Michigan Consumers Could Save Millions with Wind

Joanna Schroeder

“A wind vision for new growth in Michigan,” finds Michigan energy consumers could save millions of dollars while Michigan farmers could reap millions in land lease payments by building new wind farms. The new report was released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) who held a roundtable discussion at Macomb Community College …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

BNEF: Wind, Solar Competing with Fossil Fuels

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), this year has seen a shift in the generating cost comparison between renewable energy and fossil fuels. The report, “Levelised Cost of Electricity Update,” for the second half of 2015 based on extensive data and global projects shows that onshore wind and crystalline silicon photovoltaics – the two most …

Electricity, Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

BCSE Calls for Passage of Clean Energy Programs

Joanna Schroeder

More than 580 companies including the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) are calling for the passage of legislation that provides the extension of expired and expiring tax incentives designed to promote the growth of clean energy and clean energy technologies. The groups submitted a letter to Congress stressing to the federal lawmakers that,”Businesses and investors need stable, predictable federal …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar, Wind

Senvion Canada Produces Longest Turbine Blade

Joanna Schroeder

Senvion Canada has begun the production of the longest blade in Canada: the 55.8 metre blade that is destined for the Senvion 3.2M114 Cold Climate Version (CCV) 3 MW turbine. LM Wind Power will produce 45 sets of blades all equipped with Senvion’s anti-icing system, adapted for harsh winter climates, such as that in Quebec. All blades will be delivered …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

Logan’s Gap Wind Farm Up & Running

Joanna Schroeder

The Logan’s Gap Wind facility located in Comanche County, Texas is up and running. A majority of the power created from the 200 MW wind farm will be sold to Walmart via a long-term power purchase agreement. “Logan’s Gap Wind is our fourth operational wind power facility in Texas and we are now serving three different regions throughout the state,” …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

Grid Guru Debunks Clean Power Plan Blackouts

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new white paper, implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will not cause blackouts and opposers to the plan claim. Lauren Azar, former Commissioner at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and senior advisor to former Energy Secretary Steven Chu, conducted a detailed review of the recent history of the power industry and found that utilities will …

Clean Power Plan, Electricity, Solar, Wind

Senate Democrats Propose New Energy Package

Joanna Schroeder

A group of Senate Democrats have proposed a new energy bill to promote clean energy. If passed, the legislation would end some subsidies for fossil fuels and close some oil and gas tax loopholes; incentivize clean energy such as solar and wind through grant programs and tax incentives; and encourage carbon capture and sequestration along with continued development of nuclear …

biofuels, Clean Energy, Legislation, Solar, Wind

ReNew Commissions Unique Wind Project in India

Joanna Schroeder

ReNew Power Ventures has completed installation of India’s tallest wind tower. The S97 stands at 120 m and according to company, offers a 33 percent increase in hub height when compared to the conventional tower design. In addition, ReNew said it is a revolutionary on-shore installation of lattice/tubular combination towers (hybrid towers) of 120 m height. The hybrid towers are …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Wind

Wind Power to Provide 1/4 Europe’s Electricity by 2030

Joanna Schroeder

A recent forecast from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) finds that wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Members States deliver on energy pledges and climate goals. If these goals area achieved, wind power could serve a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030. Today, Europe’s 128.8GW can meet over 10 percent of …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Wind

Governors: Restore Wind Research Funding

Joanna Schroeder

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington and Republican Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa have sent a letter on behalf of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition calling on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to reverse its decision to hamper long-term investment in research advancing American wind power. The governors’ letter was sent to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran and Vice …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind