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  • PLANNING permission has been given for the development of the Crossdykes Wind Farm in Annandale by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Councillors on the planning and development committee gave their unanimous backing to Muirhill Energy's plan for the wind farm subject to the completion of legal agreements. Located between Lockerbie and Langholm, the proposed wind farm comprises 15 turbines, each ...
  • A French energy company is a step closer to bringing the world's first grid-­connected tidal array online. Over the weekend, the second of two turbines was lowered into the water off the coast of Brittany. The first turbine was installed in January. The Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array project and the energy it generates is owned by EDF, a French electric utility company, but the turbines are being ...
  • The largest dam in the world is set to begin construction within months and could be generating electricity in under five years. But 35,000 people may have to be relocated and it could be built without any environmental or social impact surveys, say critics. The $14bn (£9.5bn) Inga 3 project, the first part of the mega-project, is being fast-tracked by the Democratic Republic of Congo ...
  • AMERICA's wind power sector is on track to provide 10% of the country's electricity by 2020, according to the American Wind Energy Association. According to wind energy executives attending the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, being held in New Orleans, if technology development continues to lower costs, wind power will stay on pace to supply ...
  • DeWitt, N.Y., is the latest municipality exploring adding solar panels to a former landfill. Earlier this month, New Jersey’s largest utility, PSE&G, said it was looking to invest $275 million to build 10 solar projects, including on some landfills. However, in April, Niagara County, N.Y., scrapped a plan to cover acres of land with solar panels. TWC News has the report: The town is planning ...
  • May 30--TRAVERSE CITY -- Not all high school science projects come with a $25,000 price tag. Senior Caleb Brown admits his idea to install solar panels at Northport Public School is ambitious. The required paperwork and permits alone is bewildering. But when he tacked on the thousands of dollars needed to get the senior project off the ground -- the concept seemed unfathomable. "Once in the ...
  • May 30--LOCKPORT -- A retired Air Force colonel now working on behalf of Apex Clean Energy has tried to convince supporters of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station that the company's planned wind turbine development won't interfere with air base operations. But the president of the Niagara Military Affairs Council said last week that wasn't fully reassured, and opponents of the Lighthouse ...
  • Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance (SJNK), Sompo Risk Management & Health Care (SRMHC) and Sompo Canopius has launched what it claims to be the worlds first model for evaluating risks to onshore and offshore wind farms. The model, created by the Sompo group companies in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, provides key pricing and cat modelling data for insuring the construction and ...

  • May 31--Ed Johnstonbaugh figures there are about 100 water authorities in southwestern Pennsylvania suffering the same symptoms: a shrinking and aging customer population, declining levels of employment, and an electricity bill that sucks up most of their operating budget. The cure or, at least, the treatment he has proposed is sunshine. A renewable energy educator with Penn State ...
  • The newly released energy bill from the Massachusetts Legislature is a good start ("Offshore wind gets boost in energy proposal," May 24.). The bill commits Massachusetts to getting 1,200 MW of its future energy supply from offshore wind, signaling support for an industry that could create hundreds of new jobs on the South Coast.