Bird Groups Target LEEDCo's Icebreaker Offshore Wind Pilot

Two bird conservation groups that helped halt a wind project earlier this year argue that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.'s (LEEDCo) 18 MW offshore demo poses a major risk to regional wildlife.

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.

Is Global Clean Energy Investment Bouncing Back?

Investment in clean energy worldwide rose nearly 10% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period [Read More]

Internet giant Google has entered a deal for MidAmerican Energy to supply its new Council Bluffs, Iowa, data center [Read More]


Online Edition

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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Wind Jobs


La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, an institutional fund manager, has invested C$42 million in the Parc des Moulins wind energy project, which is operated [Read More]

GE has signed a framework agreement to provide support services for the converters used in EDF EN's wind projects throughout Europe. Under the deal, GE engineers will [Read More]


Simo, the first commercial wind farm equipped with Gamesa 4.5 MW wind turbines, has been commissioned in Finland, where the company has installed four G128-4.5 MW machines [Read More]

InterGen, a Massachusetts-based power generation firm, has entered into an agreement with Infraestructura EnergEtica Nova SAB de CV (IEnova) to purchase a 50% interest in the first [Read More]

EDF Energy Renewables has officially cut the ribbon on its 62 MW Teesside offshore wind in the U.K. Offshore construction work on the 27-turbine project started in [Read More]