New & Noteworthy – Page 397

REpower, Suzlon Create Renewable Energy Technology Centre

Posted by NAW Staff on February 07, 2008

REpower Systems AG, a German manufacturer of wind turbines, and SE Drive Technik GmbH, a subsidiary of REpower's major shareholder Suzlon Energy Ltd., have created the Renewable Energy Technology Centre GmbH (RETC) in Hamburg, in which each firm holds a [Read More]

Study: Delay In Extending Renewable Energy Incentives Puts Jobs At Risk

Posted by NAW Staff on February 06, 2008

A new economic study by Navigant Consulting finds that over 116,000 U.S. jobs and nearly $19 billion in U.S. investment could be lost in just one year if renewable energy tax credits are not renewed by Congress, according to preliminary [Read More]

Commission Says Idaho Power Deposits Do Not Violate Tariff

Posted by NAW Staff on February 06, 2008

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has ruled that a wind developer is required to pay deposits to Idaho Power Co. if it wants its five Magic Valley area wind projects to remain in line to interconnect with Idaho Power's transmission [Read More]

NREL, 3TIER Join To Conduct Wind Integration Study

Posted by NAW Staff on February 06, 2008

3TIER, an independent provider of wind, solar and hydro energy assessment and power forecasting, was chosen by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct the largest-scale wind integration study ever undertaken, according to the company. The Western Wind Integration [Read More]

Montana Alberta Tie Receives Final Canadian Approval

Posted by NAW Staff on February 04, 2008

Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) has received final Canadian approval to build and operate a 346 kilometer, 230 kV alternating current power line from Lethbridge, Alberta, to Great Falls, Montana. On Jan. 31, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) [Read More]

Corporations Surpass EPA Green Power Goals

Posted by NAW Staff on February 04, 2008

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) nationwide challenge issued at the end of 2006, 53 Fortune 500 companies now collectively purchase more than 6 billion kWh of green power annually. These purchases surpassed the goals set by EPA's [Read More]

CanWEA: Canada Expects Record Year In 2008

Posted by NAW Staff on February 01, 2008

As another global record was set in 2007 with the installation of 20,000 MW of wind power, Canada's total installed capacity grew to 1,846 MW with the addition of 386 MW of new wind energy projects, according to the Canadian [Read More]

EDP Considers IPO For Holding Group

Posted by NAW Staff on January 31, 2008

The executive board of directors of Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP), a Portuguese utility, recently resolved, after general and supervisory board's favorable prior opinion, to prepare a potential initial public offering of EDP Renovaveis S.L., an EDP group for renewable [Read More]

Finance Committee Approves Stimulus Plan With PTC Extension

Posted by NAW Staff on January 31, 2008

On Jan. 30, the Senate Finance Committee voted 14-7 in favor of an economic stimulus plan authored by Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., that includes an extension and modification of credit for the production of electricity from renewable resources. The proposed [Read More]

Intel Tops EPA Green Power Partner List

Posted by NAW Staff on January 29, 2008

Intel Corp. will purchase more than 1.3 billion kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually as part of an approach to reduce its impact on the environment, making the company the single-largest corporate purchaser of green power in the U.S., [Read More]