Archive for renewable energy – Page 4

Nevada Legislature Passes Renewables Bill; Groups Urge Governor’s Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

A bill increasing Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030 is awaiting action from Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is being pushed by renewable energy groups to give the bill the green light. In a letter to Sandoval from [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]

Minnesota Wind Farm Inks Utility PPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

Nobles 2 Power Partners has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc., to deliver 250 MW of energy from a wind project in southwest Minnesota. Nobles 2 Power Partners – which [Read More]

Nordex Lands Another Wind Order From Acciona Energia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2017

The Nordex Group has received a follow-up contract for a further 22 AW125/3000 turbines. Once again, its customer is Acciona Energia, which previously placed an order for 22 of these turbines for the first construction phase of the Mount Gellibrand [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]

Santa Barbara Goes All In On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal [Read More]

MHI Vestas Launches V164-9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 06, 2017

MHI Vestas has launched its massive V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine, built on the V164 platform and capable of powering 8,300 U.K. homes. According to MHI Vestas, a 50/50 joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the [Read More]

Vestas Inks 268 MW Of Wind Orders In Greece, Argentina

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 06, 2017

Vestas has received two separate wind turbine orders in Greece and Argentina. Together, the firm and unconditional orders total 268 MW. Vestas’ order for the 48 MW Petalas wind park – located in the region of Aitoloakarnania in western Greece [Read More]

New York State Rolls Out Major Renewable Energy Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 05, 2017

In light of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Clean Climate Careers initiative, a multi-pronged strategy to grow the state’s clean energy economy and prepare citizens [Read More]