New & Noteworthy

Wind To Help Power University Of Illinois For Next Decade

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 09, 2016

Having inked a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Rail Splitter Wind Farm, located north of Lincoln, Ill., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is significantly increasing its renewable energy usage. The PPA was signed between Prairieland Energy Inc., [Read More]

Final Environmental Analysis Completed For Wyoming Wind Giant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released its final environmental impact statement on Power Company of Wyoming LLC’s (PCW) voluntary applications for standard and programmatic eagle take permits, both of which are based upon PCW’s comprehensive conservation plans [Read More]

Fishermen Hit Feds With Lawsuit Over Wind Lease Sale

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

A lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in an effort to delay the anticipated lease sale of the New York Wind Energy Area. The Fisheries Survival Fund [Read More]

A Total Eclipse Of RPS Mandates: States Go Big On Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

The U.S. electric power industry has been going above and beyond in investing in renewable resources past states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets, according to a new report from The Brattle Group. The report says the majority of these [Read More]

New York Undertakes Aerial Surveying Project To Spur Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first two phases of what it calls the world’s largest digital aerial survey of offshore wildlife. The survey took place in a 16,000-square-mile area off the Long [Read More]

Nordex Kicks Off Headquarters Expansion In ‘European Wind Power Capital’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

The Nordex Group has laid the first stone in the foundations for the extension of its head office in Hamburg, Germany. Roughly six years ago, the group decided to build its head office in Hamburg-Langenhorn to place all central functions [Read More]

Google To Notch 100% Renewables Milestone In 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

Google has announced a major milestone in its quest toward becoming powered entirely by renewable energy: It’s set to happen as soon as 2017. According to a company blog from Urs Holzle, senior vice president for technical infrastructure, Google, touting [Read More]

Human Error Causes Turbine Damage At Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Despite the malfunction – caused by a drill bit left inside the GE turbine generator – Deepwater Wind expects the U.S.’ first offshore wind farm to commence operations as planned.

U.S. Mayors To Trump: We’re Not Stopping The Fight Against Climate Change

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Speaking at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, mayors from cities across the U.S. have urged President-elect Donald Trump to recognize what they call a “real and urgent threat” that climate change poses to the world’s cities. In addition, [Read More]

Deepwater Acquiring Site Of NRG’s Former Mid-Atlantic Wind Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2016

NRG Energy Inc. has confirmed a transfer of NRG Bluewater Wind project assets to an affiliate of offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind. According to NRG, the project assets include an offshore lease from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Read More]