House Committee Adopts Amendment Against Maryland Offshore Wind

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

“If construction of these turbines too close to the shoreline will reduce property value or tourism, then the turbines may cause more issues than they solve,” says Congressman Andy Harris, author of the amendment.

Feds Approve Site Assessment Plan For Bay State Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved the site assessment plan (SAP) for Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. According to DONG Energy and New [Read More]

Federal Court Decision Affirms States’ Authority On Renewables Policy

Written by Miles Farmer on July 17, 2017

The case is important because it demonstrates that states have strong tools to dictate their energy mix (including advancing renewable energy) without violating the Constitution or federal energy laws.

Iowa Researchers Examine How To Move Wind Across Major U.S. Power Grids

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2017

As part of a $220 million grid modernization initiative announced in January by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Iowa State University’s (ISU) James McCalley is working with researchers from national laboratories and the utility industry to study ways to [Read More]

New Legislation Lights Up North Dakota Wind Farms

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on July 13, 2017

North Dakota H.B.1378 has been officially signed into law, offering a more technology-agnostic approach to wind farms’ lighting mitigation solutions.

South Dakota Farmers, Wind Advocates Band Together Against Turbine Ordinance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2017

Farmers and wind energy advocates in South Dakota are coming together to urge citizens of Lincoln County to vote no on an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Calling [Read More]

Dominion Links Up With DONG Energy To Advance Virginia Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 10, 2017

Dominion Energy has signed a deal with DONG Energy to install two 6 MW turbines for the newly named Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

Minnesota Regulators Green-Light Xcel’s Huge Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2017

On Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Xcel Energy’s plan for a huge wind energy expansion in the Upper Midwest. Seven new wind farms are slated to be built in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and [Read More]

EU Alleges ‘Incorrect Or Misleading’ Info On GE, LM Wind Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2017

The European Commission (EC) is alleging that GE breached European Union (EU) merger procedural rules during the company’s acquisition of LM Wind Power earlier this year. According to a press release from the commission, GE has been sent a statement [Read More]

NAW Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Talks Trump, Perry And Wind Tax Credits

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2017

“We’ve heard him say things about wind energy killing birds, but that doesn’t mean he’s against wind energy,” argues the senior U.S. senator from Iowa.