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N.Y. bill would require utilities to invest in existing renewables

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January 30, 2019
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Q&A: Green New Deal could lay the groundwork for clean energy
The Green New Deal could result in policies that prepare workers for jobs in clean energy, create pathways for fossil fuel workers and create a system for modernizing the nation's infrastructure, say Wood Mackenzie analysts. The deal, they speculate, could even lead to a national Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Greentech Media (1/29) 
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86% of Mich. residents want more wind, survey shows
Eighty-six percent and 90% of respondents think Michigan should use more wind and solar, respectively, in place of fossil fuels, according to Michigan State University's State of the State survey. "As one interviewee put it, 'The war on coal is over, and coal has lost,' " write the authors.
WKAR-TV/AM/FM (East Lansing, Mich.) (1/29) 
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N.Y. bill would require utilities to invest in existing renewables
A bill under consideration in the New York State Assembly Energy Committee would, if approved, require utilities to acquire renewable energy credits from projects built prior to 2015, lending support to operational renewables in the state. "Support for currently operating renewable energy projects has been a missing piece in New York's ambitious Clean Energy Standard," says Alliance for Clean Energy New York Executive Director Anne Reynolds.
North American Windpower online (1/29) 
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Test Automation: When, Why, and How
Test Automation comes with numerous benefits, including its ability to increase efficiency and reduce cost – when used correctly. When is the right time to use automation? Which types of projects benefit most from implementing test automation? What information is needed before getting started? Find answers in this new white paper
Project Focus
Adani Green to feature Inox Wind turbines in India
Inox Wind has received a letter of intent from Adani Green Energy to provide the company with turbines totaling 501.6 megawatts for use in India.
CleanTechnica (1/29) 
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Operations & Maintenance
ZX Lidars wraps up successful wind-lidar pilot
Remote wind measurement group ZX Lidars has successfully used drone technology to gather lidar measurements for wind conditions.
Energy Manager Today (1/29) 
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    Tufts University debuts new master's program for wind
    Tufts University in Massachusetts will launch a master's program for offshore wind engineering this fall. The program is reportedly the first of its kind in the US.
    North American Windpower online (1/29) 
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    Land-based turbine installations slowed in Germany in 2018
    Germany added 2,402 megawatts of installed land-based wind capacity in 2018, marking a 55% decline from 2017 levels, according to Fraunhofer Institute data. The report attributed the slower growth to regulatory burdens and disputes at the local level.
    Reuters (1/29) 
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    Policy Watch
    Gov. Lujan Grisham issues order to curb N.M. GHG emissions
    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an executive order Tuesday calling on the state to bring its greenhouse gas emissions 45% below 2005 levels by 2030. Grisham says she's also committed to requiring utilities to source more electricity from renewables.
    The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (tiered subscription model) (1/29) 
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    Opinion: Wind is the right choice for Mont.
    Low-cost wind is a smart choice for Montana and one that should be supported by utility Northwestern Energy, writes Rebecca Mathisen of Missoula. "After initial infrastructure costs, the 'fuel' for wind is free and thus, over the course of its lifetime, wind energy is now significantly cheaper than coal," Mathisen writes.
    Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.) (1/29) 
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    AWEA News
    Wind Power on Capitol Hill: Help us tell the wind story
    No one can help us tell this story better than the men and women working in American wind power every day. We need your help explaining how affordable and reliable wind is; how wind energy creates jobs and is a powerful rural economic development tool; and how wind makes the air cleaner, building a better tomorrow for future generations. On March 5-6, AWEA will hold Wind Power on Capitol Hill, the year's biggest opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. and meet your representatives in the House and Senate. Learn more.
    Into the Wind blog (1/22) 
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