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A Rundown Of AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

“Wind power has grown to be America’s largest source of renewable capacity because we’ve delivered on our promises,” remarked AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan at this week’s show in Anaheim, Calif.

IRENA: Nearly 10 Million Employed In Renewables Sector In 2016

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 24, 2017

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, [Read More]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Shrinks EPA, DOE Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unsurprisingly, many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out in response to [Read More]

Sixteen Trends That Will Buoy U.S. Wind Power Into The 2020s

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Written by Tom Kiernan on May 22, 2017

The head of the American Wind Energy Association lays out a slew of industry, market and policy trends that will outlive the wind production tax credit after its phaseout.

Vermont Proposes Turbine Sound Rules ‘Ostracizing’ Wind Industry

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Renewable Energy Vermont argues that the public service board’s proposed new rules, covering decibel levels and setback requirements, could “effectively ban” future wind development in the state.

Hefty U.S. Wind Portfolio Scooped Up By Global Investor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2017

London-headquartered Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets, has acquired Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based developer and operator of U.S. wind projects. According to Quinbrook, Scout is developing a 1.6 GW pipeline [Read More]

Global Wind Market Trends Shaken Up By China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

Due to a decrease in activity in China, the number of new wind installations was down compared with 2015. In addition, Vestas took back the No. 1 turbine supplier spot from Goldwind.

U.S. Lawmakers Band Together On Offshore Wind Incentive Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

In an effort to continue spurring offshore wind in the country, U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., along with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin, D-2nd District, have reintroduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act [Read More]

Maryland Goes All In: PSC Decision Clears Path For US Wind, Deepwater’s Skipjack

Mark Del Franco
Written by Mark Del Franco on May 11, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission reaffirms Gov. Larry Hogan’s sentiment that the state is “open for business.”

Goldwind USA Continues To Click Off Milestones

Mark Del Franco
Written by Mark Del Franco on May 09, 2017

With a noteworthy project win, as well as product announcements, the turbine maker has been on a roll of sorts lately.