Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Apex considers expanding wind farm #IN

By National Wind Watch Given Rush County’s reluctance to participate in the proposed Flat Rock Wind Farm, Apex Clean Energy is looking into the possibility of placing all of the wind turbines involved in Henry County. Brenna Gunderson, an Apex senior development manager, appeared before the Henry County Commissioners Wednesday and said the company Read…

The dark side of clean energy in Mexico #MEX

By National Wind Watch A palm hat worn down by time covers the face of Celestino Bortolo Teran, a 60-year-old Indigenous Zapotec man. He walks behind his ox team as they open furrows in the earth. A 17-year-old youth trails behind, sowing white, red and black corn, engaging in a ritual of ancient knowledge Read…

Deb Bucknam: Overreach at the Attorney General’s Office #VT

By National Wind Watch Vermont’s attorney general has filed a complaint against Annette Smith, the activist who helps Vermonters opposed to industrial wind, navigate the administrative jungle that best describes the Public Service Board proceedings. I have represented folks opposed to industrial wind at the Public Service Board, and the hearings are overrun by Read…

Endangered turtle key to project opposition #ON

By National Wind Watch STELLA — Approximately 30 residents of Amherst Island will get to testify before the Environmental Review Tribunal about the presence of endangered Blanding’s turtles on the island. In a conference call Wednesday, the tribunal rejected an attempt from lawyers for Windlectric Inc. to have the witness statements excluded from the Read…

Emera, CMP join scrum to send renewable power south #ME

By National Wind Watch PORTLAND, Maine — Utilities Emera Maine and Central Maine Power Co. on Thursday put forward a joint bid to sell new wind energy from Maine to southern New England states. The companies joined competition for a massive collective purchase of new renewable energy capacity backed by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Read…

Inspectorate backs Towy Valley wind turbine decision #WLS

By National Wind Watch An appeal to overturn a rejection over plans for a 74-metre wind turbine in the Towy Valley has failed. Carmarthenshire Council refused planning permission last July for the turbine overlooking Nantgaredig village on land in the Cefn Abbey area — on land north of Blaenpibwr overlooking Nantgaredig village. Developers, Carmarthenshire Read…

How can solar become commonplace?

By Steven Bushong Article by Megan Birney, Director of Strategic Affairs, Wiser Capital We have known for decades the importance and benefits of solar power, evident by its rapid adoption. A new solar project was installed every two minutes in 2015. GTM Research forecasts that the U.S. solar PV market as a Read Full Article…

Clean Tech Jobs For The Week Of January 29, 2016

By Derek Markham The top clean tech jobs for this week include listings for solar project managers and developers, solar sales, Tesla production, product development engineers, automated driving software engineers, an energy services manager, and more. As part of our collaboration with other projects within the Important Media network, we’ve partnered with our Read Full…

Tesla Supercharger Stalls Increased 71% In 2015

By James Ayre Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla’s already quite impressive Supercharger network of charging stations grew by around 50% in 2015, going by the latest figures from the company. The company’s DC fast-charging network now includes 593 stations and 3439 individual stalls — spread across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Read Full…

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