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Europe's Hottest Days Becoming Hotter Because Of Climate Change
2013-09-12 06:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While climate change has caused temperatures to spike throughout much of the world, a stretch of Europe from southern England and northern France to Denmark has been especially affected, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Researchers, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the...

2013-08-13 10:14:25

The ability of cities to combat the cause of climate change and to adapt to future weather patterns depends on where we live, new research suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed a "postcode lottery of preparedness" across the UK based on what each city is doing to not only reduce greenhouse emissions but also adapt to future climate change and extremes of weather such as flooding and drought. Devising a new way of ranking cities - the 'Urban Climate Change...

2012-06-28 06:23:39

MONTREAL, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation") (TSX: BLX) announces that it has completed a series of transactions to acquire, through the Corporation's subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., a 34.5 MW wind farm in operation ("St-Patrick"), acquired from AES Corporation, as well as three fully authorized wind projects totalling 56 MW of installed capacity (the "Development Projects"), acquired from InnoVent SAS, for a total of approximately...

2012-06-06 06:22:34

CLEVELAND, and ALBERTA, Canada, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today announced that it is helping the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation reach out to the world to solicit and fund the development of new technology solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta, Canada. NineSigma specializes in open innovation, a strategy for accessing new ideas, technologies, or solutions...

2012-04-17 02:24:06

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind project has settled a lawsuit by reaching an agreement, together with the Bureau of Land Management, the Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project. The settlement was accepted by the Federal District court in Nevada on March 29, 2012, and the lawsuit was dismissed. "We believe this positive settlement underscores Pattern's commitment to being one of...

2012-02-21 07:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) is pleased to announce the completion of Crossroads Wind Farm. Located in Dewey County, Oklahoma, the 227.5 megawatt (MW) project consists of 95 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and three Siemens 3.0 MW direct-drive turbines, the first of their kind in the United States. Substantial completion was reached at the end of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120221/DA56488LOGO)...

2012-01-20 09:12:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OG&E announced today that it has completed the Crossroads wind farm in northwestern Oklahoma. The project was a partnership between OG&E, Siemens and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas.) The $451 million project was approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and adds 227.5 megawatts of renewable generating capacity to the OG&E fleet, with 95 turbines rated at 2.3 megawatts each, plus three 3-megawatt,...

2011-12-20 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Terra Firma, a leading private equity firm, and OwnEnergy, the leader in Community Wind, announced today that they have closed a transaction where EverPower will acquire and construct Patton Wind Farm, LLC. This is a project that OwnEnergy has been developing from inception with its local landowner partner. The project will be 30 MW and will be fully operational by the end of 2012. An...

Lawrence Livermore Ramps Up Wind Energy Research
2011-12-15 04:30:03

As the percentage of wind energy contributing to the power grid continues to increase, the variable nature of wind can make it difficult to keep the generation and the load balanced. But recent work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in conjunction with AWS Truepower, may help this balance through a project that alerts control room operators of wind conditions and energy forecasts so they can make well-informed scheduling decisions. This is especially important during extreme...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

RPM Access LLC announced today the partial commercial operation of its 41 MW Elk Wind Farm near Greeley, Iowa, the purchase of 35 Nordex 2.5 MW turbines and commencement of construction of its 36 MW Hawkeye Wind Farm near West Union, Iowa and its 50 MW Rippey Wind Farm near Grand Junction, Iowa. RPMA anticipates full commercial operation of its Elk Wind Farm before the end of this year and also full commercial operation of its Hawkeye and Rippey Wind Farms by the end of fall, 2012. Central...