New & Noteworthy – Page 8

Vestas Snatches Another Top Wind OEM Title In Slow Year For China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

More wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) rankings are in: According to MAKE’s newly released “Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share” analysis, Western turbine OEMs accounted for four of the top five positions. MAKE says Vestas emerged victorious in [Read More]

New Report Shows How To Boost Safety Of Offshore Wind Technicians

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

In an effort to make the International Maritime Organization (IMO) develop international standards, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has revealed new analysis it says could be used to increase the safety of offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. To create [Read More]

Iowa Group Underscores Low Power Prices For The Wind-Rich State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Iowa produces more electricity from wind per capita than any other state, but importantly, according to new findings from the Iowa Policy Project (IPP), the state’s leadership in wind production has not come at a great expense to ratepayers. “This [Read More]

Unearthing The Footprints Of Pattern Development’s Meikle Wind

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on March 30, 2017

While handling road and platform excavations for the Meikle Wind project in British Columbia, the developer discovered dinosaur tracks estimated to be nearly 100 million years old.

Report: The Rise Of Corporate Wind PPAs In The Great Plains

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Business Renewables Center, a nonprofit helping corporations buy renewable energy, has released a report highlighting the rise of wind energy for corporate purchasers in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). According to Anthony Teixeira, senior associate [Read More]

Cape Wind’s Draft Supplemental EIS Now Available For Comment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the availability of a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for Cape Wind’s long-delayed wind farm proposed off the coast of Massachusetts. Last summer, a [Read More]

IRENA: Solar Beats Wind In Record Year For Global Renewables Growth

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

Representing the strongest year yet for new capacity additions, global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In total, by the end of last year, [Read More]

Anheuser-Busch InBev Makes 100% Renewables Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Cheers to sustainability and a clean energy future! Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, whose brands include Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, has announced a commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In [Read More]

CanWEA Spring Forum To Delve Into Canada, U.S. Wind Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is highlighting the keynote addresses for its upcoming CanWEA Spring Forum, taking place on April 4-5 in Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec. In addition to a lineup of wind energy stakeholders, the program will feature keynote addresses [Read More]

Bird Groups File Suit Against Lake Erie Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Two bird conservation groups, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), have filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) over its plans to build and operate a wind turbine at its Camp Perry facility. [Read More]