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Europe wind power

Europe’s wind potential is 100 times higher, could power the world

Europe can potentially generate 100 times the current amount of energy generated, and produce enough power to power the world until 2050, if it were to maximise land use for onshore wind capacity.

Siemens Gamesa wins first turbine contract in India

Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in India, to supply energy company Alfanar with 206 2.2-122 wind turbines for two wind farms which will boast a combined capacity of 453MW.

Macquarie buys stake in UK wind farm for £1.7bn

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has entered into an agreement, to acquire a 40% stake in the East Anglia ONE (EA1) offshore wind farm from ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited, a subsidiary company of the Iberdrola group.
Corporate energy transition

RE100 not on track for 2030 corporate clean energy transition says...

Global corporate clean energy initiative RE100, who’s membership is comprised of companies targeting a 100% transition to renewable energy for corporates globally, will need to acquire an extra 189TWh of green power by 2030 in order to meet programme targets.
Vineyard Wind

US biggest offshore wind farm delayed again – may fail without...

The development US’ largest commercial offshore wind farm has been delayed, now thanks to the country’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decision to launch a “cumulative impacts analysis” of offshore wind projects on the US coastline; possibly jeopardizing the entire project.
IEA EDF Renewables

IEA wins second major construction contract in one week

Infrastructure Energy Alternatives (IEA), has been awarded the contract to provide construction and engineering services, for EDF Renewables North America’s 300MW Milligan 1 wind project in Nebraska, it’s second big announcement in a week.
South Australia blackout

Regulator takes wind power companies to court over 2016 state-wide blackout

Australia’s regulator is taking four wind energy companies to court for not meeting performance requirements during the 2016 state-wide power-outage
Spain renewables

Spain powered by 30% renewables in July, 33% in June

Renewable energy powered just shy of 30% of Spain’s electricity requirements in July, a slightly worse result than the impressive 33.3% in June.
Fortune 500

US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.
Wind plants

21 wind plants for Spain thanks to €385 million from EIB...

The wind farms will be constructed in six of the country’s autonomous communities, in Asturias, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla León, Galicia and Navarra, with enough capacity to power approximately 360,000 homes.

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