Category: Wind

Mixed Signals on Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no exception. Here are ten info nuggets I have pilfered from it. These numbers are kinda nutty… 1) There are already more than 14 billion network-enabled devices […]  More »

GE in Texas wind farm deal

General Electric’s Energy Financial Services unit and E.ON Climate and Renewables North America are forming an investment partnership to own and operate a Texas wind farm.  More »

Should wind power blow free through Texas power lines?

The state’s electricity regulator is looking into who should pay for transmission lines that mostly carry wind-generated power.  More »

Energy Department announces $4 billion renewable energy loan program

The U.S. Department of Energy announced unveiled a new $4 billion loan guarantee program to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  More »

Chile officials visit Houston to urge renewable investment

Typically, when foreign energy ministers visit Houston, they’re in town to pitch the oil and gas sector on investing in their country in order to tap a bounty of oil and gas resources. Officials from Chile in town Wednesday worked a different angle.  More »

Cape Wind receives major loan guarantee from feds

Cape Wind Associates LLC received a conditional $150 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy for its project off the coast of Massachusetts.  More »

UK audit questions $28 billion of clean power projects

The U.K.’s National Audit Office said it’s not convinced the government decision to award 16.6 billion pounds ($28 billion) of contracts to eight clean-energy projects is worth the risk to taxpayers.  More »

Talkin’ ‘Bout Mo’ Generation

Just as I tweet my favorite articles so that I have a filing place for them (Twitter is awesome for so many reasons, don’t get me started…), I use my desktop to store all my favorite graphics. And it is way too cluttered. So in my quest to make it more minimal and zen, here […]  More »

California wind farm won’t have eagle death penalties

The Shiloh IV Wind Project will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed, harmed or disturbed over five years.  More »

Federal report gives Texas wind power lines high marks

Since the CREZ power lines were completed, incidents of both wind curtailment and wind-related negative electricity prices have decreased in Texas, suggesting the projects have largely succeeded at their mission.  More »

Perry: California should learn something from Texas

During the bulk of his controversial talk to the Commonwealth Club of California , Perry held up his own state as a model for responsible energy production and economic growth.  More »

IEA cuts gas use growth forecast as coal, renewables gain

Global natural gas demand will increase at a slower rate than previously expected through 2019 amid weaker economic growth and competition from coal and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency.  More »
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