Posts Tagged ‘early’

Southwestern Missouri utility seeks to retire coal plant early as it adds wind generation

The Empire District Electric Company, based in southwest Missouri, announced plans to retire its coal-fired Asbury Power Plant more than a decade ahead of schedule, in favor of cheaper wind power. Other utilities may pursue similar actions, depending on how the state Public Service Commission allows Empire to proceed. View full post on Wind Power […]

Early Views on the US Energy and Infrastructure Sectors Under a Trump Administration

Energy and infrastructure policy was as at the forefront of the presidential election discussion and has continued to be highlighted as a focus for the Trump administration. Here, we take an early look at how a Trump administration could affect the US energy and infrastructure sectors. View full post on Wind Power News

Solar Companies Surge as U.S. Tax Credit Brings Early Holiday

In a deal announced late Tuesday, Congress approved an additional five years for the investment tax credit, which is scheduled to end at the end of 2016. It also provided a five- year retroactive extension of the production tax credit, which benefits wind-power developers and expired at the end of 2014. View full post on […]

Stocks Stumble In Mixed Trade; TerraForm, Pinnacle Early Risers

The Nasdaq dropped 0.9%. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 0.5% and the S&P 500 shed 0.4%. View full post on Wind Power News

‘Chinook’ Monitoring May Bring Early Warning System For Reduced Wind Energy

Existing popular alternative energy schemes have an ironic flaw – they make fossil fuels more profitable because they are not predictably consistent, which means expensive contracts for “instant on” traditional providers to prevent blackouts. The big obstacle in implementing wind energy on a massive scale is the unpredictability of its driving force. View full post […]

Wind and other renewables generated a fifth of Britain’s electricity in early 2014

New windfarms, strong winds and a good winter for hydropower plants sent renewable energy generation surging to 19.4% of all electricity from January to March One fifth of all electricity was generated in Britain by windfarms or other green technologies in the first three months of the year, according to new statistics released by the […]

Kenya’s Turkana wind farm to be constructed in early 2014

It has been reported that construction of the delayed Lake Turkana Wind Power Project should begin in the first quarter of next year with a funding shortfall to be filled by the end of 2014. View full post on Wind Power News