The U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity representing $11 billion in new private investment, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report.
The U.S. wind industry and electric-powered cars look to be the big losers among energy provisions in the House tax reform bill that was marked up this week, while the oil and gas industry appears to once again be in for some very nice breaks.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The Energy Department’s proposal that directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require regional transmission organizations to “establish just and reasonable rates for wholesale electricity sales” for power plants that show “reliability and resiliency attributes” is stirring up a hornet’s nest.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The roster of U.S. wind projects under construction and in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 reached 29,634 megawatts (MW), the highest level since the statistic was first measured at the beginning of 2016, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2017 - American wind energy industry leaders have donated $1 million to hurricane repair and rebuilding as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - Fears that a grid study by the Energy Department (DOE) would hold wind and solar accountable for the declining coal and nuclear industries failed to materialize, as the recently released report shows a surge in natural gas plant additions appears to be responsible for the trend.