Renewable Energy

Summit on Renewable Portfolio Standards

Alexandria, November 6, 2015, 9:00 am

Obama administration official to speak at the Clean Energy States Alliance summit on Renewable Portfolio Standards 

Vestas delivering more turbines, order backlog growing


Vestas is reporting an increase in the aggregate capacity of the wind turbines it produced and delivered in the third quarter, compared to the period a year ago, and says its order backlog is up to nearly 9 gigawatts, worth up to $9 billion, Platts reports.

Court reverses BLM on Nevada wind project


A court has sided with environmentalists and thrown out the Bureau of Land Management's approval for Nevada’s Searchlight Wind Energy Project, ruling the agency didn’t properly evaluate the threat the turbines would pose to tortoises and golden eagles in the Mojave Desert, E&E reports.

Tesla's 3Q loss widens, but shares rise on production

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors' net loss more than tripled in the third quarter as expenses and research costs rose, but investors cheered news that the company expects to meet or exceed its production targets this year.

The Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker said it expects to produce between 50,000 and 52,000 vehicles this year. That's lower than the target of 55,000 it set earlier this year, but meets an updated forecast the company provided in August. Tesla shares rose almost 10 percent in after-hours trading.

Altamont wind company to replace turbines that kill birds

San Francisco Chronicle

Turbines blamed by environmentalists for the deaths of raptors on Altamont Pass will be replaced by Altamont Winds Inc., under a proposal that could be approved by a local planning board Nov. 19, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Church solar experiment draws fire from Duke Energy

Charlotte Business Journal

In comments filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Duke Energy is charging that advocacy group NC WARN is breaking the law by selling solar power to a Greensboro church, and urges the regulator to fine the group up to $1,000 a day, the Charlotte Business Journal reports.

Statoil gets OK for Scottish offshore wind farm


Hywind, a pilot project of five wind turbines off the northeastern coast of Scotland to be operated by Norway’s Statoil, has gotten government approval and construction could begin early in 2016, BBC News reports.

Goldman raises renewable investment goal to $150 billion


Having earlier said it would invest $40 billion in clean energy by 2012, Goldman Sachs now says it intends to nearly quadruple that and pour $150 billion into solar and wind power, energy efficiency projects and grid upgrades by 2025, Fortune reports.

BLM official who spearheaded renewable effort retires


Ray Brady, who led the Bureau of Land Management's National Renewable Energy Coordination Office to approve 57 commercial renewable energy projects on western lands since 2009, officially retired on Friday, E&E reports.

China considering cut to solar, wind electricity price


A government official told Reuters that China is considering cutting the price grid operators pay for wind and solar-generated electricity to reflect declining operating costs for the power sources.


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