The Governor's Wind Energy Coalition, following a meeting with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said a key to boosting wind power lies with improvements in transmission and cooperation, Platts reports.
Alaskans on Wednesday urged the Chugach Electric Association to buy more wind power from Cook Inlet Region Inc., but their demands could be tempered by the $32 per megawatt-hour cost differential compared to natural gas, KTUU reports.
Three utilities have given up on expanding the world's largest wind farm in the Thames estuary, citing concerns about harming birds, while basking sharks and old World War II bombs have torpedoed other offshore wind projects in Britain, Bloomberg reports.
American Superconductor's suits against Sinovel Wind Group, accused of stealing the U.S. firm's technology, will go to court rather than arbitration, after a ruling by China's Supreme Court, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion, which already has the rights to develop wind farms off Virginia's coast, intends to expand its reach in the mid-Atlantic region with a bid on 80,000 acres off the Maryland shore, Platts reports.
The Japan Wind Power Association, a lobbying group, said the government's requirement for environmental impact statements for new wind turbines is slowing development and limiting the impact of government incentives for the energy source, Bloomberg reports.
Americans support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by a margin of nearly 3-to-1, although many have concerns about its environmental impact, according to a new poll commissioned by ABC and The Washington Post, the Post reports.
The major concern for the world's top oil company executives, gathered in Houston for the CERAWeek conference this week, appeared to be the soaring costs of exploration and production, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Administrator Gina McCarthy wouldn't say whether the EPA might consider a carbon rule for refineries, telling the CERAWeek conference Thursday that her agency's focus now remains on power plants, National Journal reports.
Oil companies aren't publishing all of the information they should in the FracFocus registry, according to a draft report by an Energy Department advisory panel, which also found errors in some of the data, FuelFix reports.