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Vestas sells Delta wind project in the USA

Vestas has sold the 183 MW Delta wind project to The AES Corporation, a global energy company. The project is developed by Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ North American development arm, and marks a key milestone in Vestas’ efforts to expand its presence in renewable energy development and unlock new US markets to propel a sustainable future. … Continue reading Vestas sells Delta wind project in the USA

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ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on disappointing Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA

 Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement regarding today’s 6-3 ruling from the Supreme Court in the landmark environmental enforcement case West Virginia vs. EPA:  “The American Clean Power Association is deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has hamstrung EPA’s power to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on disappointing Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA

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Vestas secures 86 MW repowering order in the USA

Vestas has received an 86 MW order from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to repower the Solano Wind Project Phase 4 wind farm in California, USA. The order consists of 19 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, which will replace the site’s current legacy V47-660 kW wind turbines. With this order, the collective Solano Wind Project will … Continue reading Vestas secures 86 MW repowering order in the USA

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Dept. of Energy U.S. Energy & Employment Jobs Report

The clean energy industry now employs as many people as the natural gas and coal industries combined. The USEER report from the Department of Energy confirms the rapid growth of clean energy jobs across the country as the American energy transition continues. In 2021 the solar, wind, and energy storage sectors employed more than 442,900 … Continue reading Dept. of Energy U.S. Energy & Employment Jobs Report

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White House Announcement of Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership

In response to the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new Federal-State Offshore Wind partnership, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association, released the following statement: “This new partnership will help propel the growing offshore wind industry in the United States by helping to create good-paying American jobs, expanding access to clean and affordable … Continue reading White House Announcement of Federal-State Offshore Wind Partnership

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Alarm on Legislation that Could Halt U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Growth

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today released a letter to Senate leadership from ACP CEO Heather Zichal and 24 of the leading CEOs and senior leaders in the offshore wind sector raising concerns with language in the House-passed Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022. If enacted, the bill would change longstanding rules … Continue reading Alarm on Legislation that Could Halt U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Growth

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ACP Statement on BOEM Advancing Environmental Review of New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The American Clean Power Association’s Josh Kaplowitz, VP of Offshore Wind, released the following statement today after the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ocean Wind 1 Offshore Wind Farm, New Jersey: “ACP applauds BOEM for advancing U.S. offshore wind with the publication of its Draft … Continue reading ACP Statement on BOEM Advancing Environmental Review of New Jersey’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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ACP Praises FERC Announcement of Interconnection Proposed Rule

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced a proposed rule that, if finalized, could help to accelerate the interconnection process – a critical problem in rapidly deploying clean energy today.?The proposed rule would allow projects that are ready to progress through the queue to advance, and would provide much-needed clarity on the timing and … Continue reading ACP Praises FERC Announcement of Interconnection Proposed Rule

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Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

In the most-likely scenario, the experts predicted that hub height for newly installed onshore wind turbines will reach 130 meters in 2035, rather than the 115-meter forecast offered in a 2015 survey. Anticipating key features of wind plants a decade or more ahead of their installation can inform today’s investment, research, and energy system planning … Continue reading Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

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U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the first quarter of 2022, with grid-scale installations totaling 2,399 megawatt hours (MWh), the highest capacity for Q1 on record. According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report released today, the … Continue reading U.S. Grid-scale Energy Storage Market Breaks Q1 Record

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Clean Energy Sees Strong Start to 2022, But Policy Uncertainty Threatens Future U.S. Growth

Despite looming challenges and policy uncertainty, the clean power industry started 2022 with a strong first quarter according to the American Clean Power Association (ACP)’s newly released Clean Power Quarterly Market Report Q1 2022.   It was a record first quarter for the industry as clean power owners and developers installed more than 6.6 gigawatts (GW) … Continue reading Clean Energy Sees Strong Start to 2022, But Policy Uncertainty Threatens Future U.S. Growth

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ACP Applauds President Biden’s Bold Action to Reinvigorate the Domestic Solar Industry

Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), today issued a statement regarding President Biden’s use of executive action to incentivize domestic solar manufacturing and restore predictability to the solar industry:  “President Biden’s proclamation today to use the full power of executive authority to jumpstart the domestic solar industry is a bold act … Continue reading ACP Applauds President Biden’s Bold Action to Reinvigorate the Domestic Solar Industry

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Iberdrola plans to invest 6,000 million dollars in the State of New York (USA)

Ignacio Galán today chaired the Board of Directors of Iberdrola USA (Avangrid) in Boston (USA), where, among other matters, the investment plan presented by the company’s distributors in New York to the state regulator was analysed.  This framework will accelerate the investments needed to continue to improve service and drive a grid that is more … Continue reading Iberdrola plans to invest 6,000 million dollars in the State of New York (USA)

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Huge wind project developing in Central New Mexico

One of the biggest wind-energy projects in the world is being whipped up in Central New Mexico, a giant stride for the state’s role in renewable energy. The overseer of the project, Pattern Energy, already has completed a New Mexico project called Western Spirit that will provide electricity to Los Angeles, San Jose and other … Continue reading Huge wind project developing in Central New Mexico

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Biden Administration Proposes First California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

In yet another step forward in the Biden-Harris administration’s?pursuit of a clean energy economy, the Department of the Interior today announced the next steps for and welcomed public comment on offshore wind lease sales in two regions on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore California. This is the first-ever offshore wind lease sale proposed on America’s … Continue reading Biden Administration Proposes First California Offshore Wind Lease Sale

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First-ever California offshore wind energy lease sales announced by Department of Interior

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today applauds the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Department of Interior (DOI) for advancing the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s West Coast. DOI has announced release of a Proposed Sale Notice, which opens a 60-day public comment period and provides detailed information about the … Continue reading First-ever California offshore wind energy lease sales announced by Department of Interior

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28 Members of Congress Support Increasing Transmission Funding in FY23 Budget

On April 29th, 28 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Chairwoman Kaptur and Ranking Member Simpson urging the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee to provide robust funding for investments in transmission and grid infrastructure in the Fiscal Year 2023 Bill. In the letter, the members stated their support for the … Continue reading 28 Members of Congress Support Increasing Transmission Funding in FY23 Budget

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Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

Anticipating key features of wind plants a decade or more ahead of their installation can inform today’s investment, research, and energy system planning decisions. Researchers Philipp Beiter and Eric Lantz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with collaborators from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, elicited opinions from … Continue reading Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

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GE introduces 3 MW onshore wind turbine designed specifically for the North America region

3.0-3.4 MW onshore turbine featuring 140m rotor and variety of hub heights Next generation of innovation with ease of install and reliability High-tech two-piece blades enable improved logistics and serviceability GE Renewable Energy today announced Sierra, its newest onshore wind turbine platform designed specifically for the North America region. The 3.0-3.4 MW turbine features a … Continue reading GE introduces 3 MW onshore wind turbine designed specifically for the North America region

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Clean Power Annual Market Report 2021 shows significant milestones

The American Clean Power Association today released its Clean Power Annual Market Report 2021, which showed that wind, utility solar, and battery storage power capacity in the U.S. topped 200 gigawatts (GW) after 28.5 GW of clean energy projects came online in 2021. Regardless of this milestone, installations were flat when compared to 2020 levels … Continue reading Clean Power Annual Market Report 2021 shows significant milestones

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