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October 28, 2016

Next U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Set to Emerge From Lake Erie

By Joe Ryan, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:47:31

The next U.S. offshore wind farm in the U.S. will probably be almost 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the nearest ocean.

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. expects to finalize a deal by year end with Fred. Olsen Renewables AS to build a 20.7 megawatt wind project in Lake Erie, off the Ohio coast, the president of the Cleveland-based non-profit group said in an interview. [ read more … ]

BLM sprints to cement Obama’s green legacy

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:49:48

The Interior Department is moving toward finalizing rules, policies and projects that it says should ensure renewable energy’s unprecedented growth spurt continues on federal land after President Obama leaves office. Building a clean energy program from scratch, the Bureau of Land Management has approved 60 commercial-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects that would power millions of homes and businesses [ read more … ]

New England says no to natural gas, yes to renewables

Rod Kuckro, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:50:50

A pair of decisions in New England on Tuesday may help clarify where the region is heading when it comes to its energy future. [ read more … ]

U.S. to auction leasing rights offshore NY for wind energy development

By Within Prasad, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:48:06

The U.S. government on Thursday announced a Dec. 15 auction for the leasing rights to develop wind energy off the coast of New York as part of the Obama administration’s push to create jobs through renewable energy. [ read more … ]

New U.S. wind power capacity falls in 3rd qtr, construction rises

By Nichola Groom, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:48:32

U.S. wind energy installations fell 44 percent in the third quarter, though projects under construction are approaching record levels thanks to its low cost and the recent five-year extension of a key tax credit, according to an industry group. [ read more … ]

Industry’s Q3 results: American wind power on the rise, with 20 gigawatts more on the way

By David Ward, AWEA  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:48:57

American wind power gained tremendous momentum in the third quarter of 2016 as states, utilities and ratepayers from coast to coast increased their investment in the energy source America agrees on. That success story is clear in Iowa. Wind power supplied over 35 percent of the state’s electricity generation on a 12-month rolling average from the end of August 2015 through the end of August 2016, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration. [ read more … ]

Measure in Florida That Claims to Back Solar Power May Discourage It

By JOHN SCHWARTZ, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2016-10-28 05:51:44

Florida’s biggest electric utility companies are backing a proposed constitutional amendment that, the campaign says, “promotes solar in the Sunshine State.” Not so: If Florida voters approve the ballot measure, it could pave the way for utilities to raise fees on solar customers and cast a heavy cloud over the future of rooftop solar energy in Florida. [ read more … ]

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