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Wind Working Group Formed In Nebraska

Posted by NAW Staff on December 10, 2007

Two state senators and an agricultural leader have announced the formation of the Nebraska Wind Working Group to develop the state's wind energy potential. The group is co-chaired by state Sens. Cap Dierks, R-Ewing, and Don Preister, D-Omaha, and John [Read More]

House Passes Energy Bill, Reports Indicate President Will Veto

Posted by NAW Staff on December 07, 2007

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is applauding the House for passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act, which passed with a vote of 238 to 181 and will now head to debate in the Senate. ‘Wind power is [Read More]

Union Pacific Offers Transportation Solutions To Wind Industry

Posted by NAW Staff on December 07, 2007

In anticipation of increasing growth of wind power as a viable renewable energy source, Union Pacific has announced that it has joined the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) to offer door-to-door rail transportation solutions for the movement of wind turbine [Read More]

AWEA Statement On Senate Rejection Of Energy Bill

Posted by NAW Staff on December 07, 2007

Following the U.S. Senate's rejection today of energy legislation that was passed Dec. 6 by the U.S. House of Representatives, and in anticipation of continued negotiations on the bill, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement by [Read More]

Report: Renewable Electricity Standard Would Cut Energy Bills

Posted by NAW Staff on December 06, 2007

The renewable electricity standard (RES) in the pending House and Senate energy legislation, if adopted, would cut consumer energy bills and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), as well as stimulate job growth, according to an analysis done by the American Council [Read More]

CHA Files Lawsuits For Wind Project Review

Posted by NAW Staff on December 06, 2007

The Coastal Habitat Alliance (CHA) filed lawsuits in federal and state courts to obtain regulatory review of an industrial wind power project planned for Kenedy County on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The federal suit challenges the state's decision to [Read More]

Finavera Opts Out Of Wind Farm Deal

Posted by NAW Staff on December 05, 2007

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Finavera Renewables, a developer of renewable energy resources, has decided not to proceed with the acquisition of a 20 MW wind farm in Germany in light of current market conditions, according to the company. Finavera currently has [Read More]

California ISO Releases Renewables Report

Posted by NAW Staff on December 05, 2007

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) Corp. has released its final integration of renewable resources report. The report examines some of the challenges associated with integrating the wave of renewable power expected to come online in the next few years. [Read More]

Texas City Partners With Direct Energy

Posted by NAW Staff on December 05, 2007

The city of Coppell, Texas, has partnered with Direct Energy, a subsidiary of the Centrica group of companies. As part of a one-year retail electric service agreement between Direct Energy and Coppell, 50% of the city's annual electricity consumption will [Read More]

Midwest Wind Finance Successfully Closes Wind Renewable Fund

Posted by NAW Staff on December 04, 2007

Midwest Wind Finance (MWF), a firm specializing in financing community-scale wind farms throughout the U.S., has closed its Wind Renewable Fund to investors, after raising $5 million. The company says that the fund was created by MWF to facilitate securing [Read More]