Tag: Wind

Feds clearing path for Pacific wave energy test

The Interior Department is sending out a feeler for companies interested in harnessing wave power off the Pacific Northwest before allowing a Oregon State University project to advance.  More »

BP ends renewables energy target after $8.3B spend

BP Plc, recovering from an oil spill that may cost it as much as $42 billion, said it hasn’t set a new target for investing in renewable energy after funneling $8.3 billion into the business.  More »

Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.  More »

Lukoil considers investments in Russian wind farms

OAO Lukoil may turn to Russia for future renewable energy projects as its units in Bulgaria and Romania are hurt by subsidy reductions.  More »

Maine governor seeks to get rid of wind energy goals

More than five years ago, Maine set ambitious goals to spur wind power development aimed at helping wean the state off fossil fuels. But now Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the targets don’t really help the state and are so far out of reach as to be meaningless.  More »

Mexico energy overhaul could renew interest in green power

Electricity from renewable sources could be headed for big growth in Mexico under policy initiatives that are shaking up the nation’s energy sector.  More »

Study: Offshore wind turbines can weaken hurricanes (video)

Offshore wind turbines could help prevent destruction caused by hurricanes by draining the storms of their deadly winds, according to a new scientific study that highlights a previously unknown benefit of the technology.  More »

China narrows gap to US in renewable-energy ranking

China closed in on the U.S. at the top of a renewable-energy ranking by consultants EY after installing record solar-power capacity last year.  More »

Brazil aims to be No. 1 in Latin American wind energy

Brazil could have more than 20,000 megawatts of wind power capacity in less than 10 years, according to a recent report by Navigant Research. That’s a dramatic increase from the roughly 3,000 megawatts of current wind generation capacity in the Latin American country.  More »

Texas pushing to trim power use, diversify resources

The Lone Star State’s reputation as an energy leader may be pegged to the oil flowing out of its fields, but it also is taking a leading role diversifying its portfolio, the head of the Texas conservation office told lawmakers on Wednesday.  More »

Texas tops nation in new wind power construction

Developers were installing a record level of wind turbines as 2013 came to a close, with most of the new capacity coming in Texas, according to new figures released Thursday.  More »

Kenyan energy bonanza fans violence in arid northern region

Oil exploration in the north by companies including Tullow Oil Plc and renewable energy developments have fueled the violence between clans in Kenya.  More »
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