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Iowa Senator Ernst receives U.S. Wind Champion Award

By Michelle Froese Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA awards the U.S. Wind Champion Award to Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) Iowa Senator Joni Ernst has been recognized as a U.S. Wind Champion by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress from both parties who show consistent and…

Wind turbine fight is far from over #IN

By National Wind Watch A common question I have been asked is, “Why is the county still looking at information into wind turbines – I thought the project was dead?” My response is, “Yes, the Harvest Wind project is dead, but as long as Cass County still has a weak WECS ordinance, the next wind…

Wind farm foes dispute economic benefits of project #MI

By National Wind Watch The Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group opposing the Summit Lake Wind Project in L’Anse Township disputes the employment figures the project would bring to the area. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the union workers in Copenhagen, New York, were passed over for the work constructing the wind farm…

Loons are getting squeezed by wind farms #DEU

By National Wind Watch Wind turbines don’t just wallop birds that collide with their spinning blades, they also shift where birds choose to fly and land. A new study shows that wind farms in the German North Sea have squeezed loons into a smaller resting spot along their spring migration route, which could make it…

Wind turbine project creeping forward #IN

By National Wind Watch A project that would bring up to 52 wind generating turbines to northwestern Fayette County is still moving forward, but slowly. NextEra Energy Resources says it has land agreements for all of the turbines planned in the West Fork Wind project, according to Bryan Garner, the company’s communications director. “The West…

Transportation crunch could threaten U.S. wind boom #USA

By National Wind Watch The U.S. wind industry’s plans for new installations could be jeopardized in the next two years by the inability to transport turbine parts, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. As wind developers try to bolster turbine capacity and deliver cheaper power, components like rotors, blades and towers…

Looming supply chain crunch threatens U.S. wind energy boom

By Michelle Froese While the U.S. wind energy installation outlook looks bright – more than 23 GW in new capacity forecast over the next two years – looming unforeseen supply chain bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations and postponements, putting as much as $2.1 billion of revenue at risk, a new study by Wood Mackenzie…

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