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Done Deal: Oklahoma’s Wind Tax Credits Are Ending Soon

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Citing “challenging budgetary circumstances,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has put her signature to legislation that will kill wind production tax credits a few years early.

U.S. Renewables Consulting Firms Announce Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

V-Bar LLC, a wind and solar engineering consultant based out of Golden, Colo., is merging with Chinook Wind LLC, an Everson, Wash.-headquartered renewable energy consulting firm. The new company, which is actively operating, is planning an official rebranding next quarter. [Read More]

AWEA, Clean Energy Groups Back Proposed FERC Changes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

A number of clean energy groups, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), are voicing their support for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests, as well as [Read More]

US Wind Tackles Viewshed Concerns For Maryland Offshore Wind Project

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 17, 2017

Vying for the Maryland offshore renewable energy credit, the wind developer has offered to move the first line of turbines farther offshore, as far as five miles to the east.

Boston Health Care Nonprofit With Big Renewables Goals Signs Up For Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

As part of its carbon-reduction plans, Boston-based nonprofit Partners HealthCare has signed a contract to buy power from a 28.8 MW wind project to be built in Antrim, N.H. Partners will purchase 75% of the project’s capacity. The wind farm, [Read More]

DONG Energy U.K. Chairman Retiring After 13 Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s U.K. chairman, is retiring in June after 13 years with the company. In turn, Matthew Wright, CEO of Southern Water, has been appointed managing director of DONG Energy U.K. According to the company, Cheshire was DONG [Read More]

IRS Boosts Wind PTC To Adjust For Inflation

Contributors
Written by David K. Burton on April 12, 2017

The feds have announced an inflation adjustment increase in wind production tax credits from 2.3 cents/kWh to 2.4 cents/kWh.

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

The Highs And Lows Of Clean Energy Investment In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17) – down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance [Read More]

Oklahoma Senate Green-Lights Early Sunset Of Wind Tax Credits

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

Having passed both the House and Senate, a bill ending Oklahoma’s wind tax credits on July 1 now heads to the desk of the governor, who proposed the early sunset in the first place.