DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

Wind power in the country took off in 2016, according to the new annual Wind Technologies Market Report prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and published by the US Department of Energy this month. The US added 8,203 megawatts of wind power last year … Read more…

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple is scouting options to reduce its carbon footprint in Australia, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson told Financial Review. The company will likely look at having stakes in solar and wind projects rather than invest in a new … Read more…

Goldman Sachs Signs Long-term PPA, Predicts Mega Renewables Growth in Europe

Goldman Sachs Signs Long-term PPA, Predicts Mega Renewables Growth in Europe

Goldman Sachs has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to build a 68-MW wind farm in Pennsylvania. The move – moving Goldman Sachs closer to its goal of using 100% renewable energy – comes at a time when … Read more…

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

The the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, announced on April 6 that its staff has developed and tested an expeditionary operating base that is expected to change the way in which forward-deployed forces will power missions in the future.

Scotland Carbon Trust Points Way to the Nation’s Energy Future

Scotland Carbon Trust Points Way to the Nation’s Energy Future

Scotland’s Carbon Trust last week released a report on upgrading its energy system. Among the recommendations are development of energy storage and district heating approaches that use smart meters aimed at encouraging customer control of energy usage and cost, according to Metering & Smart Energy. The … Read more…

Decision Day Near on Paused Ohio Energy Efficiency Standards

Decision Day Near on Paused Ohio Energy Efficiency Standards

Businesses and health, community and environmental groups are asking Ohio lawmakers to reinstate targets for clean coal, wind, solar power and other renewable and advanced energy sources, according to The Washington Times. An Ohio state law promulgated in 2008 requires 25 percent of the state’s … Read more…

Renewables Roundup: Westin Hotels, Austin Energy, Warner Mountain Energy

Renewables Roundup: Westin Hotels, Austin Energy, Warner Mountain Energy

A Westin hotel in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten is the first in the chain and in the Caribbean region to go solar. Tapping solar power is more common among boutique hotels, but is still new at large resorts like this hotel, the Westin … Read more…

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