Friday, February 10, 2017

Move Over, Hydro: Wind Is Now No. 1

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Move Over, Hydro: Wind Is Now The U.S.' Biggest Renewable Energy Source
February 09, 2017
"Wind power isn't a red or blue industry; it's red, white and blue," says Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, which has just released results from the fourth quarter of 2016. [Read More]
Oklahoma Governor: Let's Roll Out Wind Tax, End PTC Sooner
February 08, 2017
In her newly laid out budget proposal for the state, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., is proposing a new tax on wind power, as well as an acceleration of the phase-out of the state production tax credit (PTC). According to the budget [Read More]
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Fishing Industry Fights N.Y. Offshore Wind Area In Court
February 09, 2017
Lawyers representing a host of fishing communities, associations and businesses – led by scallop industry trade group the Fisheries Survival Fund – argued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., yesterday against an offshore wind lease sale off the coast [Read More]
Maine Legislator Proposes Bill Against Floating Offshore Wind Farm
February 09, 2017
State Sen. Dana Dow, R-Maine, has proposed a bill to prevent an offshore wind test area from being built near Maine's Monhegan Island, which the lawmaker calls a "place of rugged beauty" that is "free from commercial development and the [Read More]
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Introducing Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc.
February 08, 2017
Consolidated Edison Inc. has established a new holding company, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc., which brings together Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy. Through the three main subsidiaries, the business develops, owns and operates renewable [Read More]
SaskPower Launches Procurement Process For More Wind
February 08, 2017
Citing new records for power usage being set every year and increasing demand for power by customers, SaskPower is launching a competitive procurement process for wind power in Saskatchewan. In addition, the utility is considering a natural gas plant. SaskPower [Read More]
Nordex Reports Several Gains In Home Wind Market
February 08, 2017
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex installed substantially more wind turbines – 267 units – in its domestic market in 2016 than it did in the previous year, when the company installed 176 units. As the capacity of these turbines also [Read More]
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Amazon Wind Farm US East Now Delivering Power On N.C. Farmlands
February 09, 2017
North Carolina's first commercial-scale wind project, Amazon Wind Farm US East, has reached full commercial operations on farm fields in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. Powered by Avangrid Renewables, the 208 MW facility features 104 Gamesa G114-2.0 MW turbines that will [Read More]
Duke Energy Renewables' First Okla. Wind Farm Begins Operations
February 09, 2017
Duke Energy Renewables' large-scale Frontier Windpower Project is now delivering power in Oklahoma. The wind facility, located in Kay County, became operational in late December. At 200 MW, the wind farm increases Duke Energy Renewables' U.S. wind capacity to 2.3 [Read More]
Gamesa Lands Maiden Order For 'High-Potential' Indonesian Market
February 09, 2017
Gamesa has inked its first turbine order in Indonesia, what the Spanish manufacturer calls a "high-potential" wind power market. Moreover, this order marks the first time Gamesa will install its G114-2.5 MW turbines in Asia-Pacific. These turbines can reach up to [Read More]
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