Wind Power's Consumer Benefits
AWEA: February 2014
New DOE data show that the states that use the most wind energy have seen the largest electric rate declines.
UPMC commits to wind energy
Pittsburgh Business Times: January 2, 2014
UPMC has joined 76 other Pennsylvania organizations in committing to buy green power as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.
Regional variations in the health, environmental, and climate benefits of wind and solar generation
PNAS: May, 2013
When wind or solar energy displace conventional generation, the reduction in emissions varies dramatically across the United States. Although the Southwest has the greatest solar resource, a solar panel in New Jersey displaces significantly more sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter than a panel in Arizona, resulting in 15 times more health and environmental benefits.
Pa. Wind Power Saves Water, Protects Air
NBC10 Philadelphia: November 20, 2013
Wind power in Pennsylvania is saving water and avoiding pollution that contributes to climate change and other problems, according to a report issued Wednesday by a group lobbying for government policies that promote the use of wind to produce electricity.
Colorado 9th in nation for wind energy production in 2012, report says
DenverPost.com: November 20, 2013
Colorado ranked ninth in the nation in wind power production in 2012, with 6,045,000 megawatt hours generated, according to a report released Wednesday by Environment America.
EverPower Wind Holdings Selected as Finalist to Provide Department of Defense with Renewable Energy
October 15, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA – EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. has been selected to compete for contracts to provide renewable energy to U.S. Army and potentially other Department of Defense facilities. The company has been deemed qualified to develop, finance, design, build and own wind energy plants that will power facilities with a clean, renewable source of domestic power.
Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC
Energy Initiatives Task Force: September 9, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of qualified wind technology contractors.
For better air, more wind and solar
Philly.com: August 19, 2013
Philadelphia, we have a problem - an air-quality problem. Fortunately, we can all help solve that problem.Philadelphia has a big problem with air pollution. In April, the American Lung Association published its latest "State of the Air" report with local grades on air quality. The report showed that Philadelphia ranked as 11th most polluted in the nation for year-round particle pollution in 2009 through 2011, the years this report covered. And that's not all.
What Happens When a Project Crosses State Lines
North American Wind Power: August, 2013
EverPower Holdings’ 139.4 MW Twin Ridges wind farm, located in Somerset County, was the developer’s fourth project in Pennsylvania and the company’s most challenging project to date. More than anything, the Twin Ridges wind farm stands as a testament to how far a developer will go when it believes in a project. How far? Consider that the project took six years, $240 million and a legislative tweak before it was completed in the fourth quarter of last year.
Many weapons in 'War on Coal' deployed long before Obama took office
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: August 12, 2013
The coal industry can be excused for thinking there's a massive, organized, palm-rubbing effort to make its life difficult -- the war on coal, in short. It's a "war" that's been decades in the making, with few regulations actually originating with the Obama administration. Yet the current swarm of actions also underscores the extent to which the White House can influence which rules get written, enforced or buried by delays and litigation.
Clean Energy Progress
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: August 12, 2013
We've come a long way since the Donora smog disaster south of Pittsburgh killed 20 people and sickened 7,000 in 1948. The Susquehanna is a little cleaner these days than it was back in 2005, when it was named America's most endangered river.
Letter: Polls show strong support for wind
Times Union: July 29, 2013
Editor Rex Smith's column ("Uneasiness as renewable energy grows," July 20) on wind power and other renewables overlooks the facts when it comes to costs, public support and wind power's overall practicality. Polls show quite the opposite of what Mr. Smith claims; there's strong public support for wind power. A recent Gallup poll shows 71 percent of Americans want more wind power developed and a Washington Post poll shows a majority of Marylanders support the development of offshore wind power there.
Wind provides clean, reliable energy source
Watertown Daily Times: July 9, 2013
A recent letter on June 25 misstated the facts on wind energy. Studies and real-world experience consistently demonstrate that wind farms are beneficial economically and environmentally for their host communities.
Wind Power Is Growing Because It Makes Good Sense
The Wall Street Journal: June 23, 2013
In "The Rationale for Wind Power Won't Fly" (op-ed, June 18), Jay Lehr repeats unfounded arguments against an industry that has been growing successfully over the past 25 years from 1,200 megawatts of capacity installed in 1988 to over 60,000 megawatts at the end of 2012.
