Archive for wind-power

Fishing Industry Takes More Action Against New York Offshore Wind Lease

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

A group of fishing organizations, businesses and communities, led by the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF), has taken more action to halt the lease of Statoil’s planned wind farm off the coast of New York. The suit, filed against the U.S. [Read More]

Wind To Power Seven General Motors Manufacturing Facilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

All of General Motors’ Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities will soon meet their electricity needs with 100% renewable energy, thanks to GM’s new purchase of 200 MW of wind power. GM will be the sole user of the Northwest Ohio [Read More]

Federal, University Partners Conduct Wildlife Study At Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

U.S. offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is partnering with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to assist with their studies of bird and bat activity [Read More]

Measure Launches Turnkey Drone Inspections For Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

Drone as a Service company Measure has added turnkey wind farm inspections to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. According to the Washington, D.C.-headquartered company, wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data [Read More]

No-Go For California’s 100% Clean Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

Despite much support from environmental, labor, justice and educational organizations, the California Assembly adjourned early Saturday morning without taking up a vote for S.B.100, a bill designed to get California to 100% renewable energy by 2045, the Sierra Club has announced. [Read More]

Vattenfall’s Chief Financial Officer To Step Down

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

Sweden-based Vattenfall’s chief financial officer (CFO), Stefan Dohler, is leaving the company and becoming the new CEO of EWE AG, a regional utility in Germany. Dohler joined Vattenfall in 1998 and has served as the group’s CFO since December 2016. [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Inks Big Wind Order In China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China. According to the company, the deal represents one of its largest ever in this market. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa will supply and commission 150 G114-2.0 [Read More]

Alterra Acquires Jawbone Wind Development In California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has acquired the 40 MW Jawbone wind development in Kern County, Calif. The Jawbone development is fully zoned for wind generation, says Alterra. Following a collaborative effort that began over a year ago, Alterra [Read More]

U.S. Launches New Effort For Offshore Wind Standards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

A three-year project aimed at developing a set of standards for U.S. offshore wind has been launched by the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and [Read More]

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.