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USGS interactive map showing location of utility-scale wind farms.

It gets more than its share of dramatic weather, but the U.S. South is generally not windy, at least not over land. As a result, wind power isn’t a thing there. East of Texas and south of parallel 36°30′ north – the Missouri Compromise line – the only wind farm in the entire region is… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON – The Energy Department announced yesterday that it has issued a final authorization for Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The Cove Point LNG Terminal in Calvert County, Maryland is authorized to… Keep reading →

SunEdison Inc Seven Sisters

During the next five years, 200,000 service members will transition from active duty military to civilian life. They will need jobs. The solar industry is booming and needs skilled workers. The math is simple. The recently announced Solar Ready Vets program aims to help transitioning service members pursue training in the solar industry, which is… Keep reading →

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Insight for Industry – FERC Issues Target Date for Oregon LNG Project On April 17, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of Schedule for Environment Review of the $6 billion Oregon LNG export terminal, setting a final review date of February 2016. The FERC filing is a major step forward for… Keep reading →

Renewable Structures: Choices And Challenges

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Since the first wind deal utilizing a partnership in 2003 (also known as a “partnership flip,” a “pre-tax after-tax partnership,” or a “wind safe harbor partnership structure”), there has been a constant evolution of structures and a proliferation of financing alternatives for renewable energy transactions.

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President Obama plans to launch a new initiative to expand the nation’s solar workforce during a visit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base on Friday, outlining his economic agenda. “The Energy Department will seek to train 75,000 people — including veterans — to enter the solar workforce by 2020, increasing the goal it set in May 2014 by… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Insight for Industry – Capital-Intensive Wind Energy Projects Will Rely on Streamlined Processes and Supportive Policies Continued wind industry growth depends on near- and long-term actions that can facilitate continued cost reductions, add transmission capacity, and streamline permitting activities to complement government policies. Domestic wind deployment has increased in recent years despite low natural gas… Keep reading →

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Eyed for Oil Drilling

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants nearing finalization, all sides are looking closely at the capacity of our existing infrastructure to deliver emission reductions from the power sector — including the natural gas infrastructure that could help reduce the need for aging, carbon-intensive coal-fired… Keep reading →

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

The Obama administration is holding fast to a George W. Bush-era scenario in which wind provides 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030 – doing it one better, actually, suggesting 35 percent wind by 2050 is viable – although it acknowledges that a wide range of challenges will have to be overcome to pull it… Keep reading →

Anniversary Of Nuclear Disaster At Three Mile Island Marked Near The Site

Despite aging nuclear plant retirements, the U.S. nuclear industry continues to support new development and advanced nuclear technologies.   The Administration supports continued federal nuclear energy program funding in its “all of the above” energy strategy. Despite aging plants challenged by low-cost natural gas-fired generation and several off-schedule new plant constructions, the nuclear energy industry… Keep reading →

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