Content Category: New & Noteworthy
First Wind Reaches Deal With Wary Conservation Groups
on Wednesday February 19 2014 by NAW Staff
First Wind has worked with a coalition of non-profit organizations representing the Appalachian Trail to help alleviate their concerns about one of its proposed wind [read more]
Consortium Nixes Plans To Expand London Array Offshore Wind Farm
on Wednesday February 19 2014 by NAW Staff
The consortium behind the 630 MW London Array, currently the world's largest wind farm, has announced it will not proceed with the development of Phase [read more]
Dominion Sets Sights On Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Area
on Tuesday February 18 2014 by NAW Staff
Virginia-based Dominion has announced it has filed with federal regulators to be among the bidders seeking to develop wind turbines on nearly 80,000 acres off [read more]
Beothuk Energy Chooses Proposed Site For Canadian Offshore Wind Farm
on Monday February 17 2014 by NAW Staff
Beothuk Energy Inc. has announced its preferred site for a proposed demonstration offshore wind farm in Canada. Beothuk wants to build and operate the project [read more]
Report: Renewable Energy Will Supply At Least 5% Of Mining Industry Power Demand By 2022
on Monday February 17 2014 by NAW Staff
The electricity-hungry mining industry is investing in renewable energy, such as solar and wind, to power its operations, particularly those in remote locations, a new [read more]
U.S. Survey Finds Majority Support For Action On Global Warming
on Monday February 17 2014 by NAW Staff
A national survey conducted in the final months of 2013 finds that most Americans support national action on global warming and energy policies. Performed by [read more]
Kahuku Wind Project Back Online Following 2012 Energy-Storage Fire
on Friday February 14 2014 by NAW Staff
Boston-based First Wind has announced that the Kahuku Wind project in Oahu is again operating at full capacity. Following an energy-storage facility fire that suspended [read more]
Five Key Factors That Affect Wind Farm Bankability
on Thursday February 13 2014 by Dennis McKinley
The levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of wind power is rapidly gaining equilibrium with other energy sources, making it one of the most attractive options [read more]
AWEA Report: Wind Energy Reduces Consumers' Electricity Bills
on Thursday February 13 2014 by NAW Staff
Wind power is keeping electricity bills low for U.S. homes and businesses, thanks to plummeting wind energy costs driven by technological improvements, finds a new [read more]
U.S. Interior Dept. Releases First National Interactive Map Of Onshore Wind Turbines
on Wednesday February 12 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released the first publicly available interactive map and geo-dataset showing more than 47,000 [read more]
New York Green Bank Is Officially Open For Business
on Wednesday February 12 2014 by NAW Staff
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., says the New York Green Bank has started business operations. The program is intended to stimulate private-sector financing of renewable energy [read more]
Deepwater Wind Takes 'Leap Forward,' Taps Alstom To Supply Rhode Island Offshore Demo
on Tuesday February 11 2014 by NAW Staff
Deepwater Wind has signed an agreement for Alstom to supply the Block Island Wind Farm with five Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines. Deepwater says [read more]
U.S. Renewable Energy Maintains Growth In 2013
on Monday February 10 2014 by NAW Staff
Renewable energy provided 13% of U.S. electricity generation in 2013, up from 12% in 2012 and just 8% in 2007, according to a new report [read more]
European Commission OKs Vestas-MHI Offshore Wind Joint Venture
on Friday February 07 2014 by NAW Staff
Under EU merger regulation, the European Commission has approved the offshore wind joint venture (JV) between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). According to the [read more]
Fate Of Fishermen's Energy Offshore Wind Pilot Hinges On Two Approvals
on Thursday February 06 2014 by Mark Del Franco
As New Jersey-based Fishermen's Energy awaits a New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) decision on whether it can use renewable energy certificates to finance [read more]
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