Global Wind Energy Markets Exceed 2006 Expectations

2006 saw the installation of 15,197 megawatts (MW), taking the total installed wind energy capacity to 74,223 MW, up from 59,091 MW in 2005.

U.S. Wind Industry To Install Over 3,000 Megawatts Of Wind Power In 2007 According To Its First Quarter Market Report

The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to install over 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power generating capacity nationwide in 2007, with Texas likely to account for about two thirds of the new installations, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said on May 10th, 2007, in its first quarter market report.

UNEP’s India Solar Loan Programme Wins Energy Globe

After helping more than 100,000 people in 18,000 Indian households finance clean energy from their PV solar electric home systems, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Indian Solar Loan Programme has been honoured with a prestigious Energy Globe.

Global Wind Energy Market Grew 32 Percent in 2006 According to German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

Worldwide, 15,200 megawatts of new wind generating capacity was installed in 2006, with about 15 billion euros (US$19.5 billion) invested, an increase of 32 percent compared the previous year, VDMA said in a statement.

Researchers Develop New Mechanism to Efficiently Control Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power

In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power.

Renewable Energy Sources and Low Wastage Make Denmark A Net Exporter Of Energy While Its Economy Grows By 50 Percent

Denmark is the only European Union (EU) country that is a net exporter of energy and has kept consumption flat over the last 25 years even as its economy has grown by 50 percent. Low wastage and big investment in renewable energy sources such as wind farms have contributed to that success.

Clean Technology Investment in North American Hits Record High

Investment by North American venture capitalists in renewable fuels and other so-called clean technologies hit a record $933 million in the third quarter according to industry group Cleantech Venture Network LLC.

Wind Energy Projects in Canada Doubled in One Year

Wind farm construction in Canada doubled in 2006 from a year ago, enabling it to power 370,000 homes with the renewable energy, Canadian Wind Energy Association President Robert Hornung said on October 23, in Manitoba, Canada.

The Expanding Role Of State Renewable Energy Policy in the US

A growing portion of U.S. states’ electricity is being provided by renewable energy, according to a report released on June 14 by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

United Nations Refugee Agency and Dutch Fundraising Agency Help Bhutanese Refugees In Nepal Shift To Solar Power

In an unusual partnership announced on February 3, 2006, the United Nations refugee agency has linked up with a Dutch fundraising agency to help Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal move to clean energy through solar power.

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