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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The stocks of U.S. petroleum products increased last week, the Energy Information Administration reported, although the million barrel rise in crude stocks was less than analysts’ expected, while the jump in gasoline stocks exceeded predictions, according to Reuters.
Earthjustice filed court papers Tuesday on behalf of several environmental and health groups seeking to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s lower ozone limits from a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy, The Hill reports.
State Department climate envoy Todd Stern told a news conference that he’s thinking about the upside, not the downside, heading into a critical global conference on climate change policy that starts Monday, National Journal reports.
The plan for coal producer Walter Energy to emerge from bankruptcy is being fought by unions and the firm’s retired workers in Alabama, but a court Tuesday approved the company’s move to auction off assets, Reuters reports.
Acting to lower its credit rating for Pemex, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to the firm’s increasing debt and declining earnings, although Mexico’s national oil company responded by saying the move brings the agency in line with other ratings firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The White House and the billionaire conservative Koch brothers have been allies recently in moves to liberalize the nation’s criminal justice laws, but they are disagreeing over one measure that would require proof of suspects knowingly engaging in unlawful conduct, The New York Times reports, noting that such a move is alarming environmentalists.
According to a report released this week by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, weather-related disasters have caused more than 600,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in damages over the past 20 years, The New York Times reports.
A market-based approach for cutting vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions—which could include mileage-based driver fees or emissions trading—is the goal as Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work together on the issue, Reuters reports.