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South Korea to Build World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm, Domestic Wind Power Industry

November 12th, 2011 | by Andrew

South Korea announced it will build the world's largest offshore wind farm, a multi-billion dollar, 2.5 GW wind farm that will go up in three phases off the country's southwest coast. A consortium of eight South Korean companies led by Korea Electric Power will carry out the project as the country's industrial companies increasingly look at wind and renewable power as economic growth engines.


GOP Committee Chair & Renewable Energy Leaders Call on Obama Administration to Fast-Track Wind & Solar Energy Projects

June 3rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Republican chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Doc Hastings (R-WA), and a host of big-name renewable energy leaders spoke up this week on the need for the Obama administration to fast-track renewable energy projects (i.e. not make them go through years of bureaucratic red tape). As I've written a number of times before, the Obama administration has sped up the offshore wind power process and the process for utility-scale solar on public lands, but much more could still be done


Renewable Energy in Germany Going to Get a Boost from Wind Energy Superhighway

May 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I was in Germany a little more than a week ago and can tell you from what I saw that Germany (or, at least, Northeast Germany) is a wind turbine paradise. Wind turbines are everywhere it seems (between cities that is). Germany is the clear wind power leader in Europe with 27,214 MW of installed wind power capacity. (Spain is second with 20,676 MW installed.) But, even in Germany, wind power could benefit from a better transmission network. Of course, German leaders recognize that and are doing something about it -- they are planning to build a wind energy superhighway


Offshore Wind Future Looks Bright but Challenges & Uncertainty Remain, New Report Finds

May 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

A report this month from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Offshore Proof, delves into the challenges of offshore wind power, its shortcomings to date, and its potentially bright future. While the report finds that the "offshore wind power industry has some way to go to prove it can take its place as a sustainable part of the energy mix," 75% of experts in the field project that it will be an important part of the mix in the next 20 years and about 60% believe that it will be economically competitive within 15 years


Germany Making It Easier to Build Offshore Wind Farms

May 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Bureaucratic red tape is one of the biggest hindrances to offshore wind power growth right now, not just in the U.S. (where the Obama administration actually streamlined the approval process for offshore wind power last November) but in many countries. Germany (where I'm actually headed in a few hours) is looking to take a major step forward on this front soon by transferring all offshore wind power approval responsibilities to one government authority


Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

March 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has found that while traditional offshore wind turbines using a horizontal axis design are a good energy source in many locations now, vertical axis offshore turbines may be even better



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