Renewable Energy World Update


1 June 2007

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Members of the Renewable Energy World team will be at a number of events in the next couple of months.

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Windpower 2007 in Los Angeles, USA

BWEA Offshore in Liverpool, UK

ESTEC 2007 in Freiburg, Germany

Intersolar 2007 in Freiburg, Germany

Renewable Energy Europe 2007, Madrid, Spain

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Our May-June issue is on its way to subscribers now, and covers a wide range of topics on all areas of renewable energy. Specific articles will look at:

• The rise of 'green tags' in the USA
• Using Jatropha to produce biofuels in developing countries
• Concentrating solar power (CSP) in Nevada
• How the City of Toronto in going green
• The PV manufacturing industry
• Germany's solar thermal market
• Wind power in Texas


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Acciona to develop US wind manufacturing

Spanish based wind developer and turbine manufacturer Acciona has begun construction of a new wind turbine assembly plant in the US State of Iowa.

The new plant should be completed by the end of 2007 and in its first year of operation it is due to produce up to 250 turbines. There are then plans to extend this to 400 turbines in the near future.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, State Governor Chet Culver said: ‘The citizens of Iowa are proud to contribute to the growth of the renewable energy...


Jatropha could be a useful feedtock for biofuels

Mozambique could be about to see the beginning of large-scale Jatropha production, following the foundation of ESV Bio-Africa, a new company focusing on the development of Jatropha plantations for biofuels.



Canada to face trial over global warming
Friends of the Earth Canada has launched a lawsuit against the Canadian government for its decision to abandon its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, which the group claims violates Canadian law.

UK Energy and Planning White Papers unveiled
On 24 May, just days after its high profile planning proposals, the British Government unveiled its long awaited Energy White Paper, detailing how it plans to achieve its strategic energy objectives in the coming years.

UK to build €4.3 billion offshore wind farm in the Atlantic
Plans have been announced to build one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off Britain’s southern Atlantic coast.

Did you read ...

In our March-April issue, Elisa Wood looks at how mergers and acquisitions are shaping the US renewable energy industry

In the media

John Vidal in the Guardian takes a look at the confusion surrounding the UK government's energy and planning white papers

In this article, the New Zealand Herald hears how small hydro could play an important role in the country’s future

The Toronto Star takes a look at Ontario’s push for renewable energy


EETS sees investment from Renewable Energy Systems

EETS, the parent company of UK building integrated photovoltaic manufacturer PV Systems, has received a significant equity investment from Renewable Energy Systems, which will hopefully enable it to expand its range of products and services


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