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Washington City Operations To Be Powered Entirely By Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The City of Mercer Island, Wash., has announced a commitment to run exclusively on wind power starting in 2019. Mercer Island plans to buy 20 years of wind power to replace its current mix of electricity for its city operations. Currently, [Read More]

SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

GE And LM Wind Power Complete $1.65B Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

GE has completed its $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades for the wind energy industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the U.S., China and [Read More]

New Danish Alliance Seeks U.S. Offshore Wind Partnerships

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Forming a Danish offshore wind alliance looking to team up with American companies, Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime have joined forces with The Trade Council of Denmark’s Wind Energy Advisory. The new alliance, focusing on the [Read More]

U.S. Wind Power Now Supports More Than 100,000 Jobs In All 50 States

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Having installed more than 8 GW of new wind power for a second straight year, the U.S. industry now supports a record-high 102,500 jobs.

U.S. Renewables Consulting Firms Announce Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

V-Bar LLC, a wind and solar engineering consultant based out of Golden, Colo., is merging with Chinook Wind LLC, an Everson, Wash.-headquartered renewable energy consulting firm. The new company, which is actively operating, is planning an official rebranding next quarter. [Read More]

US Wind Tackles Viewshed Concerns For Maryland Offshore Wind Project

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 17, 2017

Vying for the Maryland offshore renewable energy credit, the wind developer has offered to move the first line of turbines farther offshore, as far as five miles to the east.

Boston Health Care Nonprofit With Big Renewables Goals Signs Up For Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

As part of its carbon-reduction plans, Boston-based nonprofit Partners HealthCare has signed a contract to buy power from a 28.8 MW wind project to be built in Antrim, N.H. Partners will purchase 75% of the project’s capacity. The wind farm, [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

The Highs And Lows Of Clean Energy Investment In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17) – down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance [Read More]