New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect

2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, the regulatory body responsible for implementing the permitting regime related to wetlands and other subjects pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, has released new nationwide permits specifically intended for use in renewable energy development. The new permits went into effect on March 19, 2012. [...]

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

Fish & Wildlife Proposes Revisions to Bald and Golden Eagle Act Permits

2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

On April 12, 2012, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a proposal to revise the regulations associated with issuing permits under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The proposal would amend permit regulations from 2009 regarding the take of eagles that may result from various activities. The current rules create a permitting structure [...]

Fish & Wildlife Proposes Revisions to Bald and Golden Eagle Act Permits2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

This morning the Department of Interior, and specifically the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released the final version of its land-based wind energy guidelines. The voluntary guidelines are intended to address "wildlife conservation concerns at all stages" of wind development, and are the result of a five-year process that included federal and state agencies, Native [...]

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

SolarWorld Trade Dispute with China Divides U.S. Solar Industry

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

A complaint was filed October 19 with the International Trade Commission by the U.S. Unit of Bonn-based Solar World AG.  They are seeking to protect U.S. solar panel makers from unfair competition from China, and request that the government impose duties on more than $1 billion of Chinese imports.   The complaint alleges that Chinese [...]

SolarWorld Trade Dispute with China Divides U.S. Solar Industry2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

In the next 18 months, Kansas may more than double its production of wind energy.  However, the status of federal energy policies may slow development by 2013.  Currently, there are eight announced wind projects, capable of producing 1,388 MW of power coming online in Kansas.  The state has also acquired several large wind turbine manufacturing [...]

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Texas sets wind power record as coastal wind grows

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

On October 7, 2011, Texas set a new record for wind power output, at 7,400 megawatts produced.  This comes as coastal wind farms begin to play a bigger role in supplying electricity to the State.  The record accounted for more than 78% of the 9,400 MW of installed wind capacity in the Electric Reliability Council [...]

Texas sets wind power record as coastal wind grows2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

GE energy business signs $3 billion in new orders

2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

General Electric Co. (GE) has received new orders worth more than $3 billion in recent months.  The deals include, but are not limited to, $800 million in orders for wind and natural gas turbines in Brazil, a $300 million contract for natural gas turbines and services at two plants in Cairo, and a $40 million [...]

GE energy business signs $3 billion in new orders2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

Petagon OKs 229 green-energy projects

2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

The Defense Department of the United States reviewed plans to develop renewable energy programs in 35 states and Puerto Rico.    The Pentagon said the approved projects would "clear they way for future production of more than 10 gigawatts of renewable energy generation capacity."    The projects include more than 6,000 wind turbines and 30 different [...]

Petagon OKs 229 green-energy projects2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

Removing Barriers for Clean Technologies

2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

The Electricity Storage Association (ESA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have created a joint principles document to level the playing field for clean energy technologies, such as wind.  One challenge addressed is energy storage.  ESA Executive Director Brad Roberts stated that ESA advocates for the use of energy storage to modernize the power [...]

Removing Barriers for Clean Technologies