Vestas is supplying 111 wind turbines and will provide maintenance services for the project. Mortenson is providing engineering, procurement and construction (Epc) services for the project which is expected to come online before the year end. The project will deliver power under a 25-year PPA with Associated Electric Cooperative, a 910,000-member cooperative based in Springfield, Missouri. (Source: Tanaska, Kallanish Energy, 23 April, 2019) Contact: Tenaska, (402) 691-9700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tenaskacapital.com; Mortenson Construction, Tim Maag, VP Wind Energy Group, www.mortenson.com/wind
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Key topics include: federal initiatives for both solar and wind power; federal initiatives for biopower and biofuels; and common state-level incentives.
Download details and report information HERE.
(Source: Research & Markets, April, 2019)
Contact: Research & Markets,
Laura Wood, (917) 300-0470,
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Hallador and Pruitt are urging the Indiana republican controlled legislature to include language in the budget bill that would prohibit the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission from considering Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the commission's decisions about rates and other issues that could impact the future of coal-generated electricity in the state.
Hallador claims Obama clean air regulations are the reason coal costs more than wind, solar and natural gas. They also claim that once President Trump and current EPA head and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler are finished gutting the Obama clean air regulations, the price of coal will drop. According to U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) US coal consumption has plummeted to its lowest levels in nearly 40 years and more coal-fired power plants closed in the first two years of the Trump administration than during President Obama's entire first term.
As readers may recall, Pruitt resigned from the EPA in July 2018 after an 18-month tenure best remembered for the seemingly mass handout of Renewable Fuel Standard "hardship" waivers to refineries, spending and ethical scandals. As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance.
(Source: Hallador Energy Company, The Environmental Working Group, 23 April, 20190 Contact: Hallador Energy Company, (303) 839-5504, www.halladorenergy.com
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The plan, establishes goals for greenhouse gas emission reduction for government operations and as a city overall. Progress will be evaluated through benchmarks every five years. The plan's features include:
"The city's Climate Action Plan, which its two-pronged emphasis on adaptation and mitigation, puts Hoboken at the forefront of what cities can do to combat climate change," Doyle said. "Our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with an aggressive window through becoming a net zero city and achieving carbon neutrality is the progressive path forward toward achieving that goal." (Source: Hoboken Patch, 23 April, 2019) Contact: City of Hoboken, (201) 420-2000, www.hobokennj.gov
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The 57-turbine project is expected to be completed and online in spring 2020 and will sell power and renewable credits to an unnamed corporate buyer. (Source: Engie North America, Houston Business Journal, 19 April, 2019) Contact:
Engie North America, Luis Felipe Birolini, VP Bus. Dev., (713) 636-0000, email@example.com, www.engie-na.com
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Previously, Green Mountain Energy provided a 21 KW rooftop solar array at TPWD's Sea Center Texas, a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center. Additionally, the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club made a $40,000 donation to the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to help purchase and install a 11.2 KW solar array on the park's welcome center.
According to the company's website, "Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation's longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to change the way power is made. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 63 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions." (Source: Green Mountain Energy, April, 2019) Contact: Green Mountain Energy, www.greenmountainenergy.com;
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Vineyard Wind's bid was selected for contract negotiation in May 2018 based on criteria established under a Request for Proposals (RFP) previously subject to public comment and submitted to the DPU for review and approval on July 31, 2018. Evaluation of the bids determined that Vineyard Wind would provide the greatest overall value to Bay State customers. The DPU's order approves the selection and finds that the contracts are cost-effective and in the public interest.
(Source: Mass DPU, DEI, 18 April, 2019) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, (617) 305-3500, www.mass.gov/dte
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The 130-MW project called for 49 turbines spread over thousands of acres near the McCormick Wilderness area of the Ottawa National Forest.
RES is "the world's largest independent renewable energy company with over 16 GW portfolio and the expertise to develop, engineer, construct, finance, and operate projects around the globe.
RES is active in a range of energy technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution," according to its website.
(Source: Renewable Energy Systems, Energy News, 19 April, 2019) Contact: Renewable Energy Systems, Sean Stocker, Project Mgr., +44 (0)1923 299 200, www.res-group.com
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According to developer EnerOcean, "The W2Power solution offers greater power generation without the need to increase the use of steel in the construction of the platform, thus becoming the lowest cost floating solution for the generation of wind energy in deep waters."
