Archive for renewable energy – Page 5

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]

Trump To Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Change Agreement

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2017

President Donald Trump has announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a global accord meant to combat climate change. During a press conference Thursday, Trump said, “We’re getting out. But we will start to negotiate, and we [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]

Apex Cuts Ribbon On Wind/Solar Facility At U.S. Army’s Fort Hood

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Developer Apex Clean Energy is celebrating the final delivery of what it calls the U.S. Army’s largest renewable energy project, a hybrid wind and solar facility at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Drawing wind from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains [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.

California Moves A Step Closer To 100% Renewables Mandate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

The California State Senate has passed a bill that would transition the state to 100% renewable energy. In a 25-13 vote on Wednesday, the Senate passed S.B.100, which aims to both accelerate and expand the state’s current 50% by 2030 renewable [Read More]

Sandia Labs Exec Joins DOE’s Renewables, Energy-Efficiency Lab

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Juan Torres has been tapped as associate laboratory director for energy systems integration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the DOE’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Inks First Full-Scope German Wind Contract

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

EnBW has tapped Siemens Gamesa for the installation of the 112 MW Albatros offshore wind farm, representing the newly merged company’s first full-scope project in Germany. Siemens Gamesa will supply 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and a [Read More]

Canadian Company Gets Nod From MHI Vestas For Offshore Wind ‘Floatel’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Bridgemans Services Group (BSG), a privately owned Canadian company providing floating accommodations for industrial workforces, has entered an agreement with MHI Vestas to provide full-service “floatel” accommodations and CTV boat landing services for a Belgian offshore wind farm. Having recently [Read More]

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]