New & Noteworthy

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]

Blattner Energy Celebrates 110 Years Of Ingenuity And Industry Milestones

Posted by Mark Del Franco on September 13, 2017

Avon, Minn.-based renewable energy and premier power generation contractor Blattner Energy is celebrating its 110th anniversary marked with milestones and achievements. According to Blattner, several milestones are worthy of celebration. They include the following: A No. 1 ranking for U.S. [Read More]

Beer Giant Signs VPPA With Enel Green Power

Posted by Mark Del Franco on September 13, 2017

Anheuser-Busch has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to purchase the energy delivered to the grid and renewable electricity credits from a portion of Enel Green Power’s (EGP) 152.5 MW Thunder Ranch wind project. According to the beer baron, the [Read More]

Goldwind Works Partners With Casper College On Training Program

Posted by Mark Del Franco on September 13, 2017

Chicago-based Goldwind Americas and Wyoming’s Casper College are partnering to host the first two-week wind technician training course. Sponsored by Goldwind Works, the training program will begin on Oct. 16 on the Casper College campus. Goldwind Works is accepting applications [Read More]