Monthly Archives: December 2015

Newly signed Act extends wind energy credits in the US

  On December 18th, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act which includes an extension of wind energy credits (and other renewables).   With the Production Tax Credit (PTC) extended, the industry will attract billions of dollars in investments over … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 31, 2015 |

US hits new wind energy milestone of 70GW

  The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) just announced a new wind power milestone of 70GW for the US.   This means that there is enough power generated to supply 19 million homes with electricity, or light the Rockefeller Christmas … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 29, 2015 |

COP21 agree on climate treaty after 2 weeks of discussions

An agreement at the COP21 talks held in Paris this week has bound 195 countries to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2°C (3.6°F) compared to pre-industrial levels; the document can be viewed here.   The aim is to reduce … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 17, 2015 |

Good news for Australia with lifted wind farm investment ban

  The new Liberal government in Australia has lifted the wind farm investment ban which was created by the previous Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. Back in July, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) was ordered to stop funding wind energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 15, 2015 |

A town in Northwest Territories is testing the feasibility of wind power for their community

  Inuvik, located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) in Canada, has a new meteorological mast to determine the feasibility of generating wind power for the local community.   Currently, the small town relies on diesel and natural gas, both of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 10, 2015 |

A wind project in Wales generates funding in less than 3 weeks

  A wind project in Wales has generated a surprising amount of money thanks to the support of national celebrities.   Awel, a Community Benefit Society, is behind a community wind power share project to be located in Mynydd y … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 8, 2015 |

Does wind power kill birds?

The short answer is yes, wind power does kill some birds, but the long answer is, as improvements are made to wind turbine designs and better siting evaluations (and environmental assessments) are carried out, the incidences of wind turbines killing … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on December 3, 2015 |