New & Noteworthy

Missouri Utility Announces $1 Billion Wind Investment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 25, 2017

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corp., is planning a major expansion of wind and solar generation, as well as an overall carbon-emissions reduction. The company, which has 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern [Read More]

Iowa Flaunts New Wind Turbine License Plate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 25, 2017

Representing the major wind energy presence in the state, license plates with a wind turbine are coming to Iowa next year. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa DOT Director [Read More]

Michigan Utility’s New Program Helps Big Businesses Transition To Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2017

Michigan utility Consumers Energy is commencing a new program to help large businesses make a transition to 100% renewable energy. Consumers Energy recently received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission to create the pilot program, allowing large businesses to [Read More]

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]