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A surge, then a fade for Pennsylvania’s wind industry

While the wind power industry booms across the United States thanks to favorable federal and state policies, the development of new wind farms has stalled in Pennsylvania. More than two dozen wind farms popped up across the state leading up to 2012, but only one in the years since. Wind advocates say Pennsylvania could follow [...]

D.C. to buy Pennsylvania wind power

Iberdrola Renewables Iberdrola Renewables will send wind power from Fayette County, Pa. to Washington D.C. A wind farm in Western Pennsylvania plans to send its energy to Washington D.C., where the municipal government is trying to get its carbon footprint down to zero. Iberdrola Renewables, the Spanish company that owns the South Chestnut Wind Power [...]

BP Steps Up Construction For Wyoming County Wind Project

Wind turbines aren’t the first things you’d associate with BP, but the global energy giant is expanding its alternative energy operations. As the Citizens Voice reports, BP is constructing a 9,000-acre, 85-turbine wind project in Wyoming County: BP Wind Energy pulled out all the stops Monday to announce that its 9,000-acre Mehoopany Wind Farm in [...]

Alternative Energy Can Be Unpredictable

Alternative energy sources have their positives, but as NPR reported this morning, the more an energy grid utilizes wind, solar and other unconventional forms of energy, the tougher it is to control and maintain the supply: Electricity has to keep flowing all the time. Grid operators constantly match what power plants are producing with what [...]

New Group Will Push For More Wind Turbines

A new group called ChoosePAWind is touting the benefits of alternative energy. Essential Public Radio has more on an event the coalition of green energy companies held in Pittsburgh this week. A new wind energy coalition rolled out the program in Pittsburgh with the goal of educating the public about the benefits of wind energy, [...]

State Awards $14 Million In Grants To Somerset County Wind Farm

A Somerset County wind farm will receive nearly $14 million in state grant money, according to the Tribune-Review: EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., a New York investment firm that has an office in Lawrenceville, will receive a $12.65 million Renewable Energy Program grant, the state Department of Community and Economic Development said yesterday. Twin Ridges Wind [...]

State Grant Delivers $3.2 Million To Cambria County Wind Farm

The PA Independent has the details on the latest state grant to an alternative energy project: a $3.2 million allocation to a Cambria County wind farm being developed by OwnEnergy. HARRISBURG — Environmental groups and public officials say a state grant for a wind farm will bring economic growth and promote the energy industry, but a conservative economic [...]

Dead Bat Scales Back Cambria County Wind Farm’s Production

Correction: This article initially stated Gamesa operated the wind farm. In fact, it is owned and operated by Duke Energy.  The wind turbine might have won this battle, but the bats are winning the war. Following the discovery of a dead Indiana bat under a turbine at a Cambria County wind farm, operator Duke Energy [...]

A Third Of The Way Through Its Timeline, Alternative Energy Portfolio Delivers Results

The bankruptcy of federally-backed California solar company Solyndra has soured many politicians on the idea of propping up the green energy sector with government support. But here in Pennsylvania, both Democrats and Republicans agree a plan to boost the commonwealth’s alternative energy consumption is working well. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Scott Detrow has an update on the [...]

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