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The Role of Wholesale Power Markets in Helping States Achieve Decarbonization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

How can wholesale power markets and state policies work together to achieve decarbonization and reliability objectives at a low cost? In response to questions posed at yesterday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Dr. Samuel Newell, principal at The [Read More]

Atlanta Becomes 27th U.S. City To Commit To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

Atlanta has become the 27th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. The Atlanta City Council on Monday unanimously approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Announces Clean Energy Plans, Emissions Reductions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

Under a new plan proposed by Dominion Virginia Power, the carbon footprint for a typical Dominion customer could shrink by as much as 25% over the next eight years, according to the energy company. The main drivers of this improvement [Read More]

American Wind Industry Boasts Strongest Start In Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

The wind turbines installed in the first three months of the year represent nearly 40,000 job years for U.S. workers, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s first-quarter market report.

Block Island Makes Official Switch From Diesel To Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

Rhode Island’s Block Island Power Co. has officially transferred Block Island’s electrical system to wind power, thanks to Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm and National Grid’s sea2shore submarine cable. According to an announcement from Block Island Power Co., today’s [Read More]

Goldwind Americas Nails Down Financing For Rattlesnake Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

Chicago-based Goldwind Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Goldwind), has received tax equity financing commitments from MidAmerican Wind Tax Equity Holdings and Citi for the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project. The wind farm [Read More]

Court Approves Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

Iowa Wind Farm Powers University’s Annual Relay Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

MidAmerican Energy recently donated renewable energy credits from its Pomeroy wind farm to offset 100% of the electricity used at a relay event by Des Moines, Iowa-based Drake University. For the 108th annual Drake Relays, presented by Hy-Vee last week, [Read More]

Indianapolis Hotels Sign Up For Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., says six prominent hotels in downtown Indianapolis have pledged their participation in IPL Green Power Option, a program allowing entities to buy wind energy as a percentage of [Read More]

AWEA, SEIA & AEE Ask Perry For ‘Open And Transparent’ DOE Study

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are calling on Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform [Read More]