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Pyle spreads misinformation about wind power far and wide

Recently, newspapers in several states across the country have published similar opinion pieces by former lobbyist for Koch Industries Thomas Pyle, now president of the anti-wind American Energy Alliance. These canned attacks portray wind energy as costly and uncompetitive, and attack the jobs it supports. They all share a strong bias and outdated, discredited information. […]

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Caribbean islands promised $1bn in loans for move to wind energy and solar power

Caribbean islands that pay some of the highest electricity prices in the world are in line for more than $1bn of green energy loans to reduce bills following an agreement between governments, companies, energy experts and financiers. Projects that can be shown to increase energy efficiency or generate renewable energy are now expected to be […]

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Home prices unaffected by wind power, Oregon offshore wind farm moves forward, and new leadership for Govs’ Wind Energy Coalition

The weekend is upon us, and research continues to show that wind turbines don’t negatively affect property values, a project for floating turbines in Oregon is moving forward, and the Governors’ Wind Coalition gets new leadership. The Union of Concerned Scientists has more news on a recent study from the University of Connecticut and Lawrence […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) could save $1B of new investments in Australia’s electric grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, […]

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Tri-State signs agreement with NextEra Energy Resources for new wind farm in eastern Colorado

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. announced that it has entered into a 25-year agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC for a 150 megawatt wind power generating facility to be constructed in eastern Colorado. Under the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), Tri-State will purchase the entire output and associated environmental attributes of […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) a cost-effective ingredient for powering the grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, […]

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Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New ARPA-E Solar Power Projects

These projects will help advance solar energy beyond current photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies to drive lower-cost, reliable solar energy deployment. At the University of Texas-Austin today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will announce $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power […]

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Availon hits 2GW milestone

Availon announced today that its portfolio of wind turbine under maintenance has reached the 2GW milestone since its foundation in 2007. In just six years, Availon has established itself as global leader of multi-brand wind turbine maintenance services to reckon with. Availon has experienced steady growth and currently employs a workforce of around 300 employees. […]

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MEPs today voted in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy

MEPs today voted in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy by supporting three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency in plenary. “The European Parliament has again shown it is the most forward-thinking of the institutions. It has resisted lobbying from backward-looking organisations and voted on the basis of facts, […]

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