Monday, December 06, 2004

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North America (798)
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Venture capitalists start investing in clean technology companiesDuluth News Tribune, Minnesota - 12/06/2004
Local companies that have pulled in money during the past year include WindLogics, a St. Paul-based developer of software that enables wind-energy farms to predict weather patterns, and Varidigm Corp. of Plymouth, which is developing a heating furnace that conserves natural gas by operating continuously at slower speeds.
International Wind Energy Expert Joins WYSAK Advisory BoarddBusinessNews Seattle, Washington - 12/03/2004
As former Executive of the World's leading Wind Technology Company, Vestas, Mr. Kjaer's responsibility involved the development of 18 Wind Power projects throughout Finland and Poland, valued at over $2.5 billion. Vestas is currently responsible for over one quarter of the World's wind power project developments. Mr. Kjaer is an internationally recognized expert in Wind Power. Decades of Mr. Kjaer's experience in the European wind energy sector will ensure Wysak's product and technology integration in European energy markets.
Puget Sound Energy to buy 2nd wind farmDaily Record, Washington - 12/03/2004
Puget Sound Energy will purchase its second wind power project, this one in Columbia County 15 miles northeast of Dayton, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Once constructed and operating, the project is expected to bring the utility's proposed ownership of wind energy to nearly 400 megawatts.
Europe (258)
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Wind Industry Bids to Win Over DoubtersOnlypunjab.com, United Kingdom - 11/28/2004
The European wind energy industry, thriving as climate change tops the global agenda, says it could eventually supply all the continent's electricity, but must first overcome public resistance over eyesore turbines.
Wind industry bids to win over doubtersNew Zealand Herald, United Kingdom - 11/28/2004
The European wind energy industry, thriving as climate change tops the global agenda, says it could eventually supply all the continent's electricity, but must first overcome public resistance over eyesore turbines. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), which held its annual meeting in London this week, projected that offshore "wind farms" covering an area the size of Greece could meet Europe's electricity needs with no greenhouse gas emissions.
WINDFARM TO QUADRUPLECumbria Online, United Kingdom - 11/17/2004
A WINDFARM in West Cumbria is poised to almost quadruple in size by Christmas. Two Cumbrian firms have been contracted to take the number of turbines at Winscales, near Workington, from three to 11. Ken Hope’s civil engineering business at Rockcliffe, Carlisle, and Barrow-based electrical engineers Agrilek have three-month contracts for the work. The first three turbines were built on East Town End Farm five years ago despite strong opposition from parishioners. The new turbines are being supplied by Danish company Vestas-Celtic.
Central America (8)
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The winds of WigtonJamaica Gleaner, Jamaica - 08/03/2004
The country is depending on imported oil for well over 90 per cent of its current and growing energy needs. Riding on the winds of change, the Prime Minister last Thursday officially opened the Wigton Windfarm in Manchester. Wigton is reputedly one of the most efficient windfarms anywhere in the world. Warming to the theme of energy conservation, Mr. Patterson used the occasion to announce that the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Airports Authority of Jamaica are moving together to make the Norman Manley International Airport a model of energy efficiency as the most energy-efficient building in Jamaica.
Wigton windfarm adds 20.7 megawatts of power to national gridJamaica Observer, Jamaica - 07/31/2004
PRIME Minister P J Patterson says the opening of the Wigton Windfarm in Central Manchester marks the first major step in almost tripling renewable energy usage in Jamaica within seven years. Patterson, who was speaking at the commissioning of the windfarm on Thursday, said the government wanted to increase renewable energy as the global jump in oil prices has been "impacting negatively on Jamaica's inflation, its rate of exchange, and is increasing airfares which in turn could reduce tourism arrivals".
Wind farm to become tourist attraction?, Jamaica - 05/12/2004
Asia (72)
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Wind power poised for rapid growthSify, India - 12/06/2004
Hyderabad: Wind power generation in the country is poised for a major growth in the coming years. Venture capitalists, who hesitated to fund wind power projects a decade ago, are now going out of their way to finance wind energy initiatives, according to Dr M.P. Ramesh, Executive Director of the Chennai-based Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET).
‘Vestas tipped to win big order in India’Financial Express, India - 11/23/2004
Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s biggest wind-turbine maker, stands to win a major order to deliver turbines in India, Danish financial weekly Okonomisk Ugebrev reported on Monday. The order is for the supply of 250 megawatts, which is more than Vestas delivered to the Indian market in the whole of 2003, the paper reported.
