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Westar’s Western Plains Wind Farm Comes To Life In Kansas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Thanks to the completion of its Western Plains wind farm, Topeka, Kan.-based Westar Energy Inc. is now meeting more than half of the annual electricity needs of its customers with emissions-free power. The 280 MW Western Plains wind farm, located [Read More]

How Would Oklahoma’s Anti-Wind Tax Affect The State’s Industry?

Contributors
Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on February 28, 2017

A new tax proposed for existing projects could make wind developers think twice before making big capital investments in the state.

Study: Wind Turbines Posing Significant Threat To Hoary Bat Species

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

A new study from Bat Conversation International claims that wind turbines may be threatening the survival of one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats, the hoary bat. According to the nonprofit group’s study, published in Biological Conservation, the hoary [Read More]

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

Contributors
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.