Siemens to Cut 615 US Wind Energy Jobs as New Orders Dry Up

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Siemens to Cut 615 US Wind Energy Jobs as New Orders Dry Up

by Richard Weiss, Bloomberg | September 19, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Siemens AG will eliminate 615 jobs at U.S. factories producing windmills in response to declining orders, dealing a blow to Chief Executive Officer Peter Loescher’s push into environmentally friendly energy sources. Full Article


Studies Cite Increased Demand for Wind Power, Other Renewables

by Vince Font, Contributor | September 19, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Last week, businesses still on the fence about exploring their options in renewable energy were given an encouraging nudge, an indicator that now may be the best time for private companies to take the plunge so many have delayed t… Full Article


19 Companies Urge Congress To Extend Wind Tax Credit

by Stephen Lacey, Climate Progress | September 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

A group of 19 leading companies has sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to immediately extend a key tax credit for wind that is set to expire at the end of the year. Full Article


What’s In Store for Offshore Wind in the Next Five Years?

by Frank Wright, Contributor | September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Despite its potential, offshore wind installation activity has been relatively slow to take off. Early optimism has been replaced with the realization that sustained growth has taken longer to materialize. However, the last five y… Full Article


Feed-in Tariffs Do More for Wind at Less Cost to Ratepayers than RPS, Says German Agency

by Paul Gipe, Contributor | September 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

In a recent report, the German Renewable Energy Agency says that across Europe countries using feed-in tariffs develop more wind energy and pay less for it than countries using quota systems. Full Article


South Australia Hits Wind Power Milestone

by Kelvin Ross, Deputy Editor, Power Engineering International | September 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Wind power in South Australia provided more than half of the state’s power on Wednesday, September 5, according to the Clean Energy Council (CEC). And in the past year wind in the state has for the first time ever provided more en… Full Article

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