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The Ins And Outs Of De-Risking Renewable Energy Investments

The following is adapted from Energy Innovation's Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy. Reducing the risk of investment in renewable energy projects is...
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Hooray For S.B.100! Now What Happens For Wind Energy?

California was one of the first states to adopt a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requiring electrical utilities to procure 20% renewable energy by 2020....

The Importance Of Choosing The Right Wind Turbine Grease

Getting the most of evolving opportunity in the wind power market requires reliable operation and dependability in every component of a turbine, and it’s...

With PTC Deadlines Looming, Could Wind Catcher Cancellation Be Part Of A Trend?

News broke at the end of July that American Electric Power Co. (AEP) scuttled plans to develop an approximately $4.5 billion, 2 GW wind...

Why Are Utilities Going Down Clean Energy Paths? It Makes Good Business Sense

Michigan’s DTE Energy recently pledged to reduce carbon pollution by more than 80% by 2050. Another Michigan utility, Consumers Energy, committed to phase out coal generation over the...
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Maryland Offshore Wind Is Gaining Steam

Since Maryland first enacted its Offshore Wind Energy Act in 2013, it has continued along a trajectory to become a national leader in offshore...

What’s Happening With Maine Wind Power?

Ten years ago, Maine’s Task Force on Wind Energy set ambitious goals for wind development in the state, including a 2015 target of 1,000...

How To Close The ‘Clean Power Gap’

The gap between how much wind and solar energy we need to install to curb climate change and how much we are projected to...

Maine Proposes New Rules For Wind Energy Development

  After more than a year of a pre-rulemaking process, including the issuance of two drafts, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has commenced...
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Unpacking The New Wind IEC Standard: What Does It Mean For Remote Sensing?

The wind industry is still familiarizing itself with new IEC guidelines and what they signal about where remote sensing stands today.

Wind vs. Hydro: British Columbia Has A Vital Decision To Make

As the new government decides whether or not BC Hydro should continue building its multibillion-dollar Site C dam, a study shows new wind development is a cost-competitive alternative to the hydro project. 
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Why Wind Operators Need Predictive Analytics Right Now

The ability to spot and stop problems months before they start was once thought to be years away. But today, it is possible due to specific advances in technology during the last five to 10 years.

Patent Wars Flare Again: GE Tags Vestas For ZVRT In U.S.

In a new complaint filed in U.S. District Court, GE lists a number of U.S. wind farms comprising Vestas turbines that potentially infringe a zero-voltage ride through patent.

Federal Court Decision Affirms States’ Authority On Renewables Policy

The case is important because it demonstrates that states have strong tools to dictate their energy mix (including advancing renewable energy) without violating the Constitution or federal energy laws.
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Sixteen Trends That Will Buoy U.S. Wind Power Into The 2020s

The head of the American Wind Energy Association lays out a slew of industry, market and policy trends that will outlive the wind production tax credit after its phaseout.
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Five Community Relations Tactics For Wind Developers To Protect Their Bottom Line

No matter how well you communicate the local benefits of your wind project, it will always be subject to some sort of skepticism.
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How Policy Can Help Overcome Wind Siting Barriers In The Northeast

Northeastern U.S. states have ambitious renewable energy goals, but will barriers to siting new wind generation and transmission in a land-constrained region stymie their efforts?

IRS Boosts Wind PTC To Adjust For Inflation

The feds have announced an inflation adjustment increase in wind production tax credits from 2.3 cents/kWh to 2.4 cents/kWh.
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Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier...

How Would Oklahoma’s Anti-Wind Tax Affect The State’s Industry?

A new tax proposed for existing projects could make wind developers think twice before making big capital investments in the state.

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