New & Noteworthy – Page 6

Turbine Blade Fails At NextEra Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 05, 2017

The blade on one of the GE 1.7 MW turbines at the Breckinridge Wind Energy Center will need to be replaced, says project owner NextEra.

Spanish Telecommunications Company Commits To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 05, 2017

Spain-based telecommunications company Telefonica is upping its renewable energy goal of 50% by 2020 to 100% by 2030. The company, a new member of RE100, says 44% of its electricity consumption already comes from renewables – which is equivalent to [Read More]

Kansas City Power & Light To Retire Coal Units, Look Toward Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) is planning to retire six generating units at the company’s Montrose, Lake Road and Sibley coal plants. In 2015, KCP&L announced it was considering retiring the coal units or converting them to an alternative [Read More]

Forest Service Issues Record Of Decision On TransWest Express

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

After almost seven years of interagency and stakeholder collaboration and environmental analysis, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released its final records of decision for the multi-state TransWest Express (TWE). The ROD, authored in a letter by Chad E. Hudson, [Read More]

Wind To The Rescue: Underfunded Oklahoma Schools Benefit From Project Revenue

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 01, 2017

Oklahoma has been facing significant cuts to its education budget in recent years, but property tax revenue from local wind farms has helped keep several public schools above water.

Wind Energy Fully Powers Third SC Johnson Site

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 31, 2017

Furthering the company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, SC Johnson, a manufacturer of household cleaning products, says its manufacturing site in Bay City, Mich., has begun operating on 100% wind energy, joining two other company-owned sites also powered by wind. [Read More]

Wind Accounts For Big Chunk Of Xcel Energy’s Southwest Mix

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

Xcel Energy is highlighting its newest corporate sustainability report, which shows the company’s growth in renewable energy across its eight-state service area, stretching from the Upper Midwest to the southwestern states of Texas and New Mexico. In the Southwest – [Read More]

WINDPOWER 2017 Closes With Diverse Panel On Wind Trends

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends, says the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), highlighting its WINDPOWER 2017 conference, which wrapped up in Anaheim, Calif., last week. Stakeholders representing a corporate [Read More]

Report: U.S. Renewables Generation Four Decades Ahead Of Schedule

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

According to the SUN DAY Campaign, renewable energy’s share of power generation has reached a level that the U.S. Energy Information Administration did not expect to happen for another 40 years.

Renewables-Focused DONG Energy Finds Buyer For O&G Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

Last year, Denmark-based energy group DONG Energy announced its intention to stray away from its oil and gas (O&G) business and focus more on renewable energy. Now, the company has found a buyer for its upstream O&G unit. DONG Energy [Read More]