Tuesday, January 03, 2017

AWEA's Kiernan: Trump will want to carry on wind's benefits

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AWEA's Kiernan: Trump will want to carry on wind's benefits | EIA: Federal offshore wind leasing could hit 1.2 million acres in 2017 | Clean Line to revisit transmission project in Iowa at later date
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January 3, 2017
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AWEA's Kiernan: Trump will want to carry on wind's benefits
President-elect Donald Trump will likely support wind energy because the industry enjoys bipartisan support, creates well-paying jobs and is bringing new manufacturing to some of the country's most Republican states, says American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan. "We are creating jobs throughout America, good-paying jobs, and we think President-elect Trump will want that to continue," he says.
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EIA: Federal offshore wind leasing could hit 1.2 million acres in 2017
The federal government may arrange lease agreements with offshore wind developers for more than 1.2 million acres of coastal space by the end of 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently held an offshore wind leasing round in New York and is planning one for North Carolina this year.
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Clean Line to revisit transmission project in Iowa at later date
Clean Line has stopped pursuing approval for its 500-mile Rock Island Clean Line project in Iowa and said it would resume the process once it finishes its work with regulators in Illinois. If approved, the project would carry up to 3,500 megawatts of clean energy between the two states.
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Growth-oriented restaurant owners today are looking beyond the bottlenecks of POS solutions to access a cloud of smart apps that analyze data automatically and provide owners with access to cost-effective, best-of-breed, big data solutions. This report gives you an overview of recent trends that will help you save costs on inventory, lost productivity, and line speed. Download now.
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ZCF Wind Wall-Eolus JV plans wind farm in Calif.
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Eolus North America and ZCF Wind Wall have formed a joint venture in which they plan to build a wind farm in California near Tehachapi, according to the companies. The duo added that they plan to partner on other US projects.
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Deepwater to begin repairing damaged Block Island turbine
Deepwater Wind is expected to begin repairs on a damaged turbine at its Block Island offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island next week, said the company. It added that the repair process, which includes replacing 26 magnets inside one of the project's Haliade 150 6-megawatt turbines, should take about 45 days.
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Vestas to supply 2 projects in Brazil with turbines
Vestas Wind Systems has agreed to supply the EDF EN do Brasil with 53 turbines for its 117-megawatt Ventos da Bahia Phase 2 in Brazil, according to the company. It added that it has secured a second turbine supply deal in the country, this one for 42 MW at Gestamp Eolica Brasil's Cabeco Vermelho I and II wind farms in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
SeeNews Renewables (12/30) 
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Chinese firms order Vestas turbines for 2 projects
Chinese wind firm China Huadian has ordered seven Vestas V117 3.45-megawatt turbines for its Qingyu wind farm in Fujian, China, according to Vestas. The company said that it also recently secured another deal in the country and will provide an undisclosed developer with a total capacity of 50 MW.
ReNews.biz (U.K.) (12/30) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Opinion: More action must be taken on cutting emissions
The world isn't taking enough action to combat climate change, even with the rise of renewables, the Paris climate accord and government-led initiatives such as the Clean Power Plan, writes Ann Berwick, former Massachusetts' undersecretary for energy.
The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (12/30) 
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Policy Watch
Analysis: Trump could spend years rolling back Obama's environmental agenda
It could take the Trump administration years to undo the Clean Power Plan and other parts of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda, according to this analysis. Republican presidents like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush campaigned on deregulation, but weren't able to accomplish as much as they sought to, said Natural Resources Defense Council Director of Government Affairs David Goldston.
The Hill (12/30) 
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AWEA News
Top six wind power trends of 2016
As we close the book on 2016, let's take stock of where wind power stands and reflect on some of the year's biggest trends. Here's what really stuck out to us here at AWEA.
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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.
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