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Galway wind farm to aid Irish climate targets

The Republic of Ireland is hoping that a new wind farm in the west of Ireland will help it meet its international climate change targets. It is understood there will be 69 turbines located on the new Wind Park site in Connemara in County Galway …and more » #windenergy #energy #windfarm

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New Nebraska Wind Farm to Significantly Boost Wind Power

OPPD President Tim Burke told the utility’s board of directors on Thursday that NextEra Energy Resources will build the Sholes Wind Energy Center in Wayne County. The utility will purchase the electricity generated from the 160-megawatt farm, the Omaha …

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America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and General Motors Co (GM.N) have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.

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America’s first offshore wind farm just shut down a diesel plant

America’s first offshore wind farm just helped to shut down a small diesel-fired electric power plant on Block Island, Rhode Island.

Block Island officials on Monday switched on a connection between the island and a cable linking the wind farm to Rhode Island’s mainland power grid.

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Answering the Call: Wind Powers Jobs & Growth in America’s Heartland

Last year, while overall U.S. jobs grew at a sluggish 1.8 percent, jobs in America’s wind industry grew 16.5 percent — nine times faster. By the end of 2016, U.S. wind employment hit a record-high 102,500 jobs, reaching all 50 states. By 2020, U.S. wind jobs are expected to more than double, to a quarter million, including jobs in communities near wind farms and factories.

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Image: Vestas Wind Technicians Chris Marsh, Will Osborn, both veterans, join Vestas Site Manager Brad Haupert (2nd to 4th on left), other wind workers to launch 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report.