By Rob Gilhooly in Tokyo January 16, 2013 Source: New Scientist It’s goodbye nuclear, hello renewables as Japan prepares to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm this July. By 2020, the plan is to build a total of 143 wind turbines on platforms 16 kilometres off the coast of […]
August 24, 2016 By Emily Benson Source: New Scientist The turbines at the first offshore wind farm in the US were installed last week, and their blades are set to start generating power by the end of the year. The Block Island Wind Farm, developed by Deepwater Wind in Providence, […]
School makes good on its plan to go green By Hal Higgins, CBC News May 13, 2016 Photo: Donnie MacIsaac (left), director of facilities management at CBU, and university president David Wheeler. (CBU) The official opening of Cape Breton University’s wind farm on Saturday recognizes not just the green initiative, but also marks […]
From DESMOGCANADA By Derek Leahy Thursday, May 12, 2016 Image Credit: The Wind Energy Institute of Canada via Green Energy Futures/Flickr You probably wouldn’t guess it, but Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are unsung heroes in Canadian wind energy — producing more than 10 per cent of their electricity […]
Germany generated so much renewable energy last week it was paying consumers to use electricity By Mary-Ann Russon International Business Times May 11, 2016 It looks like a future dependent on renewable energy could indeed be possible, as Germany demonstrated on (Sunday) 8 May when it generated so much energy […]
Renewable energy companies will still need to use Nova Scotia Power’s grid By Anjuli Patil, CBC News March 23, 2016 Nova Scotia Power’s competitors will still need to pay the utility to use its grid. (Paul Palmeter/CBC) Nova Scotia Power may soon face competition from […]
Wind Power Helps Nova Scotia Set Renewable Energy Record by NAW Staff on January 28, 2016 Nova Scotia Power (NSP), the Canadian province’s primary electricity provider, says wind power helped it achieve a new renewable energy record in 2015, with 26.6% of the electricity used by Nova Scotians coming from […]
Wind Power Sets Records As Countries Seek Climate Fixes A key tool in the U.S. Clean Power Plan, wind gets global lift with lower costs and more offshore farms. But will its growth continue? By Wendy Koch, National Geographic PUBLISHED AUG 13, 2015 PHOTOGRAPH BY MEDFORD TAYLOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE – Germany […]
Published by The Guardian Photo: Wind turbines in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada Photograph: Paul Darrow/Reuters Canadian province of Nova Scotia cancels a successful project which rewarded people for generating renewable energy, reports Climate News Network The Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the country’s Atlantic seaboard, has ended a programme which […]
Denmark’s Wind Energy Output Just Exceeded National Demand Maddie Stone – July 1, 2015 – gizmodo.com When it comes to renewable energy, Denmark is officially kicking ass. Yesterday, Denmark’s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, allowing the country to export power to Norway, German, and Sweden. According to […]
Nova Scotia hits wind record July 1, 2015 – renew.biz Nova Scotia has achieved a new record for wind power with 50% of electricity generated from wind in one hour on the morning of June 24. The record level of wind production has been attributed to the start of operations […]
Source: Quartz.com By Cassie Werber A fundamental shift is underway in energy markets, according to the International Energy Agency. The group has set out a hugely detailed plan (pdf) for mitigating climate change in a new report, highlighting how the link between economic growth and emissions is weakening. Last […]
Wind turbine noise linked to only 1 health issue – annoyance Council of Canadian Academies finds lack of evidence for other adverse health effects April 09, 2015 – from CBC News A report released today by an expert panel of scientists found ‘sufficient evidence’ that exposure to swishing, thumping […]
How Canada Could Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy Monday, March 23, 2015 Author – Katie Valentine in Solar Energy/Solar Policy Canada can be a world leader in emissions reductions and renewable energy use, but only if its federal government decides to take climate change seriously, according to a new report. […]
NSP says it will meet Sept. 1 deadline for proposed rules on new energy marketplace March 20, 2015 By Joann Alberstat from www.chronicleherald.ca Electricity users in Nova Scotia should know by Sept. 1 how the province’s renewable electricity market might operate, although a wind energy developer says it’s not […]
Booming U.S. Renewable Energy Sector Growing Faster Than Expected Tuesday, March 10, 2015 By Mike Gaworecki from www.desmogblog.com The mainstreaming of renewable energy is happening even faster than projected. According to the latest “Electric Power Monthly” report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which includes data through the end of […]
– For Immediate Release: Martock Ridge Wind Project Produces Power for Local Grid January 15, 2015 ‐ Martock Ridge, NS The three wind turbines that were installed atop Martock Ridge began spinning today and producing electricity for the West Hants and Windsor distribution grid. The project is the culmination of […]
Offshore Energy by the Numbers Report from Oceana – January 2015 Oceana’s report finds that offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The report, titled Offshore Energy by the Numbers, An Economic Analysis of Offshore Drilling […]
