New & Noteworthy

Citi Commits To 100% Renewable Energy By 2020

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2017

Citigroup Inc. has announced plans to source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The bank says it will consider on-site power generation, power purchase agreements for energy-intensive properties such as data centers and the appropriate [Read More]

Fishing Industry Takes More Action Against New York Offshore Wind Lease

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

The lawsuit, filed against BOEM, is seeking summary judgment and requesting the court to invalidate Statoil’s offshore wind lease, which was awarded last year.

Federal, University Partners Conduct Wildlife Study At Block Island Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

U.S. offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is partnering with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to assist with their studies of bird and bat activity [Read More]

U.S. Launches New Effort For Offshore Wind Standards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

A three-year project aimed at developing a set of standards for U.S. offshore wind has been launched by the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and [Read More]

BOEM Invites Public To Offshore Wind Meeting In New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to its fifth meeting of the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force on Oct. 3 in New York. According to the agency, the meeting will continue stakeholder [Read More]

Survey: What’s Driving Corporate Renewables Purchases?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

Apex Clean Energy and GreenBiz Group have released a new report highlighting the current drivers and barriers to the corporate and industrial procurement of renewable energy. The research, conducted in August, shows that while the continually improving economics of utility-scale [Read More]

M&M’S Launches New Wind Energy Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

In an effort to address the importance of tackling climate change, M&M’S has launched its Fans of Wind campaign, using “spokescandies” Red and Yellow as advocates for wind energy. M&M’S is a brand of Mars Inc., which says it sources [Read More]

Keep Calm And Carry On: HUSUM Wind Reopens After Cyclone Sebastian Scare

Posted by Amanda Fava on September 14, 2017

In a bit of irony, strong winds caused the temporary evacuation at the HUSUM Wind 2017 Conference & Exhibition on Sept. 13. Nonetheless, the exhibition halls reopened on Sept. 14 after conference organizers met with local police and fire officials. [Read More]

Kimberly-Clark Commits To Wind In Sustainability Push

Posted by Amanda Fava on September 14, 2017

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and Depend, says it will purchase 245 MW of output from two new wind power projects located in Texas and Oklahoma. The company says that the renewable energy supplied by the wind farms [Read More]

More Big-Name Brands Hop On Board RE100 For 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2017

The 106 members of the RE100 campaign – an initiative uniting influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power – are now taking the total demand for renewable electricity to around 150 TWh annually, which is more than enough to power [Read More]