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Toy Giant Hasbro Makes 100% Global Renewables Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Rhode Island-headquartered Hasbro Inc. has already achieved its goal of 100% renewables and carbon neutrality in the U.S. and is now bringing the commitment to a global scale.

Wind, Solar Comprise 10% Of Monthly U.S. Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

American Wind Action Launches ‘True American Power’ Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

The American Wind Action (AWA) is launching a new pro-wind campaign with a goal of educating the public, the president and his administration, and Congress on the economic benefits of wind power on jobs, manufacturing and rural economies. The federal [Read More]

Southern Power, Vestas Probe Wind Turbine Fire In Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

A Vestas wind turbine caught fire at Southern Power’s Salt Fork Wind Facility in Texas last Wednesday. According to Vestas spokesperson Chante Condit-Pottol, Vestas is currently “working in close coordination” with Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., to investigate [Read More]

NextEra Investigates Fire At Iowa Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2017

A fire broke out on a turbine earlier this week at NextEra Energy Resources’ Endeavor Wind Energy Center in Osceola County, Iowa. NextEra spokesperson Bryan Garner tells North American Windpower that the fire occurred inside a 2.5 MW Clipper turbine, [Read More]

The Status Of The Global Renewables Industry: What Still Needs Work?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Despite another record-breaking year for installed renewables capacity in 2016, a report from REN21 argues that the energy transition is not happening fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Minnesota Power Seeks To Grow Wind And Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Under a proposed new step in its EnergyForward strategy, which aims to ensure a “safe, reliable and competitive energy supply,” Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, is seeking to grow its 620 MW wind portfolio and double its solar [Read More]

Europe Makes Big Offshore Wind Commitment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry partners this week to commit to deploying 60 GW of offshore wind power in Europe from 2020-2030. A signing ceremony for the joint statement took place at the opening [Read More]

Report: Challenges, Trends Facing Wind Industry Over Next 12 Months

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

A new report, launched by wind consultancy K2 Management and specialist insurance broker JLT Specialty Ltd., has identified key challenges and trends that are expected to shape the future of onshore and offshore wind projects over the next 12 months. [Read More]

Town Council Pushes For Offshore Wind In Gulf Of Maine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 06, 2017

Despite the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, town councilors in New Hampshire are trying to take action on climate change at the local level by pushing for an offshore wind task force. According to a [Read More]