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The Status Of The Global Renewables Industry: What Still Needs Work?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Despite another record-breaking year for installed renewables capacity in 2016, a report from REN21 argues that the energy transition is not happening fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Minnesota Power Seeks To Grow Wind And Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

Europe Makes Big Offshore Wind Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry partners this week to commit to deploying 60 GW of offshore wind power in Europe from 2020-2030. A signing ceremony for the joint statement took place at the opening [Read More]

Santa Barbara Goes All In On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

Report: Challenges, Trends Facing Wind Industry Over Next 12 Months

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

A new report, launched by wind consultancy K2 Management and specialist insurance broker JLT Specialty Ltd., has identified key challenges and trends that are expected to shape the future of onshore and offshore wind projects over the next 12 months. [Read More]

Deepwater Deploys Aconex Platform For Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

To manage project information during the design and construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind turned to Aconex Ltd., an Australia-based provider of a platform connecting teams on construction and engineering projects. According to Aconex, close collaboration among [Read More]

DONG Energy Installing Battery System At Burbo Bank

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

Using a combination of wind and battery power, DONG Energy is planning to offer frequency response from its Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm. The 2 MW battery system, set to be installed by the end of the year, will enhance the [Read More]

MHI Vestas Launches V164-9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 06, 2017

MHI Vestas has launched its massive V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine, built on the V164 platform and capable of powering 8,300 U.K. homes. According to MHI Vestas, a 50/50 joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the [Read More]

Town Council Pushes For Offshore Wind In Gulf Of Maine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 06, 2017

Despite the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, town councilors in New Hampshire are trying to take action on climate change at the local level by pushing for an offshore wind task force. According to a [Read More]

Turbine Blade Fails At NextEra Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 05, 2017

The blade on one of the GE 1.7 MW turbines at the Breckinridge Wind Energy Center will need to be replaced, says project owner NextEra.