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DOE Lab’s Night Vision Tech Enables Bird, Bat Tracking For Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working on night vision technology that could help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Dubbed ThermalTracker, the software would automatically categorize birds and bats in a thermal [Read More]

Coming In September: National Clean Energy Week

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

Several renewable energy advocacy organizations have announced the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place Sept. 25-29. Participating groups include the Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum, the American Council on Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy Economy, [Read More]

Ohio Power Siting Board To Hold Public Hearing On Icebreaker Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

On Nov. 8, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a local hearing in Cleveland to allow the public to express their views on Icebreaker Windpower’s proposed offshore wind project in Lake Erie. To be installed 8-10 miles off [Read More]

Successful 24-Hour Islanding Test For Utility-Scale Microgrid In Illinois

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

Ameren Corp., a Midwest-based energy company, and S&C Electric Co., a smart grid solutions provider, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Ill. The microgrid – which the partners tout as [Read More]

Offshore Wind Supporters Band Together In New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2017

New York’s business, environmental, labor and community stakeholders recently rallied in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make offshore wind a key component of the state’s strategy to increase renewable energy and spur economic development for New Yorkers. The [Read More]

Vestas Reports Drops In Revenue, Earnings & Free Cash Flow For Q2

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2017

In the second quarter, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2.206 billion, representing a decrease of 14% compared with the year-earlier period. In addition, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell to EUR 279 million, a decrease of EUR 120 million. [Read More]

Missouri Regulators Reject Grain Belt Express Clean Line

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

Clean Line Energy Partners calls the Missouri Public Service Commission’s decision on the wind-transmitting project “inconsistent with good government and sound public policy.”

Colorado Town Pledges 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, the Nederland, Colo., city council unanimously voted to power Nederland with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2025. The vote came shortly after the cities of Orlando, Fla., and Nevada City, Calif., established similar goals last week. According to [Read More]

Energy Dept.’s EERE: Four ‘Emerging Trends’ For U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is touting offshore wind as what could be “the next big thing” for the U.S. Referencing its recent market report, the agency has laid out what [Read More]

Cummins Signs PPA For Indiana Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2017

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc., a provider of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, has entered into a virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) to expand a wind farm in northern Indiana. The [Read More]