Category Wind

Environmental groups criticize Wind energy project

Oct 15 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Trevor Brown Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne A proposal to build the country’s largest wind energy project south of Rawlins is drawing heat from environmental groups. The Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance is considering legal action because of its concerns that the Chokecherry Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project would devastate local […]

New push for green energy

By Ahmed Al Omari, Gulf Daily News: A GREEN power plant that relies solely on wind and solar energy is on the drawing board, it emerged yesterday. Minister of State for Electricity and Water Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, announced plans for the project yesterday at the opening of the 2012 Renewable Energy Forum. He said the […]

Layoffs at Wind Facilities Now Occurring

By Bill Opalka, Energybiz: Vestas has cut staff at two Colorado blade factories, citing low demand for new wind equipment in 2013 as the federal production tax credit expires at the end of the year. With the approaching deadline to renew the production tax credit fast approaching, the same types of lay-offs could occur at other wind-related […]

Kenya: Vision 2030 Endorses Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

By Charles Gichane, All Africa: The Vision 2030 Delivery Board will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP), endorsing the largest single private investment in Kenya’s history, amounting to Sh75 billion. The project will provide 300 Megawatts (MW) of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid, equivalent […]

Wind energy industry set for massive expansion

By Frank McDonald, Irish Times: Since 1992 wind’s share of the electricity market has been increasing and it now stands at 18% THE NUMBER of wind turbines dotting the landscape looks set to double between now and 2020, according to reliable estimates. There are more than 1,100 turbines in operation in Ireland, mostly at 176 […]

Wind energy could provide 30,000 new jobs by 2020, claims lobby group

By Barry O’Halloran, Irish Times: WIND ENERGY could create 30,000 new jobs by 2020, according to an industry lobby group, which yesterday called on State agencies to establish specialist units to promote the sector. The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) published a report arguing that the Republic could export 6,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity – […]

President Obama revokes sale of four wind farms to Chinese nationals

By Bill Opalka, Renewablesbiz: The Obama administration on Sept. 28 ordered companies controlled by Chinese national to divest themselves of four Oregon wind projects acquired earlier this year, deeming them too close to restricted airspace near a naval training facility. In an executive order, Obama ordered Ralls Corporation, a company owned by Chinese nationals, to […]