Content Category: New & Noteworthy
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]
Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January
on Monday February 24 2014 by NAW Staff
Non-hydro renewable energy sources accounted for more than 99% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed during January for a total of 324 MW, [read more]
Study: Wind Farms Are A Smart Long-Term Investment
on Friday February 21 2014 by NAW Staff
There has been some debate about whether wind turbines have a more limited shelf life than other energy technologies. However, a new study suggests that [read more]
Wind Power Keeps Michigan Utilities On Track To Meet RPS Goal
on Thursday February 20 2014 by NAW Staff
Thanks to a surge in wind power development, Michigan's utilities are on track to meeting the state's 10% by 2015 renewable portfolio standard (RPS), finds [read more]
Despite Strong Growth Outlook, U.S. Wind Market Faces Several Risk Factors
on Thursday February 20 2014 by Luke Lewandowski & Dan Shreve
The wind power industry responded in record fashion to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 2013 "under construction" deadline for production tax credit (PTC) eligibility. [read more]
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