New & Noteworthy

Wind Tower, Gearbox Company Broadwind Announces First Profitable Year

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Citing significantly improved production at its Abilene, Texas, wind tower manufacturing facility, Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has reported sales of $48.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Notably, this number is up 28% compared with $37.6 million in [Read More]

Two Worlds Collide: GE, Juhl Energy Building Hybrid Wind-Solar Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply equipment for what it says will be the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S. The 4.6 MW, community-based project will be situated in Red Lake Falls, Minn. [Read More]

Got A Clean Energy Jobs Story? New Campaign Wants You To Spread The Word

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to share [Read More]

Offshore Wind Developer Files In Court Against Canadian Government

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Offshore wind company Windstream Energy LLC is claiming that for the first time in the history of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Canada has failed to comply with the terms of a payment following an [Read More]

‘Fossil-Fuel Ally’ Scott Pruitt Officially Takes Reins At EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in 2013. [Read More]

Vestas Reclaims No. 1 Wind OEM Title; Who Else Made The Top Five?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Taking the spot back from Goldwind, the Danish company’s return to No. 1 was partially driven by an uptick in U.S. orders, according to preliminary findings from FTI Consulting.

Wind Power Helps Drive Michigan Toward RPS Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

All of Michigan’s electric providers met or exceeded the state’s 10% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2015, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) seventh annual report on the implementation of the RPS. Notably, wind energy represented a big [Read More]

Court Makes Decision In Fishing Industry vs. N.Y. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has decided not to grant a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit brought by a host of fishing communities, associations and businesses – led by scallop industry trade group the Fisheries Survival [Read More]

Siemens Is Reconfiguring Its Mechanical Drives Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In an effort to enable the business to operate more efficiently and flexibly, Siemens is giving its mechanical drives (MD) unit a new setup. In the future, the unit will be managed as a separate company under the Siemens umbrella. [Read More]

New Campaign Pushes For U.S. Colleges To Go All In On Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups have launched a campaign that aims to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100% renewable energy. According to the groups, hundreds of colleges and universities – as [Read More]