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  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Federal Rule on Eagles and Wind Turbines Sets False Choice on Conservation

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a new rule that would allow wind farms to kill bald eagles and golden eagles for 30 years, up from the current five-year period. The FWS rejected recommendations from the wind industry and conservation groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, that would have better protected eagles while allowing much-needed wind energy projects ...

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • UNDP-GEF report on wind energy

    A new report released in May 2008 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides some useful insights from international experience on the promotion of wind energy. The report notes that 75% of installed wind energy capacity is found in just five countries. The report underscores the role of promoting policies to reduce costs, improve ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Vermont Public Service Board Rules in Favor of Green Mountain Power's Lowell Wind Project

    Green Mountain Power today received resounding support from Vermont regulators to build a 63 megawatt wind facility in Lowell, Vermont. After reviewing thousands of pages of evidence and expert testimony from 50 witnesses, the Vermont Public Service Board agreed that building Kingdom Community Wind will provide stably-priced, cost effective electricity to Vermonters and is in the public ...


    By Marketwire

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • Court withdraws ruling in BP insurance dispute

    A federal appeals court reversed course Thursday on its earlier ruling favoring BP in a multimillion-dollar insurance dispute, handing at least a temporary setback to the energy giant as it seeks to defray some of the enormous costs associated with the huge 2010 Gulf oil spill. BP has argued that it is entitled to a portion of $750 million in ...


    By Associated Press

  • GL issues new rules for crew boats

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) announces the release of the first comprehensive set of classification rules for Crew Boats and Offshore Wind Farm Service Craft. As the energy industry expands and installations are pushed ever further offshore and into more challenging environments, the vessels servicing these installations must be relied upon to operate in wider spectrum of conditions and take on more ...


  • Court Revives EPA Rule on Cross-State Pollution

    In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't control. The 6-2 ruling was an important victory for the Obama administration in controlling emissions from power plants in 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states that contribute to soot and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens

    A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world. Climate activists in a packed courtroom in The Hague erupted into cheers as Presiding Judge Hans Hofhuis told Dutch authorities to cut the country's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

    About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution. Japan gave the money to help its companies build three such plants in Indonesia and listed it with the United Nations as climate finance, The Associated Press has found. Japan says these plants ...


    By Associated Press

  • Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

    The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind market was one of the strongest performers last year ...


    By WindEurope

  • Offshore Wind Energy Sector off to Slow Start in US

    When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation's first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind's wind farm off of Cape Cod, has stalled. And construction has only just begun for another, much smaller, offshore wind farm near Block Island. Deepwater Wind's Rhode ...


    By Associated Press

  • House Approves Tax Bill With One-Year Extension of Wind, Energy Incentives

    The House voted Dec. 3 to pass tax legislation that would only extend the wind production tax credit and other energy incentives through the end of 2014, a move that clean energy advocates said would result in lost jobs and halt new projects. The $42 billion bill (H.R. 5771) also would retroactively extend other energy tax ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • French Developers and GE Fuel Wind Energy Growth in France

    GE to Provide 27 Advanced Wind Turbines to Meet Europe’s Highest Reliability, Availability Standards Developers Boralex and InnoVent Invest in GE Culture of Health, Environment and Safety for New Wind Farms in France 77 Megawatts of New Wind Energy Will Help France Reach Renewable Energy Goal of 23 Percent by ...


    By General Electric

  • Innovation slashes UK offshore costs to ease pain of new CCL rules

    The UK's removal of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions for renewable energy projects puts further pressure on developers to improve on the latest record-low offtake prices of GBP114-119/MWh through large scale deployment of the most advanced turbine and grid technology. UK Chancellor George Osborne announced in July that renewable energy projects would no longer receive Climate Change Levy ...

  • UNFC Development Continues: Rules for Application to Renewables Released for Public Comment

    Generic specifications (rules of application) for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to renewable energy were released today for public comment. Comments are invited from all relevant constituencies until 12 September 2014.  The views of all stakeholders will be critical in ensuring the development ...

  • Obama Climate Rules Can`t Wait Until After Election

    Within weeks, President Barack Obama's administration is set to unveil unprecedented emissions limits on power plants across the U.S., much to the dismay of many Democratic candidates who are running for election in energy-producing states. Fearful of a political backlash, they wish their fellow Democrat in the White House would hold off until after the voting. But Obama can't wait that long. ...


    By Associated Press

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