Latest Wind power generation News

New facility to build offshore wind turbines comes to port

Apr. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of multiple offshore wind projects in the northeast will build a facility in the port of Providence to assemble the rigs for floating wind turbines. Orsted and Eversource are investing $24 million to build the facility with local...

NJ offshore wind to connect at 2 former power plants onshore

Apr. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (AP) — A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state's most popular beaches, officials said Tuesday. At a virtual public hearing on...

Ameren seeks utility rate increases to raise $309M a year

Apr. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities. The company said in a filing last week to state regulators that it wants to boost...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

EXPLAINER: Can Biden add energy jobs? Hope mixes with doubt

Apr. 07, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Good-paying jobs — many of them. That′s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. As Biden...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 05, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. March 30, 2021. Editorial: Dan Patrick declares revolution for power grid. Texans must hold him to it Headlines are half the battle, in the newspaper business and in the politics business. Sometimes, it’s all people read. Often,...

Hawaii high court hears argument about wind farm, bats

Apr. 03, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court has heard arguments regarding a dispute regarding how many endangered Hawaiian hoary bats a wind farm is allowed to kill. The Na Pua Makani wind farm has sparked controversy after 200 people were arrested trying to stop its...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Mar. 30, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. March 26, 2021. Editorial: Kansas Sen. Gene Suellentrop is charged with crimes, still secretly leading Senate On Friday night, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced he has filed criminal charges against Kansas Sen....

Biden boosts offshore wind energy, wants to power 10M homes

Mar. 29, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the East Coast, saying Monday it is taking initial steps toward approving a huge wind farm off the New Jersey coast as part of an effort to generate electricity for more than 10 million homes...

NIPSCO utility adds more wind, solar power to its portfolio

Mar. 27, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is adding more than 400 megawatts of wind and solar power to its energy portfolio in the utility's latest step toward ending its reliance on coal. NIPSCO announced Monday that it had reached an agreement to...