Wind energy is supposed to fight climate change

Climate change is affecting wind energy's potential to provide power, diminishing a renewable energy source that scientists and policymakers are counting on to replace fossil fuels, according to two scientific studies. The world is turning more and more to renewable sources of energy – wind, solar power and, in some cases, energy from flowing water […]

States, cities and companies are leading the way toward clean, renewable energy

Over the last year, cities and towns throughout the United States have assumed a new mantle of leadership: establishing bold commitments to move away from dirty fuels and re-power their communities with 100 percent clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Community by community, local leaders are demonstrating that a transition away from dirty […]

Latest wind bill deserves closer look

For several years before his resignation from the Ohio Senate, Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, had pushed hard to create wind-energy opportunities for the state. View full post on Wind Power News

GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

The Republican tax bill aims to cripple the solar power, wind power and electric vehicle industries at the behest of GOP campaign donors from the fossil fuel sector, seven Democratic senators said Tuesday. At a press conference, they called on Republicans to either restore tax benefits for the renewable energy industry taken away in the […]

Alberta chooses three companies to build four wind power projects in auction

The winning bids came from Edmonton-based Capital Power with a 201-MW project, Lisbon, Portugal-based EDP Renewables with a 248-MW project and Enel Green Power Canada, a division of a Rome-based global power company, with projects of 115 MW and 31 MW. CALGARY – Bids in an auction to pick renewable energy projects were so attractive […]

U.S. energy approach will affect national security

On the first day of the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, state legislators joined clean energy advocates in Annapolis to push for legislation that would significantly boost Maryland's use of renewable energy, while creating the largest clean energy jobs training program in state history, supporters say. On the first day of the 2016 Maryland General […]

Wind power gets policy tailwind

The central government has put in place detailed guidelines for wind power generators to plug loopholes in contracts, reduce disputes and help achieve its ambitious target of generating 60,000 mw of power from the renewable energy source. “The wind power generator , in a bid to ensure timely commencement of power, will have to submit […]

Offshore Wind Debut Reflects Roadblocks in France’s Climate-Fighting Ambitions

“Floatgen, I wish you good wind and fair seas,” French sailor Catherine Chabaud announced to a crowd of dignitaries, before sending a champagne bottle smashing against a wind turbine towering over the dock. The launch of the $29.5-million pilot a few weeks ago not only represents France's first floating turbine – capable, its builders say, […]

Green Investment Bank sold too cheaply, watchdog says

National Audit Office report puts Macquarie deal at low end of valuation with extra tens of millions lost from rejection of phased sale option Ministers missed out on tens of millions extra on the sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in August, according to the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the £1.6bn […]

New Mexico AG, others support proposed wind farms

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, consumer advocates and others have reached a settlement with Xcel Energy over the utility's plans to add more wind power for customers in New Mexico and parts of Texas. The proposed agreement was filed Monday with New Mexico utility regulators for approval. View full post on Wind Power News