Content Category: New & Noteworthy
IEA: Any Country Can Reach High Shares Of Wind, Solar Power Cost-Effectively
on Wednesday March 05 2014 by NAW Staff
Any country can integrate high shares - i.e., 30% of annual electricity production or more - of wind energy and solar photovoltaics (PV) in its [read more]
Maine Supreme Court Halts Emera-First Wind Joint Venture
on Wednesday March 05 2014 by NAW Staff
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has struck a blow to a joint venture between Boston-based First Wind and Nova Scotia-based Emera. The court has ruled [read more]
Cape Wind Opposition Group Files Suit Against FAA
on Tuesday March 04 2014 by NAW Staff
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, which has taken part in numerous lawsuits related to the Cape Wind offshore project, has now filed a new [read more]
Wind Power Helps Ontario Grid Maintain Reliability
on Tuesday March 04 2014 by NAW Staff
Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) recently reported in its 18-month outlook that the connection of new wind and other renewable energy is being achieved [read more]
Report: Despite Global Drop In Renewable Energy Investment, Future Looks Promising
on Monday March 03 2014 by NAW Staff
Global investment in renewable energy decreased 11% in 2013, but an abundance of opportunities in new markets, new technologies and new sources of capital all [read more]
Wind Deal Puts Austin Energy On Track To Meet Renewables Goal Four Years Early
on Friday February 28 2014 by NAW Staff
The Austin City Council has given Austin Energy its approval to enter a new wind power purchase agreement (PPA) for up to 300 MW, positioning [read more]
BP Axes Cape Vincent Project, Continues Offloading Development Portfolio
on Friday February 28 2014 by NAW Staff
BP Wind Energy, which last year announced plans to divest its entire U.S. development portfolio, says it is in the process of concluding the sale [read more]
Governors, FERC To Collaborate On Preparing U.S. Grid For More Wind Power
on Friday February 28 2014 by NAW Staff
Representatives from the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition recently met with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners to discuss ways in which they can work together [read more]
Chinese Authorities Approve Vestas-Mitsubishi Offshore Wind Joint Venture
on Friday February 28 2014 by NAW Staff
The offshore wind joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received final approval from the Chinese competition authorities. The European Commission also [read more]
Wind Power Helps Boost U.S. Renewable Generation Up 30% Last Week
on Thursday February 27 2014 by NAW Staff
Renewable generation across the U.S. was up 30% for the week ending Feb. 20, according to recent estimates from Genscape's Generation Fuel Monitor Report. The [read more]
New England's 'Largest' Renewables Procurement Is All Wind, But Less Than Envisioned
on Thursday February 27 2014 by Joseph Bebon
Massachusetts regulators have officially signed off on what the Gov. Deval Patrick administration is hailing as "the largest procurement of renewable energy in New England." [read more]
Cape Wind Announces $600 Million Loan From Danish Company
on Wednesday February 26 2014 by NAW Staff
The board of directors of Danish export credit agency EKF has approved a $600 million loan to the 468 MW Cape Wind offshore project, being [read more]
Court Victory For Ostrander Point Wind Project In Ontario
on Tuesday February 25 2014 by NAW Staff
The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed a recent decision of the province's Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) to overturn a renewable energy approval (REA) for the [read more]
University Of Delaware Leads New Effort To Catalyze U.S. Offshore Wind
on Tuesday February 25 2014 by NAW Staff
The University of Delaware (UD) is leading an effort to spark conversation and action among government and industry in hopes of advancing the embryonic U.S. [read more]
Health Agency Finds No Reliable Proof That Wind Farms Pose Danger
on Monday February 24 2014 by NAW Staff
Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a draft information paper concluding that "there is no reliable or consistent evidence that wind [read more]
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