Vestas RRB to add 100 mw of wind energySify, India - 11/17/2004
Vestas RRB India, an independent power producer (IPP) based on wind energy, will generate an additional 100 mw of power before March 31, 2005 by setting up wind farms in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, its managing director Rakesh Bakshi said today. Vestas RRB, an Indo-Danish joint venture, now generates 350 mw of power through its wind farms in seven states in the country including Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Kerala.
South America (6)
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Iberdrola Plans to Build Wind-Energy Parks in Mexico, BrazilBloomberg, Brazil - 11/17/2004
The Madrid- and Bilbao-based company will build 100 megawatts of wind generation in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, enough to light a city of 100,000 people, and another 50 megawatts in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, the company said today in an e-mailed statement. The parks will start operations in 2006.
Aeolic energy for gasoline stationMercoPress, Uruguay - 07/20/2004
Under the name of “El Patag√≥n”, the Brazilian oil company Petrobras inaugurated this weekend the first gasoline station in Patagonia that functions with a combination of conventional and Aeolic (wind) energy. Windy Patagonia is Argentina’s leading region in developing aeolic energy and between 7 and 10% of Comodoro Rivadavia’s electricity is generated by the country’s largest park of wind turbines.
FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT ANNUAL RECEPTIONFalkland Islands News Network, Falkland Islands - 06/17/2004
We are exploring the potential for aquaculture, expanding renewable energy sources through harnessing wind power and continuing the search for oil and other minerals, which is currently experiencing heightened interest from investors.
Oceania (101)
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Community invited to wind farm meetingsABC Online, Australia - 11/23/2004
A series of community meetings will be held to discuss plans for a controversial wind farm along the Molonglo Ridge, south of Queanbeyan. The company behind the proposal, EHN Oceania, will hold meetings in Carwoola, Burra, Lyons and Queanbeyan starting next week. EHN Oceania wants to build a 60 turbine wind farm along about 10 kilometres of ridge line. The company's Stephanie Rice says the meetings will give residents the chance to express their views and to learn more about the project. "This is just the start of consultation and we're really inviting people to come and find out more and then follow along with us throughout the studies," she said.
Last of turbines installed on hillManawatu Standard, New Zealand - 10/19/2004
A window of clear weather on Saturday morning gave the building teams at Te Apiti wind farm a chance to "top off" the last of the field's 55 turbines. It brought to an end a six-month building phase, started with the April arrival of the turbine and the giant 400-tonne mobile crane that's been creeping about the site's roads. Preparation work began in January, and was knocked back by the February floods. The last 10 turbines are expected to be commissioned by the end of the month, making Te Apiti's full potential of 90MW available to the national grid.
Council rejects Kemmiss Hill wind farm planABC Online, Australia - 10/15/2004
Origin Energy says it is committed to establishing wind farms in suitable areas of South Australia despite having its application for a farm at Kemmiss Hill, south of Adelaide, rejected by the Yankalilla Council. The council says the farm, which was to include 15 turbines, two wind monitoring masts and a sub-station, would have had a negative impact on the area's visual amenity and character. Origin Energy says it will continue to seek out sites in South Australia for wind farms.
Africa (13)
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Walvis Bay to Lead the Way With Wind-Generated PowerAllAfrica.com, Namibia - 09/16/2004
WALVIS BAY will become the first urban centre in Namibia to make use of wind generated power. The harbour town's Council recently approved a N$2,2 million project for the installation of a 100 kilowatt generator near the Mile 7 reservoir east of Walvis Bay on the way to Rooibank. Gerhard Coeln, General Manager for Energy at the municipality told The Namibian that the completion of the installation of the first generator was expected from August 2005 onwards. "Once the donor money have been received and contracts are in place the project will start immediately."
Blowing Life into Rural KenyaIslam Online, Kenya - 07/26/2004
Jeff Odera smiles contentedly as he gazes at his newly installed wind generator at his home on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. “I am pleased to have access to a reliable personal power and I feel highly relieved from worrying about costly electricity and kerosene bills,” he says. Odera, who does not have access to grid electricity, bought the wind generator dubbed the ‘wind cruiser’ from a Nairobi-based firm known as Craftskills Enterprises at 590 US Dollars. He says the machine produces enough energy to provide lighting to his homestead and power household electric appliances. Craftskills Enterprises started working on wind power machines in 2001 and so far has been able to manufacture wind generators and their accessories, which are sold all over the country.
Voice of America Announces EWW Wind Project, Ghana - 03/16/2004
Middle East (4)
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Wind turbines deserve more attention, Israel - 12/08/2003
Iran builds "Wind Power Plant" in Armenia, Iran - 11/18/2003
Iran eye 500 megawatts in wind plants, Iran - 11/12/2003

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