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Friday, December 23, 2016
Analysis: The future is bright for US renewables
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AWEA: Low-cost wind is a favorite of Fortune 500 companies | Analysis: The future is bright for US renewables | Iowa energy strategy prioritizes renewables
The low cost of wind makes it an attractive energy source for Fortune 500 companies seeking power purchase agreements, according to the American Wind Energy Association. US companies "have applied market-leading innovation to develop new financial tools -- including virtual power purchase agreements -- that get projects built where they otherwise might not be," said Hannah Hunt of AWEA and the report's lead author.
An Iowa government report recommends increased renewable-energy generation and a stronger electrical grid, among other things. "Iowa has a tradition of leading on clean energy, and this strategy continues that," said Environmental Law & Policy Center attorney Josh Mandelbaum.
Statoil will investigate the feasibility of wind development off the coast of New York after winning a provisional federal lease auction last week. "The US is a key emerging market for offshore wind -- both bottom-fixed and floating -- with significant potential along both the east and west coasts," said executive Irene Rummelhoff.
The Michigan Public Service Commission has signed off on a deal in which DTE Energy would acquire Pine River Wind Engineering's 161.3-megawatt Pine River project upon completion. The project is expected to feature 65 turbines.
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer your goal.
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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.