The Blog - What’s happening in wind

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Posted 10/05/2019
Author Richard Heap

Will the US wind production tax credit be extended?

A Word About Wind gathered the most influential people in the US wind industry at our Financing Wind North America conference in April and talked about the biggest issues facing companies...

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Posted 18/04/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

Interview: Michael Rucker, CEO, Scout Clean Energy

Michael Rucker is CEO of Scout Clean Energy, a renewable energy developer, operator, and asset owner based in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 2016, Scout is a young company, but made up of a...

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Posted 28/03/2019
Author Richard Heap

Interview: Saad Qais, CFO, Goldwind Americas

Richard Heap spoke to Saad Qais, chief financial officer at Goldwind Americas, which is one of the leadership sponsors at Financing Wind North America in Denver on 24th and 25th April. He...

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Posted 11/12/2018
Author Richard Heap

How do digital twins make wind turbines smarter?

Digital twins can use big data to help wind farm owners and operators to boost the performance of their turbines. Richard Heap spoke to DNV GL's Graeme McCann.

We’ve all heard of ‘big data’. We...

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Posted 13/11/2018
Author Frances Salter

We talk to Sive, Paget & Riesel’s Dan Chorost on the growth of the US offshore wind industry

Dan Chorost, principal at environmental law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel, and member of A Word About Wind, has been supporting on the early growth of the US offshore wind sector. He discusses...

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Posted 05/09/2018
Author Frances Salter

Member Q&A: Brandon Sack, Westar Energy

We spoke to Brandon Sack, who leads renewable development at Westar Energy, about his favourite projects and the future of US wind. Interested in taking part in a member Q&A? Email us at ...

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Posted 04/09/2018
Author Dr Carolyn Heeps

What are the next steps for developing US offshore?

A market is only as strong as its weakest link, says Dr. Carolyn Heeps, Head of Renewables, North America, at Lloyd’s Register. Want to talk in more depth about the North American market? Join us...

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Posted 28/03/2018
Author Richard Heap

Why are Russian trolls so interested in US wind farms?

The US government has said that Russian hackers and trolls are waging war on its electricity grid and energy policies – but why? Richard Heap reports

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Posted 06/03/2018
Author Richard Heap

Why do US utilities like to own their own wind farms - and what does it mean for developers?

US utilities are increasingly looking to develop and own wind farms – but what does this mean for the business models of wind developers? Richard Heap reports

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Posted 05/03/2018
Author Ilaria Valtimora

US offshore wind needs free trade, not protectionism

President Trump started March by launching an international trade war over steel and aluminium imports, which will further stoke fears about protectionist policies in the burgeoning offshore wind...

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