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Wind, Solar Comprise 10% Of Monthly U.S. Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

American Wind Action Launches ‘True American Power’ Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

The American Wind Action (AWA) is launching a new pro-wind campaign with a goal of educating the public, the president and his administration, and Congress on the economic benefits of wind power on jobs, manufacturing and rural economies. The federal [Read More]

Renewables Groups To Congress: Do Not Slash Funding For Our Energy Programs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2017

Five national business groups representing renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers are urging Congress to fund what they feel are vital programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A June 13 letter was penned to House [Read More]

Southern Power, Vestas Probe Wind Turbine Fire In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

A Vestas wind turbine caught fire at Southern Power’s Salt Fork Wind Facility in Texas last Wednesday. According to Vestas spokesperson Chante Condit-Pottol, Vestas is currently “working in close coordination” with Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., to investigate [Read More]

Law Firm K&L Gates Expands Energy Practice Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

The Washington, D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Elias B. Hinckley as a partner in the energy practice. He joins from Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he led the firm’s energy group, and is accompanied [Read More]

Vessel-Based Drone Takes On Offshore Wind Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

ESVAGT, a Denmark-based provider of services for offshore industries, has added drone inspections to its list of offerings. Most recently, the “Esvagt Champion” vessel assisted with the drone inspection of blades and towers on 80 wind turbines comprising the BARD [Read More]

Texas Governor Signs Tax Exemption Bill For Wind Near Military Airfields

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Written by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

State Sen. Donna Campbell, the sponsor of the legislation, claims that “encroaching wind farms” near military bases could “impede operations and create safety risks for pilots and related personnel.”

NextEra Investigates Fire At Iowa Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

A fire broke out on a turbine earlier this week at NextEra Energy Resources’ Endeavor Wind Energy Center in Osceola County, Iowa. NextEra spokesperson Bryan Garner tells North American Windpower that the fire occurred inside a 2.5 MW Clipper turbine, [Read More]

LM Wind Power Completes Turbine Blade Testing For Hitachi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

LM Wind Power has completed installation and testing of a 66.5-meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi Ltd., for an offshore application. LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the blade in 2016 with a goal of optimizing Hitachi’s [Read More]

Nevada Legislature Passes Renewables Bill; Groups Urge Governor’s Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

A bill increasing Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030 is awaiting action from Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is being pushed by renewable energy groups to give the bill the green light. In a letter to Sandoval from [Read More]