|Wind-Science - 19/07/2013 à 14:23||
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that BOEM has reached an agreement on the first commercial lease under its "Smart from the Start" initiative for offshore wind energy development. Situated in federal waters, the site covers 96,430 acres approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware.
|Wind-Science - 18/07/2013 à 18:17||
At the end of 2012, Brazil had 2.5 GW of installed wind capacity, enough to power four million households, accounting for 2 percent of national electricity consumption. In 2012 alone, 40 new wind farms came online, adding more than 1 GW of new capacity to the Brazilian electricity grid and creating 15,000 new jobs. This represents an investment of USD 3.43 billion (€2.63 billion), which is expected to increase to USD 24.50 billion (€18.8 billion) by 2020. Steve Sawyer of the Global Wind Energy Council (right) gives his opinion on wind energy in Brazil, the “country of the future”.