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Secretary of Energy Granholm to address CLEANPOWER 2022

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced that Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm will give a virtual address at CLEANPOWER 2022, the nation’s preeminent renewable energy conference. CLEANPOWER will again bring together the industry’s thought leaders and decision makers to discuss and showcase the most important issues facing the energy industry today.  The conference focused … Continue reading Secretary of Energy Granholm to address CLEANPOWER 2022

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Ørsted takes final investment decision on 201 MW onshore wind farm Sunflower Wind in Kansas, US

Ørsted’s Board of Directors has taken final investment decision (FID) on onshore wind farm Sunflower Wind in Kansas. The 201 MW wind farm will be located in Marion County, mid-Kansas, and will become Ørsted’s fourth onshore wind farm in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) energy market. The project was acquired together with Lincoln Land Wind … Continue reading Ørsted takes final investment decision on 201 MW onshore wind farm Sunflower Wind in Kansas, US

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Secretary Raimondo Has the Legal Authority to Put the Solar Industry Back on Track in the Next Few Weeks

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a hearing on the Commerce Department’s fiscal 2023 budget request, but it wasn’t just her budget that she ended up having to defend from skeptical questions. The Secretary found herself on the hot seat over the Biden Administration’s decision to take up a cynical, … Continue reading Secretary Raimondo Has the Legal Authority to Put the Solar Industry Back on Track in the Next Few Weeks

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U.S. identifies possible wind power areas off Oregon, Atlantic coasts

The Biden administration on Wednesday identified new areas for potential offshore wind development off the coasts of Oregon and several central Atlantic states, its latest step toward bolstering the nascent U.S. industry. Offshore wind is a key pillar of President Joe Biden’s plan to fight climate change by decarbonizing the U.S. power sector by 2035 … Continue reading U.S. identifies possible wind power areas off Oregon, Atlantic coasts

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American Clean Power praises BOEM for advancing offshore wind lease sales on Oregon and Central Atlantic coasts

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today praised the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Department of Interior (DOI) for advancing U.S. offshore wind deployment with its announcement of two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for possible leasing in areas that are determined to be suitable off the coast of Oregon and … Continue reading American Clean Power praises BOEM for advancing offshore wind lease sales on Oregon and Central Atlantic coasts

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ACP begins to announce key speakers for CLEANPOWER 2022

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced its initial lineup of speakers for CLEANPOWER 2022, the nation’s preeminent renewable energy conference. CLEANPOWER will again bring together the industry’s thought leaders and decision makers to discuss and showcase the most important issues facing the energy industry today. The conference focused on “Building the Clean Energy Economy” … Continue reading ACP begins to announce key speakers for CLEANPOWER 2022

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EDPR secures PPAs for a 425 MW solar portfolio in the US

With these new PPAs, EDPR continues to increase its technological diversification with 4.2 GW of secured capacity in Solar and an overall secured capacity of 9.3 GW for 2021-25. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest renewable energy producer, has secured Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to sell the green energy produced by a 425 … Continue reading EDPR secures PPAs for a 425 MW solar portfolio in the US

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Investing in our Planet, and in our People, with Clean Energy

Since 1970, Earth Day has served as a celebration of the gift of our planet which makes life possible, and, more recently, as an acknowledgement of the environmental threats that affect us all. The urgency of addressing one of these threats — climate change — and the need to transition to cleaner sources of energy … Continue reading Investing in our Planet, and in our People, with Clean Energy

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ACP applauds FERC proposed transmission reform

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a  Proposed Rule, which, if finalized, would significantly reform regional transmission planning and cost allocation.  The clean energy industry is developing thousands of megawatts of clean energy resources – but many projects are stymied by a lack of transmission capacity.  FERC’s proposed rule has the potential to accelerate … Continue reading ACP applauds FERC proposed transmission reform

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New technology is accelerating the wind energy revolution

Wind energy production overtook coal and nuclear output in the United States in March.The fastest-growing wind and solar energy markets are the Netherlands, Australia, and Vietnam.New tech could help wind farms become smarter and more efficient. Wind energy production is steadily increasing, with several innovative projects being established around the world. While some countries continue … Continue reading New technology is accelerating the wind energy revolution

