Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?

Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?

Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?

Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.

Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.



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September 2014 - Volume 11, Number 9

Offshore

Can U.S. Offshore Clear Cost Reduction Hurdle?

Significant developments in the past year show the U.S. offshore market is poised for growth – if costs come down.


Spotlight: Iowa

Familiar Roadblocks Vex (Most) Iowa Developers

Concerns about the federal production tax credit and transmission availability prove that even leading wind industry states, such as Iowa, are susceptible to uncertainty.

Marketplace: Lubrication & Filtration

How Clean Are The Fluids In Your Turbine?

The quality of the oils in your gearbox can go a long way in determining reliability.

Marketplace: Lubrication & Filtration

Effective Strategies For Improved Gearbox Performance

Lubrication and filtration methods should keep gearboxes – and their owner-operators – breathing easily.

Project Profile: Carroll Area Wind Farm

A Community Wind Project Flies Below The Radar In Iowa

NJR Clean Energy Ventures’ Carroll Area Wind Farm, currently under construction, has progressed primarily because of its size.

Industry At Large: Environmental Policy

FWS Mulls Overhauling Eagle Permitting Rule

Although the FWS recently issued the first permit to legally allow a wind developer to take eagles, the agency is contemplating making substantial program modifications.

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Wind Jobs

Projects&Contracts

Invenergy Wind has arranged project financing for its 21.15 MW Le Plateau 2 wind farm, which is currently under construction in Quebec. According to Invenergy, the New [Read More]


Turbine maker Vestas has received a third order from Finland which features wind turbines perched on Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST). According to Vestas, customer reconcept GmbH [Read More]


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NextEra Energy Canada says both recently completed Ontario-based wind farms have started to produce power. The 60 MW Adelaide Wind Energy Center and 73 MW Bornish Wind [Read More]


The Ohio Power Siting Board has extended a certificate needed to build the first phase of Everpower's proposed Buckeye Wind Project, located in Champaign County, Ohio. The [Read More]


Senvion has started to install wind turbines at EDF EN Canada's La Mitis and Le Granit wind farms, the developer's first community wind farms in Quebec. Each [Read More]





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