A personal quest to promote the use of wind energy and hydrogen technology in the Great Lakes area of the United States. The Great Lakes area is in a unique position to become an energy exporting region through these and other renewable energy technologies. *Update 2014: Just do it everywhere - Dan*
Monday, February 20, 2017
Renewables can help US achieve energy independence, say observers
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Renewables can help US achieve energy independence, say observers | Opinion: Sen. Collins is a great supporter of Maine renewables | Iberdrola signs 15-year PPA with Southern California Edison
There are several reasons that conservatives should support renewables, including the fact that the industry can help the US secure energy independence, according to this piece. Observers argue that renewable energy development can also stimulate rural economic growth and help build a resilient energy market.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, should be applauded for her dedication to developing Maine's renewable energy industry, writes Ryan Grogan. "Mainers should expect Sen. Collins to prioritize Maine values over Washington politics and continue to support common-sense renewable-energy policies that protect our environment for future generations," he writes.
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Iberdrola Renewables has secured a 15-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison for output from its 132-megawatt Tule wind farm in California, according to the company. The project is expected to begin operations this year.
Nexif Energy has ordered turbines from Senvion for a pair of projects in Australia that will have a combined capacity up to 300 megawatts, said the company. It added that it plans to use the turbines at its 25-turbine Glen Innes and 59-turbine Lincoln Gap in the states of New South Wales and South Australia, respectively.
The city council of Pueblo, Colo., has set a goal to source 100% of the city's total electricity needs from renewables by 2035, according to the group. Two other cities in the state have set similar goals.
Avangrid Renewables' Amazon Wind Farm US East project in North Carolina will probably continue to operate, said state Sen. Phil Berger on Thursday. Berger was one of 10 state lawmakers to ask the Trump administration to stop the wind farm last month.
NextEra Energy Resources affiliates Minco Wind IV and Minco Wind V have filed a lawsuit against the town of Hinton, Okla. The duo claim the town intentionally and illegally passed legislation to erect barriers against their proposed wind farms.
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.