First Large US Offshore Wind Farm Offers Record-low Pricing

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Renewable energy in the US could well be creating waves, with its first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project saving electricity. The wind farm located off the coast of Massachusetts could save electricity to the tune of around $1.4 billion. The savings would be over 20 years, which would be achieved by supplying power of around 18% cheaper than any other alternative sources. Continue reading

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Nestle Wind Farm In Scotland Helps To Meet Its Renewable Energy Goals

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Nestlé, the food and drink giant has opened a new onshore wind farm featuring nine turbines in Scotland that can power half of its U.K. and Ireland operations inclusive of offices, factories, and warehouses. Continue reading

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Indonesia Set To Produce Wind Power With Its First Wind Farm

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Indonesia’s first wind farm celebrated its commissioning on behest of Independent power producer (IPP) UPC Renewables at a ceremony in July. The country is among one of the fastest growing countries for energy consumption, and the wind power project development is a source of national pride. Continue reading

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Samsung Pledges To Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

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Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, recently announced a new commitment to use 100% renewable energy sources in its major facilities. The pledge extends to all its factories, operational facilities, and office buildings in the U.S., Europe, and China. Continue reading

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Mexico Sets Forward As Word Leader On Renewables And Energy Reform

Wind and Solar reportedly have a huge potential in Mexico’s liberalised energy markets and the reforms are being seen as a key to expanding energy. Continue reading

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Wind Power Surpasses Nuclear in the UK for the First Time

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The wind farms in the UK achieved an incredible feat of providing more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations for the first time across a quarter. The feat was achieved in the first three months of 2018, and also marking the first time that wind had surpassed nuclear in the country. Continue reading

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Global Hydropower Sees Monumental Growth in 2017 Reports IHA

Hydroelectric power had a banner year in 2017 with a record of 4,185TWh generated worldwide, according to International Hydropower Association’s (IHA’s) 2018 Hydropower Status Report. Continue reading

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Blue Energy Plan Conserves Cloud Forests And Boosts Hydropower

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Deforestation takes a toll on food security, clean water, and the livelihoods of local communities. While many companies are working on lowering their impact on the environment, would it make a difference if they were convinced that investing in restoration could help them in the long run? Continue reading

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GE Renewable Energy Enters Chilean Market With First Wind Deal

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GE Renewable Energy, the renewable arm of US conglomerate General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) recently unveiled a 21.8MW deal for wind turbines for the first time in Chile. This is the first wind project of the company in Chile with Arroyo Energy Compañía de Energías Renovables Limitada. Continue reading

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Australia’s Biggest Wind Farm Set to Be Built between Geelong and Ballarat

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The southern hemisphere is all set to build the biggest wind farm, which would be around 130 kilometres west of Melbourne and would power an estimated half a million homes by 2025, provided the Andrews government gives the approval. The proposed wind farm is expected to be built between the Ballarat and Geelong and would course across 167 kilometres of farmland. Continue reading

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