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Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

Large parts of rural America have been experiencing population decline for over half a century. In fact, 35 percent of rural counties have a combined 6.2 million fewer residents than they did in 1950. There are many reasons for this demographic change, including a lack of economic opportunity for young people, who are often forced … Continue reading Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

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American Clean Power Association Statement on CLEAN Future Act?

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee introduced the CLEAN Future Act. “We commend the House Energy and Commerce Committee for proposing robust climate legislation. The clean electricity standard represents a meaningful step forward on national energy policy that will help unleash … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on CLEAN Future Act?

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Wind Power in Southeastern Kansas for Facebook

Jayhawk will generate wind energy that will be sold under a long-term contract to Facebook. WEC Energy Group acquires a 90% ownership interest in the Jayhawk Wind Farm, to be built in Bourbon and Crawford counties, Kansas. Jayhawk will generate wind energy that will be sold under PPA long-term contract to Facebook, to help support … Continue reading Wind Power in Southeastern Kansas for Facebook

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EDP Renewables secures PPA for a 204 MW wind power project in the U.S.

The contract will last 15 years and the project, located in the state of Indiana, is expected to start in 2023. EDPR has now 2.3 GW of total capacity secured in the U.S. set to be operational from 2021 onwards. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a world leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s … Continue reading EDP Renewables secures PPA for a 204 MW wind power project in the U.S.

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America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

Seventeen leading renewable energy CEOs are calling on President Biden to rescind the Trump Administration’s October 2020 solar proclamation, which improperly increased tariffs on solar panels and rescinds the exclusion for bifacial solar panels. Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and supported by the American Clean Power Association, the letter calls attention to … Continue reading America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

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U.S. offshore wind power is set to take off within the next decade

America’s shores possess world-class wind resources that represent a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity. AWEA’s U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment finds offshore wind will attract $57 billion investment into the U.S. economy and deliver up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030. This economic output will play an essential role in post-pandemic recovery while also … Continue reading U.S. offshore wind power is set to take off within the next decade

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The Texas blackouts: Don’t misplace blame on renewables

Texas is currently experiencing once-in-a-generation cold weather that has caused widespread blackouts across the state. Companies are working as quickly and creatively as possible to restore power to the residents and first responders bearing the burden of this anomaly, hopefully bringing an end to this hardship as soon as possible. In the coming days and … Continue reading The Texas blackouts: Don’t misplace blame on renewables

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Iowa explains why wind turbines don’t freeze in Iowa cold

A spokesperson with MidAmerican Energy Company says they install cold-weather packages into their wind turbines to help them stay warm as temperatures get colder. Texas relies heavily on natural gas, coal and nuclear energy in winter, but frozen wind turbines have gotten a lot of attention this week, with some wrongly saying renewable energy problems … Continue reading Iowa explains why wind turbines don’t freeze in Iowa cold

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Extreme weather conditions harm RWE’s renewables electricity generation in the US state of Texas

Operations teams focus on resuming production at RWE’s affected onshore wind turbinesRWE expects significant negative earnings impact in Onshore Wind/Solar segment due to abnormal pricing conditions  The US is experiencing extreme winter weather conditions all the way down to the Gulf region with extremely low temperatures and icing conditions. This has led to a low … Continue reading Extreme weather conditions harm RWE’s renewables electricity generation in the US state of Texas

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Vestas to consolidate footprint in Colorado, USA

Following several years of peaking demand cycles, Vestas is consolidating our footprint in Colorado, USA, to reflect lower near-term market demand, strengthen our Service and Construction setup, and improve executional efficiency. With the consolidation, Vestas is supporting growing business segments and ensuring the foundation for efficient adjustments and scale-up when demand increases again. The consolidation … Continue reading Vestas to consolidate footprint in Colorado, USA

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Power Outages in Texas

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement on the ongoing power outages in Texas. “It is disgraceful to see the longtime antagonists of clean power – who attack it whether it is raining, snowing, or the sun is shining – engaging in a politically opportunistic charade misleading Americans to promote an … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Power Outages in Texas

