Image - Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens to shut down vast amounts of coal power plants, the federal government continues to shower renewable energy producers with billions of dollars in subsidies and tax incentives. Despite claims from the wind industry itself that is it now cost competitive, Sen. Grassley (R-IA) recently sent a letter to Sen. Hatch (R-UT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, urging him to extend the Producti...

Oil and Gas - Jul 28, 2015


Image - ABB Hands Over Germanys DolWin1 Offshore Wind Energy Link

ABB Hands Over Germany's DolWin1 Offshore Wind Energy Link

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned and handed over the DolWin1 offshore wind grid connection to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. The 800 megawatts (MW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link connects offshore wind farms around 75 kilometers off the German coast in the DolWin cluster, with the country’s transmission grid. The DolWin1 grid connection can integrate...

Wind - Jul 29, 2015


Image - Siemens Receives 3 Onshore Wind Orders in UK and Ireland

Siemens Receives 3 Onshore Wind Orders in UK and Ireland

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded orders from three different customers to construct, install and commission 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at three projects in Ireland and Scotland. The three wind farms Raheenleagh in County Wicklow, 70km south of Dublin; Aikengall 2, to the south east of Edinburgh; and Phase 1 of Galway Wind Park, located near to the city of Galway, represent a major contribution to onsh...

Wind - Jul 27, 2015




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