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US Announces $20.5 million for Community Renewable Energy Projects

The US Department of Environment Secretary – Steven Chu has announced the release of $20.5m (£12.6m) for new community renewable energy projects. The funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is being ploughed into five...

Posted January 28, 2010    

Offshore Wind Energy Vital for Europe’s Future

The European Wind Energy Association has claimed that offshore wind power is vital for Europe’s future in a new report published this month. The report “The European Offshore Wind Industry – key trends and statistics” confirms that a total of eight...

Posted January 19, 2010    

Using Social Media for Wind Energy Projects

People and companies are realising the potential opportunities offered by social networking sites when promoting or consulting on new projects according to PlanningBlog. Mark Wilding asked planners what they thought of using social media as a tool...

Posted January 16, 2010    

Grid Approvals Needed Immediately for 3rd Round of Offshore Wind Farms

Grid upgrades need to be approved immediately if the wind energy industry is to avoid delays in the build-out of new offshore wind farms according to the British Wind Energy Association. The announcement of the 3rd round of UK offshore wind farms...

Posted January 10, 2010    

UK Electricity from Renewables Increases 25%

Electricity from renewables has risen by 25% according to new government statistics released at the end of December. Wind energy alone produced 38.9% more by the end of Quarter 3 2009, than in 2008. Renewable energy now accounts for 7% of the UK’s...

Posted January 5, 2010    

The Times Green Rich List

The Times has started to publish its British Green Rich list annually with the new list out yesterday. In the face of depleting fossil fuels and the need to find alternative sources of energy these new millionnaires have spotted enormous potential...

Posted December 28, 2009    

COP15 Branded a Disaster by Friends of the Earth

[Editor's Note:  Some Green Groups were more positive about the outcome, with EDF's President Fred Krupp commenting ""Today's agreement leaves the U.S. in control of its own destiny. ... As President Obama said today, strong action on climate...

Posted December 20, 2009    

New Study Reveals No Health Effects From Wind Turbine Sound

The British Wind Energy Association has welcomed the findings of a further study demonstrating that there is no evidence of health effects from wind turbines. The joint AWEA / CanWEA report on Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects was put together...

Posted December 17, 2009    

Floating Wind Turbine Future

It appears that floating wind turbines are set to become a reality in the near future if the signs of a newly emerging supply chain are anything to go by. The Hywind, a 2.3 megawatt (MW) floating wind turbine made by Siemens, combines technologies...

Posted December 14, 2009    

A week of Controversy in Copenhagen

The mainstream press has been keeping a close eye on the COP15 conference in Copenhagen which was always set to generate a host of strong feelings both outside the conference hall and within. A week into the conference and it has not failed to...

Posted December 13, 2009    

New Study says Wind Farms have no Measurable Effect on House Prices

A new study released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reveals that the view of wind farms does not appear to have a significant effect on the sale of houses. The study investigated the sales of 7,500 homes...

Posted December 7, 2009    

Clipper Windpower Share Price Rise

Wind turbine manufacturer Clipper has sold its Maryland wind energy project together with wind turbines for the 70 megawatt capacity project to Constellation Energy. The sale of the ‘Criterion wind energy project’ included 28, Clipper ‘Liberty 2.5MW...

Posted December 2, 2009