End Of An Error: Developer Pulls Plug On Controversial Wind Farm
on Thursday September 19 2013 by Mark Del Franco
The developer behind the controversial New Era Wind Farm has informed the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that it will no longer pursue the permits [read more]
LEEDCo's Novel Approach To Financing And Support
on Tuesday September 17 2013 by Mark Del Franco
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo), a regional public-private partnership based in Cleveland, has literally taken to the streets to drum up support for [read more]
Official: U.S. Treasury Contemplates Releasing Additional PTC Guidance
on Thursday September 12 2013 by Mark Del Franco
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is contemplating the release of additional guidance to further clarify requirements for the production tax credit (PTC). Speaking during [read more]
Meet Tom Kiernan, The Man Tasked With Leading The U.S. Wind Industry
on Thursday April 25 2013 by Mark Del Franco
On April 25, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Tom Kiernan its next CEO. Kiernan takes over for former policy director Robert Gramlich, who [read more]
PTC Update: IRS Clarifies 'Commence Construction' Requirements
on Tuesday April 16 2013 by Mark Del Franco
In order to qualify for the production tax credit (PTC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says that renewable energy projects starting construction in 2013 must [read more]
AWEA Reveals Numbers Behind U.S. Wind Sector's Record-Breaking Year
on Thursday April 11 2013 by Mark Del Franco
Did you know that in 2012, U.S. wind energy - for the first time - was the No. 1 new source of electricity generation, contributing [read more]
Post-Fukushima, Japan Looks To Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
on Tuesday April 09 2013 by Mark Del Franco
The Environment Ministry of Japan will begin installing two floating offshore wind turbines this summer as a way to help diversify the country's generation mix [read more]
IRS: PTC Will Be Worth Slightly More In 2013
on Thursday April 04 2013 by Mark Del Franco
Wind developers have received a touch of good news, as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the federal production tax credit (PTC) for [read more]
As Focus Shifts To O&M, Duke Energy Renewables Leaps Into Services Market
on Tuesday April 02 2013 by Mark Del Franco
According to IHS Emerging Energy Research, annual expenditures of wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M) will exceed $5.6 billion by 2025 - more than double [read more]
Welcome To Walmart: Wind Energy Is Key Part Of Retailer's Plans
on Thursday March 21 2013 by Mark Del Franco
A GE 1.5 MW SLE wind turbine that rises above Walmart's Red Bluff, Calif., distribution center has caused quite a stir. The 265-foot-tall turbine has [read more]
Thanks To PTC Extension, Google 'Actively Looking' To Procure Wind Energy
on Tuesday March 12 2013 by Mark Del Franco
Encouraged by the extension of the production tax credit (PTC), Google will continue to work with utilities to procure wind energy to power the company's [read more]
Insider: Clarity On PTC 'Begin Construction' Language Expected Soon
on Tuesday March 05 2013 by Mark Del Franco
The wind energy industry will soon receive long-awaited guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on ambiguous language contained in the version of the production [read more]
Sen. Carper Renews Push For Offshore Wind Energy, Investment Tax Credit
on Thursday February 28 2013 by Mark Del Franco
Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have reintroduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which would provide financial incentives for investments in offshore [read more]
Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Seeks Fairness For Wind Energy In Tax Debate
on Tuesday February 26 2013 by Mark Del Franco
Whether he was working to amend the production tax credit's (PTC) definition or speaking out in favor of wind energy during the U.S. presidential campaign, [read more]
OSHA's 'Narrow' Ruling Leaves Ladder Compliance Questions Unanswered
on Tuesday February 19 2013 by Mark Del Franco
After an 18-month-plus delay, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reiterated its position that fixed ladders inside wind turbines must adhere to 29 CFR [read more]
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