Siemens Unveils Technology Capable of Providing Back-Up for San Francisco’s Power Grid

Siemens Unveils Technology Capable of Providing Back-Up for San Francisco’s Power Grid

  Siemens announced this week that it has installed an upgraded control system for the Trans Bay Cable (TBC) project, a high- voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system with voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology realized in a modular multi-level converter (MMC) topology. The project includes a … Read more…

Plans Cancelled for Massive Floating Solar Farm in California

Plans Cancelled for Massive Floating Solar Farm in California

  A major solar power project slated for six wastewater holding ponds in California’s Sonoma County has been cancelled. According to pressdemocrat.com, Sonoma Clean Power, the county’s public power supplier, cited several reasons for the cancelling of the project, including President Donald Trump’s recently-announced tariff on … Read more…

New York Aims for New, Ambitious Energy Goals

New York Aims for New, Ambitious Energy Goals

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced an ambitious acceleration of energy efficiencyin New York, including a comprehensive plan to achieve a new target for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, decrease consumer energy costs and create job opportunities. Meeting the new energy efficiency target will … Read more…

MA-based Manufacturer to Save $320K with Solar Energy Installation

MA-based Manufacturer to Save $320K with Solar Energy Installation

Installation news: Cushion manufacturer Klear Vu Corporation has invested in a new 243 kW solar energy system that will supply more than 35% of the company’s annual electricity. Klear Vu says it expects the system to provide more than

Massachusetts Awards Facilities $4 Million in Energy Grants

Massachusetts Awards Facilities $4 Million in Energy Grants

Massachusetts drinking water and wastewater facilities received a total of $4 million in grants to reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency, and generate renewable energy.

Walmart Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs for Retail Customers

Walmart Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs for Retail Customers

Walmart plans to double its electric vehicle charging stations, adding several hundred charging stalls across operations in US 34 states

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facilities Grow by 85% in Four Years

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facilities Grow by 85% in Four Years

A new map and project database show at least 76 operational renewable natural gas production facilities in the United States and Canada now. That represents an 85% growth from the 41 projects built by 2014, says the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. The RNG Coalition, … Read more…

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Bill Gill, assistant vice president for sustainability at Smithfield Foods, shares how efforts including hog waste-to-energy could help the world’s largest pork producer cut GHG emissions — and costs.

FAA Approves Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Utility Inspections

FAA Approves Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Utility Inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration has given authorization for utilities to fly drones beyond the operator’s line of sight for energy infrastructure inspections. The money saved could help utility customers.

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