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Vessel-Based Drone Takes On Offshore Wind Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

ESVAGT, a Denmark-based provider of services for offshore industries, has added drone inspections to its list of offerings. Most recently, the “Esvagt Champion” vessel assisted with the drone inspection of blades and towers on 80 wind turbines comprising the BARD [Read More]

Texas Governor Signs Tax Exemption Bill For Wind Near Military Airfields

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

State Sen. Donna Campbell, the sponsor of the legislation, claims that “encroaching wind farms” near military bases could “impede operations and create safety risks for pilots and related personnel.”

NextEra Investigates Fire At Iowa Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

A fire broke out on a turbine earlier this week at NextEra Energy Resources’ Endeavor Wind Energy Center in Osceola County, Iowa. NextEra spokesperson Bryan Garner tells North American Windpower that the fire occurred inside a 2.5 MW Clipper turbine, [Read More]

LM Wind Power Completes Turbine Blade Testing For Hitachi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

LM Wind Power has completed installation and testing of a 66.5-meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi Ltd., for an offshore application. LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the blade in 2016 with a goal of optimizing Hitachi’s [Read More]

Nevada Legislature Passes Renewables Bill; Groups Urge Governor’s Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

A bill increasing Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030 is awaiting action from Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is being pushed by renewable energy groups to give the bill the green light. In a letter to Sandoval from [Read More]

The Status Of The Global Renewables Industry: What Still Needs Work?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Despite another record-breaking year for installed renewables capacity in 2016, a report from REN21 argues that the energy transition is not happening fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Minnesota Power Seeks To Grow Wind And Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

Europe Makes Big Offshore Wind Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry partners this week to commit to deploying 60 GW of offshore wind power in Europe from 2020-2030. A signing ceremony for the joint statement took place at the opening [Read More]

Santa Barbara Goes All In On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

Report: Challenges, Trends Facing Wind Industry Over Next 12 Months

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

A new report, launched by wind consultancy K2 Management and specialist insurance broker JLT Specialty Ltd., has identified key challenges and trends that are expected to shape the future of onshore and offshore wind projects over the next 12 months. [Read More]