Scotland grants approval for another offshore wind energy project

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New offshore wind energy project wins the approval of the Scottish government The Scottish government has granted approval for another offshore wind energy system. The Dounreay Tri Floating Wind Demonstration Project, as the name suggests, is meant to showcase the capabilities of offshore turbines. These turbines have the potential to produce significant amounts of electrical power due to their ability to capture the strong wind currents that can be found at sea. Plans for the new project follow approval granted for two other offshore wind farms, which began development last…

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Wind energy industry in the US shows great promise

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New analysis highlights the economic impact on the wind energy industry Navigant Consulting has released a new analysis of the wind energy industry in the United States. The analysis shows that the wind sector is set to have a major economic impact in the country. This is despite concerns regarding federal energy policy. Advocates of clean power have expressed worry that the federal government will show less support for wind energy in the coming years. This is due to the promises made by the Trump Administration to reduce regulations on…

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Wind energy is gaining more momentum in Denmark

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Wind energy continues to experience strong growth in Denmark Denmark has made major strides in embracing wind energy in recent years and the country has reached a new milestone in terms of electrical production through its wind farms. According to information from WindEurope, Denmark generated enough electricity from its wind energy systems last week to meet all of its energy needs. The majority of the country’s wind capacity comes from its onshore systems, but Denmark also has several offshore wind farms in operation currently. Wind farms generate enough electricity to…

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Suzlon reaches major milestone in India’s wind energy market

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Suzlon has established a leading role in the wind energy space Suzlon Energy, a prominent wind energy company, has announced that it has reached a major new milestone in India. The company has established a very strong presence in the country, bolstering India’s wind energy capacity by a significant margin. Now, Suzlon controls a major share of India’s wind capacity and renewable energy market. The company operates some of the largest wind farms in India and has plans to continue expanding wind capacity in the coming years. Company now operates…

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China’s Jiuquan Wind Power Base goes unused as demand for wind energy falls

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Massive wind energy system is not producing electricity One of China’s largest wind energy systems has rarely been used in recent months. The Jiuquan Wind Power Base is located on the edge of the Gobi Desert, where wind currents are notably strong. The wind farm is comprised of more than 7,000 turbines and is capable of generating enough electricity to power a small nation. While the wind energy system has vast potential, it now stands inert and low demand may be the reason for this. China is working to embrace…

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Department of Energy pulls funding from offshore wind energy project

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Department of Energy will no longer be supporting Fishermen’s Energy project Offshore wind energy has encountered yet another problem in the United States. The country is home to one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, but support for this sector has begun to drop off. The Department of Energy is set to pull funds from one of the offshore wind energy projects it was supporting; a project located in New Jersey. Fishermen’s Energy was slated to develop the project, but the company failed to submit power offtake contracts by…

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German developer to build a new wind energy system in Texas

E.ON is bringing a new project to Texas to further wind energy goals E.ON, a leading energy developer based in Germany, has announced that it will be coming to Texas to build a new wind farm. The company has seen major success with its efforts in Germany, where wind energy has been growing at a very rapid pace. Texas, however, represents one of the fastest growing wind markets in the world and is home to the largest, and most successful, wind markets in the United States. E.ON sees significant promise…

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Dong Energy aims to bring offshore wind energy to Taiwan

Dong Energy opens new office in Asia-Pacific Dong Energy, a Danish energy developer, is setting its sights on Taiwan’s wind energy market. The company has opened a new office in the Asia-Pacific with this purpose in mind. Dong Energy believes that offshore wind projects could be a major benefit to Taiwan, which is working to embrace clean power more readily. Taiwan wants to have 3 GW of installed offshore wind energy capacity installed by 2025 Taiwan is home to a great deal of offshore wind potential. Dong Energy is currently…

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Wind energy market begins to show more promise

Wind power has had trouble finding a foothold in Ohio Wind energy develop is expected to pick up in Ohio, following a time where wind power projects have come to a standstill. The American Wind Energy Association notes that there are challenges that wind power faces in Ohio that are somewhat unique to the state. Some of these challenges have to do with state policy, which shows favor for more conventional forms of electrical power. Another issue that has hindered the growth of wind energy is the fact that the…

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Many developers use Production Tax Credit to renovate their wind energy systems

Production Tax Credit is helping upgrade existing wind farms Many wind developers in the United States are rushing to tax advantage of an extension granted to the federal Production Tax Credit. The federal tax initiative is meant to incentivize the development of new wind energy projects. Since its extension at the beginning of this year, many developers have used the Production Tax Credit to create new wind projects, which have been taking form in many promising states throughout the country. Now, however, some of these developers are using the Production…

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Wind energy market continues to see aggressive growth in China

China’s wind capacity is skyrocketing China has become very aggressive with its wind energy market. The country has been building two wind turbines every hour, according to the International Energy Agency. The organization notes that this is the world’s largest program of wind turbine installation, more than double over what is being seen in the United States. The growth of the wind energy market is so profound that wind power is able to cover the entirety of China’s annual increase in energy demand. China remains heavily reliant on fossil-fuels While…

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Cost of offshore wind energy reaches record low

Prices for electricity generated by offshore wind farms continue to fall Offshore wind energy systems are often considered highly expensive, but as new technology become available, the cost of these wind farms is beginning to fall. In Sweden, a new record has been set for the world’s least expensive wind farm built at sea. The Vattenfall wind farm is now capable of selling electricity for proximately $50 per megawatt-hour. According to Magnus Hall, the chief executive of the Vattenfall wind farm, the deals the energy system has managed to establish…

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First offshore wind energy project in the US on track to generate electricity

Progress on first US offshore wind energy system is being made The first offshore wind energy system in the United States is on track to begin generating electricity. The wind farm is being built by Deepwater Wind and is taking form off the coast of Rhode Island. Offshore wind farms have faced opposition in the United States in the past. Many have questioned the environmental impact of these energy projects, expressing concern that offshore wind turbines could damage marine life. In recent years, however, offshore wind has gathered significant support,…

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Wyoming seeks to increase a tax on wind energy

State lawmakers consider increasing a four-year-old tax on wind As one of the largest wind energy systems in the United States inches closer to beginning construction in Wyoming, state lawmakers are looking to increase taxes on one of the state’s most plentiful resources: Wind. Four years ago, state lawmakers effectively declared Wyoming to be the owner of the winds billowing throughout the state. In doing so, lawmakers instituted a tax on wind resources, generating approximately $15 million in tax revenue over the past four years. Now, legislators hope to increase…

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First offshore wind energy system begins operation in the US

Deepwater Wind has successfully completed a stage of its ambitious offshore project The United States now has its first operational offshore wind energy system. Two large wind turbines have been installed off the coast of Rhode Island. These are the first wind turbines to be installed in U.S. waters. Deepwater Wind, a prominent wind developer, is behind the project, and expects to install three more wind turbines in the same area by the end of this month. The developer has ambitious plans when it comes to the development of offshore…

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UK ban on wind energy subsidies could hurt the Scottish wind sector

Scottish officials seek to remove ban on wind subsidies The United Kingdom is being urged to reconsider its ban on wind energy subsidies. This ban concerns onshore projects and severely limits the financial aid that energy developers can tap into when building new projects in the country. The ban on wind subsidies may be having a very detrimental impact on Scotland, in particular. The Scottish government suggests that the ban on wind energy subsidies will cost Scotland some $3.9 billion and make some environmental goals impossible to attain. The wind…

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