Archive for renewable energy – Page 6

Iowa Wind Facility Begins Operations Across Six Towns

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

Through subsidiary Building Energy Wind Iowa LLC, Italy-headquartered Building Energy SpA has inaugurated its first wind farm in Iowa, a 30 MW project now operating in Story, Boone, Hardin and Poweshiek counties. The facility, situated north of Des Moines, will [Read More]

Global Wind Orders In Second Half: Vestas, Asia Pacific Lead The Pack

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

During the second half of 2016, global wind turbine orders from 11 vendors totaled nearly 15 GW, and leading the pack was Vestas, which reported 6,445.15 MW, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Navigant Research tracked all publicly [Read More]

How Does Canada Stack Up For Global Renewable Energy Generation?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Though it’s primarily a result of its hydro production, Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world, according to a new report released by the country’s National Energy Board [Read More]

Wind And Solar Contribute Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

The Role of Wholesale Power Markets in Helping States Achieve Decarbonization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

How can wholesale power markets and state policies work together to achieve decarbonization and reliability objectives at a low cost? In response to questions posed at yesterday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Dr. Samuel Newell, principal at The [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Announces Clean Energy Plans, Emissions Reductions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 02, 2017

Under a new plan proposed by Dominion Virginia Power, the carbon footprint for a typical Dominion customer could shrink by as much as 25% over the next eight years, according to the energy company. The main drivers of this improvement [Read More]

Goldwind Americas Nails Down Financing For Rattlesnake Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

Chicago-based Goldwind Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Goldwind), has received tax equity financing commitments from MidAmerican Wind Tax Equity Holdings and Citi for the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project. The wind farm [Read More]

AWEA, SEIA & AEE Ask Perry For ‘Open And Transparent’ DOE Study

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are calling on Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform [Read More]

U.S. Senators Propose 100% Clean Energy By 2050

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed landmark climate change legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy. The “100 by ’50 [Read More]

Northland’s Gemini Offshore Wind Giant Is Officially Complete

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2017

Toronto-based Northland Power Inc.’s 600 MW Gemini offshore wind farm has achieved full completion ahead of schedule and under its total budget of EUR 2.8 billion. All 150 turbines have been operating since October and, to date, have generated over [Read More]