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AWEA 2019: US wind opens doors to Cleanpower

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Вт., 2019-05-21 21:15
For the first time in almost half a century, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual conference will next year be part of a larger "Cleanpower" 2020 conference.

AWEA 2019: 'A rising tide raises all ships'

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Вт., 2019-05-21 19:04
The wind industry in the US needs to adapt to the growth of solar and storage, and with that, needs a change in the conversation, business leaders said as the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 begins in Houston.

AWEA 2019: Green New Deal is 'too much, too soon'

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Вт., 2019-05-21 16:58
The Green New Deal's goal of 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030 is not feasible, said Dan Shreve, head of global analysis at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, at a private breakfast on the opening day of Windpower 2019 in Houston.

Mainstream RP poised for growth after 'transformative year'

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:05
Mainstream Renewable Power (RP) achieved a record profit of €487.5 million in 2018, which the developer described as a "transformative year" for the company.

Kansas county showing what wind farms haven’t seen much before: local opposition #KS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:02
Standing near the corner of his property in southeastern Reno County, Nick Egli looked east and pointed to the proposed locations for several 500-feet-tall wind turbines. Egli is standing on a grass airstrip he’s spent the last 10 years building. He pictures a few more homes, some hangars and, eventually, a residential community for pilots of small planes. “If there’s turbines there, you’ve completely killed everything I’ve been working on the last 10 years,” he said. Egli is one of . . .

NextEra Energy pulls plug on two wind power projects #OK

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:02
NextEra Energy Resources dropped plans Friday for construction of two wind farms in western Oklahoma, following the passage of a law protecting low-level military training routes in planning of wind farms. The scrapped projects were Minco V, a 220-megawatt, 90-turbine wind farm planned for Caddo County, and Crowder, a 250-megawatt, 100-turbine wind farm planned for Washita County. The $270 million Minco V project would have employed 200 during construction and 12 operators permanently, and the $300 million Crowder project would . . .

Northwest Missouri wind-power projects a boon to some, a bane to others #MO

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
The public divide over wind farms starts with the term itself. Atchison County in the northwest corner of Missouri is home to what, thus far, is the largest wind-power project in the state. A landowner and a business leader see the wind turbines as bright, white, spinning beacons of hope for a sparsely populated area, struggling with economic development. In Dekalb County, less than 100 miles to the southeast, there are those who reject the term “wind farm.” The turbines . . .

Local groups in fierce resistance to $300m Barossa wind farm #AUS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
A $300 million wind farm near Kapunda would threaten wombat and endangered pygmy blue tongue lizards, decimate house values and be a blight on the landscape, residents say. The State Commission Assessment Panel is meeting in Tanunda today, to hear from locals affected by RES Australia’s plans for the Twin Creek Wind Farm. The company is planning to build 51 wind turbines on a 5600ha area of sheep grazing and cereal cropping land, about 11km northeast of Kapunda in the . . .

Critics of wind turbine plan feel they were not heard before final decision #IA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
Local politics can get just as heated as major national issues. And some in Iowa County feel that their concerns about a new wind turbine farm set to start popping up this summer was not heard. A Facebook group has become a listening post for critics of the plan, which Invenergy has been working on for MidAmerican Energy for three years. Critics like Abby Maas say despite years of work, they didn’t realize what was going on, because their property . . .

Iowa County Board of Supervisors enters agreement for wind turbines, despite concern from residents #IA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
Landowners say a company misled them to get a wind farm built in Iowa County. The Iowa County Board of Supervisors approved a plan with Diamond Trail Wind Energy to build 78 wind turbines across the county Friday, but some people felt shut out from that decision. The vote passed 3-1, with the Chairperson Ray Garringer abstaining. The Iowa County Board of Supervisors says more than 300 people signed agreements for Diamond Trail to put wind turbines on their land; . . .

Cardinal-Hickory Creek: Utilities want to question leader of opposition group; ACLU objects #IA #WI

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
Utility companies seeking to build a $500 million power line across southwestern Wisconsin want to know what’s motivating one opposition group, prompting a rebuke from the American Civil Liberties Union. The Driftless Area Land Conservancy is fighting efforts by three utilities to build a high-voltage transmission line between Dubuque and Madison. Attorneys for the utilities have sought to question DALC executive director David Clutter and to force the land trust to turn over eight years of internal communications regarding the . . .

Brown to revive bill limiting wind energy #NC

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
RALEIGH – The Senate will take another look at a controversial bill that would make wind energy development nearly impossible in much of eastern North Carolina, according to the bill’s main sponsor. Sen. Harry Brown, R-Onslow, said he plans to bring back Senate Bill 377, the Military Base Protections Act, which did not pass ahead of this month’s crossover deadline. Brown, one of the Senate’s main budget writers, said he plans to get the legislation back before the Senate as early . . .

Glenkens community councillors want meeting with developers of king-size windfarm #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
Developers proposing a king-size windfarm in the Glenkens are being invited to a public meeting in New Galloway. The Royal Burgh of New Galloway and Kells Parish Community Council want Torrs Hill Wind Farm Ltd to justify their scheme. The company is bidding to erect 12 turbines next to the scenic Rhinns of Kells. Some machines would be almost 100 metres taller than Blackpool Tower, community councillors heard on Monday. Chairman Craig Millar told the town hall meeting: “We want . . .

National Grid, offshore wind company to bury cables exposed on Block Island #RI

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. – Orsted offshore wind development company and National Grid have agreed to bury their offshore transmission cables to new and required depths after the cables became exposed in shallow water last spring at a popular beach, according to New Shoreham facilities manager Sam Bird. “We need it buried to the depth that it should be buried,” Bird said of the two cables that land at Crescent Beach about 100 feet apart. The town of New Shoreham, which includes . . .

Wind plan sides speak out; county hears from those for, against project #IL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Вт., 2019-05-21 13:01
Morgan County commissioners heard feedback from community members during Monday’s meeting on a proposed ordinance to allow wind turbines in the county, with some speaking in favor of the project, while others opposed it or requested additional protections. The board placed the proposed wind ordinance up for public review on May 6 for a 30-day public comment period and will be discussing the ordinance and public feedback next month before voting on the new policy at a later meeting. Morgan . . .

AWEA 2019: Vestas launches 3MW addition to EnVentus platform

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Вт., 2019-05-21 11:11
Vestas has unveiled a new 3MW turbine for low wind sites at the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 conference in Houston, Texas.

India seeks suitable wind sites

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Вт., 2019-05-21 10:58
India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is consulting with various states to identify potential renewable energy sites, in a bid to ensure timely project execution.

Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids

EERE Network News - Energy Storages - Пон., 2019-05-20 20:04
On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner.

Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids

RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Renewable Energy - Пон., 2019-05-20 20:04
On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner.

AWEA 2019: 'Repowering is here to stay', says GE

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пон., 2019-05-20 16:57
GE won more than 2GW of onshore wind turbines orders in North America during the first five months of 2019, and has also repowered 4GW of ageing capacity, it said at the launch of AWEA's Windpower 2019 conference in Houston, Texas.
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