US Wind Player “RES Americas” Warns of Impending Supply Bottlenecks as PTC Disappears

 RES’ supply-chain concerns confirm recent report findings from Wood Mackenzie. FEBRUARY 01, 2019 |JASON DEIGN | greentechmedia.com There's a race to complete wind plants before the PTC runs out. Renewable energy developer RES has warned of U.S. wind project supply chain challenges as the federal Production Tax Credit comes to an end in 2020. “The largest … Continue reading US Wind Player “RES Americas” Warns of Impending Supply Bottlenecks as PTC Disappears

Local 49 rally against RES Americas, “bait-and-switch” with Minnesota workers.

Local 49 Rally Against Outsourcing Jobs, PUC Decides to Table Decision on Bitter Root Wind Energy Project 2018 | IUOE Local 49, Minnesota Local 49 as well as a coalition of labor unions and clean energy advocates prevailed today as the Minnesota Public Utilities commission (PUC) voted unanimously to place the site permit decision on … Continue reading Local 49 rally against RES Americas, “bait-and-switch” with Minnesota workers.

Controversies persist after wind projects are operating.

DEC 9, 2018 | JO WARD | Post Journal ARKWRIGHT — Opinions are mixed about the windtowers now operating in Arkwright. “The windmills are producing power at the highest capacity that EDPR has in all of its windmill projects,” Arkwright Supervisor Fred Norton stated at the town board’s regular November meeting. “They’re very pleased with it.” According … Continue reading Controversies persist after wind projects are operating.

RES Wind project vote postponed opponents cite practice of hiring out of state non-union workers.

Regulators table Canby area wind farm over labor concerns Union said developer of Bitter Root project relies on out-of-state labor. DECEMBER 6, 2018 | Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune State utility regulators postponed a vote to approve a western Minnesota wind farm Thursday after construction unions criticized the project’s nonunion builder for primarily hiring out-of-state … Continue reading RES Wind project vote postponed opponents cite practice of hiring out of state non-union workers.

L’Anse wind project gets zone change

After referendum petitions were filed and certified, Township board continued to vote on Zoning changes. On Monday, the L’Anse Township Board passed new zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbine setbacks. NOV 14, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS| The Mining Gazette L’ANSE — Zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbines dominated the discussion Monday at a meeting of … Continue reading L’Anse wind project gets zone change

RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Cass County Indiana

Sept. 20, 2018 | Peter Maloney | utilitydive.com RES Americas has pulled the plug on a 600 MW wind farm in Indiana, citing "interconnection issues." The wind project became a center of controversy in Cass and Miami counties where the project was sited and where some landowners were looking forward to tax revenues and lease … Continue reading RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Cass County Indiana

RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

Current Zoning restricts blade clearance to 75 feet, a standard clearance in the industry, and a restriction in some states for safety reasons. This change means that blades moving at over 100 miles an hour will be less than 60 feet from the ground. In Addition, this change was not included in notice of changes, … Continue reading RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.