The U.S. Department of Energy is withdrawing $40 million in funding for Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed offshore wind demonstration project, which would install two 6 MW turbines in federal waters about 24 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion [Read More]


A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) approval of an industrial-scale wind project on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon. In 2011, the DOI approved a plan to construct 70 wind turbines and a high-capacity [Read More]

DNV GL‘s Ellen Crivella was honored with the 2016 Rising Star Award at the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) luncheon at this week’s WINDPOWER 2016 in New Orleans. Each year at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) event, WoWE’s Rising [Read More]

U.S. renewable energy sources set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2016, says nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign, which has released an analysis of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest “Electric Power Monthly” [Read More]


Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm has been appointed chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a global trade association representing the wind industry. Dyrholm, vice president and global head of marketing and public affairs at Vestas Wind, succeeds Dr. Klaus Rave, [Read More]

More than 8.1 million people worldwide worked in the renewable energy industry last year – a 5% increase from 2014 – according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, “Renewable Energy and Jobs – [Read More]

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duluth, Minn.-based ALLETE Inc., has appointed Al Rudeck company president to replace Eric Norberg, who is retiring after his 38-year career with ALLETE effective July 1. According to the company, Rudeck began his [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Senvion has signed a conditional contract for the first Senvion 3.4M140 wind turbine, which will be a prototype the company is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co. KG for the Janneby site in northern Germany. The turbine is likely to [Read More]

Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7 SA have been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract from Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd. (BOWL) in excess of $1.3 billion. According to Seaway Heavy Lifting, the scope of work includes the EPCI [Read More]

Rolls-Royce says it has signed a contract with the yard Astilleros Gondan in Spain to design and equip a second service operation vessel for shipowner Østensjø Rederi in support of DONG Energy’s wind farm operations. According to Rolls-Royce, the repeat order includes [Read More]

Offshore wind project developer DONG Energy has awarded Seacat Services, an offshore energy support vessel operator, with the supply contract for all crew transfer services at its 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension project under development in the Irish Sea. According [Read More]

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