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November 14, 2013

Kansas company says it’s delaying project to export Nebraska wind energy

By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau  •    •  Posted 2013-11-14 07:16:41

Exporting wind energy out of a relatively low-population state such as Nebraska is crucial for the continued growth of the industry. Last year, the Legislature passed a bill that expanded tax breaks for large wind farms designed to export power. TradeWind Energy of Lenexa, Kan., was planning such an export project in northeast Nebraska. The company announced Wednesday that it would not be able to break ground this year. Higher transmission costs, limits on transmission capacity and other factors led to the decision, said Frank Costanza, an executive vice president of the company. [ read more … ]

DOE Announces Webinars on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting, an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, and More

DOE News Release  •    •  Posted 2013-11-14 07:16:17

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. [ read more … ]

New German government cuts support for wind turbine industry

Special to E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-11-14 07:16:52

The future German governing coalition of the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed to cut aid for new onshore wind projects and scale back offshore wind targets, setting up an economic hit for an industry that is struggling to recover from a slump. Germany needs cheap renewable power, as it has decided to close all its nuclear power plants by 2022. The country will target 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2020 and 15 GW by 2030, down from previous goals of 10 GW and 25 GW, respectively. [ read more … ]

Trump heads to court in attempt to block Scottish wind farm

  •    •  Posted 2013-11-14 07:17:08

Lawyers for billionaire Donald Trump are seeking to overturn the Scottish government’s approval of an offshore wind project. The proposed 11-turbine wind farm would be located near Trump’s golf course and property development near Aberdeen. According to the U.S. developer, the turbines would ruin the view from his golf course and proposed hotel and housing. [ read more … ]

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