New Colorado turbine tester has double the megawatts

Denver Post

A new $16 million, 5-megawatt dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center can test the performance of new, larger turbines, The Denver Post reports.

Hunt on in California for wind turbines that are safer for birds

San Jose Mercury News

New turbine designs could cut bird deaths at wind farms, and researchers and energy companies hope to put their theories to the test around Altamont Pass in California, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Wind industry makes project push to beat expiring credit

The New York Times

Wind power companies are rushing to ink deals, order parts and launch construction of new projects to benefit from the wind Production Tax Credit set to expire at the end of the year, The New York Times reports.

Wyoming wind farm developer questions BLM eagle kill estimates

The Associated Press

The developer of the $5 billion Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind project said the Bureau of Land Management is overestimating potential eagle deaths at the facility, The Associated Press reports.

Cape Wind reaches deal with Siemens for turbines


Developers of the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast have reached an agreement with Siemens for the company to install 130 wind turbines and take an equity stake, Bloomberg reports.

Deepwater says Rhode Island offshore farm to meet credit deadline


Deepwater Wind said it expects its planned Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island will qualify for the federal wind Production Tax Credit set to expire at the end of the year, Bloomberg reports.

Danish Vestas in major wind turbine deal with Enel

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's troubled turbine maker Vestas A/S says it has received a U.S. order for 175 wind turbines from Enel Green Power North America, Inc.

Manchin, Republicans push for end to wind PTC

The Hill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and nine Republican senators wrote Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., to urge him to abandon attempts to renew the federal wind Production Tax Credit set to expire at year's end, The Hill reports.

Interior proposes Maryland offshore wind lease sale

The Washington Post

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell proposed an offshore wind lease sale that will make 80,000 acres available off the Maryland coast, The Washington Post reports.

Jewell, O'Malley make Maryland offshore wind leasing announcement

Baltimore, December 17, 2013, 10:30 am

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) make announcement about offshore wind power leasing. 


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