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Nordex Appoints New CEO After ‘Disappointing’ Market Forecast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The supervisory board of German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has appointed Jose Luis Blanco to succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard as CEO of the company. Nordex says it presented record sales and profits in 2016 and increased its market share significantly; [Read More]

Avangrid Emerges Victorious In $9M North Carolina Offshore Wind Sale

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

After 17 rounds, a wind energy area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C., received a bid of $9,066,650 from Avangrid Renewables LLC.

Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

Contributors
Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody’s report.

BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Action In The Northeast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts. The requests, which are for areas on the [Read More]

Milestone In Denmark Shows Off ‘Power Of Wind’

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on March 09, 2017

Just 10 days after the Southwest Power Pool set a new wind penetration record, Denmark produced enough wind energy in one day to power 104% of the country’s energy demand.

Four-Year U.S. Wind Forecast Sees Quarter-Million Jobs, 35 GW Of New Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

The expansion of American wind power is poised to drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion dollars in economic activity over the next four years, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), citing a new report from Navigant Consulting. These [Read More]

With Five States In ’20 Percent And Up’ Club, Wind Thrives In Rural U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Seeing as 99% of U.S. wind turbines are situated in rural areas, wind energy’s steady growth has been accompanied by a surge of investment in rural America, says the American Wind Energy Association.

Apex’s Rocky Forge Wind Moves Ahead In Virginia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved a “permit by rule” (PBR) application for Rocky Forge Wind, a project being developed by Apex Clean Energy in Botetourt County, Va. According to an announcement from Apex, this marks the [Read More]

Rhode Island Governor Plots Whopping 1,000% Renewables Increase

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

Gov. Gina Raimondo, who heads the state with the U.S.’ first offshore wind farm, has announced an ambitious goal for Rhode Island: a tenfold increase in renewables by 2020.