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    MidAmerican Energy: Buffett, Trump and the 2GW wind farm

    Warren Buffett does not have to travel far from his desk at Berkshire Hathaway’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, a stone’s throw from the Iowa state line, for a look at his expanding fleet of wind turbines.Driving east, they spring up first at his 153MW Walnut wind farm, and from there they blossom in every direction across Iowa’s farmlands. Soon they will be nearly inescapable in many parts of t

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Jan 15:44 GMT

    Dong confirms MHI Vestas at 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2

    Dong Energy has finalised its 450MW order for 8.3MW MHI Vestas V164 turbines at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in German waters.The order – the largest yet placed with the Japanese-Danish joint venture OEM – was cemented after Dong received the OK from the German authorities to amend consent for the larger turbines.The V164s deployed at Borkum Riffgrund 2 will be boosted to 8.3MW from t

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Jan 15:25 GMT

    Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind

    GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer predicts what will happen in wind's key markets this year

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Jan 14:55 GMT

    Energiewende row looms as auditor warns on cost controls

    Germany’s Federal Audit Office has triggered what could become an ugly cost debate in the run-up to federal elections in the autumn, as a report seen by Recharge accuses the government of having no overview of the costs of the country’s transition from nuclear to renewable energy (Energiewende).The audit office is responsible for examining the income and expenditure of the government.Most of the c

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Jan 14:49 GMT

    UK Green Investment Bank takes control at 270MW Lincs

    The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has taken a 75% stake in the 270MW Lincs Offshore Wind Farm after buying out former investors Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures.The GIB’s dedicated Offshore Wind Fund bought 44% of Lincs for £429m ($523m), while the bank itself took another 31% for £302m.The Lincs deal means the OWF – set up as a world-first specialist offshore wind vehicle by the GIB – has a

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Jan 12:12 GMT

    Indonesia set for utility-scale wind debut with 75MW Sidrap

    Indonesia will join the utility-scale wind era by the end of 2017 when the 75MW Sidrap development starts operation in the country, according to Philippines conglomerate Ayala, which is investing in the project.Ayala unit AC Energy said an investment agreement with developer UPC Renewables will see Sidrap become the country’s first operational large-scale wind farm when it enters service in South

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Jan 10:59 GMT