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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.

Introducing Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

Consolidated Edison Inc. has established a new holding company, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc., which brings together Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy. Through the three main subsidiaries, the business develops, owns and operates renewable [Read More]

Nordex Reports Several Gains In Home Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex installed substantially more wind turbines – 267 units – in its domestic market in 2016 than it did in the previous year, when the company installed 176 units. As the capacity of these turbines also [Read More]

Total Domination: Renewables Account For Majority Of New U.S. Capacity (Again)

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

Exceeding newly installed capacity from natural gas, nuclear power, oil and coal combined, renewable energy sources made up a big chunk of U.S. electrical generation put into service in 2016.