By continuing to grow the state’s thriving wind industry, more than 17,000 wind-related jobs could be in Iowa by 2020, according to recent Navigant Consulting analysis, as highlighted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) and the American Wind Energy [Read More]
Speaking out against buying power from the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander claimed that the TVA’s previous experiences with wind power showed how “unreliable” the energy source can be.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is voicing its support for the Canadian government’s newly released Budget 2017, which includes promoting renewable energy across the country. Budget 2017 is the next step in the government’s long-term plan to “create jobs [Read More]
A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]
By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]
The Minneapolis-based company is seeking to bring 1,230 MW of wind power to Texas and New Mexico. Just last week, Xcel also announced big wind plans for the Upper Midwest.
As part of a 10-year plan to develop a “stronger, more sustainable and resilient province,” the government of Prince Edward Island has put forth a new energy strategy that includes adding 70 MW of wind power. According to a government [Read More]
Concluding that the merged entity would continue to face “effective competition” in Europe, the European Commission has approved GE’s acquisition of Danish wind blade manufacturer LM Wind Power. The commission says its investigation focused on the effect of the transaction [Read More]
Nearly 70% of the electricity Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse-gas-free resources, the San Francisco-based company has announced. For renewable resources in particular – including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric [Read More]
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted unanimously to approve a modified version of Otter Tail Power Co.’s 15-year resource plan, which includes significant investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The PUC’s decision draws on advocacy in a [Read More]