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Vestas wins 250 MW worth of US turbine orders

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Opinion: Wind energy in Iowa creates "a ripple effect" economically | Groups sue BOEM over N.Y. offshore wind area | Vestas wins 250 MW worth of US turbine orders
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December 30, 2016
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Opinion: Wind energy in Iowa creates "a ripple effect" economically
Wind energy has become an important economic tool for Iowa, creating jobs and attracting private investment, writes Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. "We stand ready to help educate newly elected leaders around the country how strategic investments in wind energy infrastructure can lead to long-term, low-cost energy that's good for business and creates jobs," he writes.
The Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model) (12/29) 
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Groups sue BOEM over N.Y. offshore wind area
Four groups have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management over its offshore wind development area off the coast of New York. The groups argue that BOEM failed to properly investigate the potential impact of offshore wind development on wildlife and the fishing industry.
Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model) (12/29) 
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Vestas wins 250 MW worth of US turbine orders
Vestas has agreed to provide three orders in the US with a combined capacity of 250 megawatts. The orders are from BHE Renewables and two undisclosed clients.
North American Windpower online (12/29) 
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New York Power Authority finishes substation for renewables
The New York Power Authority has finished building a substation in Franklin County, N.Y., that will help carry wind energy from EDP Renewables North America's 77.7-megawatt Jericho Rise project into the New York City area, according to the grid operator.
North American Windpower online (12/29) 
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Energy-based carbon emissions could hit 25-year low in 2016
Carbon emissions from energy sources in the US are on track to reach a 25-year low in 2016, according to the Energy Department. The use of renewable energy sources, including wind, increased in the first half of the year. (12/29) 
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Kan. county OKs zoning change for proposed wind project
The Lyon County Commission in Kansas voted to approve a zoning change that will enable an RES Americas wind energy project to move forward. "Going forward RES is now more free to market the electricity from the project," said company official Jeff Sabins.
The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette (12/30) 
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Swedish government rejects Blekinge Offshore wind farm
The government of Sweden has rejected an offshore wind farm that would have featured up to 700 turbines and a total capacity of about 2.5 gigawatts, according to Blekinge Offshore. The government said that the project would have interfered with military operations.
Montreal Gazette (Quebec) (tiered subscription model)/Bloomberg (12/29) 
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