New & Noteworthy – Page 407

Businesses Call For Legally Binding UN Framework On Climate Change

Posted by NAW Staff on December 03, 2007

A group of global businesses is calling on world leaders to agree on a legally binding United Nations framework to tackle climate change during negotiations that begin next week as part of the Conference of the Parties in Bali, Indonesia. [Read More]

GreenHunter Invests In China-Based Wind Turbine Manufacturer

Posted by NAW Staff on November 30, 2007

Grapevine, Texas-based GreenHunter Energy Inc. has entered two definitive agreements with wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Wind Power Technology Co. Ltd., based in Guang Dong Province, People's Republic of China (PRC). GreenHunter will acquire a 6.3% equity interest in MingYang for [Read More]

Green-e Certified Sales Nearly Double Over Previous Year

Posted by NAW Staff on November 29, 2007

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) has announced release of the 2006 Green-e Energy Verification Report, which highlights renewable electricity certification program Green-e's certified renewable energy sales in 2006. The report shows an almost 90% increase in total sales volume [Read More]

Study: Minnesota Can Create Thousands Of New “Green Collar” Jobs

Posted by NAW Staff on November 29, 2007

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman have joined the Blue Green Alliance, a partnership of the Sierra Club and United Steelworkers; environmental advocacy group Environment America; and Minnesota-based wind energy contractor Mortenson Construction, to discuss how [Read More]

Evaluation Of Bluewater Wind Finds Cost Impact To Customers

Posted by NAW Staff on November 28, 2007

Newark, Del.-based Delmarva Power recently filed an independent analysis of the proposed 450 MW Bluewater Wind offshore wind farm with the Delaware Public Service Commission. The analysis was conducted by Pace Global Energy Services, which recently performed an analysis on [Read More]

Google’s New Initiative Will Focus on Wind, Solar Power

Posted by NAW Staff on November 28, 2007

Mountain View, Calif.-based Google has announced a new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources. The newly created initiative, known as RE<C, will focus initially on advanced solar thermal power, wind power technologies, enhanced geothermal systems and other [Read More]

Saugeen Ojibway And Enbridge Wind Power Sign Agreement

Posted by NAW Staff on November 27, 2007

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and Enbridge Ontario Wind Power have signed an agreement on heritage and environmental issues regarding Enbridge's 181.5 MW wind farm under construction in Kincardine, Ontario. About 25% of the project's 110 turbines are expected to [Read More]

Cape Wind Files Petition With Siting Board

Posted by NAW Staff on November 26, 2007

Cape Wind has filed an initial petition with the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board for a certificate of environmental impact and public interest. The move comes after the Oct. 19 denial of Cape Wind's proposed transmission lines by the Cape [Read More]

Report: Global Wind Power Base Expected To Triple By 2015

Posted by NAW Staff on November 21, 2007

Global wind plants are set to more than triple by 2015, with cumulative installed bases expected to rise from approximately 91 GW by the end of 2007 to over 290 GW by the end of 2015, according to recently released [Read More]

Ground Breaking Held For New South Dakota Plant

Posted by NAW Staff on November 20, 2007

Ashtabula, Ohio-based Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG), a manufacturer of composite parts for various industries, held a ground breaking ceremony for a new plant in Aberdeen, S.D., that will manufacture blades for GE's 1.5 MW machine. The new facility will [Read More]