Recent – Page 9

‘Fossil-Fuel Ally’ Scott Pruitt Officially Takes Reins At EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in 2013. [Read More]

Vestas Reclaims No. 1 Wind OEM Title; Who Else Made The Top Five?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Taking the spot back from Goldwind, the Danish company’s return to No. 1 was partially driven by an uptick in U.S. orders, according to preliminary findings from FTI Consulting.

Wind Power Helps Drive Michigan Toward RPS Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

All of Michigan’s electric providers met or exceeded the state’s 10% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2015, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) seventh annual report on the implementation of the RPS. Notably, wind energy represented a big [Read More]

Court Makes Decision In Fishing Industry vs. N.Y. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has decided not to grant a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit brought by a host of fishing communities, associations and businesses – led by scallop industry trade group the Fisheries Survival [Read More]

Vermont Wind Company Northern Power Systems Names Board Member

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Vermont-based wind turbine company Northern Power Systems Corp. has named Kevin Kopczynski to the company’s board of directors. He replaces Marcus Baker, president of the Baker Cos. Inc. Kopczynski is senior director of research and development at First Solar. He [Read More]

Lawmakers Propose ITC Extension That Would Benefit Distributed Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

A bill that would provide a multiyear extension of the investment tax credit (ITC), including for small-scale wind power and other clean energy technology, has been re-introduced by bipartisan lawmakers. U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have [Read More]

How Wind Energy Can Power Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies

Contributors
Written by Helmut Herold on February 16, 2017

Nope, it’s not a pipe dream: The rapidly flourishing wind industry could help the new administration fulfill its economic and industrial policies.

GE Shakes Up Renewables Executive Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Coming off a record year for its onshore wind sector, GE has made two executive changes within its renewables businesses. Anne McEntee has been named vice president of the renewable energy services division, and Pete McCabe will succeed McEntee as [Read More]

CWind Gets Big New Vessel For Offshore Wind O&M

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has invested in its largest crew-transfer vessel to date: a 27.4-meter-long catamaran that can hold 20,000 liters of fuel and 20 tons of cargo. Suited for long stretches of work [Read More]

Siemens Is Reconfiguring Its Mechanical Drives Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In an effort to enable the business to operate more efficiently and flexibly, Siemens is giving its mechanical drives (MD) unit a new setup. In the future, the unit will be managed as a separate company under the Siemens umbrella. [Read More]