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July 7, 2014

Vestas to make turbines for wind farm in Minnesota

By¬†Steve Lynn, Northern Colorado Business Report¬†  •    •  Posted 2014-07-07 06:22:44

Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems said its factories in Colorado will help fill an order from Broomfield-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. for 83 wind turbines. Vestas workers in Colorado will make towers, blades and nacelles for the project in Minnesota, the company said this week. The company has factories in Brighton, Windsor and Pueblo. [ read more … ]

Birthplace of offshore wind farms struggles to cope with government subsidy cuts

Special to E&E  •    •  Posted 2014-07-07 06:23:05

The offshore wind industry has been concentrated in Europe, where North Sea winds provide excellent power generation conditions. Support from government subsidies in Denmark, Britain and Germany has helped create global leaders among turbine manufacturers and offshore wind farm builders and operators here. But even as the industry embarks on an ambitious quest to significantly lower the cost of energy, wind power produced at sea still costs more than on land. And just as offshore wind is finally showing signs of life in other regions, like the United States and Japan, subsidies are being cut in Europe, raising worries about whether the industry will be able to grow and become self-sufficient. [ read more … ]

Obama admin offers $4B in loan guarantees for renewables, efficiency

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-07-07 06:23:21

The Obama administration offered as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees today for clean and efficient energy and fuel projects, rejuvenating a program that not long ago was a political punching bag. The Department of Energy is making up to $4 billion in loan support available to foster technology and equipment for the grid, transportation and housing technologies that would curb emissions and complement President Obama’s climate initiative. [ read more … ]

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