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AWEA 2019: Carbon emissions legislation on hold

AWEA 2019: Carbon emissions legislation on hold

Significant congressional action on carbon legislation will not occur until after the end of next year, said panelists at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.

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AWEA 2019: Fossil fuel lobbies target Texas wind

AWEA 2019: Fossil fuel lobbies target Texas wind

Wind power may now have a foothold in the energy capital of world, Texas. But there is increasing pushback from the fossil fuel industry, according to speakers during a panel session on the Lone Star state at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.

New blade analysis tool starts field testing

New blade analysis tool starts field testing

A new device call Notus promises to slash wind farm operation costs by scanning and detecting blade coating and surface faults using terahertz imaging -- a technology developed by US security agencies following the terrorist strikes in New York in September 2001.

Microsoft signs 90MW Borssele III & IV PPA

Microsoft signs 90MW Borssele III & IV PPA

Microsoft has signed an agreement to buy output from a 90MW portion of the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV project off the coast of the Netherlands.

Siemens Gamesa hits 1GW order mark with 4.5MW turbine

Siemens Gamesa hits 1GW order mark with 4.5MW turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has surpassed 1GW of sales for its SG 4.5-145 turbine first announced in August 2018 with an order for a 232MW wind farm in Nebraska.

AWEA 2019: US wind opens doors to Cleanpower

AWEA 2019: US wind opens doors to Cleanpower

For the first time in almost half a century, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual conference will next year be part of a larger "Cleanpower" 2020 conference.

AWEA 2019: 'A rising tide raises all ships'

AWEA 2019: 'A rising tide raises all ships'

The wind industry in the US needs to adapt to the growth of solar and storage, and with that, needs a change in the conversation, business leaders said as the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 begins in Houston.

AWEA 2019: Green New Deal is 'too much, too soon'

AWEA 2019: Green New Deal is 'too much, too soon'

The Green New Deal's goal of 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030 is not feasible, said Dan Shreve, head of global analysis at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, at a private breakfast on the opening day of Windpower 2019 in Houston.

AWEA 2019: Vestas launches 3MW addition to EnVentus platform

AWEA 2019: Vestas launches 3MW addition to EnVentus platform

Vestas has unveiled a new 3MW turbine for low wind sites at the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 conference in Houston, Texas.


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WindTech: MHI Vestas goes global with 9.5MW typhoon-class V174

MHI Vestas introduced its latest V174-9.5MW offshore turbine model with an enlarged 174-metre rotor in February. Senior product manager Anders Bach Andersen talked to Eize de Vries at the recent WindEurope event in Bilbao about how this model differs from to the "original" V164 series, including last year's V164-10.0MW upgrade.

Snapshot: Taken to a higher level

GE Renewable Energy's first project in Greece faced several levels of complexity -- literally. Windpower Monthly looks at how the firm built a wind farm spanning a 1,000-metre height difference.

Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water

Icebreaker, the $126 million 20.7MW project in Lake Erie, will not come online until 2022, two years later than the original commissioning date.

Is Trump's America ready for the Green New Deal?

They are both New Yorkers and avid Twitter users, but in all other respects US president Donald Trump and congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez couldn't be further apart. We assess the current state of the union over climate-change action and renewable-energy policy.

WindEconomics: Irish consumers pay just €1 a year for wind

The net cost of wind energy in Ireland between 2000 and 2020 amounts to less than €1 per person per year.

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Opinion

US grid starved of investment

Houston will host this year's American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference and exhibition (20-23 May), an appropriate choice given the size and health of the Texan wind energy market.

Viewpoint: Policy is the key to offshore growth

The "30 by 30" mantra, meaning 30GW of offshore wind deployed in Europe by 2030, has quickly moved from a statement of ambition to a consensus forecast.

Why investors should now be banking on longer life

Now that the first megawatt-scale turbines are operating beyond their certified 20-year design life, it is time to take stock and review the tools and procedures the industry needs to navigate up to and beyond this fixed design life assumption.