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Kansas City Power & Light To Retire Coal Units, Look Toward Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) is planning to retire six generating units at the company’s Montrose, Lake Road and Sibley coal plants. In 2015, KCP&L announced it was considering retiring the coal units or converting them to an alternative [Read More]

Trump To Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Change Agreement

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

President Donald Trump has announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a global accord meant to combat climate change. During a press conference Thursday, Trump said, “We’re getting out. But we will start to negotiate, and we [Read More]

Broadview Wind Now Delivering Power To California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced the grand opening of the 324 MW Broadview Wind power facility and 35-mile, 345 kV Western Interconnect transmission line. Broadview Wind, located in Texas and New Mexico, is delivering clean energy to California via [Read More]

Forest Service Issues Record Of Decision On TransWest Express

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

After almost seven years of interagency and stakeholder collaboration and environmental analysis, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released its final records of decision for the multi-state TransWest Express (TWE). The ROD, authored in a letter by Chad E. Hudson, [Read More]

Apex Cuts Ribbon On Wind/Solar Facility At U.S. Army’s Fort Hood

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Developer Apex Clean Energy is celebrating the final delivery of what it calls the U.S. Army’s largest renewable energy project, a hybrid wind and solar facility at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Drawing wind from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains [Read More]

Australia Makes Moves Toward First Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Victoria, Australia-based Offshore Energy has proposed what would be Australia’s first offshore wind farm, according to the Andrews Labor Government. The proposal includes up to 250 wind turbines within a 574-square-kilometer area located 10-25 kilometers off the Gippsland coastline. The [Read More]

Wind To The Rescue: Underfunded Oklahoma Schools Benefit From Project Revenue

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 01, 2017

Oklahoma has been facing significant cuts to its education budget in recent years, but property tax revenue from local wind farms has helped keep several public schools above water.

GE Signs 800 MW Wind Deal In Vietnam

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

GE Renewable Energy, global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, and Vietnamese partner the Phu Cuong Group have formalized a $2 billion agreement to develop, build and operate the 800 MW Phu Cuong Wind Farm, located in the Soc [Read More]

Facility To Offer Wind Testing For Cold Climates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

The RISE Research lnstitutes of Sweden is establishing a test center in which the global wind industry will be able to test equipment for cold climate conditions. The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and RISE have agreed to collaborate [Read More]

Sandia Labs Exec Joins DOE’s Renewables, Energy-Efficiency Lab

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Juan Torres has been tapped as associate laboratory director for energy systems integration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the DOE’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. [Read More]