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Wind, Solar & Other Groups To Congress: Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Citing ‘Difficult Environment,’ Senvion To Cut 780 Jobs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has presented what it calls an “extensive program for the future,” an initiative that will lead to a reduction of approximately 780 jobs. According to Senvion, the initiative will identify excess costs across the entire [Read More]

Gamesa-Siemens Merger Gets Green Light From European Commission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The European Commission has officially cleared the acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens. Considering a number of “credible competitors” would remain in both the onshore and the offshore wind markets, the institution has found that the transaction “raises no competitive concerns.” [Read More]

BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Action In The Northeast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts. The requests, which are for areas on the [Read More]

Certex Opens New U.K. Facility To Support Offshore And Onshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 10, 2017

Certex U.K., a supplier to the global wind market, has expanded its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber, England, region by opening a new office and workshop in Hull. The new facility is fundamental to the company’s plans to [Read More]

Milestone In Denmark Shows Off ‘Power Of Wind’

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on March 09, 2017

Just 10 days after the Southwest Power Pool set a new wind penetration record, Denmark produced enough wind energy in one day to power 104% of the country’s energy demand.

Four-Year U.S. Wind Forecast Sees Quarter-Million Jobs, 35 GW Of New Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

The expansion of American wind power is poised to drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion dollars in economic activity over the next four years, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), citing a new report from Navigant Consulting. These [Read More]

Arkansas Lawmakers Put Up Fight Against Clean Line’s Plains & Eastern Project

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Republican legislators in Arkansas are urging Rick Perry, the newly elected secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “preserve states’ rights” and review Clean Line Energy Partners’ proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line project, a 700-mile transmission line that [Read More]

Anbaric, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Create Clean Energy Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Wakefield, Mass.-based Anbaric, a developer of clean energy transmission and microgrid projects, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have created a new company called Anbaric Development Partners, which will develop clean energy infrastructure projects in North America by accelerating the revitalization [Read More]

100% Renewables? Look To Colleges And Universities To Lead The Way

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

America’s colleges and universities are in a good position to lead the country’s eventual transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course to [Read More]