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Renewable Energy More Competitive Than Ever In Terms Of LCOE

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 03, 2016

Wind and solar energy have experienced significant improvements in the cost of electricity in all major markets, despite historically low fuel pricing, making renewable energy in today’s market cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuels, according to MAKE Consulting. MAKE states that added [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Outpaced Natural Gas By Landslide In Q1, Says Report

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 29, 2016

Setting a new lopsided quarterly record, U.S. renewable sources (i.e., wind, solar, biomass and hydropower) outpaced – in fact, swamped – natural gas by a factor of more than 70:1 for new electrical generating capacity placed in service during the [Read More]

AWEA: U.S. Wind Industry Boasts Strongest First Quarter In Four Years

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 28, 2016

AWEA’s latest market report shows U.S. wind power had its most productive first quarter for new installations since 2012.

Duke Energy Expects 8,000 MW Of Renewables By 2020

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 28, 2016

In an effort to accelerate its renewable energy growth, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33%, as the company now expects to own or purchase 8,000 MW of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020. According [Read More]

GE Notches Milestone For Global Onshore Wind Installations

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 27, 2016

GE Renewable Energy says it now has more than 50,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe; that’s more than 30,000 GE turbines in over 35 countries. The company reached the milestone in the first quarter of this [Read More]

NRG Yield Facing Class Action

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 26, 2016

Law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against NRG Yield Inc., contending that the company filed misleading stock-offering documents last summer. The suit, which was filed last week in the Superior Court of the State of [Read More]

All Aboard! Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Vessel Gets To Work

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 25, 2016

Atlantic Wind Transfers, the commercial wind support services arm of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, has embarked on the first phase of a 20-year charter to support the construction and operations of the Block Island wind project, set to be the [Read More]

DOI Study: Many Turbines In Great Plains Pose Little Threat To Sandhill Cranes

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 22, 2016

The current placement of wind turbines in the central and southern Great Plains may have relatively few negative effects on sandhill cranes wintering in the region, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) U.S. [Read More]

Renewables Giant SunEdison Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 21, 2016

In its Chapter 11 filing, SunEdison says it has secured commitments for new capital totaling up to $300 million in debtor-in-possession financing from a consortium of first- and second-lien lenders.

Wind Energy Gets Connecticut Printer’s Stamp Of Approval

Betsy Lillian on Apr 19, 2016

Six years into operations, a single, 100 kW wind turbine offsets one-third of the power used by New Haven-based Phoenix Press.