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In North Carolina, novel legal maneuver deployed against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By ENN Contributor WRITTEN BY Elizabeth OuztsPHOTO BY EcoRobesonDonna Chavis (left) and other American Indians protest the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.A little-known administrative rule allows state officials to cancel environmental certificates if conditions change.With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline mired in federal lawsuits and its construction stalled indefinitely, North Carolina environmental advocates are.. Click headline for full…

Ørsted adds waterways management expert to its U.S. operations

By Michelle Froese Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced that it has hired former U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Officer, Ed LeBlanc, as Manager of Marine Affairs. LeBlanc has over 40 years of experience in the USCG, most recently serving as the Chief of Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England since 2003. With the…

Landmark deal to power Coles underpins three NSW solar farms

By Sophie Vorrath Coles becomes first major Australian retailer to strike a renewbles PPA, in a deal that will supply 10% of its power needs and set three proposed solar farms under construction in regional NSW by next month. The post Landmark deal to power Coles underpins three NSW solar farms appeared first on RenewEconomy….

Resolutions drafted to prevent further wind expansion #KS

By National Wind Watch ERIE – Neosho County Commissioners and critics of the Neosho Ridge Wind project looked over drafts of a proposed moratorium on future construction during Thursday evening’s meeting. County Counselor Seth Jones had prepared a draft and two revised versions of a resolution, and opponent Ed Spielbusch also submitted a proposed resolution….

‘Orphaned’ renewable credits get reprieve in House bill #USA

By National Wind Watch An assortment of expired renewable energy sources would see long-term extensions under new bipartisan House legislation introduced this week. The “Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act,” introduced Tuesday by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC) for qualified…

6 Offshore Wind Farms the Size of Nuclear Power Plants

By [email protected] Everything about offshore wind just keeps getting bigger. Last month alone, New York awarded America’s single-largest renewables procurement to offshore wind, and General Electric unveiled the world’s largest-ever turbine nacelle, also for offshore wind. Offshore wind projects, meanwhile, are already exceeding the capacity (if not the capacity factor) of small nuclear reactors. There…

East Enders push back against wind turbine cables #NY

By National Wind Watch The planned offshore wind farm in eastern Long Island will require cables to come to shore to transport electricity from the turbines to homes. But residents and activists don’t want construction in their neighborhoods. An 18-inch underground cable will transport the electricity more than 30 miles from the turbines to the…

Gas leak prompts evacuations in downtown Kalamazoo

By Matt Chester uthorities evacuated buildings along a two-block stretch of downtown Kalamazoo after construction workers damaged a natural gas line.The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the gas leaking Monday afternoon from the underground pipe reached sewer lines, prompting the evacuations of nearby businesses and residences.A Consumers Energy crew was working to seal the…

Should Connecticut study long-term impact of wind farms? #CT

By National Wind Watch The long-term impact of the construction and operation of offshore wind projects on wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean needs to be studied and minimized. That’s the recommendation of a state commission to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The Commission of Environmental Standards released a report last week that told…

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