Small player forced to sell by equipment shortage

Iberdrola SA, the largest wind-energy producer in Spain, has acquired Community Energy, based in Wayne, PA, for $30 million. The idea of a global consolidation among wind-energy firms shouldn’t surprise anyone. Giant multinationals are the norm in the rest of the energy business, and will likely become the norm in wind too. But what may […]

Parrots block wind farm in Australia

Live by the environmental sword, die by the environmental sword. That may be the lesson from today’s news that Australia’s federal government has overruled a state decision to erect a 52-turbine wind farm in Victoria’s South Gippsland. Federal officials and activists are concerned that the farm would threaten the survival of the orange bellied parrot. […]