power - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 19:07
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Friday officially approved an accord with Russia that calls for design, construction and partial financing of a two-unit nuclear power plant expected to be built in the central Asian nation to supply the country with about 20 percent of its electricity supply.(read more)

Orano With CEA Studying Vitrification For Fukushima Dai-ichi Waste

Nuclear Power - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 18:14
French nuclear service giant Orano said Monday that "near industrial scale" tests are under way to verify a vitrification process that could be part of the solution for radioactive sludge and mineral absorbents at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Generating Station in Japan. (read more)

Trump Administration Announces Offshore Wind Progress

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:24
Last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast. Continuing with the Trump Administration's all-of-the-above energy policy, the Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1.) much-anticipated wind auction in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts; 2.) the environmental review of a proposed wind project offshore Rhode Island; and 3.) the next steps to a first-ever wind auction in federal waters off of California.

Europe's Biggest EV Markets Need $17B in Infrastructure Investment

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:17
The growth of electric cars in Europe’s two biggest vehicle markets will require billions of dollars of investment in ways to keep them charged.

Skyline acquires 460MW in Texas

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 15:00
UNITED STATES: Private investment firm Starwood Energy has sold its remaining 51% share in two Texan wind projects to clean energy developer Skyline Renewables.
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Regulations, Not Resource Determine Wind Energy Costs in Northern Europe

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:58
Regulations governing the construction of wind farms vary considerably between countries. Indeed, these differences can have a stronger impact on generation costs than differences in wind resources. In the future, northern European cross-border renewable energy auctions should take diverging regulatory conditions into account, a new study argues.

A Solar Movement Grows in New York City

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:45
New York, a city of soaring towers and ever-changing shadows, has designs on something that requires open skies: solar power.

E.ON Pilots Efficiency Funding Scheme for UK Consumers

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:35
Integrated energy company E.ON and BNP Paribas Personal Finance are piloting a new energy efficiency financing scheme for UK consumers.

Italian firm buys 51% of Romanian servicing

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:13
ROMANIA: Italian clean energy group PLC will acquire a majority stake in the operations and maintenance (O&M) arm of Romanian renewables and water company Monsson Group.
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Unison installs 4.2MW turbine in South Korea

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 09:35
SOUTH KOREA: Local turbine manufacturer Unison has installed a prototype of a new U136-4.2MW turbine platform for type certification tests.
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SGRE in line for 900MW Taiwan order

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:54
TAIWAN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named as preferred supplier for the first 900MW of Ørsted's Greater Changhua projects off the country's west coast.
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Reintroduction of German setback rules proposed

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:26
GERMANY: Proposals to allow states to set their own setback rules and to abolish wind farms' privileges under German building laws have been presented to the federal council.
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E Publishing Honors Christopher Mathewson

Global Warming - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 07:00
E Publishing Honors Christopher Mathewson for his expertise in the field of geology.

Astaldi receives stop work order for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project in Canada

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:30

Nalcor Energy has issued a stop work order to Astaldi Canada Inc., the main contractor on its 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydro project, and is arranging for the company’s about 500 workers in Labrador to return home.

Rosatom Hires Assystem For Pre-Licensing Help In Egypt

Nuclear Power - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:24
French engineering group Assytem said Thursday that it has been hired to assist Rosatom's export division AtomStroyExport with obtaining licenses and permits needed to construct Egypt's firs nuclear power plant.(read more)

New Partnership Explores V2G Solutions for Europe

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00
Last week San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation and European-based EDF Group announced a strategic partnership that will leverage Nuvve’s expertise in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies in support of EDF Group’s Electric Mobility Plan on “smart charging.”