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Merged Firms Officially Establish ArcVera Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The combined company of V-Bar LLC and Chinook Wind LLC has officially commenced operations as ArcVera Renewables. The two announced their agreement to merge on April 17. The Golden, Colo.-based company is now providing consulting and technical services for wind [Read More]

PJM Capacity Auction Procures Half A Gigawatt Of Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

During its annual capacity auction, regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection recently procured 165,109 MW of resources for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. This included 504.3 MW of wind resources and 119 MW of solar resources. [Read More]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Shrinks EPA, DOE Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unsurprisingly, many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out in response to [Read More]

GE Marks Milestones For Repowering Wind, Investing In Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy has repowered a total of 300 wind turbines – representing the [Read More]

Wind Intelligence Firm MAKE Scooped Up By Verisk Analytics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

MAKE, a research and advisory business for renewable energy, has been acquired by Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider. MAKE, which specializes in wind power intelligence, will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused [Read More]

Blattner Celebrates 5 GW Of Installed Renewables In 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Avon, Minn.-headquartered Blattner Energy Inc., a power generation contractor and provider of renewable energy construction in North America, installed approximately 5 GW of renewable energy in 2016. Specifically, Blattner installed over 1.4 GW of solar energy and more than 3 [Read More]

DNV GL Creates On-Demand, Web-Based Forecasting For Wind, Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

DNV GL has added to its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions. The global energy advisory and certification company is demonstrating its new solution [Read More]

Sierra Club Names Its First All-Female Board Executive Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

For the first time in the Sierra Club’s 125-year history, the group has elected an all-female board executive committee. The Sierra Club’s board of directors has elected Loren Blackford of New York the new board president. Aaron Mair, immediate past [Read More]

Offshore Wind Investor LEGO Shatters 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Having supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy since 2012, the LEGO Group has achieved its 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule, the Danish toy manufacturing giant has announced. The company’s latest renewable [Read More]

Illinois Microgrid Project Houses Wind, Solar And Natural Gas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Ameren Corp. has completed what the energy company is touting as one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in [Read More]