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Quinbrook to repower California wind farm

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure, announced that, following a competitive solicitation run by the State of California, the Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund has been awarded a new long term lease to repower the Gonzaga Ridge Wind Farm, located in Pacheco State Park in central … Continue reading Quinbrook to repower California wind farm

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AVANGRID Completes Three Additional New Wind Farms

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR) began commercial operations at three new wind farms in recent weeks. More than 500 megawatts (“MW”) of new wind farms in California, New Mexico, and Colorado, all under long-term energy contracts, join the company’s U.S. fleet, which now includes 3,300 wind turbines across 22 states. The 131 … Continue reading AVANGRID Completes Three Additional New Wind Farms

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San Francisco’s transit system announces wind energy deal

The San Francisco Bay Area’s rapid transit system took a big step towards ensuring a clean energy future, and it’s using wind power to get there. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)’s Board of Directors approved two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) last week, one for 61.7 megawatts (MW) of wind and one for 45 … Continue reading San Francisco’s transit system announces wind energy deal

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GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, and GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar energy for the oil and gas industry, today announced plans to build California’s largest solar energy project. Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading GlassPoint to Build California’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

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Wind energy helps California power through drought

During my summer internship with AWEA, I discovered that the power sector withdraws more water than any other sector in the U.S. This fact hits me where I live – I’m from the California Bay Area, and I watched our lakes, rivers and snow packs shrink during the 2011-2017 drought. Water security is a serious … Continue reading Wind energy helps California power through drought

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Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

James Temple for MIT Technology Review:  Three tapered smokestacks tower above Morro Bay’s otherwise idyllic harbor, offering what some residents see as a “three-fingered salute” to this pretty seaside town along California’s Central Coast. The six-decade-old Dynegy natural-gas plant, which shut down in early 2014, continues to loom over the city because it would cost … Continue reading Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

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Vestas signs 15-year renewal of 150 MW service agreement with EverPower

Owned by EverPower and commissioned in 2012, the 150 MW Mustang Hills project has been under Vestas’ service since commissioned. With the 15-year extension, the project will remain under Vestas’ service until 2032. The service agreement is a full-scope service package designed to maximize uptime, performance and energy production. The long-term extension renews the service … Continue reading Vestas signs 15-year renewal of 150 MW service agreement with EverPower

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California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the leader of the California Senate, Kevin de Leon, proposed a bill that would transition California to 100 percent renewable retail electricity. That would improve upon the state’s existing renewable energy standard, which calls for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Under the new legislation the state would hit that target five years early, and … Continue reading California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

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$1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California consumers with a Western electricity market

$1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California ratepayers, cleaner air, and the creation of thousands of California jobs are possible by expanding California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to gain the market efficiencies of a larger geographic footprint and more diverse energy supply, including low-cost wind power. These benefits for California’s economy and environment are … Continue reading $1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California consumers with a Western electricity market

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California tries to capture offshore wind energy

Offshore wind farms are finally coming to the United States but don’t expect to see spinning blades off the shores of California any time soon. While the industry predicts a clean-energy bonanza from the West Coast’s steady and powerful breezes that may go a long way to help the state meet its ambitious clean energy … Continue reading California tries to capture offshore wind energy

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BOEM Initiates Review of Proposal for Wind Energy Development Project Offshore California

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced its first step toward potential leasing for commercial wind energy development in federal waters offshore California. BOEM has completed an initial review of an unsolicited lease request from Trident Winds, LLC (Trident Winds) for a floating wind energy project offshore Morro Bay, California, deemed the request … Continue reading BOEM Initiates Review of Proposal for Wind Energy Development Project Offshore California

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New federal rules for California desert put too many prime wind energy sites off-limits

Today, modern wind technology and siting techniques allow American wind power to both cut emissions and preserve lands and wildlife. It’s a big reason why the U.S. wind energy industry has gained recognition for its legacy of care. However, a new plan released today by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), focusing on a … Continue reading New federal rules for California desert put too many prime wind energy sites off-limits

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Low-cost wind energy can play key role in California’s renewable energy future

Today, California Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation to get 50 percent of the state’s electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years. American wind power applauded the governor and the bill’s author, Senate leader Kevin De Leon, saying wind can help California meet these goals cost-effectively and reliably.   Not only will wind help protect … Continue reading Low-cost wind energy can play key role in California’s renewable energy future

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Half Of California’s Electricity Will Come From Renewable Energy In 15 Years

Late Friday night, the California State Assembly voted 51-26 to pass SB 350, a landmark bill that would boost renewable energy and make buildings twice as efficient as before. The legislature sent the bill to California Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature, and he is expected to sign it later this month, as the legislation … Continue reading Half Of California’s Electricity Will Come From Renewable Energy In 15 Years

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More than 2,000 business voices call on Congress to pass tax extenders

American workers and the U.S. economy were well represented this week as a broad coalition of more than 2,000 organizations, representing millions of individuals, employees, businesses, community development, and non-profit groups, called on Congress this week to pass a multi-year extension of expired, and expiring, federal tax provisions. Groups ranging from American Apparel and the … Continue reading More than 2,000 business voices call on Congress to pass tax extenders

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Renewable Production Tax Credit has driven progress and cost reductions, but the success story is not yet complete

With a two-thirds reduction in the cost of wind energy over the last six years, the renewable Production Tax Credit is on track to achieving its goal of a vibrant, self-sustaining wind industry. That is the remarkable conclusion of analyses by national laboratories, consultants, and other independent experts and summarized in a new white paper, … Continue reading Renewable Production Tax Credit has driven progress and cost reductions, but the success story is not yet complete

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Wind energy industry applauds California’s move toward 50% renewable energy by 2030

The American wind energy industry hailed California’s intention to get half its electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years as it steps up its efforts to fight climate change, saying wind can help get the job done while protecting consumers from energy price spikes.   A more diverse energy supply for the world’s eighth … Continue reading Wind energy industry applauds California’s move toward 50% renewable energy by 2030

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Vestas wins new U.S. wind energy service agreement

The agreement covering the 102 MW Coram Wind Project located in the Tehachapi region of California reflects Vestas’ service business flexibility as Vestas will serve as RET Capital’s on-site asset manager, with responsibility for 24/7 surveillance, reporting to power purchaser Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), responding to curtailment requests, and managing the entire physical asset. … Continue reading Vestas wins new U.S. wind energy service agreement

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Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-megawatt (MW) wind farm, when the project is expected to be … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

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Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday. The reason: Wyoming’s wind patterns tend to be opposite of those … Continue reading Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

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