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Invenergy Files $325M Suit With Polish Energy Company Over Wind Agreements

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Through its affiliated companies, Invenergy has filed a series of lawsuits against Tauron Polska Energia S.A., one of four major energy companies in Poland, in relation to the termination of wind energy agreements. According to Invenergy, the four suits, seeking [Read More]

Rocky Mountain Power Advances Major Wind, Transmission Plans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 03, 2017

Salt Lake City-based Rocky Mountain Power is asking regulators in three states to approve an initial plan to significantly expand the amount of wind power serving its customers by 2020. Regulatory filings in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho seek to advance [Read More]

United Wind Teams With Ag Development Firm For Distributed Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2017

Distributed wind energy developer United Wind Inc. has announced a partnership with AGPROfessionals (AGPRO), a real estate and development firm for the agriculture and food processing industry. Through the partnership, AGPRO will integrate distributed wind in facility development plans, where [Read More]

Electric Grid Study: Are Renewables Under Fire?

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 28, 2017

Keeping the renewables industry at the edge of their seat, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says Secretary Rick Perry’s controversial and much anticipated study on electricity markets and reliability has been delayed. Originally scheduled for release on June 26, [Read More]

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]