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Wind, Solar Comprise 10% Of Monthly U.S. Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

American Wind Action Launches ‘True American Power’ Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

The American Wind Action (AWA) is launching a new pro-wind campaign with a goal of educating the public, the president and his administration, and Congress on the economic benefits of wind power on jobs, manufacturing and rural economies. The federal [Read More]

Goldman Sachs Signs Wind PPA With NextEra

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2017

In a step toward its global commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy, the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC for a 68 MW wind farm [Read More]

Capital Power Flips The Switch On Bloom Wind In Kansas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta-based Capital Power Corp.’s Bloom Wind project has officially begun commercial operations in Kansas. The construction of the 178 MW facility was completed ahead of schedule, and construction costs were below budget, the company says. The wind farm, comprising [Read More]

Renewables Groups To Congress: Do Not Slash Funding For Our Energy Programs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2017

Five national business groups representing renewable energy technologies, developers, financiers and Fortune 500 buyers are urging Congress to fund what they feel are vital programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A June 13 letter was penned to House [Read More]

Senvion Lands Big Wind Deal In Australia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2017

Senvion has signed a delivery partnership agreement with RES Australia and its project partners for over 429 MW of wind in Australia. The 116-turbine agreement for the Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria is now part of Senvion’s conditional order [Read More]

Southern Power, Vestas Probe Wind Turbine Fire In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

A Vestas wind turbine caught fire at Southern Power’s Salt Fork Wind Facility in Texas last Wednesday. According to Vestas spokesperson Chante Condit-Pottol, Vestas is currently “working in close coordination” with Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., to investigate [Read More]

Law Firm K&L Gates Expands Energy Practice Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

The Washington, D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Elias B. Hinckley as a partner in the energy practice. He joins from Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he led the firm’s energy group, and is accompanied [Read More]

Vessel-Based Drone Takes On Offshore Wind Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

ESVAGT, a Denmark-based provider of services for offshore industries, has added drone inspections to its list of offerings. Most recently, the “Esvagt Champion” vessel assisted with the drone inspection of blades and towers on 80 wind turbines comprising the BARD [Read More]

Texas Governor Signs Tax Exemption Bill For Wind Near Military Airfields

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

State Sen. Donna Campbell, the sponsor of the legislation, claims that “encroaching wind farms” near military bases could “impede operations and create safety risks for pilots and related personnel.”