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Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms – Will They Fly?

On July 31, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued the first ever eagle take permit. Although it has been nearly five...

Embryonic No More: U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Gaining Momentum

At long last, the U.S. offshore wind industry is showing real progress toward putting steel in the water. The offshore sector is progressing...

Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama’s Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

In a surprise ruling issued last week, a U.S. appeals court held that President Barack Obama had unconstitutionally deprived a Chinese-controlled buyer, Ralls...

FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) created permit provisions that can allow the unintentional 'take' of bald or golden eagles,...

‘Significant’ Opportunity Exists Within Wind Energy’s O&M Services Market

The operations and maintenance (O&M) of wind plants is a dynamic industry sector - driven by asset owners' decisions on the best way...

Opinion: Where The Wind Industry Went Wrong In Ohio

Editor's note: On June 13, Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed S.B.310 into law. The legislation not only freezes Ohio's 25% by 2025 Alternative...

What To Expect From The EPA’s Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Regulations

President Barack Obama is preparing to announce complex regulatory guidelines for existing power plants that he hopes will define his presidency's role in...

Can Radar Really Predict Risk To Birds And Bats At Wind Projects?

Since the late 1990s, radar has been used to study the movement of birds and bats at more than 100 wind energy sites...

Smart Community Engagement: Twelve Tips Every Wind Developer Should Know

The wind industry is encountering more opposition than ever. Renewable energy has certainly become hyper-politicized, with legislative skirmishes over the production tax credit...

Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened – Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

In response to a precipitous decline of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on March 27 that...