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Orsted to acquire Deepwater Wind in $510M deal | Trade war, PPA trends among top concerns for wind CEOs | Investments in Texas wind farms must continue, says expert
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October 9, 2018
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Orsted to acquire Deepwater Wind in $510M deal
Orsted has reached a deal with D.E. Shaw to buy a 100% stake in its Deepwater Wind offshore wind unit for $510 million. Deepwater Wind has a potential offshore wind pipeline of 3.3 gigawatts, including projects in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Maryland.
CNBC (10/8),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/8),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/8) 
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Trade war, PPA trends among top concerns for wind CEOs
Executives from EDF Renewables, Vestas, Pattern Energy and other companies raised concerns about the China-US trade war, increasingly competitive bidding for power purchase agreements and other industry trends at AWEA's Wind Energy Finance and Investment Conference West last week.
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Investments in Texas wind farms must continue, says expert
Texas is the nation's capital for installed wind capacity, but industry leaders, regulators and lawmakers are divided about the industry's future as the wind energy Production Tax Credit lapses and other changes occur. Energy consultant Robert Pena argues that the government and companies must continue to invest in the region because new turbines are taller and more efficient, meaning they can generate electricity during off-peak hours.
The Center for Public Integrity (10/9) 
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EDF Renewables prepares to build 200-MW wind farm in Iowa
EDF Renewables expects to break ground in spring on the 200-megawatt Glaciers Edge Wind Project slated for Cherokee County, Iowa. The project has a power purchase agreement with Google.
Pilot Tribune (Storm Lake, Iowa) (10/8) 
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CMS Energy inaugurates 105-MW project in Ohio
Utility CMS Energy has launched the 105-megawatt Northwest Ohio Wind project, which will begin offsetting General Motors' carbon emissions via renewable energy credits. "Working with CMS Energy's Northwest Ohio Wind farm, along with the HillTopper Wind Project in Illinois, we'll soon power all of our manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana with 100% clean wind energy," says GM Global Manager of Renewable Energy Rob Threlkeld.
Renewables Now (Bulgaria) (tiered subscription model) (10/9) 
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Energy Dept.: US carbon emissions are down, renewables are up
Carbon emissions in the US declined for the seventh time in 10 years in 2017, falling by nearly 1% as wind and solar expanded to account for 22% of the nation's non-carbon electrical generation, according to the Energy Department.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (10/8) 
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AI, machine learning take on climate change, renewable energy
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used to address challenges in climate change, generation of renewable energy, transportation and health care, Abhinav Rai of UpGrad writes. "Wind energy companies are increasingly using AI to optimize turbine propellers to generate more electricity per rotation," he writes.
Sustainable Brands (10/5) 
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Policy Watch
Tradewind Energy seeks permit for Ill. wind farm
Tradewind Energy is seeking a special-use permit for a proposed $300 million, 68-turbine wind farm that would be built in DeWitt County, Ill. The Zoning Board of Appeals is expected to review the proposal Nov. 5 and make recommendations to the DeWitt County Board.
Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.) (10/9) 
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