Governor Corbett Tours Leading Wind Power Company, Highlights State's Diverse Energy Portfolio
May 10, 2013
PITTSBURGH — Governor Tom Corbett, joined by company executives including CEO Jim Spencer, today toured Pittsburgh-based EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. and discussed how Pennsylvania's diverse energy portfolio is attracting innovation across all sectors and continuing to add jobs to the state's growing economy.
Public sees plans for proposed wind turbine
YNN: April 16, 2013
A new project at SUNY Canton hopes to solidify the school's spot as one of the environmental hubs of the SUNY system. Barry Wygel says if the project is successful, it would be the first of its kind on a SUNY campus.
Group aims for more wind power in NYS
WIVB.com: April 16, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An environmental group is pushing to bring more renewable energy to New York State.
With windmills as backdrop, groups press state on renewable energy
The Buffalo News: April 16, 2013
The spinning windmills at the old Bethlehem Steel site in Hamburg and Lackawanna were a fitting backdrop as local environmentalists and community leaders made a plea to Albany to focus more on renewable energy.
NY Renewable Energy Study Finds New York Could Soon Be Powered By Wind, Water And Sunlight
Huffington Post: April 7, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new study says New York could get the power it needs from wind, water and sunlight by 2030 with a concerted push, though the state's decade-long effort to significantly boost green energy shows how challenging that could be.
World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013, After Record 2012
Ecowatch: April 3, 2013
Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide.
Huge Victory for Offshore Wind in Maryland
Ecowatch: March 20, 2013
The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of the legislature. The offshore wind bill has been championed from the start by Governor Martin O’Malley, who stands ready to sign the bill into law.
State is creating clean power tracking system
Timesunion.com: March 20, 2013
The state is setting up a system to classify all electricity generated or used in the state clean or dirty in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution.
Why You Should Sweat Climate Change
USA Today: February 28, 2013
Special report: USA TODAY will explore how climate change is affecting Americans in a series of stories this year.
Poll Shows Strong Support For Wind Energy In Ohio
NA Wind Power: February 27, 2013
A solid majority of Ohio residents support investment in renewable energy and approve of the state's law that encourages those investments, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports, citing a study conducted by Fallon Research & Communications Inc.
Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way
Huffington Post: February 6, 2013
Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended): #1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012. #2- "Renewable-energy capacity in the U.S. almost doubled from 2009 to 2012, helping reduce the nation's carbon-dioxide emissions last year to the lowest since 1994..."
U.S. Renewable Energy Capacity Doubled Over Past Five Years; CO2 Emissions Lowest Since 1994
North American Wind Power: February 1, 2013
The U.S. is increasing its share of renewable energy while decreasing its overall energy consumption and emissions, finds a new report released jointly by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
U.S. 2012 Wind Power Reached Record 13,124 Megawatts, Beats Gas
Bloomberg Business Week: January 30, 2013
U.S. wind-energy developers added a record 13,124 megawatts of turbines last year, beating natural gas to become the largest new source of power generation for the first time.
Patience is Everpower's New York State of Mind
North American Wind Power: December 2012
More than seven years after beginning project development, Everpower Wind Holdings finally completed the Howard Wind Farm, located in Steuben County, N.Y.
A look at wind: Industry’s future unclear as Patton site gets rolling
The Tribune Democrat: December 8, 2012
A local wind farm is opening at a time when, ironically, an incentive for wind energy is in danger. Politicians representing the region are solidifying their stances on wind power, and some groups are rising in opposition to wind tax credits and local wind farms.
NRDC REPORTS: Typical Wind Farm Supports Nearly 1,100 Jobs; Adds Millions of Dollars to Local Communities
www.enewspf.com: September 11, 2012
WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--September 11, 2012 – Each major wind farm in America creates nearly 1,100 jobs and can add tens of millions of dollars in new taxes and other benefits to the communities where they’re located, according to two new reports from the Natural Resources Defense Council.
EverPower Wind moves to Pittsburgh's Strip District
Pittsburgh Business Times: August 17, 2012
EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. has moved to the Strip District, placing it much closer to the center of Pittsburgh business.
