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  • Fishing group drops objection to Cape Wind offshore project

    A fishing group that had opposed the Cape Wind project has dropped its objections after reaching a settlement with the project’s developer. The Martha’s Vineyard / Dukes County Fishermen’s Association agreed to work with Cape Wind – expected to be the first US utility-scale offshore …

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  • Innovation Norway to Continue Wind Clusters Support

    Innovation Norway has decided to continue the support for wind clusters in the Arena Network. Windcluster Mid-Norway (WMN), based in central Norway, and Arena Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW), based on the west coast, have both renewed confidence from Innovation Norway. While WMN cluster works with …

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  • Japan Wind Goes Limit-High On Govt’s Planned Investment Trust

    TOKYO (NQN)–Shares of Japan Wind Development Co. (2766) rose sharply on Monday, after The Nikkei reported before the bell that the government is considering setting up a solar and wind power investment trust. The report said the investment trust will secure funds for dividends by …

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  • Softbank To Be Largest Solar Operator In Japan

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Softbank Corp. (9984) will have megasolar plants operating in seven different domestic locations by next year, producing a combined 256.5 megawatts and making the company Japan’s largest solar power firm. Softbank will start operating megasolar plants in Kyoto and Gunma Prefecture this coming Sunday, …

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  • Norway: Statkraft Elects New Chair of Board

    The enterprise general meeting in Statkraft SF has today elected Olav Fjell as the new chair of the board of Statkraft SF. The general meeting in Statkraft AS has then elected Olav Fjell as the new chair of the board of Statkraft AS. The board …

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  • Japan Announces Feed-in-Tariff for Wind Power

    Japan, the world’s third largest economy, has firmly shifted its future energy profile towards renewable energy technologies with a decision on Monday to implement a feed-in-tariff for wind power and other renewables. Reuters reported that the new incentives for renewable energies could unleash billions of …

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  • Plans Confirmed for Norway-UK Electricity Interconnector

    Statnett and National Grid have signed an agreement to confirm their plans to develop an electricity interconnector between Norway and the UK with a goal to have it operational by 2020. The North Sea Network (NSN) project is a key to further development of the …

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  • Japan Hopes ‘Forward’ Project Will Commercialise Floating Wind Technology

    The Government of Japan hopes that the Forward project’s outcome will be commercialising one or more offshore wind floating platforms’ designs, writes the Windpower Monthly. Namely, four offshore wind floating platforms will be installed off the Fukushima’s coast in 2013 and 2014. The first stage, …

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  • Norway will be founding member of the new international Global Green Growth Institute.

     “Green growth is essential if we are to be able to achieve our development and climate goals,” said Heikki Holmås, Norway’s Minister of International Development. Mr Holmås is in Rio attending the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, together with Minister of the Environment …

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  • Ny skipstype for vindkraft

    Hurtigbåtprodusenten Fjellstrand har slått gjennom med et nytt konsept for serviceskip til offshore vindkraftparker.   Fjellstrand skal levere seks lette og raske treskrogsfartøy til danske World Marine Offshore. Skipstypen er kalt WindServer og er basert på et nytt design med tre skrog og liten vannflate …

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