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Report: Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

By Michelle Froese A new report has been released that estimates the cost of the Trump Administration’s proposed plan to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants across the country. An independent assessment was commissioned by a diverse group of energy industry associations representing natural gas, oil, energy efficiency, storage, grid services, solar, wind and…

Wind farm looking to sprout in Mineral #TX

By National Wind Watch MINERAL – Another wind farm could be coming to Bee County. This time it’s the Mineral area that is drawing the attention of builders. “Lincoln Clean Energy has the potential of putting a wind farm in north Bee County,” Commissioner Dennis DeWitt said during the commissioners court meeting Monday. “They are…

DOE offers funding opportunity for advanced wind R&D concepts

By Michelle Froese The full announcement with Q&As can be found on the EERE Exchange website. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts.” This FOA will provide up to $6 million in funding to support efforts…

Fishermen: wind farms bad for business #NY

By National Wind Watch Federal officials in charge of leasing ocean bottom land to offshore wind farm companies got an earful at a meeting with commercial fishermen Wednesday – and much of it was R-rated. There isn’t merely significant opposition to offshore wind farms; there is 100-percent agreement among the fishermen that the wind turbines…

Offshore wind industry heading out to deeper water

By Michelle Froese By Eoghan Quinn, Global Wind LeadWorleyParsons Group In 2017, the offshore wind industry hit milestones and made headlines. That breakthrough year saw the sector become more commercially viable and realize its global potential. Wind Europe said that in 2016, the sector added 25% wind capacity. That was on average, the capacity of…

Wind farm project shelved #ON

By National Wind Watch Good news for Wallaceburg area residents came Friday from Queen’s Park, as Premier Doug Ford followed through on his promise to cancel renewable energy projects in Ontario. In a release Friday, Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford announced ratepayers will benefit from $790 million in savings thanks…

Vaisala releases “A New Breed of Measurement Campaign”

By Michelle Froese “A New Breed of Wind Measurement Campaign” is part of Remote Sensing Revolution, an industry briefing available exclusively from Vaisala. Download it here. Wind data is essential for wind-farm developers and owners to ensure that their assets deliver the financial returns their investors expect. Wind-turbine technology continues to evolve, and wind projects…

EIA: Wind costs decline, thanks to improved technology & siting decisions

By Michelle Froese Between 2010 and 2016, the capacity-weighted average cost (real 2016$) of U.S. wind installations declined by one-third, from $2,361 per kilowatt (kW) to $1,587/kW, according to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA). These findings are based on analysis in the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (DOE/EERE)…

AEMO: Cheapest way to replace coal is solar, wind, storage

By Giles Parkinson AEMO says 70TWh of coal is to retire by 2040, and the cheapest way to replace it is with solar, wind and storage, and just a tiny bit of gas. And no coal. But it wants more transmission lines and renewable zones to manage this transition. Read Full Article Here For more…

Wind energy boondoggle #IA

By National Wind Watch MidAmerican Energy has plans to take Iowa to 100% renewable energy. Our giant utility companies are running over Iowans to make this happen. Hundreds of people are negatively affected at every installation and hundreds more with every extra wind energy transmission line. Affected Iowans have no real say. Many protested at…

Wind naysayers nixed #MI

By National Wind Watch L’ANSE – The Township Board voted 4-1 Wednesday not to enact an amendment to zoning ordinances recommended by its Planning and Zoning Board designed to block construction of a proposed wind farm. The amendment would have increased the distance required between a large wind energy conversion system (WECS) and the property…

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