Wind Energy

  • 12/26/2013

    Vestas' Colorado wind turbine factories benefit from looming tax-break deadline

    A rush by wind farm developers to beat an end-of-the-year deadline to qualify for a federal renewable energy tax credit is translating into a crush of orders for wind turbines made by Vestas Wind Systems,…

  • 12/17/2013

    Bitcoin’s carbon footprint a 'clear and present danger' to Earth, says BitCarbon founder

    Where do Bitcoins come from? Massively powerful computers churning through algorithms in a race to be the first to solve a problem. A Bitcoin is the reward those computers receive for their work. It’s…

  • 7/2/2013

    Agency, again, orders Bonneville to reexamine pricing plan

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has upheld a ruling that would require the Bonneville Power Administration to recast the way it deals with wind farms during periods of power oversupply. The Commission…

  • 4/15/2013

    Vestas swaps out another international ops CFO

    Vestas Wind Systems’ international operations will welcome its third CFO in the past year. Marika Fredriksson will assume the role, replacing Dag Gunnar Andresen. Vestas’ statement on the change revealed…

  • 3/22/2013

    Wind farms feel a fresh breeze

    After falling into a slump in 2012, the wind industry is picking up. The surge in development is mostly due to Congress, according to the New York Times. Lawmakers had allowed a popular incentive, known…

  • 3/21/2013

    Vestas contract mitigates wind sector's challenges

    Vestas has landed an extension of a critical wind power plant contract in Alberta. The agreement with ENMAX Energy Corp. means that Vestas will provide its Active Output Management systems for the Kettles…

  • 2/21/2013

    Vestas cuts more Colorado workers

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S, faced with slumping orders for its wind-power turbines, said Thursday it has cut about 110 positions at its Colorado factories — 10 percent of its 1,100 remaining Colorado manufacturing…

  • 2/21/2013

    Wind energy industry poised to increase velocity in Oregon

    Following industry contractions, a general economic slump, national uncertainty, and a rollback of state tax credits, Oregon could be looking at an uptick in the renewable energy market as a number of…

  • 2/20/2013

    Storm helps Texas break wind power generation record

    Texas set a new record for wind power generation thanks to the powerful thunderstorm that rolled through the state February 9th and 10th. Wind power peaked at 9,481 megawatts of power at 7:08 p.m, on…

  • 2/19/2013

    Central Oregon launches 'KidWind Challenge'

    A Crook County middle school teacher landed a $15,000 grant from Facebook to launch a competition to prompt students to design and build wind turbines. The KidWind Challenge in Prineville will invite…

  • 2/12/2013

    PacifiCorp to partner with California grid operator

    A partnership announced Tuesday by PacifiCorp and the California Independent System Operator Corp. would team up the two organizations to better handle energy imbalances and streamline the use of renewable…

  • 2/11/2013

    After 12 years, Vestas loses global market share lead

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S for the first time in 12 years has lost its lead in global wind turbine market share, according to a report issued Monday. According to Bloomberg,…

  • 2/6/2013

    Deputy Energy Secretary Poneman praises Shepherds Flat

    The U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman was in a car cruising across Oregon Wednesday afternoon headed for the giant Shepherds Flat wind farm. The appearance wasn't connected with any news from…

  • 2/4/2013

    First Wind takes steps to protect seabirds on Maui

    First Wind officials said Tuesday that they have started work on a program to preserve the population of threatened or endangered Hawaiian seabirds in West Maui, several miles from the company’s Kaheawa…

  • 1/31/2013

    Wind energy turbines spin to a 2012 record

    The U.S wind industry installed a record 13,124 megawatts worth of wind turbines during 2012 — enough to support nearly 3.3 million homes, including 496 megawatts in Colorado, the American Wind Energy…

  • 1/30/2013

    PGE's power plant beauty contest coming to a head

    A beauty contest to choose Portland’s next major electrical power source struts toward the final phase this week. Accion Group, an independent evaluator working for the Oregon Public Utilities Commission,…

  • 1/30/2013

    Ralls Corp. suing over blocked Oregon wind farm

    The Chinese-owned company that was blocked by Pres. Barack Obama from buying an Oregon wind farm is suing the company that owns the project. Ralls Corp., which was blocked from owning the wind project…

  • 1/29/2013

    Juhl Wind to build turbines for Honda plant

    Juhl Wind will build and run two wind turbines at a Honda factory in Russell's Point, Ohio. Woodstock, Minn.-based Juhl Wind (OTCQB: JUHL) will develop, install and operate the turbines, according to…

  • 1/28/2013

    Wind energy projects saw a a record year in 2012

    U.S. companies built record 13.2 gigawatts worth of new wind power capacity in the country in 2012, according to a study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A large factor in the construction record…

  • 1/23/2013

    Report: Oregon wind energy impact equal to taking 550,000 cars off the road

    Wind power is a viable, clean source of energy and enough of it has been switched on in Oregon to have the equivalent climate impact of removing 550,000 cars from the road each year. So says a new report…

  • 1/23/2013

    Mass. startup targets micro-wind sector

    When it comes to wind energy, Wing Power Energy CEO Harry Ruda thinks small. While large wind farms like the Cape Wind Project routinely take years to get approval and support, Wing Power Energy is focused…

  • 1/22/2013

    Wind turbines installed at Honolulu Harbor site

    Navatek Ltd. said last week that it has installed two Renewegy VP-20 wind turbines at its Pier 41 site in Honolulu to reduce its energy consumption and production costs. The $500,000, 40-kilowatt project,…

  • 1/19/2013

    Duke Energy looks to boost wind portfolio

    Duke Energy Renewables added 770 megawatts of wind capacity in 2012. And with congressional action to extend tax credits for such projects, the company expects to increase its wind operations further by…

  • 1/16/2013

    Vestas strikes tower deal to boost employment at Colorado factory

    Vestas Wind Systems said Wednesday it will ramp up operations — and hire more than 100 people by the end of the first quarter — at its Pueblo, Colo., wind tower plant as part of an agreement reached…

  • 1/16/2013

    Solar, wind companies sad to see Ken Salazar go

    The solar and wind power industries are losing one of the best friends they ever had in Washington, D.C., with the departure of Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar. The oil industry, by contrast, is probably…