Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.

Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.

AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.

Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.

Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.



For the 10th year in a row, Xcel Energy has been named the U.S.' No. 1 utility provider of [Read More]


Sony Corp. and utility Hydro-Quebec have announced plans to launch a joint venture in June to research and develop [Read More]

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April 2014 - Volume 11, Number 4

Industry At Large: Lowering the Cost of Energy

In Data We Trust: Rich Analytical Tools Optimize Project Life

How data-driven decision-making is assisting owners and operators in lowering the cost of wind energy.


Industry At Large: Project Finance

Financing Wind Projects With Synthetic PPAs

A synthetic power purchase agreement can provide developers with a stabilized source of revenue and attract long-term financing — just like traditional off-take agreements.

Industry At Large: Avian Mitigation

Feds Step Up Avian Enforcement: Will You Be Ready?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has 18 active investigations of wind farms around the country, seven of which have been referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution.

Industry At Large: Foreign Investment

Meet The Agency Responsible For Approving Foreign Ownership

A little-known committee within the U.S. Department of the Treasury could have a big impact on deals involving foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses.

Project Profile: Lake Winds Energy Park

Utility Builds First Wind Farm Among Strict Zoning Requirements

Consumers Energy battled stringent rules when building its 100.8 MW Lake Winds Energy Park, located in Mason County, Mich.

Spotlight: Michigan

Is Michigan Finally Hitting Its Stride?

Despite a well-publicized failure to raise its renewable portfolio standard in 2012, Michigan is seeking to boost wind production as part of energy reform.

Marketplace: Wind Assessment

How To Plan An Effective Remote Sensing Campaign

Formulating the proper wind assessment strategy depends on what you're endeavoring to measure.


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Vancouver-based Finavera Wind Energy Inc. has completed the sale of a 184 MW wind project in British Columbia to Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of [Read More]


Irish renewables investment group NTR says that its U.S. wind company, Wind Capital Group LLC, has sold the 150 MW Osage wind project to Kansas-based TradeWind Energy [Read More]


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Minnesota Power has applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500 kV Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an electric [Read More]


The North American Development Bank (NADB) has begun disbursing loans totaling $140 million for the construction of two 126 MW Mexican wind farms. The wind projects, Ventika [Read More]


French developer Akuo Energy has announced that its Chicago-based subsidiary, Akuo Energy USA, has selected 56 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines to power its Rocksprings Phase I wind [Read More]





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