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Energy news, March 2010

The global wind industry posted another record year in 2009, as cumulative installed wind power capacity grew to 158,000 MW.

Siemens will invest £80 million to develop an offshore wind turbine production facility in the UK.

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China has moved steadily to prevent foreign participation in its renewable energy market, which will have a negative impact on the renewable energy industr

At the WindPower 2010 exhibition in May, WebCore Technologies LLC will be showing its TYCOR® W core material, which is designed to reduce total cost and we

GE will invest €110 million to develop offshore wind turbine manufacturing facilities in the UK.

Renewable energy consultancy Garrad Hassan has updated its wind farm design software, GH WindFarmer 4.1.

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The UK New and Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has opened its 27 m tall wind turbine training tower at its facilities in Blyth, Northumberland.

A California-based wind energy developer has acquired a 283 MW wildlife-friendly wind farm along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in southern Texas.

As part of a project partially funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Bayer MaterialScience LLC is researching the potential use of polyurethane comp

A bipartisan group of state governors want President Obama and Congress to adopt a set of recommendations that will develop wind energy across the United S

Growth in the three renewable energy sectors last year was 11.4% over 2008, and their US$139 billion in aggregate revenue will reach US$326bn by 2019.

Wind energy employed 550,000 people at the end of last year and will employ 670,000 by the end of 2010, predicts the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

Construction work on the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, UK, began on 9 March.

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The US wind industry, through the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), has called on Congress to pass a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) t

Carbon fibre supplier Zoltek has been named 2009 Supplier of the Year by Vestas Blades AS, the blade manufacturing division of wind turbine maker Vestas Wi

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has offered a conditional commitment on a US$117 million loan guarantee to finance construction of a 30 MW wind energy pr

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As the result of a contract with new Chinese customer Envision, LM Glasfiber is establishing its fourth wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in China.

Iberdrola Renovables will base an offshore wind division in Glasgow, Scotland, to promote wind energy projects that will amount to 10 GW of capacity.

According to researchers at Ashland Performance Materials, epoxy vinyl ester resins can improve the economics and speed of wind turbine blade manufacture c

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