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…

Nike Signs PPA Securing 86 MW Wind Power from Texas

Nike Signs PPA Securing 86 MW Wind Power from Texas

Nike signed a virtual PPA with Avangrid Renewables for 86 megawatts of wind power from Texas, enabling the company to source 100% renewable energy in North America. The deal calls for power from the Karankawa Wind Farm being constructed near Corpus Christi, Texas, which is … Read more…

FERC: 116 GW of Solar and Wind Generation Additions by 2020

FERC: 116 GW of Solar and Wind Generation Additions by 2020

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s most recent Energy Infrastructure Update shows that proposed utility-scale solar and wind generation additions are expected to equal nearly 116 GW of capacity by 2020, taking into account expected retirements. FERC’s update, which includes data through the end of last … Read more…

More Companies Set 100% Renewable Energy Goals in 2017

More Companies Set 100% Renewable Energy Goals in 2017

This year, 100 was the magic number as a slew of influential companies made commitments to use 100% renewable electricity in the future. The RE100 global initiative, which was created by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP in 2014, reached a major milestone over … Read more…

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

Researchers from the University of Colorado published a new study this week showing that GHG emissions are shifting wind energy resources from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, Wired reported. For companies in the north banking on renewables, this could drastically affect future wind … Read more…

Microsoft Signs New PPA for Wind Farm Electricity in the Netherlands

Microsoft Signs New PPA for Wind Farm Electricity in the Netherlands

Microsoft signed a PPA with the Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall to purchase all the electricity produced from a new 180-megawatt wind farm being built in the Netherlands, according to an announcement this week. The farm will be located in the Wieringermeer polder, near Amsterdam, … 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…

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Rendering of the data center planned for Waukee, Iowa. Credit: Apple A stretch of farmland about 20 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa, will be the site of a new Apple data center powered entirely by renewable energy, the tech giant announced on Thursday. The … 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…

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