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Opportunities during US offshore wind power development

AWEA and the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind partner to help the public more easily participate in the existing federal feedback process. As momentum to build large-scale U.S. offshore wind farms continues, a new guide released today will increase public transparency into the federal regulatory process governing offshore wind energy development. The … Continue reading Opportunities during US offshore wind power development

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New guide shows stakeholder engagement opportunities during offshore wind power development

It’s an exciting time for offshore wind—states up and down the East Coast have upped the ante in their offshore wind commitments, and there’s also significant action on the West Coast and in the Great Lakes.  As offshore wind’s promise comes to fruition, public feedback, during planning and through construction and operation, will become increasingly … Continue reading New guide shows stakeholder engagement opportunities during offshore wind power development

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Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

Last week, several House lawmakers introduced a bill that would reform the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The ensuing debate sure to arise provides an excellent opportunity to lay some facts on the table about wind energy’s wholistic impact on birds. Wind Energy Provides Benefits to migratory birds The truth is wind is the most … Continue reading Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

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10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

As we close the books on the 2010’s, it’s a good time to take stock of an incredible decade for American wind power. From humble beginnings at the start of the decade, U.S. wind energy grew into a 50-state industry that plays a major role in supplying affordable, reliable, clean energy for millions of families … Continue reading 10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

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Removing obstacles for responsibly expanding wind energy

Demand for energy can put enormous stress on the environment, habitats and the wildlife that lives there. The wind energy industry is proud of its legacy as a source of low-impact electricity that is leading the way in providing conservation benefits to wildlife and ecosystems. Every year, the wind industry displaces 43 million cars’ worth … Continue reading Removing obstacles for responsibly expanding wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind power project to date at 2.64 GW

Dominion Energy selects Siemens Gamesa for USA’s largest offshore wind energy project.  Installations of Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines expected to be completed by end of 2026. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named as the preferred turbine supplier for the massive 2,640-MW Dominion Energy Virginia Offshore Wind project in the USA. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind power project to date at 2.64 GW

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Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-MW Mesteño wind power project in Texas begins producing energy

Project includes some of the tallest wind turbines in the U.S. – increasing wind energy production. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), announced that its 200-megawatt (MW) Mesteño Windpower project in Starr County, Texas began commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2019. It is Duke Energy’s fourth wind generation facility … Continue reading Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-MW Mesteño wind power project in Texas begins producing energy

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Whitney Hill wind farm start producing wind energy in Illinois

The Whitney Hill wind farm and the first phase of the Roadrunner photovoltaic plant have entered into service. Enel Green Power has started operations at three new renewable energy plants in the US totalling nearly 800 MW with another 1 GW of renewable energy is under construction. The US is becoming increasingly sustainable thanks to … Continue reading Whitney Hill wind farm start producing wind energy in Illinois

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Vestas receives 162 MW order in USA

Vestas has received a 162 MW order for a project in the U.S. Demonstrating Vestas’ product flexibility optimising all site needs, and including previously purchased PTC components, the full project consists of a mix of V110-2.0 MW and V136-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in various operating modes. The order includes supply and commissioning of the … Continue reading Vestas receives 162 MW order in USA

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Vestas receives 149 MW wind power order in USA

Vestas has received an order for 149 MW of wind turbines, consisting 12 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines and 57 V120-2.2 MW wind turbines for a wind power project in the U.S. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a multi-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the … Continue reading Vestas receives 149 MW wind power order in USA

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Enel Starts Operations at wind power Plant in in Illinois

Enel Starts Operations at wind power Plant in in Illinois The projects include the first 252 MW phase of the Roadrunner solar power project in Texas and the 66 MW Whitney Hill wind farm in Illinois. Enel has started operations at three new renewable energy plants in the US totalling nearly 800 MW with another … Continue reading Enel Starts Operations at wind power Plant in in Illinois

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Wind energy in Texas, Acciona wind farm with Nordex wind turbines

Acciona has put into service the Palmas Altas Wind Farm, its second one installed in Texas and its ninth in the US, with a total investment of some USD200 million (around EUR180 million at current exchange rate). The wind farm features 46 Nordex technology wind turbines totaling 145 MW capacity. Located in Cameron County, near … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas, Acciona wind farm with Nordex wind turbines

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US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. The figures, released Thursday morning, come from the most recent U.S. Solar Market Insight Report … Continue reading US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter

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Rise Of The Wind Turbines – The Force Is With Them And They Are Great For America

Family members asked me. Several friends sent me direct messages. “Dr. Shepherd, Can you please explain to me what was being conveyed in those remarks about wind energy from the President?” Since I am a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at a major university and a former NASA scientist, the assumption is that I should probably … Continue reading Rise Of The Wind Turbines – The Force Is With Them And They Are Great For America

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Trump’s wind energy claims, a load of hot air

President Donald Trump has hit out at wind turbines and the ”tremendous fumes and gases” created when they are manufactured. Trump, speaking at a student summit in Florida, called the turbines ”windmills” and lambasted their ugliness. He criticised their environmental impact and claimed they were killing bald eagles and creating “bird graveyards”. But how much … Continue reading Trump’s wind energy claims, a load of hot air

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New Mexico wind power projects move forward

Two wind energy projects in New Mexico moved forward last week as the state works to shift its reliance from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In Roosevelt County, Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project broke ground on Dec. 16 to provide 522 megawatts (MW) of wind energy near Dora by the end of 2020. The wind farm … Continue reading New Mexico wind power projects move forward

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Donald Trump attacks wind energy with falsehoods

In an hour-long student speech, US President Donald Trump said he was an expert in the field of wind turbines, despite insisting on calling them “windmills”.US President Donald Trump spoke to students in the West Palm Beach area of ??Florida when addressing wind energy: “I studied this more than anyone I know,” he said. “I … Continue reading Donald Trump attacks wind energy with falsehoods

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AWEA Applauds Extension of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

The President recently signed into law a spending and tax bill that includes an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) for one year. The bill also raises the value of the PTC to 1.5 cents/kilowatt hour. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan offered the following statement: “This bipartisan bill is a major win for … Continue reading AWEA Applauds Extension of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

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Enel starts operations of 450 MW wind farm in U.S. and expands wind power project to 500 MW through new PPA with Danone

With its initial 450 MW, the High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, Texas, is the largest operating wind energy facility in Enel’s global renewable portfolio. The wind power project has been expanded by an additional 50 MW, thanks to a PPA with food and beverage company Danone North America, increasing the total … Continue reading Enel starts operations of 450 MW wind farm in U.S. and expands wind power project to 500 MW through new PPA with Danone

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Trump on wind energy: “I’ve studied it more than anyone but I don’t understand any of that”

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on wind energy at a rally held last Saturday in front of the pro-Trump student organization “Turning Point USA”. Trump resorted to criticizing wind turbines after speaking ill of the New Green Agreement, the proposal of left-wing Democrats to address climate change and inequality in the US. Trump argued … Continue reading Trump on wind energy: “I’ve studied it more than anyone but I don’t understand any of that”

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