Depending upon the prototype's success, EnerOcean S.L. foresees a 300-MW marine offshore wind farm by 2025. (Source: EnerOcean S.L., Olive Press, April, 2019) Contact: EnerOcean S.L., www.enerocean.com
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According to a New Buildings Institute report, New York State leads the Northeast in net-zero buildings, with 27 documented ongoing and completed net-zero building projects and a total of 132 net-zero, high-performance and passive house building projects.
To facilitate the construction of similar projects, NYSERDA will provide $15 million through the next round of the New York State Consolidated Funding Application process to expand the state's Net-Zero Energy for Economic Development program. (Source: NYSERDA, Multi Housing News, 19 April, 2019)Contact: New Buildings Institute, www.newbuildings.org; NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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The report notes that the demand for ADB assistance continued to grow in 2018. New commitments included $21.6 billion in loans, grants and investments from ADB's own resources, exceeding the target of $19.71 billion and up 10 pct from 2017.
The Manila-headquartered ADB committed several projects in India, including in Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Odisha.
The report also noted that in India, ADB provided a USD 100-million loan to Ostro Kutch Wind, a renewable energy company owned by investment funds under the management of Actis Capital, for constructing and operating a 250-megawatt wind power project in Gujarat.
Among others, it also provided USD 30 million in equity and USD 20 million in debt security to Annapurna Finance, a microfinance company.
In March 2018, ADB signed a cooperation arrangement with the International Solar Alliance, headquartered in India, to promote solar energy deployment across Asia and the Pacific, particularly in South Asia.
The alliance's major objectives include global deployment of over 1,000 gigawatt of solar generation capacity and investment of over USD 1 trillion into solar energy by 2030. (Source: ADB, Economic Times, 16 April, 2019)
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"We strongly support and thank Senators Heinrich and Gardner for introducing the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Development Act and committing to modernizing the U.S. energy supply. Americans want their homes and businesses to be powered by clean energy. Spurring investment in our country's energy storage technologies, along with transmission, will advance clean energy, create new jobs and help bring America's power supply into the 21st century," said Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA.
However, current law only allows energy storage to qualify for an ITC (tax credit) when paired with a solar project under certain circumstances. The flexibility and market efficiencies resulting from accelerated energy storage investment would spur new wind farm development and job creation, according to AWEA.
(Source: AWEA, reve, 13 April, 2019) Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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Focusing on offshore wind turbine powertrains, the new hub is aiming to improve the operation, reliability and performance of offshore wind turbines.
Sheffield University has been named as the academic partner for the hub, which is part of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE) -- launched by the UK government in 2013 as part of a network of catapults in high growth industries. The University will contribute £1.7 million or more to the project over five years.
Industry will be able to access to the University of Sheffield's testing facilities in addition to ORE Catapult's 1, 3 and 15 MW powertrain test facilities at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.
(Source: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Business Leader, 16 April, 2019) Contact: University of Sheffiel, www.sheffield.ac.uk; Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, https://ore.catapult.org.uk
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Terna Energy is a vertically organized Renewable Energy Sources company undertaking the Development, Construction, Financing, and Operation of renewable energy projects (wind, hydro, solar, biomass, waste management). The company operates, is constructing or has full licensing RES installations in Europe and America. (Source: Terna Energy, Renewables, 16 April, 2019) Contact: Terna Energy, +30 210 6968300,
+30 210 6968096 - fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.terna-energy.com
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Additionally, CalPortland's energy management program has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR program for 15 years in a row
CalPortland, (626) 852-6200, www.calportland.com; Portland Cement Assoc., www.cement.org
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Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of $300,000 to University of New Brunswick (UNB) for a climate change adaptation project focused on the socio-economic costs and benefits of adapting to climate-induced changes, such as drought and wind, in Atlantic Canada's forests. Findings from this analysis will help those in the forest sector and communities, including Indigenous peoples, plan and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.
(Source: Natural Resources Canada, News Release, April, 2019) Contact: NRC, Vanessa Adams,
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
(343) 543-7645, Vanessa.Adams@canada.ca
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"There are at least two dozen scientists from universities across the United States who think so, but wait until you hear the solution they've dreamt up. Imagine a 2,000-mile-long alternative energy industrial park, 62 miles wide, from sea to shining sea along the U.S. southern border.
