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Industry requests larger offshore wind infrastructure budget in letter to Congress

By WPED Staff The American Clean Power Association (ACPA) and several offshore wind industry members addressed a letter to Congress requesting the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program’s budget be increased to $750 million in the FY 2022 infrastructure appropriations bill. The letter cites President Joe Biden’s clean energy goals and coastal states’ goal of…

Bioenergy has a unique role to play in global decarbonization

By Ryan McGuine Biomass — the collective name for renewable materials derived from living organisms, including crops and agricultural residues, by-products from wood-processing industries like paper and construction, and gas from landfills and water treatment plants — is the oldest source of energy harnessed by humans. The history of energy transitions has been one of…

Wind farm pioneers system to protect birds in South Africa

By Elizabeth Ingram In South Africa, BioTherm Energy’s Excelsior Wind farm is collaborating with conservation organizations to minimize the wind industry’s impact on local bird populations (avifauna). The 33-MW Excelsior Wind farm is constructed on 2,300 hectares in Swellendam, an area known as one of the largest agricultural-producing areas in the country and home to…

Wind turbine destroyed by fire in Ada #OH

By National Wind Watch A wind turbine at Ohio Northern University in Ada was destroyed by fire early this morning. According to Ada Fire Chief Jay Epley, firefighters were dispatched around 4:30 this morning to the Klinger Road at County Road 50. The three turbines at that location are on the Ohio Northern University campus….

Interactive map breaks down Texas renewable energy development by congressional district

By Kelsey Misbrener Wind power, solar power and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation and multi-generational revenue through a growing property tax base and payments to landowners. That’s the key takeaway of CleanPowerPays.org, a new interactive website launched this week by the…

Wind-powered hydrogen production plant commissioned in Germany

By Renewable Energy World Salzgitter AG, subsidiary Avacon and Linde have announced commissioning of the “Wind Hydrogen Salzgitter – WindH2” project, which will use wind energy to produce hydrogen. This project is the only one of its kind in Germany, according to the companies. WindH2 is a central component of Salzgitter AG’s SALCOS, a Salzgitter…

Tips for utilities making the transition to renewables

By Melissa London By Allen Austin, ABB Renewable energy has arrived, and it makes up the majority of new generating capacity being added in the United States. The US Energy Information Administration projects renewables’ share of the national generation mix will rise from 21 percent in 2020 to 42 percent in 2050, even as the…

Jigar Shah to head up U.S. DOE loan programs office

By Renewable Energy World Longtime renewable energy expert and founder of Generate Capital, Jigar Shah, has been appointed to head up the Loan Programs Office (LPO) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). According to the website, LPO manages a portfolio comprising more than $30 billion of loans, loan guarantees, and conditional commitments covering more…

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