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Corporates are queuing for green power not coal

Just as the cost of subsidizing clean energy such as offshore wind is plunging to levels that make it cost-competitive with old energy, the US is proposing to subsidize coal by the back door. US energy secretary Rick Perry has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the independent body that regulates wholesale electricity markets […]

DONG Energy name change to Ørsted now in effect

From Sustainable Brands At the extraordinary general meeting today, it was decided to change the company’s name from DONG Energy A/S to Ørsted A/S. Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ørsted, says: “I’m delighted that the shareholders clearly supported changing the company’s name to Ørsted. The reason for the name change is […]

Offshore Wind Giant Vestas Aims to Catapult U.S. Into Global Renewables Leadership

From Triple Pundit South Carolina seems an unlikely spot for the global offshore wind industry to gain a showcase foothold in the U.S. After all, the state is among several Atlantic coast states that have been dragging their feet on offshore wind development. However, South Carolina’s Clemson University happens to be the home of a […]

Vineyard Wind Bolsters Team with Offshore Wind Industry Leaders

From BusinessWire NEW BEDFORD –Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, is transitioning its organization to prepare for the construction phase of its project, naming longtime offshore wind industry expert Lars Thaaning Pedersen as its new CEO and Iain Henderson as its CFO. […]

Offshore Wind Power is No Fish Tale

From the National Wildlife Federation There are many reasons to support responsibly developed offshore wind power. It is a clean energy source that is good for wildlife; it is affordable, reliable and available right near areas of concentrated energy demand like New York City and Boston; and, it can create tens of thousands of good-paying […]

Scotland’s New Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Power 20,000 Homes

From TruthDig The BBC reports that five massive floating wind turbines off the coast of Aberdeenshire in Scotland have gone operational. They generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes. This “Hywind” project was built by the Norwegian firm Statoil. It is an exciting development, since a lot of high-wind areas are offshore and being able […]

US could see 3GW of offshore wind power by 2017

From reNEWS Offshore wind is chomping at the bit in the US, with states jockeying to capture manufacturing jobs while developers are chasing leases and offtake deals, delegates heard at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Windpower conference in New York City this week. “You can feel the urgency to harness this new ocean […]