A key committee of the Wyoming Legislature will meet on 22-23 September to discuss two draft bills that would increase taxes on the wind industry there, a potential move that developers warn would price their projects out of western US renewable energy markets.
19 August 2016 06:54 GMT
AES Corp. scored an order from utility San Diego Gas and Electric to build two battery-storage arrays to help smooth California’s influx of renewables, with one of the arrays to become the largest in the US upon its completion early next year.
19 August 2016 02:45 GMT
The western Japanese municipality of Kitakyushu has unveiled plans to auction off wind projects to developers in the city’s port, in response to recent legislative amendments that will facilitate the installation of turbines in coastal waters throughout the archipelago.
19 August 2016 08:09 GMT
The nascent US offshore wind industry reached a milestone today when Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern jack-up vessel completed installation of the fifth of five 6MW turbines at the Block Island project site in state waters off Rhode Island.
18 August 2016 10:04 GMT
Developers had 110GW of wind power capacity within regional interconnection queues around the US at the end of 2015, while project sponsors last year raised a record amount of new tax equity, according to a new Department of Energy (DOE) report.
17 August 2016 10:47 GMT
This week’s decision to award planning permission for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two development in the North Sea is a vital signal from the UK government, showing at last the beginnings of an industrial strategy based around low-carbon technology.
17 August 2016 01:10 GMT
Scotland’s future onshore wind projects could reduce their costs by at least 20% if a list of measures is adopted to boost efficiency and remove regulatory barriers, says a new report compiled for industry body Scottish Renewables.
17 August 2016 11:00 GMT
More US cities are making environmental and political commitments to be powered 100% by renewable energy led by heavily populated San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose in California, according to a new Sierra Club report that highlights 10 of them.
15 August 2016 05:27 GMT
UK seabed landlord the Crown Estate has called on the British government to consider the case for offshore wind, as officials re-examine the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in southwest England amid a growing debate over its costs.
15 August 2016 03:03 GMT
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has proposed a commercial wind energy lease sale for 122,405 acres (495.3sq km) off the coast of North Carolina, adding policy momentum for an industry that is taking shape along the east coast.
12 August 2016 07:42 GMT
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