Latest Wind power generation News

Competing for space on the increasingly crowded ocean

Oct. 22, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water. Energy, shipping, fishing and conservation groups all need space to operate on the world's oceans, and are bumping up against each other more frequently. All agree the competition is...

Wyoming wind farm project set to clear hurdle

Oct. 22, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Power Company of Wyoming has moved a step closer to clearing a final environmental requirement for its massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Bureau of Land Management recently released the third environmental...

More Hawaii wind farm protesters arrested

Oct. 21, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — More protesters opposed to a wind farm on Oahu's North Shore have been arrested. Dozens of protesters trying to block equipment from getting to the construction site were arrested Sunday night and Monday morning. Honolulu police say 27 people were arrested Sunday night in west Oahu...

The Latest: Wind farm vows to be good neighbor; 55 arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on arrests of protesters of a Hawaii wind farm project (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The energy company that wants to build a wind farm on Oahu's North Shore says they respect people's right to oppose the project. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says 55 people were...

About 20 Hawaii wind farm protesters arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — In the latest Hawaii protest of a controversial project, police arrested at least 20 people attempting to block equipment from traveling to a wind farm construction site. Opponents have been fighting the project planned for Oahu's North Shore for about a decade. Protests intensified...

Northam announces new renewable energy contract

Oct. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a new agreement to power state government buildings with more renewable energy. That includes energy from the state's first commercial on-shore wind farm, which has struggled to find a buyer. Northam announced a deal with electric utility...

Consumers Energy to buy Hillsdale County wind farm

Oct. 14, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have approved Consumers Energy's plan to buy a wind energy farm in Hillsdale County. The Public Service Commission says the deal calls for the Jackson-based utility to purchase the 166-megawatt wind farm after Crescent Wind LLC designs, builds, and tests the...

Wind developer to pay $3.1M to local Wyoming governments

Oct. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have ordered a wind developer to contribute $3.1 million to the governments of Rock River, Laramie and Albany County to offset the impact on public services created by a $1 billion wind project on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The Laramie Boomerang...

County imposes moratorium on new wind turbine installations

Oct. 9, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — A south-central Iowa county has imposed a moratorium on new wind turbine installations. Madison County supervisors voted 2-1 on Tuesday to adopt the moratorium, which will run through October 2020 unless superseded by a new ordinance. The moratorium also applies to new solar energy...

Rhode Island town council votes to ban wind turbines

Oct. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has narrowly agreed to make it clear it doesn't support installation of industrial wind turbines. The Hopkinton Town Council voted 3-2 to bar turbines in the town's land use rules and its comprehensive development plan. The Westerly Sun reports local...