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AWEA: 2015 Marks Third-Biggest Year For New U.S. Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2016

The American Wind Energy Association has revealed the industry’s latest statistics, which show the U.S. had a strong year.

ACCIONA Reaffirms Wind Power Plans For North America

Mark Del Franco
Written by Mark Del Franco on January 26, 2016

After nearly three years of relative inactivity in the U.S., the company sees great opportunity to acquire mid- to late-stage wind projects.

Court Denies Petitioners’ Plea To Halt The Clean Power Plan

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

On Thursday, a federal court handed renewable energy stakeholders, environmentalists and the Obama administration a victory: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a request to halt the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean [Read More]

New York Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 21, 2016

This latest announcement builds on Gov. Cuomo’s other renewable energy plans revealed during his State of the State address.

Vestas Continues Roll-Up Strategy: Turbine Manufacturer To Acquire ISP Availon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2016

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has agreed to acquire Rheine, Germany-based Availon, an independent service provider (ISP) with approximately 400 employees and a wind capacity of more than 2.6 GW currently under service. The acquisition price for Availon is EUR [Read More]

Wind Energy Beats Nuclear Power On ERCOT Grid In 2015

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 19, 2016

In 2015, wind energy surpassed nuclear power to become the third biggest source of electricity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. According to ERCOT, wind power provided 11.7%, or about 40.8 million MWh, of the grid operator’s [Read More]

IRENA: Boosting Renewables Could Increase Global GDP $1.3 Trillion By 2030

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

The agency outlines the benefits – including those related to the economy, human welfare and employment – that could be achieved by doubling the global share of renewable energy by 2030 from 2010 levels.