"The potential envisioned for everything from the economy to fresh water solutions to an abundance of clean energy and, yes, border security present an opportunity worth considering. 'Given that most of the southern border lies in arid or semi-arid regions having high solar irradiation and wind, an energy park along the border is both feasible and desirable,' reads a statement by the Future Energy, Water, Industry and Education Park (FEWIEP), the name of the proposed mega project.
"Solar installations at various points across Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and south of the border would accompany wind turbines stationed near both coasts. 'Areas of strong winds exist in the Gulf and Baja California regions, which are ideal for wind farms,' the report explains.
"Energy produced via wind turbines can be used to power water desalinization plants to provide valuable fresh water to drought-affected areas that have been living beyond their means in terms of ground water use.
"They estimate that 'wind power in the Gulf Coast and Baja California to operate reverse osmosis plants may provide 2.3 million acre-feet of water per year -- enough to satisfy the water needs for all of Texas' manufacturing, mining, livestock, and other power needs.' Which could literally cause the desert to bloom, potentially.
"Reduced tax zone incentives across the 62-mile strip could bring in massive amounts of business from solar energy innovators like Tesla and others. This subsidy cost could be recouped through selling energy or through taxes. An incentivized project of this size could greatly enhance and accelerate the local economy, and create a huge number of jobs on both sides of the border. More high-paying salaries are also likely to mean increased average quality of life for locals.
"In terms of security, the heavily protected area would serve a dual purpose. The proposed energy infrastructure can be incorporated into and be an integral part of a border security installation, such as a wall or a fence, states the report. 'This technological buffer can in turn also help to protect the energy infrastructure and prevent illegal immigration across the border.'
"At the same time, as parties on both sides of the aisle are starting to see eye to eye on border security, a project like this could tether the far extremes of the Green New Deal with staunch nationalists on the right. It could be just the kind of unifier to seal the deal for all parties, left and right, north and south." (Source: Epoch Times, April, 2019)
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The Netherlands delegation and the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Electricity group have begun discussion in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province to that end. (Source: Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, reve, April 13, 2019 )Contact: Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, /www.meti.go.jp/english/policy/external_economy/regional_affairs/southeast_asia_pacific/vietnam.html
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As of this week, there was 21.5 gigawatts of installed wind capacity within the SPP's territory. In 2009, just 3 GW of capacity was installed. Another 51.75 GW of wind capacity currently is being developed, as well as about 24.5 gigawatts of solar power and about 4.4 GWof battery storage.
Oklahoma is among the states in the SPP's service area that contributed to increased wind-generated power capacity in 2018, commissioning new projects capable of generating 576 MW of electricity during the year.
At the end of 2018, Oklahoma had 8,072 MW of wind power.
(Source: Southwest Power Pool, The Oklahoman, April, 2019) Contact: Southwest Power Pool, www.spp.org
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The three wind projects are expected to generate more than 670,000 MWh of electricity annually.
These plants, combined with AWS's previous nine renewable energy projects, will produce over 2,700,000 MWh of power each year, according to the Amazon press release. (Source: Amazon, PR, April, 2019)
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Universal mCloud will upgrade and replace 450 legacy thermostats at the building with Cypress Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats and Green Box Controllers connected via mesh network to the building's main control system. The upgrade is expected to cut energy costs related to heating and cooling by 25 pct and also reduce facility maintenance costs.
Universal mCloud uses artificial intelligence and analytics to curb energy waste, maximize energy production and improve energy infrastructure primarily in the
smart buildings, wind energy, power utilities and oil and gas. (Source: UniversalmCloud, Proactive Investors, 11 April, 2019) Contact: Universal mCloud, David Weinerth, Pres.,Smart Buildings, (604) 669-9973, www.mcloudcorp.com
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GWEC is a member-based and member-funded organization that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.
Download the report HERE. (Source: GWEC,
Website, April, 2019) Contact: GWEC, Ben Backwell, CEO, Deny Tenenblat,
Director of Business Development,
+32 477 19 05 87, email@example.com, www.gwec.net.
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By removing inaccuracies from data sets, this allows for greater accuracy in global market statistics. More specifically, the inaccuracies have been removed from data sets that include the U.S. Geological Survey and Federal Aviation Administration database in the U.S., WindStats data sets in the Netherlands, the Danish Energy Agency master data register, and INEGI in Portugal.
