New & Noteworthy

Offshore Wind Supporters Band Together In New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2017

New York’s business, environmental, labor and community stakeholders recently rallied in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make offshore wind a key component of the state’s strategy to increase renewable energy and spur economic development for New Yorkers. The [Read More]

Vestas Reports Drops In Revenue, Earnings & Free Cash Flow For Q2

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2017

In the second quarter, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2.206 billion, representing a decrease of 14% compared with the year-earlier period. In addition, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell to EUR 279 million, a decrease of EUR 120 million. [Read More]

Missouri Regulators Reject Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

Clean Line Energy Partners calls the Missouri Public Service Commission’s decision on the wind-transmitting project “inconsistent with good government and sound public policy.”

Energy Dept.’s EERE: Four ‘Emerging Trends’ For U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is touting offshore wind as what could be “the next big thing” for the U.S. Referencing its recent market report, the agency has laid out what [Read More]

Cummins Signs PPA For Indiana Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc., a provider of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) to expand a wind farm in northern Indiana. The [Read More]

Wind Catcher Faces Opposition From Oklahoma AG

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2017

Attorney General Mike Hunter claims Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, which will own 30% of the project, did not adhere to a competitive bidding process.

Energy Department Hit With Lawsuit Over Grid Study

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

The Sierra Club has launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study. The group says it filed the lawsuit Monday after the DOE [Read More]

Major Texas Wind Developer Makes First Move Outside The Lone Star State

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2017

With the Sugar Loaf wind project, Tri Global Energy is growing its wind portfolio to more than 2.9 GW of wind power.

NYSERDA Wraps Up First Year Of Wildlife Surveys For Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 10, 2017

As part of the state’s initiative to pursue responsible offshore wind development, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed its first year of aerial wildlife data collection over an offshore wind area. Over three years, [Read More]

The DOE’s Annual Lowdown On The State Of U.S. Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

The agency’s annual update covers onshore utility-scale, offshore and distributed wind power, all of which have demonstrated continued growth.