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Scott Pruitt’s War On Wind Energy Will Only Hurt Oklahomans – HuffPost

HuffPostScott Pruitt’s War On Wind Energy Will Only Hurt OklahomansHuffPostConstruction on America’s largest wind power plant began last year in Oklahoma. This project, the Wind Catcher Energy Connection, will consist of 800 wind turbines, span over 350 miles, and create 8,400 good paying jobs. It will also save consumers $7 …

The warming Arctic could put a serious dent in wind energy production. – Grist

GristThe warming Arctic could put a serious dent in wind energy production.GristThere’s a pretty steep temperature difference between the North Pole and the equator. But that difference — which fuels atmospheric energy, powering storm systems and the breeze — is shrinking, and it’s altering the distribution of wind energy …and more »

France pits wind against solar in new tender – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyFrance pits wind against solar in new tenderWindpower MonthlyNeither the industry nor the regulator CRE is in favour of the move. Development costs of wind and solar are very different, the industry argued. This means “the result will probably be the selection of solar projects alone,” warned Marion Lettry …and more »

Government issues guidelines for tariff-based wind power auction … – Economic Times

Economic TimesGovernment issues guidelines for tariff-based wind power auction …Economic TimesThe government has already auctioned 2 GW wind capacity so for in the first and second round this year. In the third round, it has floated tender for another 2 GW capacity last week.Centre issues bid guidelines for procuring wind powerThe HinduGovernment issues guidelines for wind power procurementLivemintGovt issues norms for wind power procurement | Business LineHindu Business LineBloombergQuint -Daily News & Analysis -domain-Ball 10 news articles »

Rural School Districts Shortchanged In Rush To Attract Wind Turbine Investors – KUNC

KUNCRural School Districts Shortchanged In Rush To Attract Wind Turbine InvestorsKUNCIn its rush to attract wind farms, some of which are owned by wealthy foreign-based corporations such as BP, Kansas offered them something no other state has: lifetime exemptions from local property taxes — the lifeblood of local school funding. color …

Letter: Re: ‘Wind Energy Onslaught in South Dakota’ – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Sioux Falls Argus LeaderLetter: Re: ‘Wind Energy Onslaught in South Dakota’Sioux Falls Argus LeaderMuch has taken place since the Argus Leader published my letter Aug. 11, 2016, regarding the threat posed by wind power to the tranquility of South Dakota. I have regularly been kept abreast of the growing population of wind turbines in S.D., as well …

Has Ecotricity Turned On England’s Last Wind Farm? – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaHas Ecotricity Turned On England’s Last Wind Farm?CleanTechnicaUK renewable energy company Ecotricity has turned on its latest wind farm, a small 10 megawatt wind farm in the west of England, but the company’s founder is concerned it might be the country’s last onshore wind farm due to policies which are …

New Transmission Projects Will Unleash Midwestern Wind Power—And Save Billions – Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)New Transmission Projects Will Unleash Midwestern Wind Power—And Save BillionsUnion of Concerned Scientists (blog)As we look ahead to our clean energy future, a key piece of the puzzle is building the transmission system that will carry utility-scale renewable energy from where it’s generated to where it’s consumed. A recent study from the Mid-Continent …

Flexible storage solutions needed to push renewables penetration – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyFlexible storage solutions needed to push renewables penetrationWindpower MonthlyIncreases in penetration of renewable energy sources, power consumption and electrification of transportation, and the heating and cooling sectors, will increase variability and uncertainty in the power system, DNV GL explained. Therefore, a ‘smart …Flexibility needed to stabilize power grids & avoid outagesWindpower Engineering (press release)all 4 news articles »

Vestas installs V116-2.0MW prototype – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyVestas installs V116-2.0MW prototypeWindpower Monthly… 11% larger than that of its V110-2.0MW predecessor, in April. Vestas claim the new model is capable of annual energy production (AEP) 4% greater than that of its flagship 2MW tur…

Savoy May Rescind Wind Power Bylaw – WAMC

WAMCSavoy May Rescind Wind Power BylawWAMCSavoy, Massachusetts was one of the first towns in Berkshire County to approve a wind power bylaw a decade ago. The town is considering rescinding it. Savoy is holding a public hearing on December 20th to discuss possible changes to the town’s wind …

A powerful ethical argument for wind energy – The Guardian

The GuardianA powerful ethical argument for wind energyThe GuardianOutside of his professional life, energy for Clive Turton means being able to surf, compete in triathlons and raise a family in the healthy outdoors. But as Asia Pacific President for D…