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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

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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.”

NextEra Investigates Fire At Iowa Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

A fire broke out on a turbine earlier this week at NextEra Energy Resources’ Endeavor Wind Energy Center in Osceola County, Iowa. NextEra spokesperson Bryan Garner tells North American Windpower that the fire occurred inside a 2.5 MW Clipper turbine, [Read More]

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Funds Zambia Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for Access Power’s 130 MW wind power project in Zambia. Access Power, which develops, owns and operates renewable energy projects in emerging countries, says the USTDA grant will go [Read More]

LM Wind Power Completes Turbine Blade Testing For Hitachi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

LM Wind Power has completed installation and testing of a 66.5-meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi Ltd., for an offshore application. LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the blade in 2016 with a goal of optimizing Hitachi’s [Read More]

Nevada Legislature Passes Renewables Bill; Groups Urge Governor’s Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

A bill increasing Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030 is awaiting action from Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is being pushed by renewable energy groups to give the bill the green light. In a letter to Sandoval from [Read More]