Wind

  • May 25--Lubbock County volunteer fire crews are waiting for a smoldering wind turbine to run out of the lubricating oil that was fueling the flames atop the structure Tuesday afternoon in West Lubbock County. The blaze was reported before 4 p.m. on a wind turbine near Reese Center and County Road 6400. The turbine was still smoldering and fire crews remained at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. ...
  • LONDON (AP) — The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide extensive funding for a new wind farm off the northeast coast of Scotland. The bank said Wednesday it would allocate 525 million pounds ($770 million) for the facility to be built 14 kilometers (9 miles) off the Caithness coast near Wick, 1,070 kilometers (670 miles) north of London. The money would be used to build an 86-turbine ...
  • May 24--BOSTON -- Long-awaited energy legislation introduced Monday on Beacon Hill includes a substantial requirement for offshore wind power, signaling a potential kickstart for an industry viewed by many as vital to New Bedford's future. State Rep. Patricia Haddad, a Somerset Democrat who sponsored an early version of the bill and has pushed for offshore wind legislation for the past two ...
  • May 25--OTTAWA -- The Whirlpool plant in Ottawa will soon be incorporating wind energy into its facility, with the addition of a wind turbine coming by the end of the year. The investment in the Ottawa plant, along with a similar investment in the corporation's Marion plant, will total $13.5 million, according to a corporate press release. Built and financed by One Energy, the 1.5-megawatt ...
  • It is heresy for an environmentalist to argue against a renewable energy project. But this environmentalist is also an engineer, and the engineering approach involves a cost-benefit analysis. Apex Clean Energy plans to build an industrial wind facility, the Rocky Forge Wind Farm, on North Mountain in Botetourt County. The plan is to construct 25, 550-foot-tall wind turbines. Each turbine is ...
  • One subject of debate when wind energy comes to a local area is the safety of the technology and the impact a wind turbine generation facility would have on local residents. As a Nelson County-raised Wind Turbine Technician currently working out of Lena, Illinois, I can speak to the safety of wind energy. Recently, it was brought to the greater readership of The Roanoke Times that there is an ...
  • Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday. Members of a legislative committee that oversees energy issues were expected to endorse the bill, in a vote taken by email, setting the stage for debate in the full House next month. Renewable energy ...
  • THE First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) on Monday said it will aggressively double its wind-power capacity in the next three years. Francis Giles B. Puno, the company's president and COO, said at the moment, the company has a 150-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Doubling that could result in another 150-MW capacity. One megawatt costs between $2.5 million and $3 million, so ...
  • May 24--U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., is urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to reject a $100 million wind farm proposed to be built along 1,800 acres atop the Cumberland Plateau near Crossville, Tenn. In a letter to TVA, Black said she recently heard complaints from her constituents in the Fairfield Glade community complaining about the 23 wind turbines that Apex Clean Energy of ...
  • In 1867, when the naturalist John Muir first walked into the Cumberland Mountains, he wrote, "The scenery is far grander than any I ever before beheld. ?Such an ocean of wooded, waving, swelling mountain beauty and grandeur is not to be described." In January, Apex Clean Energy announced it would spoil that mountain beauty by building 23 45-story wind turbines in Cumberland County. I urge ...
  • A Danish company has taken over the site of a wind energy area in New Jersey. DONG Energy announced that the company has taken over RES Americas Developments Inc.'s 100,000 megawatt development project rights off the coast of New Jersey. The New Jersey lease area, which was acquired by RES during the offshore wind auction held in 2015 was taken over by DONG Energy on May 11, 2016. RES Americas ...
  • BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that will build upon the company’s 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing. The completion of these projects has the potential to make Whirlpool Corporation one of the ...
  • Washington, D.C. - Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) recently sent a letter to Tennessee Valley Authority President and CEO William Johnson raising concerns regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind Project. Rep. Black sent similar letters about the project to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) urging them to ...
  • BARRE, Vt., May 23, 2016 /CNW/ -- Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS), a next generation renewable energy technology company, today announced that, after extensive consideration of its business direction, the company will dedicate its focus to distributed energy solutions, including the design, manufacture and sale of distributed wind turbines and integrated microgrid and distributed ...
  • May 22--Rooster Barn Regional. Logues International Airport. Condit Regional Airport. An airport boom is underway in southwest Oklahoma. But don't expect to be in long security lines or grab a coffee while you wait for a flight. These are airstrips registered with the Federal Aviation Administration for private use. Most are turf runways mowed out of a pasture. Some even have a wind sock. But ...
  • May 23--COLUMBUS -- State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create an Ohio Wind Corridor encompassing much of the northwestern portion of the state that could be spared from property setback restrictions the industry contends make new large-scale wind farms impractical. "This is the area that has the most consistent wind patterns to allow [the wind industry] to make investment with a ...
  • Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of an EPCI contract by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL).The contract value is in excess of US $1.3billion. This contract will be jointly executed by Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7(1). The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the turbine foundations and array cables, and the transport and ...
  • Goldwind Americas, unit of Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology, signs deal with US' Renewable Energy Systems The US unit of a Chinese company that is among the leading manufacturers of wind turbines for power generation is about to start a major wind-power project in Texas. Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of China's Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co Ltd, signed an agreement on ...
  • A clean energy company that wants to put four towers on a Pulaski County ridge to test conditions for a wind farm has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA determined this week that the 198-foot-tall test towers would not pose a hazard to passing aircraft. Approval by the agency is an early step in plans by Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville to build an ...
  • MOREHEAD CITY - Sections of wind turbines have been coming into the N.C. Port since last week and will continue through August, as the items are transported elsewhere in the state for a land wind turbine farm. As a result, there may be temporary traffic delays around the port through the summer, as the trucks are loaded and sent out to Edenton. The final destination is Elizabeth City, but the ...