Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Wind Power Helps Significantly Cut U.S. Emissions In 2013
on Monday April 07 2014 by NAW Staff
In 2013, the U.S. wind power fleet reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the power sector by 96 million metric tons, or 4.4%, the equivalent [read more]
GE Turbine Blade Breaks At Indiana Wind Farm
on Monday April 07 2014 by NAW Staff
On the night of April 2, a GE blade broke off at the Wildcat 1 wind farm in Indiana. E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North [read more]
Texas A&M University Wins $2.2M Award To Foster Offshore Wind
on Monday April 07 2014 by NAW Staff
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, has announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University Wind Energy Center for [read more]
AWEA Calls Recent Wind Energy Records 'Transmission Success Stories'
on Friday April 04 2014 by NAW Staff
Wind energy is breaking records across the U.S., thanks to long-needed transmission upgrades that are relieving congestion on the power grid and allowing more clean [read more]
Pew: Policy Uncertainty Stalled U.S. Clean Energy Sector In 2013
on Thursday April 03 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. clean energy sector continues to be buffeted by policy uncertainty, with 2013 investment down 9% from 2012 to $36.7 billion, according to a [read more]
BOEM Assesses Proposal For Wind Resource Project Offshore Georgia
on Wednesday April 02 2014 by NAW Staff
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published an environmental assessment (EA) for a wind energy resource project offshore Georgia. Atlanta-based Southern Co. has [read more]
NRG Closes Edison Mission Energy Acquisition
on Wednesday April 02 2014 by NAW Staff
NRG Energy Inc. has officially completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Edison Mission Energy (EME) for $2.635 million. Under the deal, which [read more]
MHI-Vestas Offshore Wind Joint Venture Is Officially Operational
on Tuesday April 01 2014 by NAW Staff
Following recent approval from all relevant authorities, the offshore wind joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been formally established. The new [read more]
Five Common Gearbox Failures And How To Identify Them
on Tuesday April 01 2014 by Rob Budny
Repairing or replacing a failed wind turbine gearbox is an extremely expensive undertaking. Gearbox failures are one of the largest sources of unplanned maintenance costs [read more]
MAKE: Latin America Poised For Strong Wind Power Growth
on Monday March 31 2014 by NAW Staff
High power prices, strong demand for electricity, reliance on expensive petroleum and the unpredictability of hydroelectricity are a few key factors that have set the [read more]
Va. Governor Announces Offshore Wind Grants: 'We're Ready For Business'
on Friday March 28 2014 by NAW Staff
The State of Virginia has awarded research grants totaling $860,000 to four local companies. According to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., the research will help give [read more]
Wind Generation Output In Texas Tops 10 GW, Breaks Record
on Friday March 28 2014 by NAW Staff
March winds brought a new wind power record to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region Wednesday evening, March 26, when instantaneous output reached [read more]
A Global Wind Market Roundup Of 2013 And Beyond
on Thursday March 27 2014 by NAW Staff
Navigant Research has released its annual BTM World Market Update report covering the wind power industry. The study reveals a 20% global drop in new [read more]
Wind Sector Has Invested Billions Of Dollars In Oklahoma
on Thursday March 27 2014 by NAW Staff
The wind energy industry in Oklahoma has invested more than $6 billion in wind farm construction and contributed more than $1 billion to the production [read more]
Cape Wind Offshore Project Receives More European Backing
on Wednesday March 26 2014 by NAW Staff
Cape Wind and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. (BTMU) have added France-based Natixis and Netherlands-based Rabobank to serve as lead arrangers for the 468 [read more]
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