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Enel Green Power North America Cuts Ribbon On New Headquarters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently inaugurated its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North America. The company [Read More]

U.S. Senator Blasts ‘Unreliable’ Wind, Says No To Clean Line Contract

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Speaking out against buying power from the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander claimed that the TVA’s previous experiences with wind power showed how “unreliable” the energy source can be.

Military Concerns Spark Proposed Wind Moratorium In North Carolina

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Citing efforts to protect the state’s military installations, a newly filed bill in the North Carolina Senate is seeking a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind projects. The Military Operations Protection Act of 2017 – sponsored by Sens. [Read More]

Work Kicks Off On LM Wind Power’s Newest Blade Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

LM Wind Power, a designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, has commenced work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. Headed by French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a foundation stone ceremony was conducted at the construction [Read More]

CanWEA Applauds Green Focus Of Federal Budget

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is voicing its support for the Canadian government’s newly released Budget 2017, which includes promoting renewable energy across the country. Budget 2017 is the next step in the government’s long-term plan to “create jobs [Read More]

AWEA: Ohio Wind Industry In Jeopardy Under Proposed Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is speaking out against a proposed Ohio bill that the group says would reduce the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) into an “unenforceable goal” and, in turn, slam the brakes on wind power investment. [Read More]

Another Two U.S. Cities Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]

How To Decarbonize The Energy Sector: Significantly Ramp Up Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]

Xcel Energy Proposes Another Hefty U.S. Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

The Minneapolis-based company is seeking to bring 1,230 MW of wind power to Texas and New Mexico. Just last week, Xcel also announced big wind plans for the Upper Midwest.

Prince Edward Island Aims For 70 MW Of New Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

As part of a 10-year plan to develop a “stronger, more sustainable and resilient province,” the government of Prince Edward Island has put forth a new energy strategy that includes adding 70 MW of wind power. According to a government [Read More]