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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.

Wind Makes It Big In Central U.S.; SPP Sets New Record

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP), touting a new wind penetration record of 52.1%, says it has become the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50% of its load at a given time with wind [Read More]

Move Over, Hydro: Wind Is Now The U.S.’ Biggest Renewable Energy Source

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

“Wind power isn’t a red or blue industry; it’s red, white and blue,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, which has just released results from the fourth quarter of 2016.

Oklahoma Governor: Let’s Roll Out Wind Tax, End PTC Sooner

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

In her newly laid out budget proposal for the state, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., is proposing a new tax on wind power, as well as an acceleration of the phase-out of the state production tax credit (PTC). According to the budget [Read More]

Total Domination: Renewables Account For Majority Of New U.S. Capacity (Again)

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

Exceeding newly installed capacity from natural gas, nuclear power, oil and coal combined, renewable energy sources made up a big chunk of U.S. electrical generation put into service in 2016.

GE Touts Record Year For Onshore Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

It was a very good year: In 2016, GE Renewable Energy secured a record 7 GW of onshore wind orders, representing a 19% increase from 2015. The company previously announced that its onshore wind business booked over $3 billion of [Read More]

With Senate Vote, Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Becomes Reality

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

As expected, the Maryland Senate voted this week on the future of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016, which Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed last year. Like the Maryland House, the Senate also agreed to restore the bill today and [Read More]

How Much Is Weather Risk Affecting Wind Energy Profitability?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

In a new report, renewables underwriter GCube emphasizes the long-term financial impact of wind-speed volatility on portfolio and project revenues.

Another Good Year For Canada Wind: CanWEA Gives The Lowdown

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 31, 2017

Canada now has nearly 12 GW of installed wind capacity, which is enough to supply 6% of the country’s electricity demand.