News

  • Pennsylvania wants federal regulators to consider input from states and be more flexible as the government writes new rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
  • Advocates for Ohio's renewable energy and efficiency standards argued this week that it would be a mistake to throttle back on a market that is paying dividends.
  • Acciona Energy has secured a deal to supply turbines to 2 Mexican wind farms totaling 252 MW. Moreover, the company will assist as engineering, procurement and construction contractor and offer operations and maintenance for the projects for 20 years.
  • An Osage County planning board postponed its decision on issuing a permit for a wind-energy facility west of town after the proposal met with strong local opposition at a Thursday public hearing.
  • Wind energy continued its forward march in 2013 as an ever-growing piece of the mainstream U.S. electricity mix, with a record number of projects and generating capacity under construction by year's end, billions of dollars of continued private investment, and new records for generation in many areas, according to the just-released AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2013 ( http://www.awea.org/AMR2013 ).
  • The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, dozens of Sierra Club members, clean energy supporters and Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) staff testified in favor of bringing new clean, affordable wind energy to Georgia consumers.
  • A month after a federal judge upheld the Interior Department's approval of the project, Cape Wind yesterday launched a new website -- a sleek advertisement for its planned, 130-turbine offshore wind farm, with little mention of the controversy that has surrounded it for more than a decade.
  • Sandwiched between an oil refinery and a coal-fired power plant in Campbell Industrial park sits Hawaii's largest producer of electricity from renewable energy.
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the approval of a solar energy project in Imperial County, California , that is expected to supply a peak output of 20 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 6,000 homes, and support up to 120 construction jobs.
  • California, a world leader in wind energy development in the 1980s and 1990s, now ranks behind Texas in wind power capacity and industry jobs, according to the Washington, D.C.-based American Wind Energy Association.