(Source: IntelStor, Hydrogen Fuel News, 11 April, 2019)
Contact: IntelStor, www.intelstor.com
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The 50 pct renewable energy plan would increase electricity prices by 40 pct compared to November 2018 prices, 75 pct and 50 pct more than both nuclear energy scenarios, according to the American Experiment. Under the ACE rule change, electricity costs would be reduced by 3.8 pct. These costs translate to higher electric bills for Minnesota households, up to $375 every year, or a 32 pct increase compared to 2017, the study found. Building and maintaining an electric grid to accommodate the renewable energy push would cost each Minnesota household an average of $1,200 per year, relative to 2016 prices, the analysis found.
According to a report by Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC), the proposed 50 percent renewable energy plan also fails a cost-benefit analysis. It costs more to reduce one metric ton of carbon dioxide to provide reliable electricity using wind and solar, the analysis found. (Source: American Experiment, Minn. PUC, Minnesota WatchDog, 6 April, 2019) Contact: American Experiment, (612) 338-3605,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Renewable Energy, Minnesota Renewable Energy,
AWS will purchase the output of a new 91.2MW project in Donegal, Ireland, expected to be online by the end of 2021.
AWS will also purchase 91MW of power from a new wind farm in Bäckhammar, Sweden, to deliver energy by the end of 2020.
Thirdly, a wind project in California, US, will provide up to 47MW of wind power to AWS by the end of 2020. The names of the projects or developers have not been disclosed.
The combined capacity of over 229MW, is expected to generate more than 670GWh annually.
(Source: Amazon, Windpower, Others, 9 April, 2019)
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The research team found that while CCS has an EROEI of between 6.6 and 21.3, renewables have a potential EROEI of between 9 and 30+. The researcher team also found renewable energy was likely to be a more effective path to meeting climate change goals. (Source: Chemistry World, April, 2019)
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According to the Minister, Turkey's energy transition plan has two periods, the first of which was launched 17 years ago. At the end of the first transition period, Turkey was able to implement all relevant market reforms and the Turkish energy market attracted $60 billion in energy related investment, primarily in wind and solar energy production and technologies.
Bayraktar noted that Turkey prioritizes its energy infrastructure, so it will make significant investments to make its grid more resilient and reliable in both the gas and power sectors at the transmission and distribution levels.
(Source: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Anadolu Agency, April, 2019) Contact: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, https://enerji.gov.tr/en-US/Mainpage, https://enerji.gov.tr/en-US/Pages/Contact-Us
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In March, Norway's sovereign wealth fund noted it would dispose of its investments in 134 companies that explore for oil and gas, worth almost $8 billion. But it is retaining stakes in oil firms such as Shell and BP that have renewable energy divisions.The Norwegian fund is also selling off its stakes in more coal companies, having set a new limit for them of 20 million tons of reserves. The fund divested $6.5 billion of coal-related investments in 2015.
The Norwegian move follows Saudi Arabian and other national funds founded on fossil fuels revenues as they ramp up their energy interest with renewables and other clean energy investments needed to combat climate change. (Source: Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Grist, The Guardian, April, 2019) Contact: Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, www.nbim.no
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To that end, the company plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions from electric power generation by 90 pct by 2030, as compared to 2005, as it takes coal-fired plants offline in favor of greener, renewable energy sources.
By 2030, NiSource aims to reduce nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury emissions by 99 pct as compared to 2005 levels, and to retire all its coal-fired power plants by 2028 and to generate power with wind, solar and battery storage technology.
(Souce: NiSource, PR,nwi.com, 7 April, 2019)Contact: NiSource, Joe Hamrock, Pres., CEO, www.nisource.com
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AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan said, "We applaud Representative Doyle for his effort to modernize the U.S. electricity supply with the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act. Like the power transmission lines that make up the grid, energy storage is a catalyst technology that makes the entire electricity supply more affordable and reliable. Expanding investment tax credit eligibility to all energy storage technologies would spark new clean energy infrastructure investment, grow American jobs, and help ensure our electricity supply is ready for future challenges."
Energy storage helps balance power supply and demand instantaneously by storing electricity from low-cost energy sources, like wind, and releasing that power during periods of high demand. (Source: AWEA, PR, 4 April, 2019) Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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The second phase will be open to all variable renewable and storage resources, including solar and wind generation, renewables plus storage, standalone storage and grid services. The plan builds on Hawaiian Electric's successful acquisition in 2018 of the state's largest, lowest-cost portfolio of renewable generation. Pending PUC approval, the first projects would come online by 2022.
