Monthly Archives: April 2016

Poland to ban wind power?

  Newly drafted legislation from Poland’s right-wing government is making wind power installations nearly impossible for the future.   Here are some of the new rules that would apply under the new legislation:   Wind turbines are prohibited within 2 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 28, 2016 |

Iowa to increase wind energy thanks to MidAmerican

  MidAmerican Energy is planning to invest a further $3.6 billion of wind energy in the state of Iowa. This would effectively increase Iowa’s wind power production from 31% to 40% by 2019. The company has already invested a whopping … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 25, 2016 |

CanWEA happy with Alberta’s commitment to renewable energy

  The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased with the recent budget announcements for 2016 by the government of Alberta and its dedication to renewable energy.   Under Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the province is aiming to reduce the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 21, 2016 |

GWEC predicts wind energy to almost double in 5 years

  The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) just released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market update in Brussels today, which including projections that the wind industry will almost double in the next 5 years.   GWEC believes that China will … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 19, 2016 |

Another wind farm project in Kansas

  Kansas will be installing a $610 million wind farm in Clark County, consisting of 200 wind turbines generating enough power for 150,000 homes with Google purchasing half of the output generated.   Currently, wind energy makes up 23% of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 14, 2016 |

Quebec to increase renewable energy production by 25%

  Quebec released its 2030 Energy Policy this week, which includes increasing renewable energy production by 25%. The province already relies on renewable energy for 45% of its electricity demands but hopes to become a ‘North American leader’.   According … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 12, 2016 |

China facing wind energy surpluses

  China is the world leader in wind energy, with the largest installed capacity of any country, however, due to grid constraints, much of the power generated is going to waste.   It is estimated that last year alone, roughly … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 7, 2016 |

Wind energy will power the Progressive Field

  FirstEnergy Corp. has signed a contract to power Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field with wind energy.   The electricity provided by FirstEnergy will come from various wind farms across the US, and certified as clean power by Green-e (a California … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 4, 2016 |

Scotland’s last coal-fired plant has shut down thanks to renewable energy

  Coal has been the major source of energy production for the last 115 years in Scotland, and thanks to renewable energy, the last coal-fired plant has finally been shut down.   Longannet Power Station, located north of Edinburgh, was … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 1, 2016 |