Archive for renewable energy – Page 9

AWEA, Clean Energy Groups Back Proposed FERC Changes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

A number of clean energy groups, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), are voicing their support for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests, as well as [Read More]

US Wind Tackles Viewshed Concerns For Maryland Offshore Wind Project

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 17, 2017

Vying for the Maryland offshore renewable energy credit, the wind developer has offered to move the first line of turbines farther offshore, as far as five miles to the east.

Boston Health Care Nonprofit With Big Renewables Goals Signs Up For Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

As part of its carbon-reduction plans, Boston-based nonprofit Partners HealthCare has signed a contract to buy power from a 28.8 MW wind project to be built in Antrim, N.H. Partners will purchase 75% of the project’s capacity. The wind farm, [Read More]

Calif. Produce Company Combines Wind, Solar And Cogeneration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

North American produce company Taylor Farms is now using a combination of wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems to power the majority of its Gonzales, Calif., facility’s operations. Combined, the systems generate 4.25 MW of energy on-site, which will be used [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

Chicago Public Buildings To Be Powered Entirely By Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a commitment to transition the city’s hundreds of municipal buildings to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Forest Claypool; Chicago [Read More]

Vestas Nets Turbine Order For 76 MW Repowering Project

Posted by Lauren Tyler on April 07, 2017

Vestas has received an order from Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien GmbH for 22 V112-3.45 MW turbines to be used in a 76 MW repowering project in Northern Germany. According to the company, the turbines will be installed at the Norderwohrden wind [Read More]

Facebook To Power Ninth Data Center With 100% Wind Energy

Posted by Lauren Tyler on April 06, 2017

As noted in a recent announcement from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Facebook has chosen to build its next data center in Papillion, Neb., and has pledged that the new facility will be supplied by 100% wind energy from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). [Read More]

Clean Energy Day: Engineering The Next Generation

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 06, 2017

With its Clean Energy Activity Day pilot program, MassCEC is bringing clean energy technologies, including wind power, to life for elementary and middle school students across the state.

Report: Renewables Added Nearly 140 GW To Global Capacity In 2016

Posted by Lauren Tyler on April 06, 2017

As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23% lower than the previous year, according to new research recently published by UN Environment, the [Read More]