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AWEA: Texas wind farms generated record power on Nov. 17

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AWEA: Texas wind farms generated record power on Nov. 17 | US shift to renewables is unstoppable, says McCarthy | NYSERDA submits draft plan to survey Long Island's offshore wind
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November 22, 2016
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AWEA: Texas wind farms generated record power on Nov. 17
Wind farms in Texas and the Plains states generated a record-breaking amount of power on Nov. 17, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said at one point that day, wind generation reached 14.122 gigawatts.
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US shift to renewables is unstoppable, says McCarthy
EPA Admin Gina McCarthy Testifies To Senate Hearing On The Dept's Gold King Mine Disaster
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The transition to a renewable energy economy has gained too much momentum to be stopped now, regardless of the Clean Power Plan, said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday. "The train to a global clean energy future has already left the station," she said.
Morning Consult (11/21),  The Hill (11/21) 
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NYSERDA submits draft plan to survey Long Island's offshore wind
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority issued a draft plan to study Long Island's potential for offshore wind development in terms of wind speed and ocean waves. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is expected to hold an offshore wind lease sale for the area on Dec. 15.
SeeNews Renewables (11/21) 
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Solutions Brief: EU Privacy Shield Compliance
Having customers or employees in the EU requires you to have an approved EU Data Transfer mechanism in place. Those who previously relied on Safe Harbor for compliance now officially have a replacement with the new Privacy Shield Framework. This Solutions Brief provides a summary of each of the EU Data Transfer mechanisms, benefits & tradeoffs, case studies and solution options. Read the Brief now to Learn More
Project Focus
Md. PSC reviews 2 proposals for offshore wind development
The Maryland Public Service Commission has begun reviewing a pair of proposals from US Wind and an unnamed company to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of the state. "This is the last step for Maryland to move forward with an offshore wind project," said Karla Raettig, Maryland League of Conservation Voters executive director.
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Goldwind wins turbine supply deal in Chile
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology has agreed to supply Pacific Hydro with 32 2.5-megawatt turbines for an 82-MW project in Chile. The company said that it expects to begin delivering the machines next year.
SeeNews Renewables (11/21) 
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Operations & Maintenance
Siemens begins upgrading Kan. turbine factory
Siemens has begun work on a series of upgrades to its turbine hub and nacelle factory in Hutchinson, Kan., according to the company. "This project will add critical storage space and help ensure finished goods are properly maintained before shipping," said Plant Manager Danilo Bezerra.
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Economy, Energy & Trends
City shows that where there's a will, there's a way to all-renewable energy
Political will and the necessity of avoiding the harsh vagaries of global energy prices were the keys driving Burlington, Vt., to achieving full independence and considerable cost savings in energy. The city now thrives on sustainable energy generated by wood chips, wind turbines, solar panels and hydropower, and additional ambitious projects are in store.
Politico (11/17) 
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Policy Watch
Trump urges British politician to reject wind farms near his golf course
President-elect Donald Trump recently advised British politician Nigel Farage to reject offshore wind farms that could block the views from one of his golf courses in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Former Obama administration ethics adviser Norman Eisen called the move "an extraordinary transgression of the core idea of public service."
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (11/21) 
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The concrete benefits of wind power for farmers
Dr. Sarah Mills of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy recently took a deeper look at what land lease payments mean for farmers in a paper entitled, "Farming the wind: The impacts of wind energy on farming." She sent a survey to 14 farmland townships throughout Michigan and received responses from over 1,200 landowners. Here are a few key findings.
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