Archive for wind-energy

Fishing Industry Takes More Action Against New York Offshore Wind Lease

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

The lawsuit, filed against BOEM, is seeking summary judgment and requesting the court to invalidate Statoil’s offshore wind lease, which was awarded last year.

Ohio Senator Fights For New Wind Setback Laws Once Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

According to Sen. Cliff Hite, Ohio’s setback rule acts as a moratorium on wind development in the state; there have been no new wind applications filed with the siting board since 2014.

Green America Launches Effort Pushing Verizon, AT&T Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

Green America has launched a new campaign urging telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon to commit to 100% renewable energy. According to the organization, both companies are currently using less than 2% renewable energy, putting them far behind many leaders in [Read More]

Energy Department Hit With Lawsuit Over Grid Study

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

The Sierra Club has launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the agency’s repeated delays in providing information on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s ongoing grid study. The group says it filed the lawsuit Monday after the DOE [Read More]

Brouillette Sworn In As DOE Deputy Secretary After Strong Senate Support

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2017

Dan Brouillette, a former executive at Ford and USAA, has been sworn in as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). According to the agency, Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private [Read More]

Midwest Power Company Signs PPA For Invenergy Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2017

WPPI Energy, a nonprofit power company serving locally owned electric utilities in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa, has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for Invenergy’s Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center. The 132 MW facility is scheduled to [Read More]

Vestas Picked For Cactus Flats Wind Farm In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2017

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., for the Cactus Flats wind farm in Texas. The 148 MW order comprises supply and commissioning of 43 V126-3.45 MW turbines and a 20-year [Read More]

Invenergy Announces Project Bonds For Latin American Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2017

Invenergy’s 70 MW Campo Palomas wind project, located in the Salto Department of Uruguay, has issued investment-grade-rated project bonds for approximately $135.8 million in the U.S. Private Placement Market. The proceeds of the project bond issuance will be used to [Read More]

Patent Wars Flare Again: GE Tags Vestas For ZVRT In U.S.

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Written by Philip Totaro on August 02, 2017

In a new complaint filed in U.S. District Court, GE lists a number of U.S. wind farms comprising Vestas turbines that potentially infringe a zero-voltage ride through patent.

U.S. Senators Propose Bipartisan Bill For Offshore Wind Tax Credits

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2017

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tom Carper, D-Del., have introduced a bill that would create an investment tax credit (ITC) redeemable for the first 3 GW of offshore wind facilities placed into service in the U.S. According to the [Read More]