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New NRDC tool calculates cost of electricity by resource & region

By Michelle Froese The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a new tool that can help utilities, institutions, state, and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector. With NDRC’s new tool, users can elect a state and compare the cost of building and operating a…

Wind turbines and radar mix poorly #MA #NY #RI

By National Wind Watch As budding offshore wind development brings the U.S. to the brink of a new chapter in energy production, questions remain as to how radar interference caused by wind turbines will be diminished or eliminated. Vineyard Wind’s 84-turbine wind farm, slated for an Atlantic lease area about 15 miles south of Martha’s…

Wind farm, county officials face lawsuit #TX

By National Wind Watch Over the past several months Wildcat Creek Wind Farm LLC has been under discussion within many area governmental entities. And now, it’s facing a lawsuit. On Thursday, Aug. 15, a lawsuit was filed with the Cooke County District Clerk’s office against the wind farm, Cooke County, Cooke County Commissioners’ Court and…

Wind debate stirs tensions in Barre #NY

By National Wind Watch During the public comment period, members of the public were very unhappy with the development of the Heritage Wind project as well as the town board, continuing to not only voice their disapproval over the project and how the current proposed windmills will be higher than the town ordinance. In particular,…

How to choose the right bearings for offshore wind turbines

By WPED Contributor By Doug Lucas; Wind Energy EngineerThe Timken Company Bearings that can provide the highest possible performance potential in a compact design are ideal for reducing the overall component size, weight, and manufacturing costs in wind turbines. This is particularly true and challenging of main-shaft bearings in offshore turbines, which must withstand harsh…

Public health officials: wind turbines bad for your health #IA

By National Wind Watch The Madison County Board of Public Health is going on record to say that there are legitimate negative health effects caused by wind turbines. Board Chair Dr. Kevin de Regnier said the board identified two concerns after a review of scientific literature and months of hearings and meetings with residents and…

American Wind Week kicks off on August 11

By Michelle Froese This August 11 to 17 marks the third annual American Wind Week, a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind energy production that started in 2017 when wind became the country’s largest source of renewable electricity generating capacity. During Wind Week, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and supporters of wind energy…

Wind energy projects gain permitting approval #WY

By National Wind Watch RAWLINS – Two Rivers Wind LLC and Lucky Star LLC, two proposed wind energy projects set to erect turbines between Carbon and Albany counties, gained on Tuesday during a Carbon County Commission meeting approval of permitting applications. Thirty eight percent of the project will be done in Carbon County, and the…

Wind power features big in Alliant Energy’s sustainability goals

By Michelle Froese Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers in an affordable, safe, reliable, and sustainable way. “Our world is changing – and so are we,” said Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO John Larsen. “We’re listening to our customers, employees…

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