Massachusetts House approves bill ordering hydro, offshore wind power contracts

Posted on June 13th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

House lawmakers voted near unanimously on Wednesday to diversify the state's state energy mix by requiring utilities to solicit and enter into long-term contracts for large-scale hydroelectric and offshore wind power as part of a strategy to reduce the state's reliance on natural gas and meet its carbon emission reduction mandates


Dairyland Power expands wind-power resources

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

Dairyland Power Cooperative announced a significant expansion of wind resources at its recent 75th Annual Meeting. The company has reached a power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables North America, and will purchase renewable energy from a 98-MW wind project in southwestern Wisconsin.


Backers Predict $3 Billion in Savings With Shift to Wind Power

Posted on June 9th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

A new analysis by a wind-energy trade group shows that boosting wind energy production in Ohio could save electricity customers $3 billion over the next 15 years.


Ontario’s climate change action plan: Wind energy integral to success

Posted on June 8th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

Brandy Giannetta, Ontario Regional Director for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following today’s release of theOntario Climate Change Action Plan by Premier Kathleen Wynne.


Nine European Countries Sign Offshore Wind MOU

Posted on June 6th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

Today in Luxembourg, energy ministers from nine countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and work program to enhance their cooperation on renewable energy, particularly offshore wind, says WindEurope.


Wind Power In The US

Posted on May 26th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

America’s wind power sector is on track to provide 10% of the country’s electricity by 2020, according to the American Wind Energy Association.


$4 billion wind farm for Scotland as it leads push for wind energy

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

Scotland is set to strengthen its credentials as a world leader in wind energy after a £2.6 billion ($3.8 billion) offshore wind farm got the okay, it was announced on Monday.


Report: Virginia has 19,000 wind power jobs in the air

Posted on May 19th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

Project development specialists. Operations and logistics. Data analysts. Composite material manufacturing experts. Communications, law and marine biology. Professionals from all these sectors will be needed to help develop America’s offshore wind industry.


Installed Wind Power

Posted on May 11th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

A new report from GlobalData has concluded that China’s installed wind capacity will more than triple by 2030, reaching 495 GW, up from 149 GW in 2015.


Wind power helps us breathe easy on World Asthma Day

Posted on May 6th, 2016 in wind by Spencer R.

I still remember the ritual well. First thing every morning, my sister would have to sit for 10 minutes and breathe in asthma medication through a nebulizer machine. It didn’t matter if we were at home or on vacation, school day or weekend, that’s how my family began the day, every day, for the early part of her childhood.