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Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

Geronimo Offers Renewables Purchasing Program With Shorter Contracts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Geronimo Energy LLC, a renewables developer based out of Minneapolis, has introduced a new renewable energy purchasing solution, dubbed the Renewable Energy Project Units (REP-Units) program. According to the company, REP-Units are suited for commercial electricity customers who are looking [Read More]

Jaguar Land Rover Commits To 100% Renewables Via EDF Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Under a new agreement with EDF Energy, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which touts itself as the U.K.’s largest car manufacturer, is buying all of its electricity from renewable sources until March 2020. Jaguar Land Rover says its electricity supply [Read More]

Wind Turbine Goes Down In Snowy Rhode Island

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Strong winds accompanying the snowstorm pummeling the Northeast took down a wind turbine in Narragansett, R.I., today. According to a post on the Narragansett Emergency Management Agency’s Twitter page, the turbine fell in Point Judith during some pretty intense winds: [Read More]

Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody’s report.

Wind, Solar & Other Groups To Congress: Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Citing ‘Difficult Environment,’ Senvion To Cut 780 Jobs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has presented what it calls an “extensive program for the future,” an initiative that will lead to a reduction of approximately 780 jobs. According to Senvion, the initiative will identify excess costs across the entire [Read More]

Gamesa-Siemens Merger Gets Green Light From European Commission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The European Commission has officially cleared the acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens. Considering a number of “credible competitors” would remain in both the onshore and the offshore wind markets, the institution has found that the transaction “raises no competitive concerns.” [Read More]

E.ON Shakes Up Executive Roles

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

E.ON has announced a couple executive changes within its businesses: Michael Lewis has been named CEO of E.ON U.K., Marc Hoffman will become CEO of customer solutions and country chairman for Sweden, and Anja Dotzenrath has been appointed CEO of [Read More]

BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Action In The Northeast

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) says it has received unsolicited lease requests from two companies looking to develop wind projects offshore New York and Massachusetts. The requests, which are for areas on the [Read More]