Wind energy industry surging | – KARE

ST. PAUL, Minn. --The nation's wind energy industry is surging, adding jobs at nine times the pace of the US economy as a whole. And Xcel Energy remains the top utility producer of that renewable source. Those were among the trends announced by industry players in a State Capitol press conference that coincided with the release … [Read more...]

Removal of incentives to hit wind energy projects – The Hindu

The HinduRemoval of incentives to hit wind energy projectsThe HinduWith incentives offered for wind energy investments having come down this financial year, installations by small investors — those who have less than 10 MW — is expected to drop drastically. Of the 32 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the ...and … [Read more...]

LETTER: Clearing the air on wind energy – Daily Republic

Daily RepublicLETTER: Clearing the air on wind energyDaily RepublicFacebook recently announced they will build a data center outside Omaha because they were guaranteed that they could power it with 100 percent renewable wind energy. That's 1,000 construction jobs followed by 100 to 115 permanent data center jobs. … [Read more...]

Residents protest about wind energy developments – Huron Daily Tribune

Residents protest about wind energy developmentsHuron Daily TribuneA group of about 40 local residents stood outside of DTE Energy's Huron Renewable Energy Center Friday morning encouraging voters to "vote no" on a referendum that would allow DTE to build a wind park in the Filion area. Protestors were outside of the ...and … [Read more...]

Roll Call: Lawmakers act on shared parenting, wind energy – Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks HeraldRoll Call: Lawmakers act on shared parenting, wind energyGrand Forks HeraldThe following represents April 13-20 votes of Grand Forks lawmakers at the North Dakota Legislature, underway in Bismarck. Not all bills are represented and especially those that pass or fail with near-unanimous votes. Lawmakers from … [Read more...]

AWEA: Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment – Utility Dive

Dive Brief: In the last five years, wind power delivered 30% of all new capacity installed in the United States and is now the leading renewable resource, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual 2016 report. Both Iowa and South Dakota get more than 30% of their power from wind, while North Dakota, … [Read more...]

Oklahoma eliminates tax credit that propelled state’s wind energy … – HPPR

Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for installed wind power capacity, thanks in large part to a tax incentive that is soon coming to an end. As State Impact reports, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday signed House Bill 2298, which requires wind farms to be operational by July to qualify for the state’s Zero Emission Tax … [Read more...]

Greater sage grouse kills Oregon wind-energy project – Washington … – Washington Times

After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy. The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for … [Read more...]

11 Reasons to Celebrate Wind Energy’s Record Year – EcoWatch

By John Hensley AWEA released its U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016 today, which showcases strong, steady growth throughout the year. Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project … [Read more...]

Federal court kills large wind energy project in southeast Oregon –

A federal court has killed a large wind energy project in southeast Oregon over concerns about a declining sage grouse population that needs the area to breed. The U.S. District Court in Portland vacated plans for the project Tuesday, bringing an end to lengthy litigation over the proposal by Columbia Energy Partners. The … [Read more...]