Posts Tagged ‘U.S.’

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 […]

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February

Solar and wind power was responsible for a remarkable 98 percent of all new U.S. power generation capacity that came online in the first two months of 2018. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's latest ” Energy Infrastructure Update ,” the overwhelming majority of new power plants set up in January and February were […]

Researchers say even without Clean Power Plan, U.S. can meet its goals

Last year, the Trump administration announced it would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, and repeal the Clean Power Plan, or CPP. That's the Obama-era policy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electric power generation by 32% by 2030, below 2005 levels. View full post on Wind Power News

Rick Perry touts Trump’s energy agenda, saying the U.S. is ‘exporting freedom’

The Trump administration has put an “America first” mentality at the forefront of its policy agenda. And now Energy Secretary Rick Perry is putting an international spin on that mantra. View full post on Wind Power News

Wisconsin U.S. Attorneys Actively Prosecuting Trade Secret Theft – With Mixed Results

The United States Attorneys' Offices in Wisconsin criminally prosecuted two trade secret theft cases last week. In the Eastern District of Wisconsin , the United States charged a former employee, Tan Liu, with 12 counts of stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Rockwell Automation, Inc. According to the government, in the last few weeks […]

U.S. wind power expected surpass hydro in 2018

The sun sets behind several 285ft tall 2.5 MW Clipper wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Fort Stockton. After cutting its solar program last year, BP is beefing up its investments into wind energy and recently launched its fourth Texas wind farm, in Fort Stockton. View […]

Coastal oil and gas drilling won’t affect offshore wind projects, U.S. official says

The Trump Administration's decision to offer nearly all coastal U.S. waters for oil and gas drilling won't interfere with the government's aggressive steps to lease those waters for possibly thousands of wind turbines, federal officials said. The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which will oversee both programs, already has granted a 70,000-acre […]

How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

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U.S. Fisherman Are ‘Losing Ground’ To Massive Offshore Wind Farms

U.S. fisherman are pushing back against plans to construct offshore wind farms along the East Coast, claiming the large clusters of turbines affect navigation, regulation and fish behavior, The Associated Press reports. “You ever see a radar picture of a wind farm? It's just one big blob, basically,” Massachusetts fisherman Eric Hansen told the AP. […]

Vestas says “pleased” U.S. tax bill retains PTC phase-out

Vestas, the world's top wind turbine manufacturer, said Thursday it was “pleased” the final U.S. tax bill retains a phase-out of production tax credits, after concerns over the bill had shaved almost a quarter of its share price. “We are pleased that the approved tax bill retains the PTC phase-out,” Vestas said, adding it expected […]