In an effort to meet Missouri’s ongoing renewable energy goals, Wind Capital Group is developing the state’s largest wind project, Lost Creek, with the support of GE’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbine technology. The Lost Creek project supports Missouri’s Clean Air Initiative, which calls for 15 percent of the state’s power to be generated from renewable resources by the year 2021. When it enters commercial service in the spring of 2010, the project... Read more..
An economic study released today shows a regional cap-and-trade policy would severely handicap Minnesota’s economy, causing sharp increases in energy prices and reducing net employment in Minnesota by 21,000 jobs by 2015. The report, titled “Economic Analysis of the Impact of a Midwest Regional Climate Policy on Minnesota,” was written by CRA International (CRA) and commissioned by Partners for Affordable Energy (PAE) along with... Read more..
We Energies filed an application today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for authorization to build the Glacier Hills Wind Park. The proposed wind park would be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in northeast Columbia County — approximately 45 miles northeast of Madison. Current plans call for the project to consist of up to 90 wind turbines that would generate as much as 207 megawatts of electricity — enough... Read more..
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announces that it has received a US$2.0 million award from the US Department of Energy (DoE), in support of OPT’s wave power project in Reedsport, Oregon. The DoE grant will be used to help fund the fabrication, assembly and factory testing of the first PowerBuoy® to be installed at the Reedsport site. This system will be a 150 kilowatt-rated PB150 PowerBuoy, major portions of which will be fabricated and integrated... Read more..