Alberta (Tar Sands Capital Of The World) Invests In 600 MW Of Wind Power

Bill McKibben calls the Alberta tar sands a “carbon bomb.” Not only does it require huge quantities of energy to separate the oil from the sands, the oil produced creates more carbon emissions than other types of oil. Think of it as liquid coal. But wind power may change all that. Thanks to the imperative …

November Another Strong Month For Scottish Renewables

Wind energy in Scotland provided more than three-quarters of the country’s entire electricity demand in November, according to new figures published by WeatherEnergy and highlighted by WWF Scotland. According to WeatherEnergy, wind energy sources provided 1,651,050 MWh of electricity to the National Grid, 77% of Scotland’s entire electricity demand for the month. If we restrict …

Vestas Secures Largest Indian Wind Turbine Order

Vestas announced on Wednesday that it has received its largest Indian wind turbine order with a 250 megawatt turnkey order stemming from the country’s first wind power auction held earlier this year in February. Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced on Wednesday that it had received its largest Indian wind turbine order, a 250 megawatt …

Multinationals Urge EU for Renewables Goal of ‘at Least’ 35 Per Cent by 2030

A group of some of the world’s biggest multinational companies including Google, Amazon and Unilever have jointly called on the EU member states to support a binding target of “at least” 35 per cent renewable energy by 2030. In an open letter published yesterday, more than 50 companies said the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive – …

China Building Second Enormous Floating Solar Farm on Top of Defunct Coal Mine

An old coal mine is being reborn as an enormous renewable energy plant. The state-run energy company China Three Gorges New Energy Co. is building a 150-megawatt floating solar farm that sits on top of a lake that formed from a collapsed coal mine in the eastern Chinese city of Huainan, Bloomberg reported. Construction of …

Canadian Solar Joins Ranks Of Solar Firms To Consider Going Private

Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power manufacturers, has this week revealed that it is joining the ranks of solar module companies considering going private, following the receipt of a letter from its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu. Canadian Solar’s Board of Directors announced on Monday that they …

Climate Change May Shift Wind Sources From North To South By End Of Century

By the end of this century, global climate change may impact the wind resources in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere, decreasing hotspots in the North but increasing hotspots in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. The new research, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, …