31 Oct '12, 2pm

Wind Power Investments Nearly Impossible in Finland, Fortum Says: It is nearly impossible to carry out wind pow...

“When you’ve invested a lot of money and time to prepare three or four wind farms, but not been able to build a single turbine due to environmental regulation, you stop pushing for new projects,” Peter Tuominen, public affairs manager for the company’s nuclear operations, said today at an interview in Helsinki. Burdensome regulation may lead to Finland missing its wind- power target of 6 terawatt-hours by 2020 from 220 megawatts in June. The European Union requires member states to increase the proportion of renewable energy production in gross final energy consumption to an average 20 percent by 2020. The country obtained 0.5 percent of its electricity use from wind last year, the least in Europe except for three countries with a zero share, according to the European Wind Energy Association. Finland may fall short of its wind power target since the only viable projects ar...

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Top US States For Wind Power: Hey, Someone’s Missing!: In the wind-rich Midwestern United States, one state –

Top US States For Wind Power: Hey, Someone’s Mi...

greentechmedia.com 31 Oct '12, 4pm

In the wind-rich Midwestern United States, one state -- Nebraska -- is missing the boat on wind. Now a new report [PDF ] s...

Republican Congressman @repcorygardner praises ...

awea.org 31 Oct '12, 3pm

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) singled out the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) for praise Monday at a wi...

Wind Farm Operating Costs Fall 38% in Four Year...

renewableenergyworld.com 01 Nov '12, 6pm

The average price of operation and maintenance contracts for onshore farms this year slid to 19,200 euros ($25,000) a mega...

Wind Farm Operating Costs Fall 38% in Four Year...

renewableenergyworld.com 01 Nov '12, 6pm

The average price of operation and maintenance contracts for onshore farms this year slid to 19,200 euros ($25,000) a mega...

ICYM: @RenewableUK says renewable energy capaci...

businessgreen.com 30 Oct '12, 10am

Renewable energy capacity will overtake nuclear power in the UK by 2018, if current rates of growth continue, and will pro...

Two thirds of public backs onshore wind: we rea...

foe.co.uk 31 Oct '12, 12pm

Energy Minister John Hayes says "enough is enough" on wind farms 31 October 2012 Reacting to comments made by Energy Minis...

Investors ask Congress 2 extend wind Production...

awea.org 30 Oct '12, 3pm

Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management recently called for an immediate extension of t...

And wind remains free. Wind farm operation and ...

bnef.com 01 Nov '12, 8pm

Average prices for operation and maintenance contracts in the wind sector have dropped 38% in the last four years, boostin...

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-...

treehugger.com 31 Oct '12, 3pm

In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has open...

Mexico Aims for 12 GW of Wind Power by 2020

renewableenergyworld.com 02 Nov '12, 8pm

"Our goal is 12 GW, and the Secretaria de Energia already has adopted that number," Blackmore said. "Studies we have analy...

Mexico Aims for 12 GW of Wind Power by 2020

renewableenergyworld.com 02 Nov '12, 8pm

"Our goal is 12 GW, and the Secretaria de Energia already has adopted that number," Blackmore said. "Studies we have analy...

London Array Wind Farm, Soon World’s Largest Wind Farm, Begins Generating Power: Filed under: Energy News

London Array Wind Farm, Soon World’s Largest Wi...

cleantechnica.com 30 Oct '12, 3pm

The London Array, which will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm once completed, has now begun generating electricit...

Statement by Ed Davey on onshore wind,

decc.gov.uk 31 Oct '12, 10am

In reaction to press stories about onshore wind today, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said : “There has ...

Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Powe...

renewableenergyworld.com 29 Oct '12, 5pm

The first 630-megawatt phase of the venture in the Thames Estuary will produce enough power for more than 470,000 homes wh...

New calculations show nuclear is "much more exp...

renewableenergyfocus.com 06 Nov '12, 4pm

Shocking wake-up call on global warming – report stresses renewable energy investment needs Despite the billions of invest...