Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PTC phaseout accelerating Wyo. wind boom, says expert

AWEA's Gohn: Wind firms would invest billions in Ohio with relaxed zoning | PTC phaseout accelerating Wyo. wind boom, says expert | Senvion to power Portuguese site with 100% wind energy
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AWEA's Gohn: Wind firms would invest billions in Ohio with relaxed zoning
The wind energy industry would invest billions of dollars in Ohio's wind industry if state legislators make zoning rules more favorable for wind farms, said AWEA Eastern Region Policy Director Andrew Gohn. He praised the Ohio Senate's effort to update the legislation and expressed optimism that the lawmakers would complete the task.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (5/18) 
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PTC phaseout accelerating Wyo. wind boom, says expert
The phaseout of the wind energy Production Tax Credit is accelerating wind development in Wyoming, says Wind Energy Research Center Director Jonathan Naughton. He expects the state to add up to 5,000 megawatts of new installed wind capacity in the next five to seven years.
Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.) (tiered subscription model) (5/21) 
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5 Ways Document Security Goes Wrong
If your printer doesn't provide the right protection, your business data is at stake. Document security matters and there are some easily missed ways to lose sensitive files with the wrong printer at the heart of your business. Find out how >
Project Focus
Senvion to power Portuguese site with 100% wind energy
Senvion said it will install a 3.6-megawatt turbine at its RiaBlaes turbine blade manufacturing site in Portugal, providing enough energy to meet 100% of the plant's electricity needs. "If we want the world to go green, we have to be part of the solution in more ways than one, we have to be an example," notes Senior Vice President for Global Blades Paulo Silva.
Manufacturing Global (5/18) 
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Can Your SLAs Protect You from Harm?
Learn how to set yourself up for SLA success. A well-crafted, service-centered SLA helps make that happen by defining what your customer can fairly expect, and how you plan to deliver that service. The better your agreement, the more you and your clients benefit. Download your eBook now!
Operations & Maintenance
Canadian composites firm debuts new Tenn. location
Canadian manufacturer Sigma Industries has opened a new 70,000-square-foot factory in Tennessee that will produce composites for the US wind industry, said the company. "It is the first step in our strategy to grow our operations in the US market," Sigma President Denis Bertrand said.
North American Windpower online (5/17) 
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Vestas launches nacelle assembly unit in Russia
Vestas has begun operations at a new nacelle assembly unit in Russia, according to the firm. It says the line can assemble nacelles for 250-megawatts worth of its V126 3.6-MW turbine series annually.
ReNews (UK) (5/18) 
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How GE and EMC Raised Sales Performance
Our new Executive Insights delves into how industrial companies can raise their sales performance and drive more organic growth by taking a page from the playbooks of other leading organizations. Case studies include: EMC, GE and Grainger. Read White Paper
Economy, Energy & Trends
DTE Energy, Consumers set 50% by 2030 clean energy goal
DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, two Michigan-based utilities, have partnered with Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan to set a new 50% by 2030 goal for clean energy, according to the groups. "Michigan wants clean energy, and we saw support across the state from the moment we started this campaign," said Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan campaign manager John Freeman.
North American Windpower online (5/18) 
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Optimize IT, reduce costs and complexity, and increase efficiency
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Policy Watch
BOEM extends comment period for offshore wind leasing round
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management launched a public comment period to gather more input on advancing offshore wind development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf on April 6. It has extended the deadline for submitting comments from May 21 to July 5.
ReNews (UK) (5/21) 
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No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences
A slew of surveys across 2016 and 2017 found Americans across the board supported the growth of wind energy. Now we have our first evidence from 2018 that this support continues to increase, and that we have a true rarity in today's political environment coming into focus -- there is no meaningful partisan divide in the country's preference for wind. Read more.
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