NextEra Affiliate Scores PPA In Kansas
Westar Energy has agreed to purchase the output from the 200 MW Ninnescah wind farm, located in Pratt County, Kan. The wind farm is being developed by an affiliate of   [read more]
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:37:47 EDT
Governors Urge Congress To Expedite PTC, ITC Extension
The chairman and vice chairman of the bipartisan Governors' Wind Energy Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate leadership today urging Congress to approve a multiyear extension of the   [read more]
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:33:03 EDT
Convergent, GE Energy Partner To Help Ontario Grid Operator
GE's renewable energy business will supply Convergent Energy + Power with a 7 MWh battery energy storage system for the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). According to GE, the   [read more]
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:30:30 EDT
Queen's Energy Bill Grants Local Authorities Final Say For Onshore Wind
In a speech to both houses of Parliament, the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II devoted substantial parts of her annual address to energy security - particularly, permissions related to onshore wind.   [read more]
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:26:23 EDT
New Wine In An Old Bottle? Inside The Feds' MBTA Incidental Take Proposal
On May 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) initiated an environmental review of a proposed permitting program for authorizing the incidental "take" of migratory birds protected by the   [read more]
Tue, 26 May 2015 15:40:06 EDT
Having His Say: Alberta Election Raises Hopes For Renewables, New Ideas
Editor's note: The following is reprinted with permission from the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) wind power blog. For the first time in over four decades, Alberta elected a new   [read more]
Tue, 26 May 2015 15:27:17 EDT
IRENA: Mexico Can More Than Quadruple Share Of Renewable Energy By 2030
Mexico can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 4.4% in 2010 to 21% by 2030, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency   [read more]
Tue, 26 May 2015 14:15:48 EDT
O'Hara Steps Down As President Of Southeast Wind Post
Brian O'Hara is stepping down as president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) to accept a job as senior vice president of strategy and government affairs at Strata Solar, a   [read more]
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:43:57 EDT
U.S. Policymakers Address Grid Vulnerability Issues
The U.S. is more dependent than ever on reliable electric power for residential, commercial and industrial use, as well as strategic security. However, a natural disaster or terrorist attack on   [read more]
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:06:30 EDT
Hat Trick: Vestas Nabs Third Order In Poland This Year
Vestas has received an order for 25 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a planned wind farm in Poland. The 93 MW order, placed by Wind Field Korytnica, includes the delivery, installation   [read more]
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:40 EDT