WHOI and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Office of Environmental Programs will host a discussion on BOEM’s mission to manage development of U.S. outer continental shelf energy and mineral resources, with a focus on using the best available scientific research to inform decisions. Presenters will include Dr. William Y. (Bill) Brown, BOEM’s Chief Environmental […]
Sheffield wind farm Image: Wikimedia Commons
By George Harvey
The Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so strict that the effectively kill development of wind power in the state. This has come as a surprise […]
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By George Harvey
In May, as debate was going on before the Vermont Public Service Board on the sound of wind turbines, we got an email from Sarah Wolfe, VPIRG’s Clean Energy Advocate. It began, “Last night, someone compared sound from wind turbines to […]
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has signed a tax equity agreement worth approximately US$365 million with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan for the 300 MW Rock Creek wind farm located in Missouri.
Under the agreement, which is common for the development […]
Tours by Green Mountain Power Back for Fifth Season Green Mountain Power is again offering its popular free public tours of the 21-turbine Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, Vermont, during June, July and August. Registration is open for Vermonters and out-of-state visitors to experience a working wind farm and learn how GMP is harnessing […]
“Wind is the most affordable new clean energy available. With Vermont importing electricity 84% of the time, we cannot afford to lose the environmental and economic benefits that wind offers.”
“Today, wind works for Vermonters, creating enough electricity to power more than 59,000 homes, contributing more than $2.25 million annually to towns and […]
Lindsay Miller at the Sheffield wind farm in Sheffield, VT. Courtesy photo.
By Lindsay Miller
From the Publisher: The G.E.T. team is happy to introduce Lindsay Miller as one of our newest advertising sales representatives. Lindsay comes to G.E.T. with a strong communications and sales background. Lindsay received her Bachelor’s degree in communications with […]
Jessica Kilroy at work (YouTube screen shot)
What Do You Do for a Living?
By George Harvey
One of the most interesting videos I have seen recently is “Climbing Wind Turbines for a Living | That’s Amazing” (http://bit.ly/wind-technician-video), produced by the Weather Channel. In it, Jessica Kilroy, an attractive young woman […]
Neoen, a leading renewable project developer and owner, has chosen QOS Energy’s innovative O&M management platform to monitor the performance of the 315 MW Hornsdale wind project, which will be amongst the largest wind farms operating in Australia once fully commissioned.
The project, consisting of 96 Siemens 3.2MW wind turbines, is being built in […]
By Kit Kennedy, EcoWatch
With permission from EcoWatch
New York State made clean energy history on January 25, 2017, when the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) approved a contract for the nation’s largest offshore wind project, which will be located in the waters off Eastern Long Island. The approval is the first step toward […]