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Five Community Relations Tactics For Wind Developers To Protect Their Bottom Line

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Written by Peter Gray on May 04, 2017

No matter how well you communicate the local benefits of your wind project, it will always be subject to some sort of skepticism.

Global Wind Orders In Second Half: Vestas, Asia Pacific Lead The Pack

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

During the second half of 2016, global wind turbine orders from 11 vendors totaled nearly 15 GW, and leading the pack was Vestas, which reported 6,445.15 MW, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Navigant Research tracked all publicly [Read More]

Winergy Marks Milestone For Central, South America Gearbox Repairs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

Voerde, Germany-based Winergy, a drivetrain component manufacturer for wind turbines, has completed more than 150 up-tower gearbox repairs over the last three years in 10 Central and South American countries. In order to provide a fast response for wind turbine [Read More]

Senator Named Ocean State’s ‘Clean Energy Champion’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

As part of the Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) annual Rhode Island Clean Energy Day, clean energy business stakeholders convened at the Rhode Island State Capitol last week, when the council also named its 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Champion. [Read More]

How Does Canada Stack Up For Global Renewable Energy Generation?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Though it’s primarily a result of its hydro production, Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world, according to a new report released by the country’s National Energy Board [Read More]

Federally Funded Project Seeks To Deter Eagles From Wind Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Technology Office has awarded Oregon State University (OSU) a grant to work on research related to the collision of eagles with wind turbines. Roberto Albertani of the OSU College of Engineering was awarded a [Read More]

Wind And Solar Contribute Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

The Role of Wholesale Power Markets in Helping States Achieve Decarbonization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

How can wholesale power markets and state policies work together to achieve decarbonization and reliability objectives at a low cost? In response to questions posed at yesterday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Dr. Samuel Newell, principal at The [Read More]

Atlanta Becomes 27th U.S. City To Commit To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

Atlanta has become the 27th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. The Atlanta City Council on Monday unanimously approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Announces Clean Energy Plans, Emissions Reductions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

Under a new plan proposed by Dominion Virginia Power, the carbon footprint for a typical Dominion customer could shrink by as much as 25% over the next eight years, according to the energy company. The main drivers of this improvement [Read More]