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Wyoming wind farm could power northern Colorado cities

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project, which would be operated by Utah-based Enyo Renewable Energy, would use 75 turbines to generate 150 megawatts of energy annually for homes in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park. If approved, the wind farm would become one of northern Colorado’s largest sources of wind … Continue reading Wyoming wind farm could power northern Colorado cities

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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania. Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller … Continue reading New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

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Vestas secures 50 MW order in Colorado

Vestas has received an order for 50 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. The order adds to the more than 900 MW of announced V136-3.45 MW orders in the U.S., since receiving the first order in October 2017. The turbines will all be manufactured at Vestas’ four Colorado factories … Continue reading Vestas secures 50 MW order in Colorado

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People are really excited about the responses to Xcel Energy’s Colorado RFP

At first blush, responses to a utility RFP for new capacity might not be the sort of news that sets the world on fire. But energy wonks are downright ecstatic over the results to Xcel Energy’s recent Colorado solicitation. Xcel received over 400 bids in response to its all-energy-source RFP, and wind power led the … Continue reading People are really excited about the responses to Xcel Energy’s Colorado RFP

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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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Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

Xcel Energy Inc. is making a multibillion-dollar investment in wind power across seven states, from Minnesota to New Mexico — and using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large chunk of it. The Minneapolis-based company (NYSE: XEL) is proposing to build or buy power from 11 new wind farms in the seven states … Continue reading Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

The firm order serves as the PTC Safe Harbor order for the proposed 600 MW Rush Creek project, and will be delivered to Xcel Energy in December 2016. The order follows a conditional agreement to supply up to 300 V110-2.0 MW turbines for Xcel Energy’s 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project (ref. company announcement No. … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

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Colorado wind power a story of second chances

My whirlwind tour of Colorado’s wind industry ends today, and as I look back I’m left feeling there’s an overarching theme: second chances. We met so many people on our visit who got second chances because of wind energy. We spoke with farmers who were able to keep their land, and pass it on to … Continue reading Colorado wind power a story of second chances

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Envision Energy Establishes Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado

Envision Energy, a leading global supplier of smart energy solutions, today announced the establishment of its Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado. This marks yet another significant investment in R&D by Envision in the United States. Kevin Standish, a recognized leader in turbine blade design in the wind energy industry, will lead this operation. … Continue reading Envision Energy Establishes Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado

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Utah State professor brings misinformation campaign to Michigan, Colorado

The former Koch Professor Randy Simmons continues to push out error-ridden, cookie-cutter reports attacking renewable energy. Simmons is seemingly undeterred by the facts, as well as the embarrassment of his false claims being debunked by major national media outlets including Newsweek, the Washington Post, Politico, and most recently the New York Times. His latest attacks … Continue reading Utah State professor brings misinformation campaign to Michigan, Colorado

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Court decides Colorado renewable energy law constitutional

In a precedent-setting decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) yesterday, ruling that the state’s RPS does not impose unlawful regulations on out-of-state companies.   In their written opinion, the judges determined that Colorado’s RPS would not harm interstate commerce. Current state law requires electric generators to … Continue reading Court decides Colorado renewable energy law constitutional

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Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Energy Agreement

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 25-year contract to supply Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) – a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming – with renewable energy from the planned Twin Buttes II Wind Project.   Tri-State will purchase the … Continue reading Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Energy Agreement

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Colorado wind power’s triumphs and challenges

Wind energy in Colorado has picked up some bragging rights in recent years, several times delivering more than half of electricity on Xcel Energy’s power grid while arguably rivaling coal mining in job totals. There are altogether 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity. Will this success, like the winds that often scour the eastern plains, die … Continue reading Colorado wind power’s triumphs and challenges

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Television ads say “Thank you” to American wind power champions in Colorado and Iowa

Television ads set to run this week in Colorado and Iowa will thank members of Congress who are some of American wind power’s biggest champions. The television ads thank U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and U.S. Representative Bruce Braley of Iowa and Senator Mark Udall of Colorado for their legislative leadership and their frequent, strong and … Continue reading Television ads say “Thank you” to American wind power champions in Colorado and Iowa

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Colorado cuts CO2 emissions, prepares for low-carbon grid

Colorado is known not only for its stunning natural beauty, but also its ambitious wind power portfolio, supported by an impressive network of wind manufacturers. The state serves as a model for others to follow when reducing their carbon dioxide emissions, which will be useful in responding to the EPA’s proposed new rule for limiting … Continue reading Colorado cuts CO2 emissions, prepares for low-carbon grid

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Wind energy, consumers win in Colorado

Breaking news: Growing wind power and other renewable forms of energy is constitutional. A signficant victory was delivered to delivered in Colorado to renewable energy and all of Colorado’s consumers as a challenge to Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) was dismissed. Federal District Court Judge William Martinez found that the challengers had “failed to show … Continue reading Wind energy, consumers win in Colorado

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Vestas factories see growth in Colorado to meet U.S. and Canadian wind turbines market demand

Two blade factories have already filled about 400 positions and Vestas expects to add at least 450 more production workers in 2014. One of the best years for wind-turbine orders for Vestas has led to significant hiring at its four Colorado factories. The company’s blade factory in Windsor, blade and nacelle factories in Brighton and … Continue reading Vestas factories see growth in Colorado to meet U.S. and Canadian wind turbines market demand

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

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