Energy infrastructure News for January 2009

Energy infrastructure News Archive

AMSC system for Long Island power grid

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has received an order for a large-scale dynamic reactive compensation solution for the Long Island power grid.

New York aims for 45% renewables by 2015

New York could produce 45% of its electricity from renewables by 2015, according to New York Governor David A. Paterson.

All eyes on the US for renewables in 2009

As 2009 gets underway, all eyes are turned towards the US, a market poised to begin a dramatic transition in energy and climate policy, but facing decisions still steeped in political wrangling, according to analyst Emerging Energy Research.

Elsevier site for energy researchers

Elsevier is launching a ‘one-stop’ site for energy researchers covering all aspects of energy including renewables.

GE Drivetrain: 900 wind turbine gearboxes to A-Power

GE Drivetrain Technologies and A-Power Energy Generation Systems have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the delivery of 900 wind turbine gearboxes.

WFES09 reports 132 visiting solar companies

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES09) will see 132 solar-related companies exhibiting on January 19-21, 2009.

Solar streetlights

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, has just completed the installation of solar-powered outdoor lighting.

NEF: Clean energy shares on the up after 61% battering in 2008?

Clean energy shares have been benefiting from an 'Obama Bounce', surging from their lows in November last year, according to leading analysis company New Energy Finance.

UK's RE industry of growing importance

Recruitment company Resourcing Solutions predicts the renewable energy industry will have a growing importance in the UK job market.

Obama's green dollars

In a speech on 8 January, President-elect Barack Obama made it clear renewables would play an important part in saving the US economy.

VC investment in RE reaches US$2.5bn in Q4

Fourth quarter data from Greentech Media show that venture capital (VC) investment in green technologies exceeded US$2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, down 1.4% from Q3.

AMSC to supply Chinese power grid

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will provide static compensators for a substation connected to seven wind farms in China.

UK Round 3 offshore wind could cost £10.4 billion

A study into the potential for offshore grid connections for the planned 25 GW of Round 3 offshore windfarms by 2020, estimates the cost to £10.4 billion.