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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.

Electric Grid Study: Are Renewables Under Fire?

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 28, 2017

Keeping the renewables industry at the edge of their seat, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says Secretary Rick Perry’s controversial and much anticipated study on electricity markets and reliability has been delayed. Originally scheduled for release on June 26, [Read More]

Ohio House Drops Compromise On Wind Setback Rule

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2017

Not long after Ohio Senate lawmakers advanced a compromise measure on the state’s harsh wind setback rule, the Ohio House of Representatives has insisted upon removing it from the state’s proposed biennial budget, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has [Read More]

Cheers: Major Beer Maker Begins Renewables Shift With PIER Wind Project In Mexico

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 27, 2017

With its global operations topping out at 6 TWh of electricity each year, AB InBev says its 100% commitment will make it the largest direct corporate purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods industry.

Ohio Makes Moves To Kill Harsh Wind Turbine Setback Rule

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

AWEA and several major wind developers are applauding an omnibus amendment – now included in the state’s proposed budget – to bring a “commonsense approach” to siting wind turbines in Ohio.