New & Noteworthy – Page 397

Manitoba Hydro Evaluates Wind Proposals

Posted by NAW Staff on August 15, 2007

In response to its March request for proposals, Manitoba Hydro has received 17 proposals to sell new wind-generated electricity. The proposed wind farms' capacities range from 25.5 MW to 300 MW, with locations spread throughout southern Manitoba, the company says. [Read More]

Avantair Offsets Carbon Emissions With TerraPass Agreement

Posted by NAW Staff on August 15, 2007

Avantair Inc., a fractional aircraft provider headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., has partnered with TerraPass, a San Francisco-based clean-energy and carbon-offset company, to begin offsetting carbon emissions from the use of its aircraft. Flight TerraPasses, which Avantair has purchased for owners [Read More]

Morgan Stanley Launches Carbon-Offset Service

Posted by NAW Staff on August 15, 2007

Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, has created the Morgan Stanley Carbon Bank to assist clients who wish to be carbon neutral. The program is the market's first broadly offered service providing integrated carbon verification and offsetting capabilities based [Read More]

Wind Energy Deemed Efficient After Energy Life Cycle Assessment

Posted by NAW Staff on August 14, 2007

Wind power is one of three renewable energy sources that can provide true efficiency throughout its complete life cycle, according to a recent report in Inderscience's International Journal of Global Energy Issues. The researchers considered such issues as materials sourcing, [Read More]

AWEA Expects Record Year For Wind Power Capacity

Posted by NAW Staff on August 09, 2007

The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to add well over 3,000 MW to the nation's power generating capacity this year, thereby topping last year's record of 2,454 MW, according to the second-quarter market report released by the American [Read More]

Major Growth Predicted For Global RE Investment

Posted by NAW Staff on August 07, 2007

Global investment in renewable energy could reach $750 billion within the next 10 years, according to the latest Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, which tracks and scores investment in renewable energy. Demand for renewable energy is growing [Read More]

House Approves Energy Package With National RE Portfolio Standard

Posted by NAW Staff on August 06, 2007

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved two energy bills: H.R. 3221: New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security and Consumer Protection Act – passed by a vote of 241-172 – and H.R. 2776: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax [Read More]

Wells Fargo Launches Electricity Hedging Program

Posted by NAW Staff on August 02, 2007

Wells Fargo & Co. plans to offer electricity price hedging to middle-market companies to help them manage their power costs. The hedging program is designed to benefit companies spending at least $1 million annually on electricity and help them purchase [Read More]

National Ski Areas Association Reports Widespread Green Energy Use

Posted by NAW Staff on July 30, 2007

The National Ski Areas Association has released its seventh annual report on the sustainable slopes environmental charter for ski areas. The charter was adopted in June 2000 and revised in 2006 as a collection of environmental best practices for ski [Read More]

Ontario Residents Support Wind Farms

Posted by NAW Staff on July 30, 2007

According to a recent survey conducted by Innovative Research Group Inc. (IRG), the majority of Ontario, Canada, residents who live in areas where wind development projects are in place support these projects and wind energy in general. Nine in 10 [Read More]