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Edison Mission Energy dedicates 80 MW wind project

10/18/2012

Edison Mission Energy and Nebraska Public Power District have completed and dedicated the Broken Bow wind project in Custer County, Neb.

Presidential debate highlights future of coal

10/17/2012

During the second Presidential debate on Oct. 16, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney hit on key energy issues like the future of coal and wind energy.

Wind power project in Brazil breaks ground

10/17/2012

Iberdrola SA said it started building the 150 MW Calango wind power project in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte state.

EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 80 MW wind power plant

10/16/2012

EDF Energies Nouvelles has announced the commissioning of its first wind power plant in Canada, the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin facility in Quebec.

Study examines Mid-Atlantic offshore wind development potential

10/16/2012

A new study prepared by IHS Inc. says large-scale development of offshore wind off the Mid-Atlantic will create over 7,000 MW and result in more than 170,000 jobs in the region.

Wind energy in Canada to grow nearly 20% in 2012

10/15/2012

Wind energy's contribution of clean power to the country's electricity supply is expected to grow by nearly 20 percent by the end of 2012, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says.

Environmental statement approved for wind power project in Chile

10/15/2012

Chile’s environmental evaluation service approved an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the $240 million, 106 MW Renaico wind farm.

Vestas wins wind power maintenance contracts in Canada

10/15/2012

Vestas on Oct. 15 said it secured 10-year service agreements from International Power Canada covering 276 wind turbines at eight power plants in Canada.

Pickens backs out of wind farm deal

10/15/2012

Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ company American Wind Alliance has sold 100 percent of its stake in the proposed New Era Wind Farm LLC in Goodhue County, Minn.

Pattern Energy completes financing for Ocotillo wind project

10/12/2012

Pattern Energy Group LP has closed the financing of its Ocotillo Wind project, a 265 MW wind power project that will utilize 112 Siemens 2.37 MW turbines.

Payment received for 2009 wind power project sale

10/12/2012

GreenHunter Energy Inc. on Oct. 12 said it received a cash payment of $2,936,500 as consideration for the sale of its Ocotillo wind project, which originally occurred in 2009.

Vestas reports even more wind job cuts in Colorado

10/11/2012

Vestas said it is cutting an additional one-third of its employees from its wind blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo., just a day after announcing 75 job losses at another blade factory in Brighton, Colo.

AWEA proposes offshore wind power recommended practices

10/11/2012

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Standards Development Board has developed a set of recommended practices for using existing standards to plan, design, construct and operate offshore wind facilities in compliance with federal and state regulations.

Alaska wind farm gains 17 MW

10/11/2012

Summit Power Group has added approximately 17.6 MW to its 1,000 MW Fire Island Wind Project, which has now achieved commercial operation in Anchorage, Alaska.

Vestas to deliver 114 MW of wind turbines to Peru plants

10/10/2012

Vestas has received an order from ContourGlobal for a total capacity of 114 MW for the Cupisnique and Talara wind power plants in Peru.

Vestas cuts additional jobs in Colorado

10/10/2012

Vestas, a Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, has announced that it will cut 75 jobs in addition to the 1,400 layoffs worldwide that were announced in August.

PPA signed for wind power project in Kansas

10/10/2012

TradeWind Energy LLC and Alabama Power Co. have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) that provides for the delivery of electricity generated at a new wind power project in Kansas to communities in Alabama.

Wind energy projects approved on public lands

10/09/2012

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the siting of two wind energy projects on public lands in Wyoming.

Investments in clean energy down in third quarter, may hit 8-year low

10/09/2012

Global investment in clean energy totaled $56.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012, down 5 percent from the previous quarter and 20 percent lower than 3Q 2011.

Two wind farms to boost capacity in Honduras

10/09/2012

Company Vientos de Electrotecnia's planned wind farms in Honduras will produce a combined 94.5 MW of capacity.