California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California’s major utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s target of 33% renewable energy by 2020 and investor-owned utilities project they will actually get to 50% by then, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities Commission. The state’s gains … Read more…

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

President Trump’s tax plan is aimed at cutting taxes and giving corporate America more money to produce more goods and services and to hire more workers to do the jobs that he would anticipate. There are, however, winners and losers in the corporate sector and notably

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…

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

The Seattle startup LevelTen Energy has raised $6.8 million from investors for a dynamic two-sided marketplace that helps corporations purchase clean power, GeekWire reported. The platform could make it easier for smaller corporations to buy solar, wind, and other kinds of renewable energy. LevelTen Energy, … 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…

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…

World’s Largest Companies Push Record Growth in Renewable Energy

World’s Largest Companies Push Record Growth in Renewable Energy

The largest companies in the world are jumping into renewable energy big-time this year, and the proliferation of ambitious commitments all boil down to economics. As the Motley Fool just pointed out, “the dollars and cents make renewable energy a no-brainer.” The Guardian reported this … Read more…

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