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Consumers Energy Announces Crescent Wind Now Producing Clean Energy in Southern Michigan

Energy Provider’s Wind Farms Now Powering Nearly 250,000 Residents. Consumers Energy announced it began ownership of 166-megawatt Crescent Wind which began producing clean, renewable energy today for residents and businesses in Michigan. “We are thrilled to welcome Crescent Wind to our assets powering Michigan with clean energy,” said Dennis Dobbs, vice president of enterprise project … Continue reading Consumers Energy Announces Crescent Wind Now Producing Clean Energy in Southern Michigan

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Xcel Energy One of First U.S. Energy Providers to Reach 10,000-Megawatt Wind Power Milestone

At the end of 2020, Xcel Energy became one of the first energy providers in the United States to reach 10,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity online for customers in the states it serves. The milestone is powered by the company’s 10 new wind projects in the Upper Midwest, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico. While … Continue reading Xcel Energy One of First U.S. Energy Providers to Reach 10,000-Megawatt Wind Power Milestone

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U.S. wind energy industry, utility-scale solar, and energy storage activity and trends.

The report includes: new wind capacity installations in 2020 wind projects under construction and in advanced development new power purchase agreements turbine OEM market share project acquisition activity offshore wind energy activity For the first time, the report also includes data on utility-scale solar and energy storage. The public version of the report provides a … Continue reading U.S. wind energy industry, utility-scale solar, and energy storage activity and trends.

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Wyoming’s wind energy capacity almost doubled in 2020

The wind energy sector in the U.S. shattered records in 2020, recording its biggest year yet in terms of new capacity added to the grid. Last year, 16,913 megawatts of new wind power capacity was installed in the U.S. — an 85% increase compared to 2019. That’s according to a new quarterly report compiled by … Continue reading Wyoming’s wind energy capacity almost doubled in 2020

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GE Awarded DOE Grant to Research 3-D Printing of Wind Turbine Blades

Group will focus on using Additive Manufacturing to 3-D print blade tips, enabling the design of larger rotors Project will advance the competitiveness of both onshore and offshore wind energy GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business were recently selected by the Department of Energy to research the … Continue reading GE Awarded DOE Grant to Research 3-D Printing of Wind Turbine Blades

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The US wind energy industry closes a record in 2020

The U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2020 as the amount of new wind power capacity added increased by 85 percent over 2019. The industry added 16,913 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to the grid in 2020—enough to power more than 5 million American homes. Most of this growth came … Continue reading The US wind energy industry closes a record in 2020

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RWE to divest a stake of 24% in four onshore wind farms in Texas to Greencoat

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with Greencoat to sell a 24% stake in four RWE onshore wind farms in Texas. This accounts for a total pro-rata installed capacity of 207 megawatts (MW). The agreed purchase price of around USD 160 million corresponds to an enterprise value of around … Continue reading RWE to divest a stake of 24% in four onshore wind farms in Texas to Greencoat

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GE Renewable Energy finalizes contracts for 1.1 GW Ocean Wind Energy Offshore project in New Jersey

GE Renewable Energy will supply Haliade-X wind turbines for Ocean Wind. The project could be the first in New Jersey to feature the 13 MW variant of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X platform. The contract includes a five-year warranty and service contract. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has finalized supply and service contracts (subject … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy finalizes contracts for 1.1 GW Ocean Wind Energy Offshore project in New Jersey

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More than 8,000 GE Renewable Energy onshore wind turbines standing in 23 states in the United States and 10 different countries

Last November, more than 8,000 GE Renewable Energy onshore wind turbines standing in 23 states in the United States and 10 different countries quietly took the power industry by storm. The 2 megawatt (MW) onshore wind platform blew through a major milestone by logging a combined 20 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity worldwide since its … Continue reading More than 8,000 GE Renewable Energy onshore wind turbines standing in 23 states in the United States and 10 different countries

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