First U.S. Freshwater Wind Farm to Move Forward as Ohio Board Removes Restrictions

The Ohio Power Siting Board on Oct. 8 issued an order removing restrictions on nighttime operations of Icebreaker Wind Inc.‘s 20.7- megawatt offshore wind demonstration project in Lake Erie, paving the way for the nation’s first freshwater wind project to move forward. In a construction certificate issued in May, the board imposed 33 conditions including...

New York Expands Clean Energy Standard to Decarbonize Power Sector

The New York Public Service Commission adopted modifications to the state’s Clean Energy Standard to achieve the state’s goal of sourcing 70 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 under the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Achieving the goal is foundational to set the state on a path to carbon free...

Visual Primer: U.S. Wind Industry Defies COVID-19 Impacts and Shows Rapid Growth Driven by Clean Energy Goals

The growing demand for renewable energy to meet state and utility goals is driving the rapid expansion in the U.S. wind power market. The sector emerged as the top provider of new power generation capacity in 2019, adding about 9.1 gigawatts of large-scale projects.