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Trump Fires Executive Order At Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Just as he vowed to do, President Donald Trump has issued a review of the Obama administration’s landmark emissions-reduction initiative. However, it’s not doomsday for the renewables industry, some groups say.

AWEA, IWEA: Expect Big Things For Iowa’s Wind Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

By continuing to grow the state’s thriving wind industry, more than 17,000 wind-related jobs could be in Iowa by 2020, according to recent Navigant Consulting analysis, as highlighted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) and the American Wind Energy [Read More]

U.S. Senator Blasts ‘Unreliable’ Wind, Says No To Clean Line Contract

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Speaking out against buying power from the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander claimed that the TVA’s previous experiences with wind power showed how “unreliable” the energy source can be.

AWEA: Ohio Wind Industry In Jeopardy Under Proposed Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is speaking out against a proposed Ohio bill that the group says would reduce the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) into an “unenforceable goal” and, in turn, slam the brakes on wind power investment. [Read More]

Xcel Energy Proposes Another Hefty U.S. Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

The Minneapolis-based company is seeking to bring 1,230 MW of wind power to Texas and New Mexico. Just last week, Xcel also announced big wind plans for the Upper Midwest.

Nordex Appoints New CEO After ‘Disappointing’ Market Forecast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The supervisory board of German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has appointed Jose Luis Blanco to succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard as CEO of the company. Nordex says it presented record sales and profits in 2016 and increased its market share significantly; [Read More]

Avangrid Emerges Victorious In $9M North Carolina Offshore Wind Sale

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After 17 rounds, a wind energy area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., received a bid of $9,066,650 from Avangrid Renewables LLC.

Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody’s report.

BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Action In The Northeast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts. The requests, which are for areas on the [Read More]