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Pattern Petitions Mississippi Regulators For Southern Cross Transmission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Pattern Development has filed a siting certificate with the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) for the Southern Cross Transmission project, which would bring Texas wind to the Southeast U.S. The project is an approximately 500 kV, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission [Read More]

How Policy Can Help Overcome Wind Siting Barriers In The Northeast

Contributors
Written by Mike O'Boyle & Eleanor Stein on April 25, 2017

Northeastern U.S. states have ambitious renewable energy goals, but will barriers to siting new wind generation and transmission in a land-constrained region stymie their efforts?

Vestas Welcomes New Wind Turbines To The 2 MW Family

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

Vestas has expanded its 2 MW wind turbine platform with two new variants: the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW, designed to deliver a higher power output in areas with medium, low and ultra-low wind. Featuring 116- and 120-meter rotors, the [Read More]

GE And LM Wind Power Complete $1.65B Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

GE has completed its $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades for the wind energy industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the U.S., China and [Read More]

U.S. Wind Power Now Supports More Than 100,000 Jobs In All 50 States

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Having installed more than 8 GW of new wind power for a second straight year, the U.S. industry now supports a record-high 102,500 jobs.

Done Deal: Oklahoma’s Wind Tax Credits Are Ending Soon

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Citing “challenging budgetary circumstances,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has put her signature to legislation that will kill wind production tax credits a few years early.

US Wind Tackles Viewshed Concerns For Maryland Offshore Wind Project

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 17, 2017

Vying for the Maryland offshore renewable energy credit, the wind developer has offered to move the first line of turbines farther offshore, as far as five miles to the east.

Oklahoma Senate Green-Lights Early Sunset Of Wind Tax Credits

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

Having passed both the House and Senate, a bill ending Oklahoma’s wind tax credits on July 1 now heads to the desk of the governor, who proposed the early sunset in the first place.

Chicago Public Buildings To Be Powered Entirely By Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a commitment to transition the city’s hundreds of municipal buildings to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Forest Claypool; Chicago [Read More]

Clean Energy Day: Engineering The Next Generation

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 06, 2017

With its Clean Energy Activity Day pilot program, MassCEC is bringing clean energy technologies, including wind power, to life for elementary and middle school students across the state.