In the first phase of new renewables acquisition, the companies negotiated contracts for eight projects on three islands. Thus far, the commission has approved three on Oahu -- one on Maui Island and two on Hawaii Island that will add 247 MW of solar energy with almost 1 GWh of storage by the end of 2021.
In addition to generation and storage, the companies are seeking independent service
providers to enlist customers to provide grid services such as capacity to shift electricity use from high to low demand periods and fast frequency response to help the grids maintain power quality and reliability.
(Source: HECO, PR, 3 April, 2019)Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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The city's plan encourages residential and business customers to participate in Idaho Power's various programs to curb electric power consumption. The utility's programs include rebates on energy-efficient products and summer discounts for customers who let the utility turn off their air conditioners temporarily on hot summer days. The plan also means more builders will be encouraged to meet the city’s green-building standards. Approximately half of Boise's energy use in buildings comes from natural gas, according to the city's energy plan.
The city plan follows Idaho Power's recent announcement that it would push to operate its grid entirely on clean energy by 2045, a shift that would end its use of coal and natural gas. The utility has already cut its reliance on those carbon-burning fuels sharply as it has added solar and wind sources.
(Source: City of Boise, Idaho Power, Idaho Statesman, April, 2019)Contact: Idaho Power, www.idahopower.com; City of Boise, www.cityofboise.org
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"If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 pct in value. And they say the noise causes cancer."
"No, wind's not so good and you have no idea how expensive it is to make those things. They're all made in China and Germany, by the way, just in case you, we don't make them here, essentially." -- Pres. Donald Trump
The Donald's comments were clearly and immediately described as "IDIOTIC" by his fellow Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassely (Iowa). Good on you, Grassely! Contact: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), www.grassley.senate.gov
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When fully operational- in mid 2020, the wind farm is expected generate sufficient energy for 115,000 homes.
(Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 2 April, 2019)Contact: Nordex SE, Felix Losada, +49 (0) 40 300 30 1141, email@example.com, www.nordex-online.com; Acciona Energy Australia, +61 2 8117 0100, www.acciona.com.au
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The health facility is the 61st CDCR-owned facility to be LEED-certified and the 10th to be certified at the Gold level. In 2008, CDCR adopted an environmental sustainability program to reduce emissions and its carbon footprint, to conserve water and to generate energy from renewable sources. (Source: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, PR, corrections.com, 2 April, 2019) Contact: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, www.cdcr.ca.gov; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The wind park is being developed by the Madrid-headquartered developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group. (Source: MHI Vestas, CleanTechnica, 2 April, 2019)
Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com; Cobra Group, +34 914 56 95 00, www.grupocobra.com/en
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The Fresno plant, which operates one of eight oxygen-fuel-powered (oxy-fuel) glass furnaces in the world, earned the certification by registering an energy performance score ranked in the 75th percentile or higher among other float glass manufacturing plants in the U.S. According to the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI), the benchmarking tool established by ENERGY STAR, the Fresno plant scored in the 100th percentile among its peers.
Using a proprietary process developed and licensed by Vitro Glass and its legacy companies, the Fresno plant uses high-purity oxygen instead of air to combust raw materials such as sand and silica. This technology not only enables the plant to use less energy, it also dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional air-fired glass furnaces, according to Vitro Glass.
(Source: Vitro Architectural Glass, Window & Door, 1 April., 2019) Contact: Vitro Architectural Glass, (412) 820.8500, www.vitroglazings.com/en-US/Glass.aspx; Contact: EPA ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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Turbine delivery is expected in 2020 for commissioning in 2021. The Brazilian utility CEMIG has inked a PPA for the wind farm's output. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S , PR, 30 Mar., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Andres Domínguez,
ANDMS@vestas.com, www.vestas.com; Quadran Brasil
Armando Abreu, CEO, +55 85 3261-2017, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/quadranbrasil; Quadran International, email@example.com, www.quadran.fr
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The wind farm, which expected to come online in Q1, 2020, will incorporate 16, Chinese built Envision Energy EN-131 turbines with a capacity of 2.5 megawatts each.
(Source: Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd., Morningstar, 29 Mar., 2019) Contact: Renewable Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com; Envision Energy, www.envision-group.com/en/windturbines.html
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Xcel has already cut its emissions by 38 pct from 2005 levels and aims to further cut emission to 80 pct by 2030.
