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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 1, 2015

Backers of offshore wind power push N.J. to follow through on creating policy

Camille von Kaenel, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-10-01 18:10:52

“We think there are valuable resources [in the lease areas], and we think there is industry interest in it,” she said. “The aligning of state policy and federal lease timetables is not a new challenge. I don’t think we have the perfect answer yet, but we’re showing leadership on federal side to move forward, and I’m hopeful we’ll encourage the state regulators to move forward on their side.” [ read more … ]

US Falling Behind In Offshore Wind Power

By Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica   •    •  Posted 2015-10-01 18:11:18

A group of professors from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), the College of Engineering, and the Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics — and who are all associated with the University of Delaware’s Center for Carbon Free Power Integration (CCPI) — reported their findings in an invited paper that was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper details the view of its authors that US offshore wind power is further away from commercial-scale deployment and operation than it was in 2005.
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China expects to miss its 2015 target for offshore wind projects

Coco Liu, E&E Asia correspondent  •    •  Posted 2015-10-01 18:11:42

The country has set a target to develop 5 gigawatts of offshore wind farms before 2016. So far, only 61 megawatts of wind turbines have been installed at sea along with 1.7 GW under construction, according to a statement published recently by the National Energy Administration. (A gigawatt equates roughly to the power output of one large U.S. nuclear power plant.) [ read more … ]

US Installs Record Wind Capacity In Q2’15, Texas Reigns Supreme

By Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica  •    •  Posted 2015-10-01 13:58:34

The United States installed a record of 845 wind turbines, totalling 1,661 MW, in the second quarter of 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The turbines were spread out across 12 separate projects in five different states, however it was the state of Texas that blew the competition away in the second quarter, installing a total of 1,226 MW. This brings Texas’ total installed capacity up over 15,000 MW, well surpassing California’s 6,000 MW.
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U.K. Renewables Generated Record Electricity in Second Quarter

By Alex Morales, Bloomberg News  •    •  Posted 2015-10-01 13:59:05

The U.K. got more than a quarter of its electricity from renewables in the second quarter, a record. Wind, hydro and solar plants generated 25.3 percent of the country’s power in the three months through June, up from 22.6 percent in the first quarter of the year and 16.7 percent in the same period last year, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said in a statement on its website.
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