Wind developers upbeat about Alberta despite end of auctions
Still interest in buying green power because of its low cost, low emissions.
Push to low carbon economy key in $750M UK wind play: Enbridge
The Calgary-based energy giant will own just under 25% of the 400 megawatt development with partner E.ON.
Pattern Energy acquires Amazon wind farm in Indiana
Grows portfolio to 16 wind projects with a total owned capacity of 2,112 megawatts.
Pattern secures PPA for 147 MW Quebec wind project
Project is expected to power up to 27,000 Québec homes annually.
China gets its wind (power) up
Capacity jumps to record high with move to renewable energy.
Boralex acquires 24 MW Quebec wind project
The yet-to-be constructed project is covered by a 20-year power sales contract with Hydro Quebec.
Boeing to power Washington 737 factory with renewables
Will purchase more wind power credits and continue to use hydropower.
SunEdison, TerraForm buy wind firm First Wind for $2.4B
Based on impact of acquisition, SunEdison raised its 2015 installation guidance to a range of 2.1 to 2.3 gigawatts.
China must transform coal based economy to meet climate targets
Has pledged to halt greenhouse gas emissions growth by 2030 or earlier if possible.
Wind turbine noise not linked to perceived health effects: Health Canada study
Study does find relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and residents’ annoyance.
Samsung, Pattern sign 20-year PPA for 100 MW Belle River wind project
Lakeshore, Ont.-based wind farm will power up to 35,000 homes.
Enbridge increases stakes in two Quebec wind projects for $225M
Lac Alfred and Massif du Sud projects generate enough electricity to power more than 100,000 homes.
Boralex acquires 14 MW wind power project in France
Deal includes a 15-year power sales contract with EDF France
Siemens secures order for K2 wind power project
The 270-megawatt project will be the largest wind farm in Ontario, producing clean power for 100,000 homes.
Apple increasing its reliance on renewable energy
Almost half of the electronics-giant’s stores and data centres are powered by renewable energy.
Financing is done for $850M K2 Wind power project
It will generate renewable energy to power 100,000 homes.
Alterra Power completes acquisition of Shannon Wind Project
Financing for the 202-megawatt project in Texas is projected to be finalized by the second quarter.
Alberta Utilities Commission approves Bull Creek wind project
BluEarth Renewables says new wind farm will improve efficiency to Alberta’s interconnected power system.
Spanish wind turbine manufacturer to close Pittsburgh plant, cut 62 jobs
Layoffs at the plant east of Pittsburgh started in 2009 when 141 workers lost their jobs.
NWT three-year power plan reduces costs, shifts to renewables
The government will spend about $31 million over the next three years, including investments in hydroelectricity and wind power.
Sigma Industries sells metal products division for $2 million
Conditional agreement includes inventory, property, plant and equipment.
Sky Harvest acquires vertical axis wind turbine tech, manufacturing facilities
A vertical axis wind turbine has blades that spin vertically around a horizontal mast and are used mainly in remote areas.
Nuclear generation is best for Ontario’s energy future, study suggests
Nuclear generation investments in the Long Term Energy Plan lead to $60B in economic benefits, 100,000 more jobs.
From PLANT’s print edition: Does Ontario’s GEA blow?
Fraser Institute report slams plan as too costly.
$300M Vents du Kempt wind farm project secures financing
First project outside Europe to order the new German-made ENERCON E92 turbine.
CVTech awarded industrial contracts worth $77.4 million
Contracts come just days after shareholder dispute pushed company’s stock price to a two-year high, causing a trade halt.
GDF SUEZ Canada starts operation of Brockville solar project
The $50 million project has the capacity to power 1,700 homes in Ontario.
Finavera Wind sells two wind projects for $28M
Pattern Energy acquires acquires Tumble Ridge, Meikle wind projects, with option to acquire two more.
Enbridge invests $170M to acquire 50% stake in Quebec wind farm
Massif du Sud wind farm will power 35,000 homes once complete.
Nova Scotia funded wind tower plant to unfairly compete in oil sector: Liberals
Wind tower parts maker DSTN-DSME Trenton is looking to build boilers and wants to produce pressure vessels and tanks for the oil and gas industry.
German solar power production up 50%
European country will phase out nuclear power by 2022 and replace it with renewable energies.
Wind energy an opportunity for manufacturers
TORONTO: Auto parts maker Linamar Corp. says the growing…