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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

  • In Depth: Statoil takes issue with Hywind project doubters

    Norway’s Statoil is disputing concerns raised by Governor Paul LePage’s office and a business group that the proposed $120m Hywind demonstration project in the Gulf of Maine is too costly, and fails to meet a legal requirement that it produce enough “quantifiable economic benefits” to …

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  • Japan, Under Pressure, Backs Off Goal to Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2040

    TOKYO — In an abrupt turnabout, the Japanese government on Wednesday stopped short of formally adopting the goal it announced just last week — to phase out nuclear power by 2040 — after the plan drew intense opposition from business groups and communities whose economies …

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  • Lokale bedrifter viser japanerne vei

      Japansk besøk. Innovasjon Norge står bak studieturen til Norge der japanerne skal studere og tilegne seg kunnskap om norsk fiskeflåte og -industri. Her er de ved Optimar sitt anlegg på Valderøy. Prosjektet er finansiert av Utenriksdepartementet, og japanerne vil også besøke Brødrene Sperre AS, …

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  • Norway: Atlantic Offshore Delivers 3rd Vessel to Wind Industry

    Ocean Mainport has been sold and delivered to new owners. This is the third vessel Atlantic Offshore have sold to the windmill industry.  Atlantic Offshore AS’ main office is located at the Coast Center Base, Sotra, outside Bergen, Norway, with branch office in Aberdeen, Scotland. …

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  • Softbank in 1GW pitch to become Japan’s biggest wind operator

    Japanese mobile phone group Softbank is planning to build wind farms with up to 1GW of capacity on Hokkaido island, as the company expands its investments in renewable energy. The telecoms firm presented its plans to local officials on the northern Japanese island on 1 …

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  • Renewables eye 35% share of Japan’s post-nuclear mix

    Japan’s plan to phase out nuclear power by 2040 will see renewables targeted to supply more than a third of the country’s electricity, benefiting both wind and solar companies, says an industry foundation. The announcement by Tokyo last week was the most extreme of three …

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  • Japan Plans to Spend More Money on Wind Power

    Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) plans to spend JPY 17.5 billion (around USD 224 million) on development of wind energy projects. Bloomberg informs that METI requested a budget of JPY 130.4 billion (around USD 1.7 billion) for development of renewable energy projects, …

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  • South Korea Holds 243 TWh of Offshore Wind Energy Potential, Says Report

    With the countries all over the world developing their wind energy potential, South Korea has also joined the trend by initiating a massive wind energy program that is expected to relieve the country of its huge fossil fuel imports that, currently, energize the country. South …

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  • TEPCO says it has no money to develop renewables

    TOKYO — The head of the Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant says he believes nuclear power should be part of the country’s energy mix, even though the government and the public seem to feel differently.   Naomi Hirose, president of …

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  • Norway: Inwind Receives Grant for Development of Dynamic Offshore Lifting from Feeder Vessel

    Inwind has received a substantial grant from Innovation Norway – Environmental Technology Scheme (Miljøteknologiordningen) for further development and qualification of the dynamic offshore lifting of wind turbine and foundation components from a feeder vessel. There is a great surge in the offshore wind energy industry …

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