Archive for renewable power

Apple’s New Iowa Data Center Will Run Entirely On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

Apple has announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot data center in Waukee, Iowa, that will run entirely on renewable energy from day one. Apple says its investment of $1.3 billion will create over 550 construction and operations jobs in the [Read More]

Green America Launches Effort Pushing Verizon, AT&T Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

Green America has launched a new campaign urging telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon to commit to 100% renewable energy. According to the organization, both companies are currently using less than 2% renewable energy, putting them far behind many leaders in [Read More]

Michigan Utility Agrees To Retire Coal Plants, Add Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2017

Under a settlement agreement announced today by the Sierra Club, the Lansing Board of Water and Light (LBWL) in Michigan will stop burning fossil fuels at its coal-fired Erickson Generating Station by December 2025 and commit to specific clean energy [Read More]

ALLETE Refurbishing Hundreds Of Wind Turbines For PTC Safe Harbor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2017

Duluth, Minn.-based ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., has announced a strategic initiative to refurbish 385 turbines at three wind farms in Minnesota and Iowa. The project includes replacing select blades, gearboxes and generators on turbines [Read More]

Washington Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

Iowa Group Underscores Low Power Prices For The Wind-Rich State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Iowa produces more electricity from wind per capita than any other state, but importantly, according to new findings from the Iowa Policy Project (IPP), the state’s leadership in wind production has not come at a great expense to ratepayers. “This [Read More]

Schaeffler’s Spherical Roller Bearings Enhance Wind Turbine Efficiency

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 06, 2016

Schaeffler, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, has optimized its spherical roller bearings for rotor main bearing supports in order to increase the reliability, availability and efficiency of wind turbines. According to the company, the bearing supports of the [Read More]

City Of Boulder To Achieve 100% Clean Energy By 2030 Target

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 06, 2016

At a recent event, Boulder, Colo., Mayor Suzanne Jones announced that the city would commit to being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2030. According to the Sierra Club, Boulder now represents the 17th city in the U.S. to commit [Read More]

ERSG Opens New U.S. Office, Appoints New Executive

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 06, 2016

ERSG Holdings, an energy recruitment business that specializes in onshore and offshore wind energy, smart grid/metering, marine, power, and oil and gas, has opened a new U.S. office based out of Seattle. According to the company, the Seattle office will initially [Read More]

Vattenfall Creates New Wind Jobs, Invests In Renewable Energy

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 06, 2016

Vattenfall, a Swedish energy company working toward a renewable energy system, says that it will create 130 new jobs in its wind business area to be filled within the next 12 months and that it is investing EUR 5 billion [Read More]