Introducing: The new eco label “WindMade”
15:14 | 31/07/2011
Some eco labels have been useful marketing tools, such as for organic food, but will they work for clean power? The wind energy industry thinks so and proposed a program Wednesday to encourage companies to invest in wind and display their eco-friendly cred.
Release of handbooks on wind electrical energy in Vietnam
14:04 | 13/07/2011
Handbook ‘Information on the wind energy sector in Viet Nam’ provides necessary details about the valid legal framework and incentives by Vietnamese Government for investors of wind power in Vietnam. It also gives crucial information about investment procedures and financial options.
Wind Energy Continues Strong Growth
00:09 | 31/05/2011
More evidence that clear, strong policies are key to renewable energy development came recently via the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In a statement issued by the association, some statistics about wind energy growth in the country and the states that lead in wind energy development indicate that areas with strong policy are driving development at an impressive pace.
UK's wind energy investment makes it a market leader
07:34 | 15/04/2011
The UK's growing support for the offshore wind industry stands it in good stead to benefit from a large share of the global market, householders wanting to switch energy might be pleased to learn. Business Green reports that analysis from the Carbon Trust shows wind capacity around the world could grow to 1,150 GW in the next 40 years and the UK's contribution to the sector, through operations and maintenance...
Wind energy experts: regulations slow development
15:01 | 09/03/2011
Clearing up the regulatory hurdles that are slowing development of electricity transmission lines would provide a significant boost to U.S. wind power development, industry officials said Wednesday. The American Wind Energy Association is holding a two-day workshop in Omaha focused on the challenges of transmitting power to places that need it. The biggest regulatory barriers have to do with who pays for...
India keen to promote alternative fuel technology
11:10 | 01/03/2011
India was taking serious steps to promote alternative technologies that used bio-fuels and solar and wind energy, a senior official said Saturday. India also has plans to produce more bio-fuels and electric vehicles to save petrol for other vital needs, Sohail Akhtar, director in the ministry of new and renewable energy, said.
Asia leads global wind power growth
16:45 | 21/02/2011
Asia leads the growth in global wind power, which grew 35.8 GW in 2010 bringing total global capacity to 194.4 GW – up 22.5% from 2009, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says. Wind power installations in 2010 represented investments worth €47.3 billion, but the global wind power market was nonetheless down for the first time in 20 years. New installations fell 7% compared to 2009, mainly due to a disappointing...
Japan to build a new building-type wind energy generator
00:33 | 10/01/2011
According to the company’s statements, the tall building will have a wind tunnel in the middle . The air will be converted to electricity as soon as it gets down to a series of turbines. The Betz limit value theory says that the maximum harvestable energy from the wind is 59.3% but the company claims that the system is not constrained by it.
Clean-energy complaint is rejected
00:25 | 01/01/2011
China's measures to develop wind energy will help to save energy, reduce emissions and protect the environment and are in line with the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday in response to a US complaint against China's subsidy for the wind-power sector.
Better power grids needed to assist wind power growth in Europe
03:35 | 15/12/2010
Adding 265 gigawatts of wind-sourced electricity into the European grids by 2020 is expected to save 41.7 billion euros in electricity costs annually. Market trends and limited infrastructure stand in the way of wind power growth in Europe, stopping the inflow of billions of euros in power savings, according to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association.
Guidelines to reconcile wind energy development and biodiversity policy
12:04 | 14/12/2010
While in general terms wind energy does not represent a threat to wildlife, poorly sited or designed wind farms can have a negative impact on vulnerable species and habitats That's why the European Commission has published today guidelines for wind energy development in protected natural areas. The guidelines apply to the Natura 2000 network, a cornerstone of EU biodiversity policy and a key tool to achieve the EU...
New Floating Wind Turbines to Make Wind Energy Cheaper, More Reliable?
10:31 | 31/10/2010
Floating wind turbines are a little more complicated and require higher initial costs. But a new study, Project Deepwater, by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) in the UK has found that due to their greater ability to access stronger and more consistent winds deeper out at sea, they are more economically efficient in the long term.
Wind power to provide a fifth of world’s electricity by 2030
14:43 | 29/10/2010
The ‘Global Wind Energy Outlook 2010’ (GWEO 2010) finds that wind power could play a key role in satisfying the world’s increasing power demand, while at the same time achieving major greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The 1,000 GW of wind power capacity projected to be installed by 2020 would save as much as 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 every year.
Ngành công nghiệp năng lượng gió của Trung Quốc đang trên đà vượt Mỹ.
17:54 | 17/10/2010
Thị trường phong điện Trung Quốc đang chiếm ưu thế hơn Mỹ nhờ khung chính sách hỗ trợ rõ ràng, Steve Sawyer, Tổng thư ký Ủy ban năng lượng gió toàn cầu (Global Wind Energy Council - GWEC) cho biết.Theo bản báo cáo mới nhất của GWEC, năm 2009, Trung Quốc xếp thứ hai trong việc phát triển nguồn phong điện và là nhà khách hàng mua công nghệ gió lớn nhất thế giới.
First wind energy turbine factory opens
22:34 | 16/10/2010
Vietnam ’s first wind power turbine production factory was inaugurated at the Nomura industrial zone in the northern port city of Hai Phong on October 15. The 61 million USD project, invested by the US-based GE group, rolled out over 200 turbines for export in the past five months of test run.
Denmark to Develop an Energy Network Powered Entirely by Wind Energy
14:33 | 08/10/2010
According to the Danish climate commission, the country will gets its electricity from wind farms, developing an energy network entirely free of fossil fuels by 2050. The committee also said that biomass and wind energy could meet the bulk of the country’s energy requirements.
Egyptian Wind Energy Industry to Contribute 2,500 MW of Power to its Energy Grid
00:31 | 21/09/2010
The Egyptian wind energy industry is all set to contribute an additional 2,500 MW capacity to the nation. Under progress are field studies towards establishing wind farms by means of the private sector. These wind farms will be ideally located in the Gulf of Suez while slated to become operational by the year 2014.
A New Kind of Battery
17:17 | 26/08/2010
Even though wind energy is a clean and cost-effective source of energy, it does have one slight drawback: no one can control when the wind blows. This occasionally leads to difficulties in matching consumers’ demand for energy with the available supply.