Posts Tagged ‘Farms’

NextEra is already assembling contractors to build wind farms in Hinton, OK.

Hinton, Oklahoma, just west of Oklahoma City, has been sued by a wind energy group to build wind turbines in their town. Hinton Mayor Shelly Newton met with Air Force Officers to talk about what's going on in Hinton, and the role wind farms have played on Sheppard Air Force Base and their missions. View […]

Wind farms boost tax base for local U.S. governments -Moody’s

Wind farms have boosted local tax bases and generated new revenue as they expand across the United States, especially for rural areas, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Monday. “What we're seeing is wind farms generate new operating revenues, lower the tax burden for local residents,” Moody's analyst Frank Mamo told Reuters. View […]

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

IMAGE: The December 2017 cover image of Wind Energy was produced using the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. view Every two and a half hours, a new wind turbine rises in the U.S. In 2016, wind provided 5.6 percent of all electricity produced, more than double the amount generated by wind in […]

In Sweden, wind farms and warplanes battle for airspace

Several wind farm projects in Sweden are under threat due to the government's decision to reserve more airspace for its armed forces, according to two companies and an industry lobby group. FILE PHOTO: Windmills are seen in the “Dan Tysk” wind park of Swedish energy company Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munich , located west of the […]

Wyoming agrees to utility’s plans for 3 new wind farms

Rocky Mountain Power dropped plans for a fourth wind farm after a weeklong hearing before the Wyoming Public Service Commission. The three wind farms included in Thursday's agreement would add 1,150 megawatts of wind power in southern and southeastern Wyoming. View full post on Wind Power News

Netherlands to Build 1st Wholly unsubsidized Offshore Wind Farms

The Dutch government has begun to follow through on its renewable energy pledges by awarding Swedish firm Vattenfall two contracts for what will be the world's first wind farms to be built entirely without public money. The Dutch government has announced that its call for tender for zero-subsidy offshore wind bids had paid off and […]

New Mexico regulators OK massive wind farms near Texas

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a $1.6 billion project that Xcel Energy says will add 1,230 megawatts of wind energy to the regional generating mix. View full post on Wind Power News

Kelp Farms and Mammoth Windmills Are Just Two of the Government’s Long-Shot Energy Bets

The goal of this offbeat project? To see if it's possible to farm vast quantities of seaweed in the open ocean for a new type of carbon-neutral biofuel that might one day power trucks and airplanes. Unlike the corn- and soy-based biofuels used today, kelp-based fuels would not require valuable cropland. View full post on […]

Wind farms power big surge in renewable energy jobs

A boom in wind farms is fuelling a jobs surge in the renewable energy industry with 17 per cent employment growth in the sector in December. Nationwide, there are now 15,691 renewable energy jobs, rising to 21,168 when including those in small-scale rooftop solar installation. View full post on Wind Power News

Brain damage or brain fart? Weatherill targets Xenophon on wind farms

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has fired a pre-election salvo at Nick Xenophon, declaring the SA Best leader believes that wind turbines cause brain damage. Mr Weatherill spoke today at the opening of an office for Solar Reserve's proposed solar-thermal energy plant near Port Augusta, with local mayor and SA Best candidate Sam Johnson also […]