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From Nuclear To Renewables: Can New York Make The Change?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

As long as appropriate policies and transmission upgrades are established, New York can rely mostly on energy efficiency and wind and solar power to replace the Indian Point Energy Center, a new report says.

California Senator Proposes 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

A bill that seeks to accelerate the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables, has been proposed in California. S.B.584 was introduced on Feb. 17 by State Sen. Kevin [Read More]

North Dakota Senator Seeks Two-Year Ban On Wind Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Under a bill recently passed by the state’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a North Dakota lawmaker is seeking a two-year moratorium on wind power development. State Sen. Dwight Cook, R-District 34, added an amendment on wind power to [Read More]

Vestas Reclaims No. 1 Wind OEM Title; Who Else Made The Top Five?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Taking the spot back from Goldwind, the Danish company’s return to No. 1 was partially driven by an uptick in U.S. orders, according to preliminary findings from FTI Consulting.

How Wind Energy Can Power Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies

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Written by Helmut Herold on February 16, 2017

Nope, it’s not a pipe dream: The rapidly flourishing wind industry could help the new administration fulfill its economic and industrial policies.

GE Shakes Up Renewables Executive Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Coming off a record year for its onshore wind sector, GE has made two executive changes within its renewables businesses. Anne McEntee has been named vice president of the renewable energy services division, and Pete McCabe will succeed McEntee as [Read More]

Iron & Earth: Oil Sands Workers Ready For Renewable Energy Shift

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Launched in March 2016, the Iron & Earth initiative works to help retrain tradespeople in the fossil fuel industry to transition into the renewables sector.

Wind Makes It Big In Central U.S.; SPP Sets New Record

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP), touting a new wind penetration record of 52.1%, says it has become the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50% of its load at a given time with wind [Read More]

Move Over, Hydro: Wind Is Now The U.S.’ Biggest Renewable Energy Source

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

“Wind power isn’t a red or blue industry; it’s red, white and blue,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, which has just released results from the fourth quarter of 2016.

Oklahoma Governor: Let’s Roll Out Wind Tax, End PTC Sooner

Written by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

In her newly laid out budget proposal for the state, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., is proposing a new tax on wind power, as well as an acceleration of the phase-out of the state production tax credit (PTC). According to the budget [Read More]