Wind power News for June 2009

Wind power News Archive

Tanaka: renewables have a "key role to play"

Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka, said that renewable energy sources have a "key role to play with respect to both energy security and climate change".

Riverstone acquires Babcock & Brown’s North American Energy Group

Riverstone Holdings LLC and the management team of Babcock & Brown’s North American Energy Group today jointly announced the purchase of the wind development portfolio from Babcock & Brown LP to form Pattern Energy Group LP.

Offshore wind has potential to "meet more than a quarter" of the UK's electricity needs

An extra 25GW of offshore wind energy could be accommodated around the UK’s shores, in addition to the 8GW already built or planned, UK Energy Minister Lord Hunt says.

DONG Energy buys A2SEA

DONG Energy has purchased A2SEA for the price of approximately DKK 700 million from Dansk Kapitalanlæg, Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond and Clipper Projects, and a series of minor shareholders.

New report: "5 million US jobs possible in clean tech by 2020"

In a presentation before US policymakers and analysts, leading clean energy CEOs, venture capitalists and academics unveiled the “Gigaton Throwdown,” an assessment of the US’ clean energy potential.

Compact solution for wind industry Compact solution for wind industry

UK manufacturer Boltight Ltd has developed an electric pump designed specifically for bolt tensioner applications in the wind turbine industry.

SCE earmarks more green power development

Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed agreements with wind and solar suppliers for up to 960 MW of clean, renewable power.

Europe’s wind potential almost 20 times energy demand in 2020 – report

The European Environmental Agency (EEA) says European onshore and offshore wind energy potential is equivalent to almost 20 times energy demand in 2020.

Wind Power Works!

In connection with the Global Wind Day on 15 June, the global wind energy industry launched a public awareness campaign called Wind Power Works… Pass it on, which aims to catalyse wide spread support for wind energy and call on policy makers to commit to significant carbon emissions reductions to combat climate change.

Floating offshore wind turbine installed by Siemens and StatoilHydro Floating offshore wind turbine installed by Siemens and StatoilHydro

What could be the world’s first large-scale floating offshore wind turbine has been installed by Siemens and StatoilHydro off the coast of Norway.

AMSC’s licenses wind turbine design to India

American Superconductor Corporation’s (AMSC) wholly-owned AMSC Windtec subsidiary, has licensed its 2 MW doubly-fed induction wind turbine design to Inox Wind Limited, part of India’s Inox Group of Companies.

US wind will see a surge in 2010 US wind will see a surge in 2010

The US wind energy market could bounce back in 2010 after a slower 2009, predicts analyst Emerging Energy Research (EER).

Transmission greatest barrier to US wind energy – industry poll

For the second year in a row, transmission / interconnection constraints were identified as the greatest barrier to wind energy development according to a poll conducted by wind measurement provider NRG Systems.

Economic crisis hits EU and US clean energy, but investment still up

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says US$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide - not including large hydro – an increase over 2007, but growth is slowing with the economic crisis.

Blair supports UAE IRENA bid

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is a major boost for the developing world in the global quest for a sustainable future, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said.

Iberdrola sells 10% stake in Gamesa

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has sold a 10% stake in wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa for €391.7 million resulting in a capital gain for Iberdrola of €112m.

South Australia aims for 33% renewables by 2020

Premier Mike Rann has announced that his State Budget will outline plans to create an even greater renewable industry in South Australia, and to increase the state’s renewable energy production target to 33% by 2020.

NREL and Dutch Energy Research Centre team up on renewables

The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) will cooperate on renewable energy research areas such as policy studies, energy analysis, wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.