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IBM Four Years Ahead Of Schedule In Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Tour de France Champion LeMond Founds Carbon Fiber Company With Eye Toward Wind Blades

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based LeMond Composites has entered into an exclusive, 20-year licensing agreement with Deakin University in Australia to enhance the production of carbon fiber, which LeMond believes is a key component of the future of efficient energy use. Founded [Read More]

Vestas Introduces 4.2 MW Wind Platform In Three Variants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

Vestas is rolling out a new 4.2 MW wind turbine platform in three variants: V150-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW and V117-4.0/4.2 MW. First introduced in 2010 as the V112-3.0 MW, the company’s 3 MW platform – now in its fourth generation [Read More]

Ohio Makes Moves To Kill Harsh Wind Turbine Setback Rule

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

AWEA and several major wind developers are applauding an omnibus amendment – now included in the state’s proposed budget – to bring a “commonsense approach” to siting wind turbines in Ohio.

Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Utility Seeks 200 MW Of Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Co., has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to add 200 MW to its wind generation portfolio. Qualifying structures include asset sales, develop-transfers or build-transfers, and power purchase agreements. Resources being considered [Read More]

ABB Microgrid To Help Aruba Integrate More Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

In an effort to help the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba transition to renewable energy, ABB is providing an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the island. ABB says the microgrid will help WEB Aruba [Read More]

FERC Wins Case Over PJM Capacity Rules ‘Discriminating’ Against Wind And Solar

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Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

Clean energy advocacy groups say PJM’s new “always available, all-year requirement” puts renewables at a disadvantage, considering their performance can vary according to seasons.

New York Offers Millions In Funding For Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]

Two Southern Cities Commit To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

The cities of Sarasota, Fla., and Columbia, S.C., have each made commitments to transition to 100% renewable energy, the Sierra Club has announced. According to the group, the Sarasota City Commission adopted a goal of powering all of Sarasota with [Read More]

DNV GL, Goldwind Team Up To Work On Wind Asset Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

DNV GL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Goldwind International to develop a new portfolio asset management platform to support Goldwind’s global onshore and offshore wind projects. The agreement was signed by Mathias Steck, executive vice president for Asia [Read More]