Consumers Energy To Cut Coal, Add Renewables by 2040

Consumers Energy To Cut Coal, Add Renewables by 2040

Consumers Energy, the largest energy provider in Michigan, aims to reduce carbon emissions by 80% and completely stop using coal for electricity generation by 2040. The public utility also said it plans to make sure at least 40% of the energy produced by that date … Read more…

AT&T Inks Massive Deal for 520 MW of Wind Power

AT&T Inks Massive Deal for 520 MW of Wind Power

AT&T signed agreements to purchase 520 megawatts of wind power from two NextEra Energy Resources subsidiaries. The massive corporate renewable energy deal calls for 300 MW from Next Era wind farms in Texas and the other 220 MW from the Minco V Wind Farm in … Read more…

American Electric Power Will Invest in Grid Efficiency, Add Renewables

American Electric Power Will Invest in Grid Efficiency, Add Renewables

American Electric Power (AEP) is changing its energy strategy to increase investment in grid efficiency, add renewables, upgrade transmission and distribution, and drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants. The Columbus, Ohio-based utility says the move was driven in part by customer demand. … Read more…

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft signed a 15-year PPA today for 100% of the electricity from GE’s new 37-megawatt wind farm in Ireland. The computing giant expects the deal to help support an expansion of its cloud computing services offerings in the country. GE’s new wind farm will be … Read more…

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … 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…

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