Global wind and solar capacity increases as investors back renewables, says report The value of global investments in renewable energy sources increased by 12% in 2014, a third higher than the previous year, according to a briefing paper (16-page / 1.82 MB PDF) – Institute for Energy Economics and Financial […]
Article from CBC New – Technology and Science November 6, 2014 Study involved 1,238 Ontario and P.E.I. homes near turbines A Health Canada study has found no link between exposure to wind turbine noise and negative health effects in people. Wind turbine noise did not have any measurable effect on illness […]
Catching up to the rest of the world Article By – Cyndi Sweeney – Herald Community Sounds of awestruck children travelled the aisles of two chartered buses, packed with 141 passengers on their way to sign a 49-metre long blade belonging to one of five wind turbines on Sept. 12. […]
Renewables International – August 20, 2014 In this last part of our series after the analysis of wind power cost and price we think about the value of wind power. There is value in wind power for consumers which is not reflected directly through electricity prices, and is only remotely […]
Renewables International – August 19, 2014 Second part of the Finance Expert Series reviewing the different types of costs associated with wind projects. Read the article here. Foto: Dennis Schwartz/REpower
Renewables International – August 18, 2014 The economics of wind power are surrounded by confusion – often nurtured and used by the opponents of wind the better to dismiss it. Even the basic economics of energy markets are often misinterpreted by commentators. Read the article here. Photo: Nordex SE
Press Release – June 19, 2014 Click here for the press release regarding juwi Wind, Firelight and community partners achieving financing milestone for Nova Scotia projects
Todd Veinotte of News 88.9 (New Brunswick) and News 95.7 (Nova Scotia), interviewing Terry Norman, President , Chebucto Terence Bay
Wind farm seeks provincial OK JOANN ALBERSTAT, Business Editor, The Chronicle Herald July 3, 2014 A controversial wind project near Terence Bay, Halifax County, is seeking an environmental nod from the province. Chebucto Terence Bay Wind Field Ltd. registered the venture with the provincial Environmental Department on Wednesday. The proposal, […]
Wind turbine payback: Environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines Date: June 16, 2014 Source: Inderscience Publishers Summary: Researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines mooted for a large wind farm in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. They conclude that in terms of cumulative energy payback, […]
Local profile in All Ships Rise magazine on the two projects sponsored by Chebucto Wind Field inc.
Thanks To Wind Energy, Texans Didn’t Lose Power During The Polar Vortex BY KATIE VALENTINE, January 8, 2014 On Tuesday, frigid temperatures pushed Texas to a new winter record for power usage. But thanks in part to wind power, Texans were able to avoid major power outages, despite the stress on the […]
Study: Wind Turbines Are Much More Durable Than Previously Thought BY JEFF SPROSS, February 25, 2014. Photo Credit: Shutterstock Wind turbines can produce electricity for 25 years before needing an upgrade, according to new research out of the United Kingdom. That’s considerably longer than previously thought. The U.K. boasts 4,246 individual wind turbines […]
Health Agency Finds No Reliable Proof That Wind Farms Pose Danger – by NAW Staff Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a draft information paper concluding that “there is no reliable or consistent evidence that wind farms directly cause adverse health effects in humans.” Quoting the […]
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Solar power is in a tremendously different place today than it was in 10 years ago. Below are a handful of impressive stats about solar power’s growth, as well as some general stats about solar energy potential that are also quite noteworthy. Article By: Zachary Shahan Check it out here. […]
This report, published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the US Dept of Energy, investigates a common concern of people who live near planned or operating wind developments: How might a home’s value be affected by the turbines? Previous studies on this topic, which have largely coalesced around non-significant findings, focused on […]
Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds in Canada? Yes, but not in significant numbers. In September, 2013, Environment Canada published the results of an extensive study in avian mortality in Canada that identified cats as the dominant killer of birds. Both feral and domestic cats kill nearly 200 million birds every […]
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Scotian WindFields is a wind energy developer with a focus on community-based projects. They have been working with Nova Scotians over the past several years to bring clean, renewable energy to our province.
Renewable Energy Services Ltd. (RESL) is a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) registered in the Province of Nova Scotia since 2000. RESL currently maintains and operates 26.9MW of energy producing assets in Nova Scotia under Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Nova Scotia Power Inc. and maintains 81MW of late stage […]
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juwi Wind, LLC is a subsidiary of the juwi Group, a major international developer of renewable energy projects. juwi Group has been designing, building and operating plants that harness renewable energy since 1996. To date juwi Group has installed approximately 700 wind turbines worldwide at 100 sites, producing a total […]
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