Thursday, October 04, 2018

Va. governor debuts 10-year plan to bolster renewables

AWEA's Kiernan: US-China tariffs could raise wind costs by 10% | AWEA debuts "Stop the Shock" safety campaign | E2: L.A. is the top US city for clean energy jobs
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AWEA's Kiernan: US-China tariffs could raise wind costs by 10%
US tariffs on Chinese products could raise the cost of wind in the US by up to 10%, American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan said Tuesday at the Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference in New York. AWEA Senior Director for Industry Data and Analysis John Hensley says companies may be able to offset cost increases related to steel and other tariffs by seeking new suppliers.
Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (10/2) 
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AWEA debuts "Stop the Shock" safety campaign
The American Wind Energy Association has launched a safety initiative dubbed "Stop the Shock: Stay Current and Avoid the Current" to raise awareness about electrical safety at wind sites. AWEA says employment in the wind industry is at an all-time high, making worker safety more important than ever.
North American Windpower online (10/2),  Occupational Health & Safety (10/3) 
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E2: L.A. is the top US city for clean energy jobs
Los Angeles, with a total of 162,688 positions, is the top city in the nation for clean energy jobs, according to a report from Environmental Entrepreneurs. With clean energy jobs totaling 136,997 and 95,287, New York and Chicago round out the top three.
Business Insider (10/2) 
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Project Focus
Goldwind Americas secures financing for 160-MW project
Goldwind Americas has arranged financing for its 160-megawatt Rattlesnake Wind Project slated for McCulloch County, Texas. The project is expected to feature 64 Goldwind GW 109 2.5-MW PMDD machines.
North American Windpower online (10/2) 
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NextEra Energy seeks approval for Neb. wind farm
NextEra Energy has proposed building a wind farm that would straddle Nebraska's Gage and Lancaster counties and feature up to 50 turbines. The Blue Prairie Wind Project, it says, could become operational by 2020.
Beatrice Daily Sun (Neb.) (10/2) 
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EDF Renewables hopes to launch N.Y. site this month
EDP Renewables hopes to achieve first power at its Copenhagen Wind Farm in New York within two weeks, having erected 36 of the project's 40 turbines. The project will have a total capacity of 80 megawatts.
Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.) (10/2) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Wind Energy Foundation rebrands to reflect solar advocacy
The Wind Energy Foundation has rebranded as the Wind Solar Alliance. "Accelerating the deployment of wind and solar technologies is one of the fastest ways to mitigate climate change while strengthening the US economy," says Executive Director John Kostyack, noting the sectors should work together to advance their mutual goals.
North American Windpower online (10/2) 
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Analysis: Wind is one of the world's oldest energy sources
People who think wind is a relative newcomer to the global energy scene are mistaken -- windmills have actually been harvesting the resource for various purposes for more than 3,000 years, Jake Richardson writes, citing National Geographic and Live Science research. "[I]t has been assisting humans for thousands of years in various forms, long before the use of fossil fuels," he writes.
CleanTechnica (10/2) 
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Policy Watch
Va. governor debuts 10-year plan to bolster renewables
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam published his 2018 Virginia Energy Plan on Tuesday, outlining a 10-year trajectory for the state to increase its use of renewables and electric vehicles while updating the electrical grid. "The clean energy sector has the power to create new business opportunities, expand customer access to renewable energy and spark the high-demand jobs of the 21st century," he said.
Daily Press (Newport News/Hampton, Va.) (free content) (10/2) 
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