Tagged Environment

Dodge County wind farm project hits the brakes #MN

By National Wind Watch MANTORVILLE – A proposed 170-megawatt wind farm that would span from Steele to Olmsted counties saw the air go out of its sails, at least for the immediate future. NextEra, developer of The Dodge County Wind project, has suspended its application for a site permit and certificate of need on the…

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…

New York Siting Board approves 101.8-MW Eight Point Wind project

By Michelle Froese The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) granted approval to Eight Point Wind LLC to build and operate a wind farm facility in Steuben County, New York. The Siting Board’s decision follows a rigorous review and public participation process to ensure that the wind farm…

New Innovation Drives Down Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Cement

By Jay Stein Cement is the most ubiquitous manufactured product on planet Earth. It’s typically combined with gravel, sand, and water, then poured into molds laced with steel bars to make steel-reinforced concrete. That concrete is widely used in buildings, bridges, roads, wastewater systems, and virtually every other element of the built environment. The global…

Missouri regulators approve 299-MW Ameren wind project

By Michelle Froese Ameren Missouri will be required to comply with various provisions intended to mitigate the impact of the wind farm on the environment and Missouri wildlife. The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to Ameren Missouri to construct, own, and operate an approximate 299-MW wind…

Two Iowa wind farms earn highest sustainability ratings

By Michelle Froese The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced in July that two of Alliant Energy‘s wind farms were verified as meeting the guidelines for sustainable infrastructure. What’s more is the two projects — Upland Prairie in Everly and English Farms in Montezuma, Iowa — were the first wind projects ever to achieve the…

Insuring offshore wind farms

By Michelle Froese A Q&A with senior underwriter, Jonny Allen Jonny Allen A long with the environmental benefits of clean energy, the economic value of offshore wind power in America is expected to be notable. An Eastern seaboard state in the U.S. could expect at least $600 million in economic benefits from one offshore wind…

Maryland establishes official task force on renewable development

By Michelle Froese Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed Executive Order 01.01.2019.09, which establishes the Governor’s Task Force on Renewable Energy Development and Siting. The order aims to develop consensus-based recommendations on the siting of new wind and solar power projects in the state. The new Maryland task force seeks to accelerate clean and renewable…

Central Highlands wind farm wedge-tailed eagle safety plans #AUS

By National Wind Watch Proposed Central Highlands wind turbines will be located to avoid any significant risk of being struck by wedge-tailed eagles, the proponent says. Sydney-based renewables company Epuron is proposing a 67-turbine wind farm development at St Patricks Plains, south of Great Lake and Arthurs Lake. The project would have tower heights of…

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