All Posts Tagged With: "Colorado wind industry"
Despite nearly year-long uncertainity concerning the extension of the Production Tax Credit, 2012 was the best ever for domestic wind energy, according to the rcently released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association.24Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Environment Colorado has released an Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center report that shows the state’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 525,000 cars off the road per year.28Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In addition to previously announced closures of R&D operations in Houston and Marlborough, Mass., the Louisville, Colo., facility also will close. In the next three to six months, as Vestas closes its R&D offices in Houston, Marlborough and Louisville, there will be a resulting workforce reduction of about 85 people combined at the three locations.12Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Louisville was the last of the Danish manufacturer’s R&D facilities in the United States. The company previously announced closures of R&D operations in Houston and Marlborough, Mass., and it said the three closures will result in a total workforce reduction of about 85 jobs.1Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The 400-megawatt facility 90 miles southeast of Denver was touted by U.S. Rep Cory Gardner as an example of why “we should extend the production tax credit to promote wind energy that leads to private sector investment like this one, new manufacturing jobs and a clean source of domestic energy.”30Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The 29-megawatt Busch Ranch Wind development is sited 30 miles south of Pueblo in Huerfano County. It represents the power gen company’s first Colorado wind project, and will connect to the utility’s 94,000 electric customers with 36 miles of new transmission lines.17Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“In the United States, the market this year is very, very busy,” Vestas Chief Executive Ditlev Engel told a gathering of EU European affairs ministers and other senior officials. “But because of the potential lapse of the regulatory framework in the U.S., this market will probably go down 80 percent next year,” he warned.14Jun2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
In Colorado, Outland will provide full-time services for the 26.5 MW Ponnequin site in Weld County, which utilizes both Vestas 660 kW and NEG-Micon 750 kW wind turbines. A total of 44 units operate at the location just south of the Wyoming border and east of Interstate 25.12Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
H.R. 4480, called the Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012,
is a package of domestic energy production legislation aimed at reducing energy costs and fueling economic growth and job creation, according to a news release from Gardner’s office.
Once completed, full output will be delivered under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 44 rural electric cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming.21May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“If we are going to compete in the 21st century economy, we have to build a strong new energy economy that looks toward the future,” Bennet said. “Colorado has a diversified energy portfolio that includes an abundant supply of natural gas and renewables like wind, solar, biofuels and hydropower.”11Apr2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The House and Senate passed a joint resolution recognizing the wind energy industry’s “tremendous contribution to Colorado’s economy.” In the House, the resolution passed 53 to 10, with only Republicans voting against it to show their support for traditional energy.15Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued