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August 23, 2013

Installations likely to increase as states move rapidly toward cleaner power — report

Henry Gass, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-23 11:43:37

U.S. investment in clean energy was down in 2012 after breaking records all through 2011, but rapidly declining installment costs mean deployments are likely to continue to rise, according to new analysis from Ernst & Young LLP, a multinational accounting firm. [ read more … ]

Vestas fires CEO, remains upbeat about U.S. wind prospects

Special to E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-08-23 11:43:57

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S fired its CEO yesterday even as it said it would no longer sell one of its Colorado plants because it had become more hopeful about its prospects in the United States. Vestas, which competes with General Electric Co. to be the world’s biggest maker of wind turbines, said it decided not to sell its tower factory in Pueblo, Colo., because it expected an acceleration in market growth in the United States that would lead to significant orders in the second half of this year. [ read more … ]

Offshore wind industry expands quickly

  •    •  Posted 2013-08-23 11:44:19

Offshore wind industry expands quickly. “If you want to do wind on a big scale with power plants based on wind, you need to go offshore,” said Michael Hannibal, chief of offshore wind business at Siemens, the German wind giant.
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