Armow Wind Farm Powers Up

Joanna Schroeder

The 180 MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario has powered up. The Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group project used Ontario-made products. Towers for the 91 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines were made in Windsor and the 273 blades were manufactured in Tillsonburg. “Samsung is proud to complete our fourth wind project under our Green Energy Investment Agreement …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

U.S. Wind Industry Celebrates Great Q4

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. wind industry continues to gain power with 5,001 MW installed during the 4th quarter of 2015 – more installations than all of 2014. In 2015 there was 8,598 MW was installed, a 77 percent increase over 2014. U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report, published by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), finds strong market activity is …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition Adds Solar

Joanna Schroeder

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has added solar energy to its lineup of renewable energy promotion and has changed its name to reflect the new addition: Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSC). The Coalition’s goal is to support renewable energy technologies that among other benefits, help to put Americans to work in all 50 states. “We are proud of …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, Solar, Wind

Pattern Energy Completes Amazon Wind Farm

Joanna Schroeder

The 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge project, located in Benton County, Indiana has been completed and is fully operational. Pattern Energy Group’s wind farm will sell 100 percent of the energy produced to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power their datacenters. “It’s a privilege to team with AWS on the Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, demonstrating the strong …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

Iowa Governor Blasts Ted Cruz Over Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad made national headlines Tuesday at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit with his comments about presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during an impromptu press conference. “He is heavily financed by Big Oil,” Branstad said about Cruz. “I think it would be very damaging to our state…and I think it would be a big mistake for Iowa …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, IRFA Renewable Fuels Summit, politics, Wind

Missouri Can Meet Clean Power Plan with Policies, Efficiency

Joanna Schroeder

Missouri can meet targets under the Clean Power Plan (CPP) through clean energy policies and better power plant efficiency according to an analysis from World Resources Institute. Under the CPP, the state has a mass-based emissions reduction target of 29 percent below 2012 levels by 2030. The analysis shows that if Missouri achieves its current energy efficiency and renewable energy …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, energy efficiency, Wind

President to Discuss Clean Energy in SOTU

Joanna Schroeder

President Obama’s last State of the Union address (SOTU) will take place tonight and one topic on the docket: clean energy. As noted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), wind energy has led the sector in progress. “This American success story is not only helping us build a better world for our children, it’s also helping consumers save money,” …

Clean Energy, politics, Wind

United Wind Offers $200M to Fund Distributed Wind

Joanna Schroeder

United Wind‘s WindLease program has been infused with $200 million to fund distributed wind power projects across the U.S. In partnership with Forum Equity Partners, the financing will expand the WindLease program that enables residential and commercial property owners to lease distributed-scale wind turbines. According to United Wind, the program allows customers to tap wind energy through a fixed-rate, 20-year …

Distributed generation, Electricity, Wind

Vaisala Partners to Assess Growth of Wind Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Vaisala is partnering with several groups to assess the potential of growth for wind energy. Southeastern Wind Coalition (SWEC) members Southern Company and Santee Cooper will be working with Vaisala on a wind feasibility study to assist the utilities in identifying the potential for utility-scale wind development. Currently, the region has very little wind energy production. The southwest has a …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind