Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe makes 100% renewables’ pledge

By Michelle Froese This week, the South Lake Tahoe city council approved a measure that sets a goal to transition entirely to renewable sources of electricity by 2032. South Lake Tahoe, California became the 26th municipality in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of communities to commit to 100% clean and renewable…

Abaris & KVE partner to provide advanced composites training in Europe

By Michelle Froese Reno, Nevada’s Abaris Training Resources is partnering with The Netherlands, KVE Composites Group to provide exclusive composite training for the European market. KVE will hold training classes in advanced composite repairs at their facility at the Maastricht Aachen Airport. The company will use Abaris Training’s course curriculum in active classroom and workshop…

Federal court kills wind project near Steens Mountain #OR

By National Wind Watch A federal court has killed a large wind energy project in southeast Oregon over concerns about a declining sage grouse population that needs the area to breed. The U.S. District Court in Portland vacated plans for the project Tuesday, bringing an end to lengthy litigation over the proposal by Columbia Energy…

Wind energy development credit curbed #OK

By National Wind Watch Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday which will bring an early end to state tax credits for wind-power projects and other zero-emission facilities. The bill was heartily endorsed by Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, who had actively campaigned for its passage. “I had spoken with (Bartlesville…

Ontario schools address broken wind turbine #OH

By National Wind Watch ONTARIO – Ontario Local Schools is telling the company that owns the wind turbine at Stingel Elementary to fix the turbine or lose the schools’ business and remove the equipment. The turbine has sat idle since November 2016, when its transformer stopped working. Superintendent Lisa Carmichael said district residents regularly inquire…

Bill could slow construction of new Stephens wind farms #OK

By National Wind Watch The construction of wind farms in Oklahoma could slow dramatically following the passing of HB 2298. A large farm was constructed over the last two years by Nextera Energy in northern Stephens County and southern Grady County, which benefited from subsidies provided by the state government. HB 2298 ends those subsidies…

Greenwood wind moratorium vote is Wednesday #ME

By National Wind Watch GREENWOOD – Voters will decide at a special town meeting Wednesday, April 19, whether to buy a new plow truck, pay for a townwide property revaluation and enact a wind development moratorium ordinance. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall next to the Town Office on…

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