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Wind energy top source of new power in 2012


The American Wind Energy Association has announced that 2012 was the strongest year ever for wind energy.

Wind overtakes nuclear in China for now


In China, power generated by wind turbines in 2012 totaled 1,004 billion kilowatt-hours, surpassing that produced by nuclear reactors for the first time.

Honda to install wind turbine at Ohio manufacturing plant


Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Inc. will be installing wind turbines to help power the plant.

Xcel Energy to restart wind farm battery


Xcel Energy plants to restart a battery bank for wind energy storage that was shut down last year because of a potential risk for fire.

Environmental approval given for second phase of wind energy project


Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited partnership and Valener Inc. received environmental authorization from the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks for the 68 MW Seigneurie de Beaupré - 4 wind farm.

Infinity Wind Power announces purchase of Kansas wind projects


Infinity Wind Power, based out of California, has announced the purchase of the Pioneer Wind Project in Ford County, Kan. along with the purchase of two other wind projects in Kansas that were acquired last June.

Battery storage system completed at Texas wind farm


Duke Energy Renewables completed its 36 MW energy storage and power management system at its 153 MW Notrees Windpower Project in Texas.

HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil announce Furnas as host utility for 2013


PennWell Corporation announced today that Furnas will be the Host Utility for HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil to be jointly held September 24-26, 2013 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

EDF unit begins operations at two wind farms in Canada


EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, began commercial operations at the 150 MW Massif du Sud Wind Project, and started construction at the 150 MW first phase of the Lac Alfred Wind Project, both in Quebec.

Belgium planning artificial island to store wind energy in its search for a non-nuclear future


North Sea Minister Johan Vande Lanotte is planning to build a doughnut-shaped artificial island in the North Sea that will store wind energy by pumping water out of a hollow in the middle, as it looks for ways to lessen its reliance on nuclear power.

Interior designates land in Arizona for wind, solar projects


The U.S. Department of the Interior Jan. 18 designated 192,100 acres of land in Arizona for utility-scale solar and wind developments.

Siemens affiliate to build U.S. government's largest wind farm


The National Nuclear Security Administration, under the Department of Energy, contracted Siemens Government Technologies Inc. to construct and operate the planned 11.5 MW Pantex wind farm.

Bechtel, Alstom picked to help with offshore wind transmission project


The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) chose Bechtel as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the New Jersey Energy Link, a transmission system being built for potential offshore wind projects.

Energy Secretary Chu expected to leave post


U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu plans to formally leave his cabinet position in the Obama administration after the inauguration.

More wind installed in 2012 than natural gas, FERC report says


Wind energy beat out natural gas as the most installed energy source by capacity in the U.S. in 2012.

Interior Secretary Salazar stepping down


The Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Jan. 16 that he is stepping down from his post and moving back to his home state of Colorado.

Wind farm earns $51mn loan from NADB


The North American Development Bank (NADB) approved a $51 million loan toward a 54 MW wind farm in Mexico.

Duke Energy adds 800 MW of wind power in 2012


Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses, announced today the completion of its 402 MW Los Vientos I and II wind farms in south Texas.

Google invests $200mn in Texas wind project


Google Inc. made an approximately $200 million equity investment in the 161 MW Spinning Spur Wind Project in Texas.

EDF Renewable Energy begins operations at two wind farms


EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, announced Jan. 8 that the 102.5 MW Shiloh IV Wind Project, located in Solano County, Calif., became operational on December 21, 2012.