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Vermont Proposes Turbine Sound Rules ‘Ostracizing’ Wind Industry

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Renewable Energy Vermont argues that the public service board’s proposed new rules, covering decibel levels and setback requirements, could “effectively ban” future wind development in the state.

Wind PTC Father Grassley Probes Perry On ‘Hastily Developed’ Grid Study

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, a series of questions about a study Perry directed that the senator says appears to “undermine” the wind industry. According to Grassley, known as [Read More]

Longtime GE Vet Joins Energy Storage Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Eos Energy Storage has added two energy industry veterans to its executive team: Jeff Wiener, former director of global sales for energy storage at GE, joins as senior vice president of global sales, and Chris Gerlach, former vice president of [Read More]

Vestas Goes With Portugal For Newest R&D Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Vestas is opening up a new engineering design center in Porto, Portugal, in order to strengthen the company’s research and development (R&D) capabilities. The new center will be responsible for developing core technology for Vestas’ product portfolio. The facility is [Read More]

Virginia Governor Takes Action To Cut Carbon Emissions, Grow Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has taken executive action to reduce carbon emissions across the state. Under the newly signed Executive Directive 11, the governor is instructing the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to begin the process of establishing regulations [Read More]

U.S. Takes Hit In ‘Attractiveness’ Ranking For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]

Hefty U.S. Wind Portfolio Scooped Up By Global Investor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2017

London-headquartered Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets, has acquired Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based developer and operator of U.S. wind projects. According to Quinbrook, Scout is developing a 1.6 GW pipeline [Read More]

Carbon-Cutting DTE Energy To Bring In ‘Substantially More’ Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

Energy Groups To Perry: Diverse Energy Sources Do Enhance Grid Reliability

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), along with the Solar Energy Industries Association, Advanced Energy Economy and the American Council on Renewable Energy, has submitted materials to Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to inform the [Read More]

WoWE Becomes ‘Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

In order to reflect its expansion of programs beyond wind power, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) is now Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes the education, professional development and advancement [Read More]