Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Ontario Is Officially Coal-Free, Shuts Down Final Plant
on Tuesday April 15 2014 by NAW Staff
Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation. The Thunder Bay Generating Station, Ontario's [read more]
Samsung And Pattern Complete Ontario's Largest Wind Project
on Monday April 14 2014 by NAW Staff
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group Inc. have flipped the switch on their 270 MW South Kent project in Ontario, making it the [read more]
CalWEA Says 50% Renewables Target In California Is Possible, Affordable
on Friday April 11 2014 by NAW Staff
A recent study performed for California's five major utilities by the research firm Energy and Environmental Economics (E3) provides a roadmap for achieving 50% renewable [read more]
AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013
on Thursday April 10 2014 by NAW Staff
As many expected, new U.S. wind installations took a massive dive in 2013. However, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released its U.S. Wind [read more]
IKEA Makes Its First U.S. Wind Farm Purchase In Illinois
on Thursday April 10 2014 by NAW Staff
Home furnishings retailer IKEA has announced its first U.S. wind farm investment with the purchase of the Hoopeston Wind project in Hoopeston, Ill. The 98 [read more]
Maine Regulators Order First Wind To Prove Financial Capacity
on Thursday April 10 2014 by NAW Staff
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has called on First Wind to prove it will still have the financial capacity to build three wind [read more]
MAKE Expects North American Wind Market To Grow 207% YOY In 2014
on Wednesday April 09 2014 by NAW Staff
The North American wind market will recover in 2014 after a lackluster performance in 2013 and grow 207% year-over-year (YOY), according to a new report [read more]
Global Wind Power Market Poised To Rebound This Year, Install At Least 47 GW
on Wednesday April 09 2014 by NAW Staff
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says it expects new global wind installations to reach at least 47 GW this year, a dramatic increase over [read more]
Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?
on Tuesday April 08 2014 by Richard H. Podolsky
In response to a precipitous decline of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on March 27 that it is [read more]
Fishermen's Energy Appeals BPU Decision To Deny Offshore Pilot
on Tuesday April 08 2014 by NAW Staff
Fishermen's Energy has filed an appeal with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and wants the regulators to reconsider what the developer calls [read more]
Wind Power Helps Significantly Cut U.S. Emissions In 2013
on Monday April 07 2014 by NAW Staff
In 2013, the U.S. wind power fleet reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the power sector by 96 million metric tons, or 4.4%, the equivalent [read more]
GE Turbine Blade Breaks At Indiana Wind Farm
on Monday April 07 2014 by NAW Staff
On the night of April 2, a GE blade broke off at the Wildcat 1 wind farm in Indiana. E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North [read more]
Texas A&M University Wins $2.2M Award To Foster Offshore Wind
on Monday April 07 2014 by NAW Staff
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, has announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is awarding $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University Wind Energy Center for [read more]
AWEA Calls Recent Wind Energy Records 'Transmission Success Stories'
on Friday April 04 2014 by NAW Staff
Wind energy is breaking records across the U.S., thanks to long-needed transmission upgrades that are relieving congestion on the power grid and allowing more clean [read more]
Pew: Policy Uncertainty Stalled U.S. Clean Energy Sector In 2013
on Thursday April 03 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. clean energy sector continues to be buffeted by policy uncertainty, with 2013 investment down 9% from 2012 to $36.7 billion, according to a [read more]
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