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How Wind Can Power Trump's 'America First' Policies

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How Wind Energy Can Power Trump's 'America First' Policies
by Helmut Herold, Feb 16, 2017
Nope, it's not a pipe dream: The rapidly flourishing wind industry could help the new administration fulfill its economic and industrial policies. [Read More]
GE Shakes Up Renewables Executive Team
February 16, 2017
Coming off a record year for its onshore wind sector, GE has made two executive changes within its renewables businesses. Anne McEntee has been named vice president of the renewable energy services division, and Pete McCabe will succeed McEntee as [Read More]
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Lawmakers Propose ITC Extension That Would Benefit Distributed Wind
February 16, 2017
A bill that would provide a multiyear extension of the investment tax credit (ITC), including for small-scale wind power and other clean energy technology, has been re-introduced by bipartisan lawmakers. U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have [Read More]
CWind Gets Big New Vessel For Offshore Wind O&M
February 16, 2017
CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has invested in its largest crew-transfer vessel to date: a 27.4-meter-long catamaran that can hold 20,000 liters of fuel and 20 tons of cargo. Suited for long stretches of work [Read More]
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Siemens Is Reconfiguring Its Mechanical Drives Unit
February 16, 2017
In an effort to enable the business to operate more efficiently and flexibly, Siemens is giving its mechanical drives (MD) unit a new setup. In the future, the unit will be managed as a separate company under the Siemens umbrella. [Read More]
Swedish Company Expands Encoder Offerings For U.S. Wind
February 16, 2017
Sweden-based Leine & Linde is expanding its heavy-duty encoder offerings in the North American wind industry. Specifically, WECS Electric Supply – a products distributor for Leine & Linde – has opened two new offices in Oklahoma City and Des Moines, [Read More]
Nordex Wins New Certification For N117/3000 Wind Turbine
February 16, 2017
The Nordex Group has received a new unit certificate in Germany for its N117/3000 wind turbine. The certificate pertains to VDE-AR-N 4120 – the technical requirements for the connection and operation of customer installations to a high-voltage network – from [Read More]
Law Firm Welcomes Former White House Clean Energy Advisor
February 15, 2017
Ali A. Zaidi – who recently served under the Obama administration as the White House Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) associate director for natural resources, energy and science – has joined global law firm Morrison & Foerster as a [Read More]
Two Cities In The Four Corners Commit To 100% Renewables
February 15, 2017
This week, Pueblo, Colo., and Moab, Utah, became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to a transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Monday, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure to [Read More]
New Campaign Pushes For U.S. Colleges To Go All In On Renewables
February 15, 2017
Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups have launched a campaign that aims to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100% renewable energy. According to the groups, hundreds of colleges and universities – as [Read More]
Projects & Contracts
US Wind Secures Cabling Partner For MD Offshore Project
February 16, 2017
In support of its planned 750 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Maryland, Baltimore-based US Wind Inc. has teamed up with JDR Cable Systems Ltd., which is supplying underwater power cables for the project. US Wind is one [Read More]
Gamesa Keeps On Growing In Indian Wind Market
February 16, 2017
Gamesa has secured wind turbine orders totaling 278 MW at seven wind sites in India. In total, the company has been commissioned to install 139 of its G114-2.0 MW and G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for several customers. Gamesa will supply, [Read More]
Dairyland Signs Iowa Wind PPA With Avangrid
February 15, 2017
Through a new agreement with Avangrid Renewables, Wisconsin-based Dairyland Power Cooperative will begin buying 80 MW of energy from the Barton Wind Farm, located in Kensett, Iowa. Effective Feb. 15, the power purchase agreement (PPA) is a result of Dairyland's [Read More]
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