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Governors race to announce climate action. Then reality hits #USA

By National Wind Watch The U.S. Climate Alliance is en vogue among America’s new crop of Democratic governors. Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico have all joined the alliance in the last month. Wisconsin joined its ranks yesterday, bringing the total number of states committed to the targets of the Paris climate accord to 21. The…

Amid federal spat, U.S. wind farm to seek financing #MA

By National Wind Watch The offshore wind-power project that became the subject of a Twitter war between federal energy regulators is moving forward with a debt financing for an estimated $2.15 billion phase, despite being shut out of part of a power auction, according to people familiar with the situation. Vineyard Wind, a joint venture…

Second wind farm could be coming to Marion Co. #KS

By National Wind Watch As the wind farm project to the north nears completion, a second wind farm to the south is gaining momentum, and could reasonably get underway in the fall, according to information presented at the Marion County Commission meeting on Monday. The wind farm to the south was initially started up by…

Wind energy focus of Tuesday meeting #MI

By National Wind Watch NORTH BRANCH – Lapeer County Citizens WindWatch, a group of northern Lapeer County residents concerned about the possible effects of a proposed wind turbine project in their communities will hold a Wind Energy Policy Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 19) at the North Branch Wesleyan Church. The meeting will feature…

County Board delays wind farm moratorium decision #KS

By National Wind Watch For multiple weeks now, the concerned citizens of Nemaha County have been attending the County Commission meetings on a weekly basis, with the hopes of learning new information on the proposed wind farm in Nemaha County. At the Monday, Feb. 11, meeting, Commissioner Gary Scoby informed those present that they are…

NYC weighs plan to shut down all fossil fuel plants #NY

By National Wind Watch New York City officials want to explore exactly how soon renewables and battery storage could displace natural gas as the Big Apple’s core source of backup power. A bill under consideration by the City Council’s environmental committee calls for sustainability authorities to study the storage potential of six battery types and…

Commissioners deny moratorium request #MI

By National Wind Watch BAD AXE – A majority of county commissioners rejected a request Tuesday to extend Huron County’s wind energy moratorium for one year. Prior to taking a vote, Sami Khoury, chairman of the board of commissioners, asked Robert McLean, chairman of the Huron County Planning Commission, for an update on recent activity….

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