Content Category: New & Noteworthy
PacifiCorp Pleads Guilty To Violating Migratory Bird Treaty Act
on Monday December 22 2014 by NAW Staff
PacifiCorp Energy, a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wyoming to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act in connection with [read more]
Obama Signs Extenders Package Containing One-Year PTC Extension Into Law
on Monday December 22 2014 by NAW Staff
It is official. On Friday, Dec. 19, President Obama signed H.R.5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, into law. H.R.5771 provides a one-year extension [read more]
Lincoln Electric System Finalizes Wind PPAs
on Monday December 22 2014 by NAW Staff
Nebraska-based Lincoln Electric System (LES) has completed power purchase agreements (PPAs) to add 173 MW of wind energy and 5 MW of solar photovoltaic energy [read more]
Long Island Power Authority Turns Down Deepwater Wind's PPA Bid
on Thursday December 18 2014 by NAW Staff
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has turned down Deepwater Wind's bid to secure a power purchase agreement (PPA) under a 280 MW request for [read more]
EIA: U.S. Wind Power Capacity Additions Expected To Increase In Final Quarter
on Thursday December 18 2014 by NAW Staff
U.S. installed wind capacity additions in the first three quarters of 2014 have totaled less than 2 GW, but the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) [read more]
Quebec Crowns 450 MW Wind Power RFP Winners
on Thursday December 18 2014 by NAW Staff
Hydro-Quebec Distribution has announced the three winning bids in response to a request for proposals (RFP) issued last year to purchase a 450 MW block [read more]
Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power
on Tuesday December 16 2014 by NAW Staff
With its current transmission infrastructure, Nebraska has the potential to integrate at least 2 GW more of wind energy, according to a new report released [read more]
Boralex To Acquire Enel Green Power's French Assets
on Tuesday December 16 2014 by NAW Staff
Quebec-based Boralex Inc. has announced it will acquire Enel Green Power's French subsidiary for a total net consideration of C$400 million (approximately $344 million). Boralex [read more]
Report: Wind Has More Than Enough Potential To Cover World's Energy Needs
on Monday December 15 2014 by NAW Staff
Wind energy has enough resource potential to cover the world's total energy supply needs, according to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). The group published [read more]
Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes
on Thursday December 11 2014 by Stacy Small-Lorenz & Jim Marston
Climate change will have major impacts on birds and their habitats, according to a recent report from the National Audubon Society. Scientists project climate change [read more]
National Grid And Anbaric Partner On Renewables Transmission Work In New England
on Thursday December 11 2014 by NAW Staff
National Grid, a utility company with deep roots in the U.S. Northeast, and Anbaric, a Massachusetts-based transmission project developer, have announced they are joining forces [read more]
Gearbox Express To Double Footprint By Building New Facility
on Thursday December 11 2014 by NAW Staff
Gearbox Express (GBX), a provider of down-tower wind gearbox remanufacturing services, has announced plans to double its footprint by building a new, 75,000-square-foot plant in [read more]
Court Approves Vestas' Deal To Pay $5 Million Under U.S. Settlement
on Wednesday December 10 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. District Court, Portland Division, has approved a $5 million deal Vestas had proposed to settle a 2011 class action lawsuit against the turbine [read more]
Solar And Wind Power Increasingly Shaping CAISO Load Curves
on Wednesday December 10 2014 by NAW Staff
As more solar and wind electric generating capacity is added in California, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is facing an increasingly different net load [read more]
Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values
on Tuesday December 09 2014 by NAW Staff
Echoing the findings of similar U.S. studies, new research out of Ontario says wind turbines have no effect on property values of nearby homes and [read more]
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