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AWEA, WEF: Colorado Could Be In For Big Savings By Growing Wind Energy

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 09, 2016

By growing wind energy in the state, Coloradans could save $2.7 billion on their electricity bills through 2050, as well as attract over $18 million in annual property tax revenue by 2030, according to new calculations made by the American [Read More]

Calif. ISO’s System Upgrades To Improve Renewable Energy Management

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 05, 2016

With a continued goal of operating a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) board of governors has approved several proposals that ISO says will support improved integration of storage and demand response resources in the wholesale [Read More]

MidAmerican Wraps Up Iowa Wind Projects Totaling Over 1.2 GW

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 04, 2016

With the completion of the Highland wind farm in O’Brien County and the Adams wind farm in Adams County, MidAmerican Energy Co. has wrapped up work on two major projects in Iowa totaling more than 1.2 GW of wind generation. [Read More]

New Capacity From Renewables Is 3,500 Times More Than That From Coal: Report

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 03, 2016

Statistics from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission show how wind helped renewables beat fossil fuels in 2015.

EIA Outlines Utility-Scale Renewables Growth In Short-Term Energy Outlook

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 03, 2016

U.S. electricity generated from utility-scale renewable energy projects is expected to grow by 9% this year, based on projections in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. Much of the growth comes from new installations of wind [Read More]

Global Green Bonds Could Exceed $50B In 2016, Says Moody’s

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 03, 2016

Moody’s Investors Service, a provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis, forecasts global issuance of green bonds could surpass $50 billion in 2016, exceeding the $42.4 billion recorded in 2015, which was also the highest level for such bonds [Read More]

Merger Mania? Contemplating A Siemens/Gamesa Marriage

Mark Del Franco on Feb 02, 2016

A potential coupling of rival turbine suppliers is the latest in a spate of recent deals among original equipment manufacturers.

Global Offshore Wind Market Sets Record In 2015

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 02, 2016

2015 represented a record year for the global offshore wind energy market, with more than 3.7 GW that came online, up from just under 1 GW installed in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report says [Read More]

BNEF: The World Installed 25 Percent More Wind Last Year

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 01, 2016

Global wind installations reached a record 62 GW of capacity in 2015 – representing more than 25% growth from the previous year, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Offshore wind installations, totaling 4 GW of capacity, were [Read More]

Georgia Power Requests Renewables Development In 20-Year Energy Plan

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 01, 2016

As part of its 2016 integrated resource plan (IRP), filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), Georgia Power is requesting approval of its renewable energy development initiative, which would bring an additional 525 MW of renewable generation to the [Read More]