Daily Archives: August 10, 2018

Ohio speaks up about the proposed Icebreaker Wind project

By Michelle Froese By Craig Walker Contributor A public hearing on Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) Icebreaker Wind project was held in July at Cleveland City Hall Council Chambers before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB). Icebreaker Wind is the first proposed freshwater wind farm in North America, about 8 to 10 miles off…

Xcel Energy breaks ground on Foxtail Wind

By Michelle Froese Xcel Energy celebrated the construction of its newest 150-MW wind facility in central North Dakota. The event featured local landowners, company representatives, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, and other state and local officials. Xcel Energy’s Foxtail Wind project will provide low-cost wind energy to nearly 80,000 homes when it’s completed next year. The…

Sunrun Deploys 91MW in Best Quarterly Installation Performance to Date, Lags on Profits

By [email protected] Sunrun has firmly secured its leadership position in the U.S. residential solar market. But that wasn’t enough to impress the stock market following the company’s second-quarter earnings call. Last quarter, Sunrun logged the largest quarterly installation volume in the company’s history. With 91 megawatts deployed serving more than 12,000 customers, Sunrun beat guidance…

Mazda Apologizes For Improper Fuel Economy Testing

By Sam McEachern Amid a growing scrutiny for fuel economy and emissions testing, Japan has found Mazda and two other companies cleared vehicles for fuel economy and emissions even though tests occurred in invalid conditions. Mazda, Suzuki, and Yamaha each apologized for conducting invalid testing on their cars over the past few years, […] The…

Commissioners hit with more ‘wind’ gusts #IN

By National Wind Watch Commissioners said little concerning the Henry County Planning Commission’s “no recommendation” on the controversial Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) ordinance. But opponents said plenty – as much as they could squeeze into the 15-minute public comment section of Wednesday’s meeting. Well-known wind turbine opponents Kenon Gray, Susie Eichhorn, Peg Stefandel and…

Grid seeking remedy to cable issue #RI

By National Wind Watch The sea2shore transmission cable, installed by National Grid as part of the Block Island Wind Farm project, can now be seen about 25 feet from Town Beach at low tide. The cable, which is yellow and black, was getting some attention on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 8. The cable connects…

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