New & Noteworthy – Page 10

UPS Commits To Significant Renewables Increase

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2017

Global package delivery company UPS has announced aggressive new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals, available in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability [Read More]

Cheers: Major Beer Maker Begins Renewables Shift With PIER Wind Project In Mexico

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 27, 2017

With its global operations topping out at 6 TWh of electricity each year, AB InBev says its 100% commitment will make it the largest direct corporate purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods industry.

Minnesota County Banks Millions From Wind Production Taxes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2017

On Friday, representatives from the wind industry and Xcel Energy presented a ceremonial check to Tim Gabrielson, chairman of the Mower County, Minn., board of commissioners, for $2,373,932 in wind energy production tax revenue for 2016. According to Wind on [Read More]

Mayors Encourage Clean Energy Transition With 100% Renewables Resolution

Posted by Lauren Tyler on June 26, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has approved a resolution that establishes support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100% clean and renewable energy in cities nationwide. Introduced by the Co-Chairs of Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, [Read More]

Study: Renewables Overtake Nuclear Years Earlier Than Expected

Posted by Lauren Tyler on June 26, 2017

The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly (with data through April 30) reveals that renewable energy sources – including wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower – are now providing a greater share of the nation’s [Read More]

IBM Four Years Ahead Of Schedule In Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Report: Coal, Nuclear Plant Closures? Don’t Blame Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

In response to questions posed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a new report finds there is no evidence that a changing power mix poses a threat to the reliability of the nation’s power system.

Siemens Wind Power Fined For 2015 Accident At Wind Blade Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

Siemens Wind Power Ltd. has pleaded guilty and has been fined C$60,000 as the result of a 2015 incident in which a worker fell from a weigh scale and was struck by a moving loader at a blade manufacturing plant. [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Holds First Shareholders’ General Meeting Since Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

Today in Zamudio, Vizcaya, Spain, Siemens Gamesa held its first shareholders’ general meeting since Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa merged to become one company. During the meeting, shareholders ratified the appointment of Markus Tacke as the new CEO of the [Read More]

DNV GL Invites Wind Stakeholders To Joint Industry Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 19, 2017

DNV GL is inviting the wind industry to its latest joint industry project (JIP), which aims to optimize the performance of wind farms by reducing the downtime and lowering the costs of energy over a project’s life span. “Modern turbines [Read More]