Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Thomas Becker Steps Down At EWEA
by NAW Staff on Friday March 20 2015
Thomas Becker, CEO at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), is stepping down nearly two years to the day after he accepted the post. Becker, [read more]
Wind Turbine O&M Expenditures Will Hit $17 Billion by 2020
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 19 2015
Global expenditures for wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) will reach $17 billion by 2020, from $9.25 billion in 2014, according to report from consultancy [read more]
Citing Opposition, Innergex Ceases Development Of Ontario Wind Farm
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 19 2015
Independent power producer Innergex, along with partner the Algonquins of the Pikwakanagan First Nation, will no longer develop the 150 MW Nodinosi prospective wind project, [read more]
Post Alstom, GE Looking At Energy Shuffle
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 19 2015
GE says it plans to split its onshore and offshore wind businesses following the successful acquisition of rival energy giant Alstom. GE acquired the French-based [read more]
Wyoming To Protect Greater Sage-Grouse Population
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 19 2015
Thanks to a first-of-its-kind conservation bank restricting energy development across a large swath of central Wyoming land, the greater sage-grouse can breathe a little easier. [read more]
MAKE: China To Install 21.5 GW Of Wind Capacity This Year
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 18 2015
New research by MAKE Consulting shows that China is projected to add more than 20 GW of grid-connected wind power capacity this year. Further, the [read more]
Walmart Signs PPA With Akuo Energy USA For Texas Wind Project
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 18 2015
Walmart has agreed to purchase approximately 80% of the output generated by Akuo Energy USA's 50 MW Rocksprings Wind Farm, located near Del Rio, Texas. [read more]
How Adding A Second, Smaller Rotor May Increase Energy Output
by Mike Krapfl on Tuesday March 17 2015
Hui Hu picked up a 3D-printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines. First, says [read more]
Ontario Court Rules In Favor Of Northland Power
by NAW Staff on Tuesday March 17 2015
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Northland Power in the independent power producer's global adjustment suit against the Ontario Electricity [read more]
Siemens, Egyptian Government In Massive Wind Deal
by NAW Staff on Monday March 16 2015
Turbine supplier Siemens and the Egyptian government have reached an agreement to install 2 GW of wind power and a 4.4 GW combined-cycle power plant. [read more]
IREC Releases Report On Deploying Distributed Energy Storage
by NAW Staff on Monday March 16 2015
A report released by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) says that the market for distributed energy storage, while still in its infancy, has a [read more]
Energy Department Throws Support Behind Larger Wind Turbine Blades
by NAW Staff on Monday March 16 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $1.8 million in funds for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more [read more]
Vestas To Ramp Up Employment At Colorado Blade Factory
by NAW Staff on Monday March 16 2015
Turbine maker Vestas says it will hire up to 400 workers for its Windsor, Colo.-based blade facility. Vestas says it is encouraged by a rebounding [read more]
Dow To Power Manufacturing Facility With South Texas Wind
by NAW Staff on Friday March 13 2015
Dow Chemical Co. has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Bordas Wind Energy LLC to purchase 200 MW annually for its Freeport, Texas-based [read more]
Federal Energy Subsidies Fall 23% Over Four-Year Period
by NAW Staff on Friday March 13 2015
Federal energy subsidies fell 23% in the 2010-2013 time frame, according to a release by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to EIA, total [read more]
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