Twin Ridges Wind Farm provides economic benefit to Frostburg
Cumberland Times-News: August 1, 2012
Work associated with Somerset County’s Twin Ridges a benefit to Frostburg businesses.
Blade signing ceremony held at Twin Ridges Wind Farm
Daily American: July 27, 2012
Renewable energy has never been more important as America needs to develop domestic energy supplies to rely less on foreign oil, speakers said Friday at a blade-signing ceremony at the Twin Ridges Wind Farm.
Plan’s effect on bat at issue
Springfield News-Sun: July 1, 2012
URBANA — Residents will have the opportunity to review and comment on documents laying out the possible impact of the Buckeye Wind Project on the endangered Indiana bat.
Champaign County wind farm’s tax plan remains sticking point
Springfield News-Sun: June 16, 2012
URBANA — Under one scenario, the Buckeye Wind Project could pay $1.2 million to $1.8 million a year to Champaign County schools and government entities, making it one of the county’s largest sources of revenue.
Jim Spencer's role in energy has evolved over time
Pittsburgh Business Times: May 18, 2012
Jim Spencer’s career in the energy industry began by chance, but his success has been fueled by a passion for developing innovative projects.
$55 million plan may double turbines
Springfield News-Sun: May 15, 2012
URBANA — A proposed $55 million development would double the number of turbines in a controversial Champaign County wind project, according to plans submitted Tuesday.
EverPower files with state to build Champaign LLC
Urbana Daily Citizen: May 15, 2012
COLUMBUS - A second utility-scale wind project planned for eastern Champaign County officially filed its application with the state on Tuesday.
Turbine turning Adams Summerhill wind farm goes on the grid
The Tribune Democrat: May 14, 2012
PATTON — Site preparation for a 30-turbine wind farm in northern Cambria County has started and the blades on a wind farm in the central part of the county are now spinning, but similar projects planned to the south and the east have been shelved.
EverPower jumps into 200MW Pennsylvania project double-header
reNewsAmericas: April 26, 2012
New York-based developer EverPower is diving into construction at a pair of wind farms in Pennsylvania. The first 16 of 68 foundations have been poured at the 170MW Twin Ridges wind farm in Somerset County while civil engineering will start shortly at the 30MW Patton project in Cambria County.
Renewable Energy Standards Deliver Affordable, Clean Power (pdf)
Center for American Progress: April, 2012
New Jersey, Texas, and California have very different energy profiles. They use different types of energy to power their economy. They have different types of utility systems. And they have different expectations of their energy system.
Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the §1603 Treasury Grant Program (pdf)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Technical Report, April 26, 2012
A new study estimates the §1603 cash grant program expenditures supported between 52,000 and 75,000 direct and indirect jobs annually.
Wind power in Ohio enjoys growth spurt
Columbus Dispatch: April 14, 2012
Ohio is making gains in the “green economy,” according to a new report that says the state is one of the nation’s fastest-growing new markets for wind projects.
County's largest wind farm
Daily American: April 14, 2012
When the 140-megawatt Twin Ridges Wind Farm is fully operational it will be twice the size of any other wind farm in Somerset County.
Easements for underground power line total $14.5 million
Cumberland Times-News: April 9, 2012
FROSTBURG — A wind farm developer seeking to run an underground power line through portions of Allegany County that will carry power generated by a wind farm in Somerset County, PA., has entered into 18 easement agreements with local landowners, Allegany County and the city of Frostburg. The agreements total $14.5 million, Circuit Court Clerk Dawne Lindsey said Monday.
EverPower Acquires ALTA VI, a 150 MW Wind Project from Terra-Gen Operating CO, LLC.
April 2, 2012
NEW YORK - EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Terra Firma, a leading private equity firm, has signed an agreement to acquire the Alta VI wind farm, a 150MW project near Tehachapi (California) from Terra-Gen Power, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners. Completion of the transaction is conditional upon customary approvals.
EverPower Acquires 17.5MW Project in Northumberland County
April 2, 2012
PENNSYLVANIA — EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Terra Firma, a leading private equity firm, today announced it has acquired the development rights to the 17.5 MW Mahanoy Mountain Wind Farm, a late stage project being developed by Penn Wind LLC. The wind farm is located in East Cameron Township, Northumberland County, PA.
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