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10/18/2017

General Electric has agreed to supply Vetroelektrane Balkana's 158-megawatt Cibuk 1 project in Serbia with 57 2.75-120 turbines featuring blades from LM Wind Power. GE said the deal includes a 15-year service contract.

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ReNews (UK)
10/18/2017

High-end fashion company Gucci aims to make "sustainability an intrinsic part of our business" and will discontinue using fur by the launch of its 2018 spring-summer line, CEO Marco Bizzarri said. Gucci will auction any leftover fur items and donate proceeds to the Humane Society and Italian animal rights charity LAV.

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TreeHugger
10/18/2017

Fiji intends to issue a $50 million green bond to raise funds to combat the effects of climate change on its 300 islands. The World Bank says this is the first bond with this intended goal.

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Reuters
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10/18/2017

Learn how to become a strong-minded leader who overcomes obstacles and diligently reaches goals by developing your inner confidence, persistence, dedication and control, LaRae Quy writes. Quy, a former FBI agent, provides tips on harnessing your abilities.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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10/18/2017

The world's total grid-connected installed wind capacity surpassed 500 gigawatts in 2017, according to Windpower Intelligence. The report said North America accounted for 98.6 GW of that amount.

10/18/2017

Federal wind energy tax incentives continue to encourage wind development in Oklahoma despite a lack of state support mechanisms, says Adam Wilmoth, energy editor at The Oklahoman. The American Wind Energy Association said Oklahoma should add more than 1,600 megawatts of installed wind capacity in 2017, not counting the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's Wind Catcher project.

10/18/2017

Increasing Delaware's Renewable Portfolio Standard and creating a carve-out for offshore wind are two possible ways the state's Offshore Wind Working Group may suggest jump-starting Delaware's offshore wind industry, says MAKE Consulting's Anthony Logan. The group is expected to make recommendations by Dec. 15.

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Greentech Media
10/18/2017

Vestas has entered into a multiyear deal with Hexcel to continue receiving glass fiber-reinforced resin systems for turbine blades.

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Hexcel, Vestas
10/18/2017

A five-turbine, 30-megawatt floating wind farm off the Scotland coast has begun operations after being built by Statoil and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. "Hywind will provide clean energy to over 20,000 homes and will help us meet our ambitious climate change targets," said First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

10/18/2017

LM Wind Power has developed a new blade for Goldwind's 6.7-megawatt offshore wind turbine series that measures 75.1 meters in diameter, making it the longest of its kind of the Chinese market.

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ReNews (UK)