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Brief News Update

1st Quarter 2018:

RENEWABLES REACH 19.2% OF U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATION

AS NON-HYDRO RENEWABLES INCREASE BY 13.4%

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We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

Dairy Air Wind Farm

Vermont’s last hope, for now

This photo simulation shows the proposed Dairy Air Wind turbine from the Holland Congregational Church at 693 Gore Road in Holland, VT, 1.8 miles away. Photo credit: VERA Renewables.

By George Harvey

Holland, Vermont, a rural community on the Canadian border, is the home of the 450-acre […]

Wind Power on the Farm

Image: Pixabay.com

By George Harvey

Yale Climate Connections, which refers to itself as “a nonpartisan, multimedia service,” produced a recent video, “Wind Turbines Supporting Rural Economies, Keeping Young People in Agriculture” (http://bit.ly/wind-and-agriculture). It looks at how local people have responded to wind turbines in the two Michigan areas with the greatest numbers […]

Development of Offshore Wind Energy in Germany Event: Troy, NY

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Presenter: Dr. Christoph Buchhagen, TenneT Offshore GmbH Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm (Light Refreshments Start at 1:00pm) Location: CBIS Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Offshore wind energy development in Germany started in 2007 and construction of the first offshore wind farm was completed in 2009. Following the Japanese nuclear accident […]

We Are in Trouble

Museum specimin ( Didier Descouens, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

From an environment point of view, we are in serious trouble. Most people are entirely unaware of how bad things are.

Studies published in 2015 gave a peek into the situation. That year, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds […]

Cuomo’s Bold Vision to Make NY National Offshore Wind Leader

Coalition of Business, Labor, Environment & Community Leaders Applaud Governor Cuomo’s Bold Vision to Make NY National Offshore Wind Leader

New York State commits to enough offshore wind power for 400,000 homes over the next two years and invests $15 million in workforce development and infrastructure.

ALBANY, NY – A large, diverse coalition […]

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Acquires a 10.0 Megawatt Wind Farm in Vermont

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced today that on December 21, 2017, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased Georgia Mountain Community Wind LLC (“GMCW”) located in Chittenden and Franklin Counties, Vermont for approximately $25,100,000. GMCW was the first commercial-scale wind project in these counties. This four-turbine, 10 MW project, which was originally developed […]

Northeast States Release Three Reports on Offshore Wind Development

Industry Has Potential to Power Almost Four Million Homes and Provide Thousands of U.S. Jobs

Today, the States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports that set out the context for offshore wind development in the Northeast and reveal its potential economic development benefits. The Northeast has the potential for offshore […]

Wind Energy Lowest Cost New Renewable Energy for New England

 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released its annual Wind Technologies Market Report confirming numerous significant trends reported separately over the last year. Most significant of these trends is the dramatic downward trajectory of the price of wind power, making it the cheapest source of new electrical power.

Over […]