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FERC Wins Case Over PJM Capacity Rules ‘Discriminating’ Against Wind And Solar

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

Clean energy advocacy groups say PJM’s new “always available, all-year requirement” puts renewables at a disadvantage, considering their performance can vary according to seasons.

Report: Coal, Nuclear Plant Closures? Don’t Blame Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

In response to questions posed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a new report finds there is no evidence that a changing power mix poses a threat to the reliability of the nation’s power system.

Nevada Governor Axes Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

On Friday, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., vetoed A.B.206, a bill that would have increased Nevada’s current 25% by 2025 renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030. Environmental groups and renewable energy organizations, including the Solar Energy Industries Association and [Read More]

Virginia Ready To Adopt Commercial Wind

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 15, 2017

On track to be the first commercial wind project in the state of Virginia, Apex Clean Energy’s Rocky Forge will begin construction by year-end.

GE Turbine Falls At NextEra Wind Farm In Nebraska

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2017

A wind turbine collapsed at a Nebraska wind farm owned by NextEra Energy Resources early Tuesday morning. Bryan Garner, spokesperson for NextEra, tells North American Windpower that one of the turbines at the 74.8 MW Steele Flats Wind Energy Center [Read More]

Texas Governor Signs Tax Exemption Bill For Wind Near Military Airfields

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

State Sen. Donna Campbell, the sponsor of the legislation, claims that “encroaching wind farms” near military bases could “impede operations and create safety risks for pilots and related personnel.”

NextEra Investigates Fire At Iowa Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

A fire broke out on a turbine earlier this week at NextEra Energy Resources’ Endeavor Wind Energy Center in Osceola County, Iowa. NextEra spokesperson Bryan Garner tells North American Windpower that the fire occurred inside a 2.5 MW Clipper turbine, [Read More]

The Status Of The Global Renewables Industry: What Still Needs Work?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Despite another record-breaking year for installed renewables capacity in 2016, a report from REN21 argues that the energy transition is not happening fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

General Mills Signs Texas Wind Deal With RES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Global food company General Mills has signed up to purchase wind from the 150 MW Cactus Flats project, a wind farm being developed by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in Concho County, Texas. Under a 15-year agreement, the Minneapolis-based company – [Read More]

Turbine Blade Fails At NextEra Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 05, 2017

The blade on one of the GE 1.7 MW turbines at the Breckinridge Wind Energy Center will need to be replaced, says project owner NextEra.