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AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan today announced that he would allow the Clean Energy and Jobs Act (CEJA) to pass into law. The law will establish a 50 percent by 2030 renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and is the culmination of years of dedicated work from the Maryland State Legislature. CEJA will help deliver affordable, clean energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

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Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

Sometimes we are presented with a unique opportunity to significantly improve commerce in Maryland while also addressing real social and environmental challenges. Such is the case with the recently passed Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019, which currently sits on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for his consideration. The act authorizes an additional 1,200 megawatts of … Continue reading Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

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American Wind Energy Association statement on Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to the Maryland General Assembly passing a 50 percent by 2030 RPS. “We congratulate the Maryland General Assembly for passing Clean Energy Jobs Act, important legislation that will double the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2020 to 50% by 2030, including … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association statement on Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

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Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

Most powerful land-based wind turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth. even states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market … Continue reading Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

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No impacts on tourism from Maryland offshore wind energy

Earlier this year, Maryland greenlit two offshore wind projects that would establish the state as a clear leader of this new ocean energy resource. Since then, some observers have expressed concern that the wind farms could impact tourism in Ocean City, where the turbines would be slightly visible from the shore. But a new study … Continue reading No impacts on tourism from Maryland offshore wind energy

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Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

The Maryland Public Service Commission greenlit two projects yesterday that put the state at the forefront of U.S. offshore wind development. The commission approved offshore renewable energy credits for 368 megawatts of capacity spread across two projects, proposed by U.S. Wind and a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind. The move will allow the financing of both … Continue reading Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

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Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

Maryland’s Public Service Commission today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to the companies US Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC to build wind projects totaling 368 megawatts (MW) of capacity miles off the state’s coast. Completing these projects will generate nearly 10,000 new direct and indirect jobs and $1.8 billion of in-state spending. … Continue reading Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

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Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act today. That means more jobs, economic development and clean energy for Maryland families and businesses. State Sens. Brian Feldman and Catherine Pugh, along with Del. William Frick, were instrumental in pushing the measure through successfully. In April of … Continue reading Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

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Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override: “Making the Clean Energy Jobs Act law is the right decision for Maryland. Renewable energy legislation is pro-growth, pro-business, and means access to more jobs in … Continue reading Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

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Senvion announces 15 year ISP extensions for 95 wind turbines in US

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded agreements for the fifteen year extension of operations and maintenance contracts for 95 wind turbines across two wind farms in the US with EverPower. Combined, the wind farms have a rated output of 194 megawatts (MW) of energy, producing enough to power over 125,000 homes. … Continue reading Senvion announces 15 year ISP extensions for 95 wind turbines in US

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Wind energy industry applauds Maryland’s move toward 25 percent renewable energy by 2020

American wind power hailed the Maryland Legislature’s historic move to obtain 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources within four years, and is prepared to do its part to meet the standard if it becomes law. Both the state Senate and House have now passed SB 921, the Clean Energy Jobs Act. It now … Continue reading Wind energy industry applauds Maryland’s move toward 25 percent renewable energy by 2020

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30 MW “Fair Wind” wind farm to be connected to the grid in autumn 2015

Nordex SE has been awarded another contract for the delivery and commissioning of wind turbines for a wind power project in the United States. The project entails twelve N100/2500 wind turbines, which will be installed by September 2015. As well as this, Nordex will be providing premium service for the wind farm for a 20-year … Continue reading 30 MW “Fair Wind” wind farm to be connected to the grid in autumn 2015

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Maryland coast could support 1,450 megawatts of offshore wind power

A Massachusetts wind farm, Cape Wind, is close to receiving a loan guarantee from the federal government. Sixteen companies are cleared to take part in an upcoming lease sale to develop wind energy off the Maryland coast, the U.S. government announced. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Bureau of Ocean Energy … Continue reading Maryland coast could support 1,450 megawatts of offshore wind power

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Maryland wind wins reprieve, Wyden brings extenders back to the table, White House takes on 111(d)

The weekend was a busy one, with news out of Maryland that Governor O’Malley vetoed a wind moratorium bill, rumors from Senate Finance that extenders legislation could be making a second round this week, and the Obama administration’s push for new rules for power plant carbon emissions. In what is viewed as a victory for … Continue reading Maryland wind wins reprieve, Wyden brings extenders back to the table, White House takes on 111(d)

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Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

New research released by an independent grid operator confirms that wind energy is drastically decreasing both the price of electricity and emissions of harmful pollutants. The study was led by PJM, the independent grid operator for all or parts of 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North … Continue reading Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

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Maryland approves development of offshore wind energy

Maryland joins several other east coast states with offshore wind power projects in development or under consideration, including Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia. Presently, the U.S. has no operational offshore wind energy capacity. Harnessing the power of ocean winds off the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast came a step closer to reality last week when the Maryland … Continue reading Maryland approves development of offshore wind energy

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Maryland Senate passes wind energy bill

Maryland’s Senate approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s wind energy bill on Friday, setting up the state to become the second to approve an offshore wind farm. The Democrat-controlled Senate approved the measure 30-15 after repeated failed attempts by Republicans to water down the bill with amendments. It now goes back to the House, which passed it … Continue reading Maryland Senate passes wind energy bill

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