News about Wind Energy

This page lists external links to news items of note, particularly for the Midwestern United States.

Great River Energy to Offer Free Wind Energy Upgrades for Electric Vehicles

Great River Energy and its participating member cooperatives launched Revolt, a first-of-its kind program that allows cooperative members to upgrade the electricity used to fuel their vehicles to wind energy at no additional cost. Read more here.


Bigger and Better Wind Turbines

The wind industry and AWEA have been sending out press releases that taller turbines are being developed.  This is significant because taller turbines can be placed in less windy areas, greatly expanding the territory that is suitable for wind energy.  Read more in the New York Times.


RPS Freeze in Ohio and clean energy sector report

In 2014, Ohio became the first state in the nation to freeze its RPS and energy efficiency standards.  A new report claims that this will hurt the economy by putting 89,000 jobs at risk. Read more here.  The report is available on the Environmental Entrepreneurs website.


New PPAs in Missouri

Iowa-based developer RPM Access says its Marshall Wind Energy LLC subsidiary has secured three long-term power purchase agreements totaling 65 MW with municipal organizations in Missouri and Kansas. Read more here.


Iowa Wind Reports and the Clean Power Plan

New reports have come out showing that Iowa is well positioned to meet and exceed the Clean Power Plan targets using wind energy.  Read more here in the Cedar Rapids Gazette & the Cincinnati Enquirer, and listen to a story on the Public News Service.


Webinar about New IRS Rules for Small Turbines

Webinar time: April 8, 2015 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT

The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) will host a webinar on how certification is being used to meet the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for small and medium wind turbines that went into effect February 2015. 

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South Dakota lowered taxes for new wind projects

The SD House passed legislation to make wind farms more competive in their state.  Read more about it here.


Residential Wind Turbine success story in Michigan

Sam and Christine Simonetta keep the power running in their Deerton home with a 140 ft. tall wind turbine.  It generates as much as 150 kWh on the best of days, more than enough to keep the lights on, heat the home, and charge the converted electric truck for the summer months. The turbine has generated more than $10,000 worth of energy since it was installed in 2010 and has also saved $1,500 on gas expenses. More details.

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NIPSCO Becomes First Indiana Electric Utility to Extend Voluntary Feed-in Tariff (VFIT)

The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has extended its voluntary feed-in tariff (vFIT).  Read more about it on the IndianaDG website.



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