Thursday, February 28, 2013

World agriculture suffers from lack of wild bees | The Raw Story

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Climate scientists: Carbon dioxide rose along with temperatures that ended the Ice Age | The Raw Story

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Seeks Fairness For Wind Energy In Tax Debate
by Mark Del Franco, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Whether he was working to amend the production tax credit's (PTC) definition or speaking out in favor of wind energy during the U.S. presidential campaign, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has repeatedly found himself in the middle of efforts to extend the wind energy industry's biggest legislative priority. After all, Grassley [read more]
Salazar: Looming Sequestration Threatens Offshore Wind Energy Development
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
The progress that offshore wind energy has made thus far in the U.S. could be stymied by cuts made under sequestration, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar said at the Offshore Wind Power USA conference, which is being held in Boston this week. "We have made impressive [read more]
China Maintains Lead In Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
China continues to lead the world in Ernst & Young's renewable energy attractiveness indices, which scores 40 countries on the attractiveness of their national renewable energy markets, energy infrastructure and suitability for individual technologies. China's top spot can be attributed to its ambitious capacity targets for this year and an [read more]
Iberdrola Sells Off Polish Wind Energy Assets
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Iberdrola says it has reached an agreement to sell all of its wind power assets in Poland to Polish energy companies Energa Hydro (a subsidiary of Energa) and Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) for approximately 203 million euros. The sale comes just a week after Denmark-based DONG Energy sold its Polish [read more]

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Wind Turbines To Power Nestle Factory In California
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Nestle says it has installed two utility-scale wind turbines on the site of its Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) bottling plant in Cabazon, Calif. The two GE 1.6 MW turbines provide approximately 30% of the electricity needed to power the facility, which produces the company's Arrowhead and Nestle Pure Life [read more]
Alstom Awarded Contract For Massive Offshore Transmission Project
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Transmission system operator TenneT has awarded a contract to Alstom for the DolWin3 offshore transmission project, which connects several North Sea wind farms to the mainland electric grid and has an investment volume of more than 1 billion euros. As the general contractor for TenneT, Alstom will supply and construct [read more]
Miami Hotel Offsets Energy Usage With Wind Power
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
The InterContinental Miami Hotel says it is partnering with Greenlight Energy to purchase 16.064 GWh of wind energy this year - enough to offset 100% of the hotel's estimated energy usage for the year. Representatives from the InterContinental say the hotel is the largest green power purchaser in the state [read more]
HHI Wins South Korea's Largest Domestic Wind Turbine Order
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) says it will supply 20 of its 2 MW wind turbines for the Yeongam Wind Farm in Jeollanam-do Province, South Korea. HHI will also provide the installation and commissioning, as well as a long-term maintenance agreement. The turbines are scheduled for delivery this July. [read more]

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Availon Nets Maintenance Deal For Three Wind Farms
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Availon says it has signed a 10-year maintenance contract with NIBC European Infrastructure Fund (NEIF) for three wind farms in Germany. The projects - which are located in Schnellin (Sachsen-Anhalt), Helmstedt (Niedersachsen) and Buddenstedt (Niedersachsen), Germany - consist of 19 Vestas V80 2 MW wind turbines, for a total installed [read more]
Strategic Marine Delivers Offshore Installation Vessel
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Strategic Marine, a shipbuilder operating in Singapore and Vietnam, has delivered the Njord Curlew - a crew transfer and service vessel - to Njord Offshore, a U.K. fleet operator that specializes in supply services for the offshore wind energy sector. This is the third of eight vessels that will be [read more]
Bridgewell Resources Forms Renewable Energy Division
by NAW Staff, Feb. 26, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Bridgewell Resources - a wholesale distributor, sales organization and supply-chain manager - has launched a new renewable resources division that will offer wind, solar, biomass and energy-efficiency products. In addition, the division will offer project management, in-house logistics and compliance expertise, flexible financing terms, rebate and incentive administration, and return-on-investment [read more]
Siemens Restaffing Wind Turbine Manufacturing Facilities In Iowa, Kansas
by NAW Staff, Feb. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
After the uncertain fate of the production tax credit (PTC) led Siemens to lay off approximately 37% of its U.S. wind energy workforce last year, the company is now in the process of restaffing its operations in Fort Madison, Iowa, and Hutchinson, Kan., company spokesperson Monika Wood confirmed to NAW. [read more]
Brookfield Nets C$450M In Financing For Ontario Wind Farm
by NAW Staff, Feb. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners says it has completed a C$450 million financing round for the 166 MW Comber Wind Facility, located in Essex County, Ontario. The project entered commercial operation in fall 2011 and has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority. The senior bonds bear an [read more]
Goldwind Turbines Certified For North American Wind Energy Market
by NAW Staff, Feb. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. says several of its permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) wind turbines have received ETL certification by Intertek. The ETL designation demonstrates compliance with the requirements of widely accepted product safety standards, as determined through independent testing and periodic follow-up inspections by Intertek. Goldwind received [read more]
First Wind To Sponsor Science Competition, Award Scholarships
by NAW Staff, Feb. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Boston-based wind energy developer First Wind will sponsor scholarships and school awards for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) 21st annual Science Bowl. First Wind owns and operates the two phases of the Milford Wind Corridor projects that deliver renewable energy to Los Angeles and several nearby [read more]
Minnesota Utility Issues RFP For 200 MW Of Wind Power
by NAW Staff, Feb. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Northern States Power Co., a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 200 MW of wind energy inside the territory of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO). The utility says it will accept project proposals for power purchase agreements or for ownership. [read more]
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners Scoops Up Western Wind Energy
by NAW Staff, Feb. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners says it has bought up enough outstanding shares to acquire a controlling interest in Western Wind Energy Corp., bringing to an end repeated takeover attempts for the embattled developer. In a $92 million transaction, Brookfield acquired 35.4 million shares of Western Wind through WWE Equity Holdings [read more]
AWEA: Lower-Priced Wind Power Attractive To U.S. Utilities
by NAW Staff, Feb. 22, 2013 email the content item print the content item
U.S. electric utilities are locking in fixed-price contracts for wind power, now more cost-competitive than ever, illustrating the success of the federal production tax credit (PTC) policy in holding down rates for consumers, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). AWEA notes 66 U.S. utilities bought or owned wind [read more]
SgurrEnergy Acts As Technical Adviser For German Offshore Wind Farm
by NAW Staff, Feb. 22, 2013 email the content item print the content item
Renewable energy engineering consultancy SgurrEnergy has completed its technical advisory on wpd's German Butendiek offshore wind farm development, located in the North Sea. SgurrEnergy says its scope of work included assessing construction risk, key financial model parameters, project agreements, interface risk, technology risk and long-term operational issues. The construction phase [read more]

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