New & Noteworthy – Page 397

Wind-Smart To Deliver Turbine To Rhode Island

Posted by NAW Staff on April 17, 2008

Canadian wind turbine manufacturer AAER Inc. has announced that Wind-Smart LLC, a subsidiary of AAER USA, has signed an agreement for the delivery of its first 1.5 MW wind turbine to Portsmouth, R.I. The A-1500 is scheduled for delivery at [Read More]

Analysis: Credit Crunch Hits Renewable Investment

Posted by NAW Staff on April 16, 2008

Investments in renewable energy have declined somewhat, according to figures compiled for the first quarter of the year by New Energy Finance, an energy investment analysis provider. Venture capital/private equity investments totaled $3.7 billion in the first quarter of 2007, [Read More]

Report: Talent Shortage Threatens Growth Of Clean Energy Sector

Posted by NAW Staff on April 15, 2008

The world's fast-growing clean energy industry is facing a shortage of workers, especially experienced business leaders, according to a joint study by clean energy investment analysis provider New Energy Finance and executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. The two companies [Read More]

Missouri Town Set To Be 100-Percent Wind Powered

Posted by NAW Staff on April 15, 2008

Officials of Rock Port, Mo., say the town is set to become the first in America capable of meeting 100% of its electricity demand from wind power, which will be generated from the Loess Hills wind power facility. ‘By generating [Read More]

CPUC Forms Institute For Climate Solutions

Posted by NAW Staff on April 14, 2008

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced the creation of the California Institute for Climate Solutions (CICS). The group's mission includes developing practical technological solutions and support to foster development of policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the [Read More]

Study Highlights Impact Of Renewable Portfolio Standards

Posted by NAW Staff on April 14, 2008

A growing number of states are supporting renewable electricity through the creation of renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), according to a report released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. ‘Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Status Report with Data through [Read More]

ColumbiaGrid Forms OASIS, Releases System Assessment

Posted by NAW Staff on April 11, 2008

Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit ColumbiaGrid, which supports efforts to improve and expand transmission in the Northwest, has signed an agreement with eight utilities to develop tools that will ease transactions between transmission buyers and sellers. The open-access same-time information system (OASIS) [Read More]

MPC Feasibility Study Reports Preliminary Conclusions

Posted by NAW Staff on April 11, 2008

Leaders of Maine Public Service Co. (MPS), a subsidiary of Maine & Maritimes Corp., and Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of Energy East, have reported on the preliminary conclusions of the Maine Power Connection (MPC) feasibility study. The [Read More]

IPCC To Produce Renewable Energy Report

Posted by NAW Staff on April 11, 2008

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that it will produce a new environmental report, titled ‘Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation,’ for completion in 2010. ‘The special report will be the reference document [Read More]

Eight States Split AEP Settlement Funds

Posted by NAW Staff on April 10, 2008

Maryland and seven other states will divide $24 million to be used for energy efficiency and air pollution reduction projects as a result of a federal Clean Air Act settlement with American Electric Power (AEP), according to Attorney General Douglas [Read More]