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ACP market survey of U.S. solar projects shows major delays, potential layoffs

On April 19, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) released new data from a survey of over 150 individual solar projects on the immediate impacts of a Department of Commerce inquiry that could apply retroactive tariffs to most solar modules used in the U.S., finding a 65% or more reduction of planned and forecasted crystalline-silicon solar … Continue reading ACP market survey of U.S. solar projects shows major delays, potential layoffs

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EDPR and Meta expand on partnership through long-term contract for a new Texas solar park

Cattlemen marks the second PPA EDP Renewables and Meta have executed, with the first being a 139-MW PPA for the 200-MW Headwaters II Wind Farm in Indiana. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s fourth largest renewable energy producer, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), and Meta (NYSE: FB) have … Continue reading EDPR and Meta expand on partnership through long-term contract for a new Texas solar park

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Wind power surpassed nuclear in the US

On March 29, wind became the second largest source of daily electricity in the US, surpassing coal and nuclear for the first time on record. Just two weeks later, on April 12, wind power beat coal and nuclear again (but still trailing far behind natural gas). The twin milestones highlight the rise of renewable energy … Continue reading Wind power surpassed nuclear in the US

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ACP Releases CLEANPOWER 2022 Conference Agenda

Registration is well underway for CLEANPOWER 2022, the nation’s major renewable energy conference, which brings together the industry’s most knowledgeable decision makers and thought leaders and creates a collaborative platform for discussing the most important issues to industry professionals and their companies. The three-day event, hosted by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), will take place … Continue reading ACP Releases CLEANPOWER 2022 Conference Agenda

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ACP Statement on IPCC Report Calling for Urgent Deployment of Renewable Energy

Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), issued the following statement today after  the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Working Group III report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change: “How many more times must we be reminded about the urgency of aggressively ramping up the deployment of clean … Continue reading ACP Statement on IPCC Report Calling for Urgent Deployment of Renewable Energy

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GE Using AI/ML to Reduce Wind Turbine Logistics and Installation Costs

New state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) technology developed by GE scientists recognized with a prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Award (MLA) by the National Association of ManufacturersGE’s AI/ML tool uses a digital twin of the wind turbine logistics process to accurately predict and streamline logistics costsApplication of AI/ML could enable a 10% reduction in logistics costs, … Continue reading GE Using AI/ML to Reduce Wind Turbine Logistics and Installation Costs

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Wind power company Vestas secures an order for 201 MW of EnVentus wind turbines in the US.

Vestas has received a 201 MW order to power an undisclosed wind farm in the US. The order consists of 33 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0 MW operational mode and one V136-3.45 MW wind turbine. The order includes the supply, delivery and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management … Continue reading Wind power company Vestas secures an order for 201 MW of EnVentus wind turbines in the US.

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ACP Statement on Maritime Amendment in House Passed Coast Guard Authorization Act

In response to passage of the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 in the House of Representatives today, ACP CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement: “ACP strongly supports a robust Coast Guard and its mission to ensure the nation’s maritime safety, security, and stewardship; however, we are extremely concerned about the maritime … Continue reading ACP Statement on Maritime Amendment in House Passed Coast Guard Authorization Act

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Biden Administration 2023 Federal Budget Includes Increase of $9B for Clean Power Projects

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) applauds the Biden administration’s proposed federal budget for the 2023 fiscal year, released Monday, which recommends an additional $9 billion in funding for clean power projects and the energy grid – a 33% increase over the 2022 fiscal year – in order to accelerate the transition toward a clean … Continue reading Biden Administration 2023 Federal Budget Includes Increase of $9B for Clean Power Projects

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Enel Green Power starts construction of new Oklahoma wind farm

Seven Cowboy’s 107 wind turbines are expected to generate over 1.3 TWh of energy each year, equivalent to the electricity needs of over 120,000 US households and the avoidance of over 758,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year. The project is expected to generate over $55 million in new local tax revenue for schools and … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of new Oklahoma wind farm

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