Wind Energy

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:49:00 UTC

Forming joint ventures to construct US offshore wind farms

The U.S Jones Act affects the construction of U.S. offshore wind farms by limiting certain activities in U.S. waters to U.S.-registered vessels owned and operated by qualified U.S. citizens. Much of the expertise in the construction of offshore wind farms is European based. The logical mechanism for marrying European expertise with U.S. firms qualified to operate where the U.S. Jones Act applies are joint ventures. Such joint ventures must take into account the stringent U.S. citizenship requirements applicable to the ownership and operation of Jones Act vessels.… read more
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:50:00 UTC

Wind generated more than one-third of electricity last week in the UK

RenewableUK highlighted last week that Great Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms generated more electricity than any other source of power last week.… read more
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:38:03 UTC

Solar and wind take the lead in FERC first infrastructure report of 2019

According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), new solar and wind generating capacity has taken the lead over natural gas and all other energy sources for the first month of 2019.… read more
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:05:09 UTC

San Francisco mulls creating its own 100 percent renewables-focused utility from PG&E wreckage

What happens when a famously left-leaning city dives into the buttoned-down business of electric utilities? San Francisco may soon find out.… read more
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:42:00 UTC

Wind-solar pairing cuts equipment costs while ramping up output

A trailblazing wind-solar hybrid project in western Minnesota could be a preview of what’s to come as renewable developers look for new ways to bolster projects.… read more
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:47:00 UTC

Opinion: Puerto Rico's energy future is renewable

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, it cut short nearly 3,000 lives, displaced thousands of families, and subjected the commonwealth to the longest energy blackout in U.S. history. This tragedy invited a new vision for Puerto Rico’s battered electric grid, and I hoped that a central tenet of the rebuilding effort would be an aggressive move toward safe, abundant and resilient clean energy.… read more
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:00:00 UTC

UK in deal to unlock offshore wind boom and green jobs

Offshore wind is set to provide more than 30 per cent of UK electricity by 2030 after the government today launched a landmark deal with the renewables industry.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:30:00 UTC

Indian government to declare large hydropower projects a renewable energy source

The Indian government’s Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved measures to promote the hydropower sector that include declaring large hydropower projects to be part of the non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:36:00 UTC

Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan.… read more
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:54:00 UTC

New report shows Baltic States ahead of western EU counterparts in renewable energy targets

Findings in a recently published European Union report showed that the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia make up over 30 percent of the EU countries that have already met their 2020 renewable energy targets.… read more
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:26:00 UTC

Saratoga Wind Farm now delivering 66-MW of clean energy for MGE

Last week Wisconsin’s Madison Gas and Electric's (MGE) said its 66-MW Saratoga Wind Farm is fully operational and delivering energy to the electric grid. MGE and Vestas – the company that built the turbines – have completed testing of the turbines and electrical systems, and the wind farm is fully online.… read more
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:07:08 UTC

Good news! Europe's electric grid will still work even as the world crumbles

Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy. New research suggests that these electricity systems should work almost equally well in both historical and future European climates despite changing weather more
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:17:26 UTC

What if the US-Mexico border wall was an energy corridor that could pay for itself?

Instead of a wall, build a first-of-its-kind energy park that spans the 1,954 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico to bring energy, water, jobs and border security to the region.… read more
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:59:00 UTC

New Hampshire considers options for buying renewable energy for state

New Hampshire is preparing to follow the lead of other New England states and create a system for procuring renewable energy on behalf of residents.… read more
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:41:00 UTC

China’s renewable energy installed capacity grew 12 percent across all sources in 2018

As of the end of 2018, China’s renewable energy installation capacity had reached 728 GW, an increase of 12 percent from a year earlier, according to statistics released by China’s National Energy Administration. This breaks down into 352 GW (up 2.5 percent) for hydro, 184 GW (up 12.4 percent) for wind, 174 GW (up 34 percent) for photovoltaic (PV) and 17.8 GW (up 20.7 percent) for biomass. Renewable energy accounted for 38.3 percent of the country’s total installed power capacity, a rise of 1.7 percentage points.… read more
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