Thursday, December 29, 2016

Neb. senators call for climate change planning committee

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December 29, 2016
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DTE Energy launches 50-MW project in Mich.
DTE Energy has kicked off operations at a 50-megawatt wind farm in Huron County, Mich., featuring 30 turbines, the company reported. The Pinnebog project is an expansion of DTE's Echo wind facility, it said. (U.K.) (12/29) 
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Opinion: Clean energy industry would benefit under Perry
Opinion: Clean energy industry would benefit under Perry
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President-elect Donald Trump's decision to tap former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the role of energy secretary is good news for the clean energy industry, writes Neil Auerbach, CEO of Hudson Clean Energy. "Perry's selection as energy secretary is a hopeful signal that President-elect Trump and the Republican majority will remain true to Republican orthodoxy about 'all of the above' as the mantra steering US energy policy," he writes.
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Project Focus
Vestas to supply 30-MW project in Germany with turbines
Vestas has won a contract to supply a 30-megawatt repowering project in Germany with its V117 3.45-MW machines. Vestas said the deal includes a 20-year service contract.
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Innogy installs first turbine foundation at UK offshore wind farm
Innogy has installed the first monopile turbine foundation at its 336-megawatt Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK, according to the company. The project will feature 56 6-MW turbines from Siemens. (U.K.) (12/28) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Report: Ireland's wind farms record-breaking power on Christmas Eve
Ireland's wind farms generated a record-breaking 68% of the nation's electricity for a short period around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association. "There will be more capacity added again throughout 2017, and this progress will significantly help Ireland's journey towards a cleaner, renewable energy future," said CEO Gary Healy.
The Irish Times (Dublin) (12/28) 
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Report: Mexico's installed clean energy capacity hit 20 GW in June
Mexico's installed clean energy capacity hit 20,160 megawatts at the end of June, an increase of 6.29% compared to the same period in 2015, according to the Secretariat of Energy. The report said it expects the country's installed wind capacity to triple and hit 2,456 MW by the end of 2018.
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Policy Watch
Neb. senators call for climate change planning committee
Nebraska state senators on a legislative study committee have requested the creation of a committee dedicated to climate change research and planning within the state. There are "a lot opportunities ahead for Nebraska in wind, solar and biofuels," said state Sen. Ken Haar.
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.) (tiered subscription model) (12/28) 
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