Wind Wednesday – Buffett’s Billion Dollar Bet on Wind Energy

Rocky Mountain Air After about 6 months since the wind farm RFP proposal process started, Rocky Mountain Power (a division of PacifiCorp… a division of Berkshire Hathaway) announced this week that it has selected four sites in Wyoming, USA, for its quartet of wind farms. For perspective, the wind farms will be located almost due south of very breezy Medicine Hat. (With a quick drive thru Montana!) The project works to roughly $1.5 billion USD

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Market Monday – Wind in Alberta

The Chinook winds haven’t quite picked up today, but in Calgary, the Energy Winds are blowing, and Alberta’s Environment Minister is ready to go. After the success of Renewable Energy Program Phase 1 (REP 1) , government made some changes: The Alberta government says it will require Indigenous equity investment from proponents in its second round of bids to build renewable Wind energy projects in the province. So, REP 2 is under way! Environment Minister

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Let’s talk energy, and our mixed Energy future:

Starting a discussion with my BC counterparts *other folks feel free to chime in too!… let’s talk about Energy: Whoa! Hang on! I said “Energy”.. not just Oil… I was in BC interior recently, the news read like an Albertan’s nightmare from 2008… Headlines to the south included negative news: Fading LNG dreams, pics of protests re: Kinder Morgan TransMountain,¬†Canadian Oil pricing collapsing! Yikes! To the north, some mixed news: “Northern Mayors support LNG” (Say

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