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How Policy Can Help Overcome Wind Siting Barriers In The Northeast

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Written by Mike O'Boyle & Eleanor Stein on April 25, 2017

Northeastern U.S. states have ambitious renewable energy goals, but will barriers to siting new wind generation and transmission in a land-constrained region stymie their efforts?

A Look At The Current Global Wind Market – And What’s To Come

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2017

More than 54 GW of wind energy was installed across the global market in 2016, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which says the market now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with [Read More]

Avangrid Renewables Names New CEO, Touts Strong First Quarter

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2017

Thanks in part to its wind power business, in the first quarter of this year, Avangrid Renewables earned $70 million, or $0.23 per share, compared with $43 million, or $0.14 per share, for the same period in 2016. The company [Read More]

Vestas Welcomes New Wind Turbines To The 2 MW Family

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

Vestas has expanded its 2 MW wind turbine platform with two new variants: the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW, designed to deliver a higher power output in areas with medium, low and ultra-low wind. Featuring 116- and 120-meter rotors, the [Read More]

Wind-Powered Oil Recovery? DNV GL Proves Technical Feasibility

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

A DNV GL-led joint industry project called WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) has completed its first phase, determining that wind power can be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which [Read More]

Hawaii Celebrates Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, Hawaiian Electric is highlighting its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents on five of Hawaii’s [Read More]

Maryland Energy Administration Launches Offshore Wind Grant Programs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has allocated a combined $1 million for two new grant programs specifically targeting the offshore wind industry: the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program and the Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program. The Offshore Wind [Read More]

WindShare Uses Crowdfunding To Finance Community Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

A new start-up, WindShare LLC, is offering a crowdfunding method for consumers to support the development of community wind projects. Through WindShare, investors can provide capital to wind developers, which then use the funds to secure land leases and build [Read More]

Washington City Operations To Be Powered Entirely By Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The City of Mercer Island, Wash., has announced a commitment to run exclusively on wind power starting in 2019. Mercer Island plans to buy 20 years of wind power to replace its current mix of electricity for its city operations. Currently, [Read More]

SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]