New & Noteworthy – Page 9

AWEA, IWEA: Expect Big Things For Iowa’s Wind Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

By continuing to grow the state’s thriving wind industry, more than 17,000 wind-related jobs could be in Iowa by 2020, according to recent Navigant Consulting analysis, as highlighted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) and the American Wind Energy [Read More]

U.S. Senator Blasts ‘Unreliable’ Wind, Says No To Clean Line Contract

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Speaking out against buying power from the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander claimed that the TVA’s previous experiences with wind power showed how “unreliable” the energy source can be.

CanWEA Applauds Green Focus Of Federal Budget

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is voicing its support for the Canadian government’s newly released Budget 2017, which includes promoting renewable energy across the country. Budget 2017 is the next step in the government’s long-term plan to “create jobs [Read More]

Another Two U.S. Cities Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]

How To Decarbonize The Energy Sector: Significantly Ramp Up Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]

Xcel Energy Proposes Another Hefty U.S. Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

The Minneapolis-based company is seeking to bring 1,230 MW of wind power to Texas and New Mexico. Just last week, Xcel also announced big wind plans for the Upper Midwest.

Prince Edward Island Aims For 70 MW Of New Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

As part of a 10-year plan to develop a “stronger, more sustainable and resilient province,” the government of Prince Edward Island has put forth a new energy strategy that includes adding 70 MW of wind power. According to a government [Read More]

More M&A Action: GE-LM Wind Power Merger Gets OK From EU

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Concluding that the merged entity would continue to face “effective competition” in Europe, the European Commission has approved GE’s acquisition of Danish wind blade manufacturer LM Wind Power. The commission says its investigation focused on the effect of the transaction [Read More]

PG&E Goes Big On Renewable Resources

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Nearly 70% of the electricity Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse-gas-free resources, the San Francisco-based company has announced. For renewable resources in particular – including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric [Read More]

Minnesota PUC Green-Lights 400 MW Of Wind For Otter Tail Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted unanimously to approve a modified version of Otter Tail Power Co.’s 15-year resource plan, which includes significant investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The PUC’s decision draws on advocacy in a [Read More]