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GE Rolls Out Its Biggest Onshore Wind Turbine Yet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

The new 4.8 MW turbine is equipped with a 158-meter rotor, a range of tip heights up to 240 meters and 77-meter-long carbon blades.

Wind Companies Donate To Post-Harvey Recovery Efforts

Posted by Mark Del Franco on September 11, 2017

Wind energy companies will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative. Participating companies include Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green [Read More]

N.C. Takes First Step Toward ‘Unnecessary’ Study Regarding Wind Moratorium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2017

According to the NC Sustainable Energy Association, opponents of the moratorium are concerned that the study and resulting maps could be used to permanently ban wind projects and limit property rights of landowners.

Report: We’re On A Good Track With Renewables – But Not The Paris Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 05, 2017

There is no single solution for achieving the target of a low-carbon world, DNV GL says. Instead, multiple achievable actions must be taken both locally and globally, involving collaboration within the energy sector and across industries.

Xcel Proposes Coal Plant Closures, Major Wind And Solar Investments In Colorado

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2017

The Colorado Energy Plan will advance only if the resulting portfolio of resources reduces, or at least does not increase, the cost of energy to Xcel Energy’s Colorado customers.

Checking In: Texas Wind Farms In The Path Of Harvey

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2017

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to devastate parts of coastal Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and operators of wind farms in the vicinity of the storm are reporting what they know so far regarding damage. In an [Read More]

The DOE’s Grid Study Is Finally Here

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

The agency blames the dominance of natural gas, as well as the increase of wind and solar, for the “negative impact” on traditional baseload generation, e.g. coal.

Massachusetts Ski Resort Celebrates A Decade Of Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2017

Jiminy Peak, which is powered entirely by renewables, houses a 1.5 MW wind turbine, 2.3 MW solar field and 75 kWh cogeneration unit. Now, it’s getting down to the “granular level” in its continuous conservation efforts.

Missouri Regulators Reject Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

Clean Line Energy Partners calls the Missouri Public Service Commission’s decision on the wind-transmitting project “inconsistent with good government and sound public policy.”

Wind Catcher Faces Opposition From Oklahoma AG

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2017

Attorney General Mike Hunter claims Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, which will own 30% of the project, did not adhere to a competitive bidding process.