Monthly Archives: May 2015

UK to allow local authorities the final say on wind energy projects?

  A new Energy Bill proposed in the UK includes legislation that allows local planning authorities the final say on large wind energy projects, instead of secretary of state for energy and climate change. (Note: These changes do not apply … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 27, 2015 |

Uruguay wind farms to receive hefty loans

  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean have announced financial support in the form of loans for 2 wind farms in Uruguay. Both the Colonia Arias and the Valentines wind … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 26, 2015 |

Kenyan wind farm is experiencing fierce opposition

  The Kinangop wind farm has experienced a flurry of opposition, and protests that even left one person dead. The 61MW and $144 million project is expected to bring power to 150,000 Kenyan homes by 2018, but must overcome the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 21, 2015 |

GE launches the Digital Wind Farm

  GE launches a concept called the Digital Wind Farm which they refer to as “a dynamic, connected and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digital infrastructure for the wind industry”.   This new technology is … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 20, 2015 |

Iowa on track to meet carbon reduction goal thanks to wind energy

  Iowa is on track to meet its carbon reduction goal of 16% by 2030 through an additional 2,300MW of wind energy. Not surprisingly, 1,212MW of wind energy is already scheduled to come online by 2016, which means only an … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 12, 2015 |

Nordsee Ost wind farm inaugurated by energy ministers of G7

  The Nordsee Ost wind farm was inaugurated by the G7 energy ministers, German Minister of Economics, Sigmar Gabriel, and his fellow ministers from the G7 states, as well as Peter Terium, CEO of RWE AG, Hans Bünting, CEO of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 11, 2015 |

Fowler Ridge Wind Farm secures financing and starts construction

  Pattern Energy Group has begun construction of its 150MW Fowler Ridge Wind Farm located in Benton County, Indiana. The company recently signed a 13-year power purchase agreement with Amazon to supply electricity for Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) datacenters. … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 7, 2015 |

Lake Turkana Wind Farm moving forward despite tough blows

  The Lake Turkana Wind Farm located in Kenya, has finally broken ground despite its struggles to overcome obstacles like the country’s lack of infrastructure.   The $1 billion wind farm project is a private and public venture between African … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 6, 2015 |