To that end, Xcel is rapidly moving away from coal which in 2013 supplied 46 pct of the utility's power and expanding its renewable energy portfolio, which is expected to make up more than half its power by 2024. The company plans to build 12 new wind farms across seven states.
Xcel aims to retire 23 coal units -- about half its capacity -- between 2005 and 2027. (Source: Xcel, WRAL, 29 Mar., 2019)Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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Each member state has its own individual renewable energy goal ranging from 10 to 49 pct based on its situation and potential. While 11 countries in the bloc have already surpassed their targets, others are lagging behind, according to Eurostat.
With the target for 2030 at 32 pct, Eurostat notes, "While the EU as a whole is on course to meet its 2020 targets, some member states will need to make additional efforts to meet their obligations."
Specifically, the EU's renewable energy leaders are Nordic countries: Sweden, Finland and Denmark with more than half of the total energy consumed coming from renewables -- primarily hydropower, wind and biofuels.
Luxembourg and the Netherlands are the EU countries with the lowest consumption of renewables, at 6.4 pct and 6.6 pct respectively. Despite its investment in offshore wind farms, the Netherlands is the furthest from reaching its targets.
In 2017 France reached 16.3 pct of energy consumption from renewables, compared to its 23 pct target for 2020. Woody biomass and hydropower are the main sources of green energy in France which sources 70 pct of its electricity from nuclear. Even so, France has committed to closing 14 nuclear reactors by 2035 and shutting down four still-active coal power plants by 2022.
Germany's renewable energy, which comes mainly from wind and solar power, reached just 15.5 pct in 2017, while its 2020 objective is set at 18 pct. Coal still accounts for 37 pct of Germany's electric power production and more than 30 pct of its heating.
(Source: EuroStat, France 24, Mar., 2019)
Contact: Eurostat, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
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The order includes turbine supply and commissioning and a 30-year service agreement, which also includes balance of plant operations and maintenance.
Deliveries are expected to begin in Q3 this year while commissioning is planned for fourth quarter of 2019. (Source: Vestas, reve, Others, 30 Mar., 2019) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cip.dk; Vestas, Andres Domínguez, +34 649294007 ANDMS@vestas.com, www.vestas.com
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"You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills. You know, the windmills, [makes a shooting gun noise] That's the end of that one. If the birds don't kill it first.
The birds could kill it first. They (windmills) kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it's like a killing field, the birds. But uh, you know, that's what they were going to, they were going to windmills. And you know, don't worry about wind, when the wind doesn't blow, I said, 'What happens when the wind doesn't blow?’ Well, then we have a problem." -- U.S Pres. Donald Trump. (Source: Factbase, Factcheck.org)
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Following the acquisition, Enel agreed to the sale of Savion, LLC, a 100 pct subsidiary of Tradewind that includes a development platform including 6 GW of solar and storage projects to Macquarie Group.( Source: Enel, Windpower, 27 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enel Green Power North America,
Georgios Papadimitriou, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; Tradewind Energy Inc., Justin McGeeney, (913) 888-9463, www.tradewindenergy.com
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The group aims to unlock cost competitive floating wind energy through the innovative structure, which it claims can reduce platform weight by as much as 80 pct and costs by 50 pct, according to the company.
Ultimately, the consortium hopes to make floating wind more competitive and achieve prices of 50€/MWh in commercial scale wind farms.
said: “In the last decade, a number of prototypes have successfully proven floating wind is technically feasible but costs need to be reduced by at least 50%. Technology disruption is required to achieve large-scale competitive floating offshore wind.
“Together with a consortium of nine cutting edge research and development institutions and industry partners, we plan to demonstrate the advantages of our innovative PivotBuoy system.”
(Source: X1 Wind, EnergyLive 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: X1 Wind, Alex Raventos, CEO, email@example.com, www.x1wind.com
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Concept papers for this funding opportunity are due April 25 and full applications are due June 15. Details and application requirements can be found on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdb3bff091-3531-4356-b234-d079118ccce3.
Additional information on the DOE's wind energy research can be found on the Wind Energy Technologies Office's website www.energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office. (Source: US DOE, Apr., 2019)
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Additional information and grant applications HERE. or email
(Source: Wyoming Business Council, Jackson Hole Radio, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: Wyoming Business Council, Sherry Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Chief Strategy Officer, (307) 777-6319, www.wyomingbusiness.org
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