Customs proposes substantial offshore industry Jones Act Changes

This blog comes from the Maritime FedWatch at Winston & Strawn LLP and is authored by Charlie Papavizas. Editor’s note: The Jones Act requires, in part, that goods shipped from U.S. port to U.S. port are carried in U.S. flagged vessels. The act was once considered a hurtle to the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry.

Moventas to invest €17 million to boost production of Exceed series gears

Moventas designed Exceed with 20% more torque density, 10% less size and with 100% proven Moventas technology in response to the market challenge to lower the life cycle cost of wind power.

United Wind to buy 100 Excel 10 (kW) wind turbines from Bergey WindPower

United Wind, a distributed wind developer, has purchased 100 Excel 10 wind turbines from Bergey WindPower, the nation’s leading small wind turbine manufacturer.

Wind has an ally in Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry

Nearly every Rick Perry mention of wind was positive as both Senate Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee looked to find out more about Perry’s stance on a series of energy topics.

Safety-related digital output enables response in less than 1 ms

the SCT202 module is ideally equipped to implement the complex task of safety speed monitoring in wind turbines.

US Wind Inc. hosts major offshore wind supply chain manufacturers in Salisbury, Md

US Wind plans to build the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind power project off the coast of Ocean City.

Off-patent wind energy technologies to see more use

Now that the life-cycle of many pioneering patents are coming to an end, what does it mean for the wider industry now that everyone can freely use those technologies?

Answers to four tough questions about renewable energy

As businesses rely more on renewable energy, the challenge of “balancing” energy production grows, but improvements to the grid, better energy management, and new storage solutions are promising.

Renewable energy option approved for Xcel Energy Minnesota customers

Minnesotans will soon have a new option to power their homes and businesses with wind and solar energy as part of Xcel Energy’s Renewable*Connect program.

A new economic impact method for offshore wind

BVG Associates has developed a local-content methodology for UK offshore wind, working closely with industry and government.