New & Noteworthy

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]

Iron & Earth: Oil Sands Workers Ready For Renewable Energy Shift

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Launched in March 2016, the Iron & Earth initiative works to help retrain tradespeople in the fossil fuel industry to transition into the renewables sector.

Wind Makes It Big In Central U.S.; SPP Sets New Record

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP), touting a new wind penetration record of 52.1%, says it has become the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50% of its load at a given time with wind [Read More]

GridShare Crowdfunding Platform Launches For Renewables Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

GridShare LLC has commenced operations as an independent crowdfunding platform to help renewable energy projects and cleantech companies raise capital. Through the platform, potential investors can peruse investment opportunities in a variety of renewable energy sectors. GridShare also intends to [Read More]

Vestas Lays Out Full-Year 2016 Results

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2017

For full-year 2016, Vestas is reporting a wind turbine order intake of 10,494 MW and a service order backlog valued at EUR 10.7 billion. In comparison, the company’s wind turbine order intake was 8,943 MW in 2015, and the service [Read More]

How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2017

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey [Read More]

Fishing Industry Fights N.Y. Offshore Wind Area In Court

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

Lawyers representing a host of fishing communities, associations and businesses – led by scallop industry trade group the Fisheries Survival Fund – argued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., yesterday against an offshore wind lease sale off the coast [Read More]

Move Over, Hydro: Wind Is Now The U.S.’ Biggest Renewable Energy Source

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

“Wind power isn’t a red or blue industry; it’s red, white and blue,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, which has just released results from the fourth quarter of 2016.