Content Category: New & Noteworthy
The Year Of The Yieldco: How Last Year's Top Finance Trend Impacts The U.S. Wind Market
by Edward Zaelke on Tuesday February 10 2015
The calendar year 2014 saw a number of important developments in the U.S. wind industry - possibly some of the most important developments the industry [read more]
Utilities Board Upholds Decision On MidAmerican's Planned Iowa Project
by NAW Staff on Tuesday February 10 2015
The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has ruled that MidAmerican Energy Co. must pay $2 million in annual energy adjustments to ratepayers if the utility wants [read more]
Group Launches Last-Ditch Petition To Save Cape Wind
by NAW Staff on Monday February 09 2015
Climate advocacy group Better Future Project has launched a campaign to save Cape Wind, the proposed 468 MW offshore wind planned for Horseshoe Shoal, off [read more]
Line Item In Wis. Budget Calls For Wind Turbine Health Study
by NAW Staff on Monday February 09 2015
Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., has requested $250,000 to study wind turbines and their impact on the health of those living in proximity, according to the [read more]
Wind For Everyone As Global Installed Capacity Reaches New Mark: WWEA
by NAW Staff on Friday February 06 2015
More than 50 GW of installed wind capacity was added worldwide during 2014, according to a new report from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). [read more]
Report Finds 'Culture Of Reluctance' During Wellinghoff's FERC Tenure
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 05 2015
The Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC) is coming under scrutiny from federal regulators for the way it handled sensitive information concerning the U.S. electric grid, [read more]
Obama's 2016 Budget Proposal Doubles Down On Climate Action, Renewable Energy
by NAW Staff on Tuesday February 03 2015
Combating climate change and advancing renewable energy technologies - two priorities of the Obama administration - both received significant attention in the president's latest budget [read more]
Municipal Utility Finalizes Xcel Deal On Colorado Wind Power
by NAW Staff on Tuesday February 03 2015
Colorado Springs Utilities has inked a deal with Xcel Energy to allow the municipal utility's customers to purchase wind power. According to local reports, the [read more]
BLM Completes First Of Two EAs For Chokecherry And Sierra Madre
by NAW Staff on Monday February 02 2015
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a Finding of No New Significant Impact and a decision record after completing the first of two [read more]
In Memoriam, Bill O'Connor: 1966-2015
by NAW Staff on Monday February 02 2015
To the friends of North American Windpower: With immense sadness, we must report the passing of our friend and colleague Bill O'Connor, who died unexpectedly [read more]
SunEdison Completes First Wind Acquisition
by NAW Staff on Friday January 30 2015
SunEdison and TerraForm Power Inc. have completed their acquisition of Boston-based wind developer First Wind Holdings LLC. In the transaction, TerraForm Power purchased 500 MW [read more]
Offshore MW, RES Americas Named Winners In Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction
by NAW Staff on Thursday January 29 2015
In a brief competition lasting all of two rounds, Offshore MW LLC and RES Americas Inc. were named provisional winners for offshore wind leases off [read more]
The Song Remains The Same: AWEA Says Stable Policy Can Protect U.S. Wind Investment
by NAW Staff on Thursday January 29 2015
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports that more than 4.8 GW of capacity was installed during 2014 in the U.S., pushing its cumulative total [read more]
EIA: Wind, Solar Seen As Attractive Alternatives For Hawaii
by NAW Staff on Wednesday January 28 2015
Hawaii's unique island topography divides the state into isolated grids and fosters a heavy dependence on imported fossil fuels to its electric plants. The resulting [read more]
Pattern Acquires Majority Stake In GPI, Enters Japanese Wind Market
by NAW Staff on Wednesday January 28 2015
Pattern Energy Group has acquired a majority stake in Tokyo-based Green Power Investment Corp. (GPI). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Pattern, [read more]
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