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SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

IRENA: Solar Beats Wind In Record Year For Global Renewables Growth

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

Representing the strongest year yet for new capacity additions, global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In total, by the end of last year, [Read More]

Spanish Solar Firm Branches Out Into Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Following 10 years in the solar photovoltaic sector, Spain-headquartered consulting and engineering firm Enertis is branching out into the wind power market. Enertis, which already has a presence in more than 40 countries, expects to have the most success in [Read More]

U.S. Senator Blasts ‘Unreliable’ Wind, Says No To Clean Line Contract

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

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.

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Goes With SgurrEnergy For Monitoring

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded a construction monitoring contract for the Race Bank Wind Farm, a 573 MW project to be located 17 miles off the Norfolk, England, coast. The contract will be followed [Read More]

Energy Company Signs Up For Power From DONG Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

DONG Energy has signed a deal with U.K. green energy company Good Energy to supply power from the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210 MW project, which is operated by DONG [Read More]

Geronimo Offers Renewables Purchasing Program With Shorter Contracts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Geronimo Energy LLC, a renewables developer based out of Minneapolis, has introduced a new renewable energy purchasing solution, dubbed the Renewable Energy Project Units (REP-Units) program. According to the company, REP-Units are suited for commercial electricity customers who are looking [Read More]

Cheers To That: U.S. ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue Double That Of Beer Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]

With Five States In ’20 Percent And Up’ Club, Wind Thrives In Rural U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Seeing as 99% of U.S. wind turbines are situated in rural areas, wind energy’s steady growth has been accompanied by a surge of investment in rural America, says the American Wind Energy Association.

Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Head Faces Mixed Bag Of Reactions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]