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That’s The Last Of It: NV Energy Kills Coal Plant, Moves Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

As part of a goal to further reduce Nevada’s carbon emissions, Las Vegas-based NV Energy has taken down the fourth and final unit of its 257 MW coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station. Thus, the facility is no longer providing energy [Read More]

LM Wind Power Commits To Carbon Neutrality With Renewables

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 28, 2016

LM Wind Power, an independent manufacturer of wind turbine blades, says that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2018, beginning to source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources during 2017. Aiming to eliminate and offset the CO2 emissions from its own [Read More]

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Hit 25-Year Low: EIA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the U.S. totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which says this marks the lowest emissions level [Read More]

100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal Set For Salt Lake City

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

Salt Lake City has committed to transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2032, as well as reduce carbon emissions citywide by 80% by 2040. Mayor Jackie Biskupski, members of the city council, other city leaders, and members of the [Read More]

HGC Engineering Gains International Accreditation For Noise Testing Of Turbines

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 17, 2016

HGC Engineering says its wind energy division has been awarded full ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to conduct measurements of wind turbine noise emissions to the exacting methods set out in IEC-61400-11. This international accreditation means that HGC Engineering has demonstrated that [Read More]

AWEA: Wind Energy Reduces Health Costs By $7.3 Billion In 2015

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 29, 2016

U.S. wind farms have reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the electric power sector by about 132 million metric tons in 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) forthcoming annual U.S. wind industry market report. Those avoided emissions [Read More]