Wind supporters excited by possibilities in S.C.

The State

The Interior Department’s decision to include North Myrtle Beach in studies to determine whether wind leases should be sold off the South Carolina coast has the head of the local Chamber of Commerce excited, The State reports.

Clean Line slows plan for $2B line to ship Iowa wind energy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A company proposing a $2 billion transmission line to ship Iowa wind energy to electric customers in Illinois confirmed Thursday that it has asked regulators to suspend their review while the company figures out how best to move forward with its plan.

Clean Line Energy Partners said it is assessing plans for the Rock Island Clean Line, amid opposition from some landowners and uncertain odds of gaining regulatory approval. The Iowa Utilities Board has granted the company's request to pause a technical review of its petitions to build the high-voltage, overhead line through 16 counties.

Regulators pause review of $2B line to ship Iowa wind energy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators are suspending review of a proposed 500-mile, $2 billion transmission line that would take electricity produced by wind turbines in northwest Iowa to Illinois customers.

Rock Island Clean Line LLC said Thursday it asked the Iowa Utilities Board to pause a technical review of the project while it assesses how to move forward. The board has granted the request.

Alstom buy gives rise to GE Renewable


Having just finalized its acquisition of Alstom’s power business, General Electric on Tuesday announced the creation of its new GE Renewable Energy division, which will give the company more than 30,000 wind turbines around the world, FuelFix reports.

Owens Corning, Equinix agreements back Texas wind farm


Financing for the 300-megawatt Wake Wind Energy Facility, due to be finished by the end of next year, is being boosted by contracts to supply electricity to Owens Corning insulation and Equinix Inc., a data center, FuelFix reports.

New Pattern wind farm dedicated in Texas


The 200-megawatt Logan’s Gap Wind farm in Texas was inaugurated by Pattern Energy Thursday, FuelFix reports.

Massachusetts offshore wind farm could have 100 turbines

The Boston Globe

Despite the failure of Cape Wind, Denmark’s DONG Energy A/S is moving ahead with plans for Bay State Wind, a wind farm south of Martha’s Vineyard that it hopes will generate up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity, The Boston Globe reports.

Nebraska county imposes noise limits on wind turbines

1011 News

Wind turbines would have a 40 decibel noise limit during the day, dropping to 37 decibels at night, under a measure adopted Tuesday by the Lancaster County Board in Nebraska that may jeopardize plans by Volkswind to build a wind farm with more than four dozen turbines in the area, 1011 News reports

Bill Clinton visits big wind farm in western Panama

PENONOME, Panama (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is talking up the potential of renewable energy to shield developing countries from the effects of climate change.

Clinton visited Central America's biggest wind farm Tuesday. The electricity project in western Panama is scheduled to open next year with the capacity to produce about 6 percent to 8 percent of Panama's energy needs.

Firms pay $1.8 million for wind leases off NJ coast

The Hill

RES America Developments and U.S. Wind Inc. have paid a total of $1.8 million for offshore wind leases in a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management auction covering nearly 344,000 acres off the New Jersey coast, The Hill reports.


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