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Ruling is another setback to proposed Iowa wind energy line

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has dealt another procedural setback to a company proposing a $2 billion transmission line to ship Iowa wind energy to customers in Illinois.

The board voted 3-0 on Monday to reject the third request by Clean Line Energy Partners to split the case into two separate hearings. The board stood by its earlier rulings stating that it will decide whether to approve the Rock Island Clean Line and whether to grant the use of eminent domain in a single hearing.

The company has said that approach means it has to invest tens of millions of dollars acquiring land while running the risk that regulators could later reject the line as not in the public interest. Groups representing union workers and wind energy supporters backed its latest request to split up the case, saying they were not interested in the property rights issues and only on the need for the line.

ERCOT sees more wind power marks set in Texas

Source: 
MLive

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says on Sunday morning wind generated 13,883 megawatts of power, representing more than 41 percent of its system load. It was the fourth record set in four months, Platts reports.

U.S. wind capacity to 70 gigawatts: AWEA

Source: 
The Hill

With more than 50,000 turbines operating in the U.S., the country hit 70 gigawatts of wind power capacity in November, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which noted that the last big milestone—60 gigawatts—was reached in 2012, The Hill reports.

Leasing offers boost to wind power as it has for solar

Source: 
The New York Times

The 2013 New York startup United Wind is following the solar model, installing and operating turbines at little cost for customers who sign long-term leases giving them lower electricity prices, The New York Times reports.

Another acquisition for wind turbine services firm Renew

Source: 
Argus Leader

Renew Energy Inc. – a wind turbine services firm based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota – has picked up assets from Broadwind Energy Inc., its largest such acquisition to date, the Argus Leader reports.

Trump loses wind farm case in UK Supreme Court

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously against tycoon and U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump in his battle to stop an offshore wind farm near his upscale Scottish golf resort.

Trump claims the 11-turbine project, approved by the Scottish government in 2013, will spoil the view from his golf course near Aberdeen in eastern Scotland. He has vowed to stop further development of the resort if the wind farm goes ahead.

UK Supreme Court rules against Trump over wind farm

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court has ruled against Donald Trump in his battle to stop an offshore wind farm near his Scottish golf resort.

Trump says the 11-turbine project, approved by the Scottish government in 2013, will spoil the view from his golf course near Aberdeen in eastern Scotland.

ERCOT: Record share for wind power in November

Source: 
Platts

Wind energy generated more than 18 percent of the power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas system in November, an all-time record, Platts reports.

SunEdison getting $209M for selling 333MW of Maine wind

Source: 
Reuters

By selling 333 megawatts of wind assets in Maine for $209 million to its yieldco Terra Nova Renewable Partners and other investors, SunEdison says it’s providing itself with a development margin, Reuters reports.

Appalachian Power looks to purchase 150MW of wind

Source: 
The Associated Press

Appalachian Power says it will seek proposals in February to add 150 megawatts of wind energy to its renewable portfolio, The Associated Press reports.

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