Wind could sweep Kansas to carbon rule compliance


Kansas’ investment in wind energy could make it easier for the state to comply with requirements for the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan limiting power plant carbon emissions, KMUW reports.


DOE: Wind capacity rising, costs sinking

U.S. wind power generation grew 8 percent to 66 gigawatts in 2014, reversing the previous year's slump in a surge that drove the lowest-ever costs for wind energy nationwide, the U.S. Energy Department reported Monday. Critics, however, dismissed it as part of the Obama administration's "PR effort" to promote its climate plan.

According to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, wind accounted for 24 percent of new electric-generating additions and rose to provide 4.9 percent of total end-use demand.

Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday.

The proposed construction of 132 giant wind turbines is meant to generate 396 megawatts of power, but the project has raised concerns over vibrations, bird deaths and invasion of Indian lands.

Wind project would boost MidAmerican to 57 percent renewables

The Des Moines Register

A proposal before Iowa regulators to allow MidAmerican Energy to add 552 megawatts of energy generated by wind would mean the utility would be getting 57 percent of its capacity from renewable sources, CEO Bill Fehrman told The Des Moines Register,

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Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward.

Deepwater Wind exception in tough climate for offshore projects

The New York Times

Deepwater Wind may be making steady progress in its plan to install five wind turbines off the coast of Rhode Island, but obstacles continue to stall other, larger projects, The New York Times reports.

HP strikes 12-year deal for wind power

The New York Times

Hewlett-Packard has inked a contract with SunEdison to buy enough wind power to operate its data centers in Texas, The New York Times reports.

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Renewable credits move forward in Senate

Senators moved Thursday to restore expired tax credits for wind and biofuels, as part of a bipartisan tax extenders package overwhelmingly approved by the Finance Committee in a markup session.

The package would continue the previous credits for renewable energy, at a rate of $23 per megawatt hour for wind and geothermal power, and $12 per megawatt hour for hydropower.

Deepwater Wind foundations to arrive

USA Today

Deepwater Wind is expecting to take delivery this week of the foundations that will support the turbines for what will become the country’s first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Rhode Island, USA Today reports.

D.C. government inks wind power deal


More than a third of the power needs of the Washington, D.C. government will be met by wind power under an agreement announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser, WAMU reports.


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