Boulder is relentless in its determination to become the nation’s greenest city. But is its ongoing attempt to acquire Xcel Energy’s distribution assets the smartest way to go about it?
The Bank of America said that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The company said that it will reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by half, energy use by 40 percent and water use by 45 percent in its worldwide operations. The company, in a move similar to one announced last week by General …Continue Reading
Iron Mountain has published its Corporate Responsibility Report for last year. The report says that the storage and information management company achieved a year-over-year energy use reduction of 12 percent. The goal going into the year was a 3 percent reduction. The company also reported that it reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 16.4 percent. This …Continue Reading
The Massachusetts Legislature has sent Governor Charlie Baker an energy bill that, according to MassLive, would lead to “significantly more” use of offshore wind and other types of renewable resources in the Bay State. The story portrays H.4568 as a compromise. It would lead to long-term contracts to buy 1,600 MW of wind power, with is …Continue Reading
Improving the bottom line through better and more efficient use of energy is as important for a farm that grows wheat, corn or tomatoes as it is for a factory that builds cars, refrigerators or ships.
The Newton (IA) Daily News says that the use of wind power is reducing energy rates in the state. The story notes that Facebook’s Altoona datacenter is completely wind powered and that almost one-third of the state’s power comes from that source. That, the story says, is “a claim no other state can match.” The …Continue Reading
Exelon Corp is installing wind at a rapid pace, with 47 projects in 10 states — a total of 1,191 megawatts. It’s the 12th largest wind producer in the country, reports the Columbus Business Journal. Nearly 4 percent of its electricity portfolio comes from wind generation, it adds, noting that nuclear makes up two-thirds of it.
Renewable initiatives rely on the ability to save the generated energy for a rainy – or windless – day. It follows that the software driving the pivotal task of managing the energy storage system is of paramount importance, says Gabe Schwartz, the Director of Marketing for Stem, which describes itself as an intelligent storage company that combines hardware and software storage platforms.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which said that it comprised 1,291 megawatts compared to 18 megawatt of new natural gas-fired generation. Altogether, it says that 700 megawatts of wind was added while 500 megawatts of solar came online.
The Dow Chemical Company has increased its 2025 clean energy target from 400 MW to 750 MW, according to the company. Dow said that to achieve the goal it is partnering with NRG Energy and NRG Yield. The companies have entered a 10-year wind power purchase agreement for the 150 MW Goat Mountain I and II …Continue Reading