A personal quest to promote the use of wind energy and hydrogen technology in the Great Lakes area of the United States. The Great Lakes area is in a unique position to become an energy exporting region through these and other renewable energy technologies. *Update 2014: Just do it everywhere - Dan*
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Wind is leading global shift away from fossil fuels, says Vestas CEO
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Opinion: Renewables are key to curbing climate change | Analysis: Northeastern N.C. well-suited for wind development | Corporate wind PPAs are sweeping the US, says expert
Montana and other states can curb climate change by switching to a clean energy economy powered by wind and other renewables, writes Holly Seymour, a campaign organizer for Environment Montana. "By transitioning our society away from dirty energy -- and instead using zero-emission energy sources -- we can stop forcing our climate to change, and stop increasing the risks of damage to Montana's natural habitats," she writes.
Two counties in North Carolina are considering a 105-turbine wind farm from Apex Clean Energy that is poised to become the largest project of its kind in the state, according to this analysis. Observers say that northeastern North Carolina, which already has the Amazon Wind Farm US East under construction, has excellent wind resources that make it ideal for wind development.
Wind energy is a mainstream energy source that is increasingly in demand throughout corporate America, according to Wind Coalition Executive Director Jeff Clark. He added that wind is saving consumers money on their electric bills, which is offsetting the cost of transmission upgrades, and driving economic growth by attracting data centers, manufacturers and other industries where wind is prevalent.
Iberdrola Renewables, which is changing its name to Avangrid Renewables, has expanded the "community benefits" package for a proposed wind farm in Windham and Grafton, Vt., by 50%, according to the company. Iberdrola said the project, if approved, will now contribute $1.5 million total to the towns each year.
EDP Renewables North America is preparing to sell a tax equity interest in a 100.8-megawatt wind farm in Ohio to Antrim and Bankers Commercial pending approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to the company. EDP Renewables said it would continue to manage the Paulding III project.
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Wind energy is leading the global shift away from fossil fuels and is expected to surpass them as the world's leading source of generation by 2030, writes Anders Runevad, group president and CEO of Vestas Wind Systems. "With increasing speed, global energy markets are turning away from fossil fuels and towards wind and other renewable sources, not just because they're clean but because they're cheaper, more competitive energy choices and offer a level of long-term certainty more price-volatile fossil fuels just can't match," he writes.
Wyoming should be looking for ways to reduce taxes on wind generation instead of increasing them, writes Ryan Call, a contributor to Writers on the Range. Call argues that the state should repeal its existing $1-per-megawatt tax on wind and that doing so would encourage future investment in its wind industry.
Canada is in the process of crafting a new federal agency that would oversee all offshore renewable energy projects, including offshore wind farms and tidal projects, according to the Canadian Department of Natural Resources. The department said that "several federal departments have regulatory authority over matters related to offshore renewable energy activities."
Fact Check: Texas wind power sets successful example
Recent commentary in the MIT Technology Review shares several captivating stories about the ways wind power benefits communities across Texas. However, the write-up also gets some things wrong about wind power's technology. This fact check clears up those misunderstandings.
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These stories were selected and summarized by independent editors at SmartBrief Inc., not by AWEA's staff, and do not represent AWEA positions. They reflect the variety of daily coverage of American wind power.