ENGIE North America's Ken Cowan on its transformation and integration of acquired companies

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Ken Cowan, vice president at ENGIE North America, says the energy company, which has a legacy in traditional energy sources, is committed to renewables, "both wind, solar and services to really meet our customers' needs.". Energy & Climate GreenBiz Studio Renewable Energy Solar Wind Power Energy

Saint-Gobain North America Announces Largest Renewable Energy Deal in Company’s 354-Year History

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-- Wind power purchase agreement will support the construction of a new wind farm, effectively offsetting CO2 emissions from electricity in the U.S. by 40%

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EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy rule, repeals Clean Power Plan

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule and simultaneously repealed the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Environmental North America Government and Policy News News Hydropower Storage Wind Power Solar GeothermalThe U.S.

ENGIE North America’s Ken Cowan on its transformation and integration of acquired companies

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Ken Cowan, vice president at ENGIE North America, says the energy company, which has a legacy in traditional energy sources, is committed to renewables, “both wind, solar and services to really meet our customers’ needs.” ” Read more: ENGIE North America’s Ken Cowan on its transformation and integration of acquired companies.

Bloomberg predicts wind and solar will power half the world and bag $9 trillion investment

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Wind or solar now represent the least expensive option for adding new power generation capacity in approximately two-thirds of the world. North America Solar News Energy Storage Hydropower Europe Bioenergy Wind Power Emissions & Environment Australasia Asia Wind Energy Efficiency Strategic Development Geothermal

Lincoln Clean Energy: Texas' Lockett Wind project commercially operational

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The Lockett Wind farm in Wilbarger has the potential to generate more than 700,000 MWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power the equivalent of 70,000 homes. North America Onshore Wind Power Project Development

Fifth GE wind turbine collapse leaves worker injured

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A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a General Electric (GE) turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five in 2019. Latin America North America News Wind Onshore Wind Power Asset Management

U.S. announces changes to implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act

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Environmental North America Government and Policy News News Hydropower Wind Power SolarSecretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has unveiled changes to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that Interior says is “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century.”.

Greenlots announces acquisition by Shell, one of the world’s leading energy providers

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January 30, 2019 Deal also supports the acceleration of electric vehicle infrastructure deployment and management in North America. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Greenlots, a US-based leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management software and solutions. For they announced it signed an agreement to become a Continue Reading.

LevelTen receives series B funding; arranges 146-MW PPA for Starbucks

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Seattle, WA-based LevelTen Energy helps corporate buyers of renewable energy find and purchase energy from solar and wind projects within North America through its procurement platform. The company says its solution reduces the cost, complexity, and risk of renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs), by incorporating analytics, aggregation, and process best practices. Energy Efficiency News Wind Power C&I Solar

Dow’s Julie Zaniewski on its partnership with recycling leader Avangard Innovative

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Julie Zaniewski, North America sustainability director at Dow, says that the company’s plans for 2020 include living out its sustainability strategy. Business Eco Green energy greenbiz studio julie-zaniewski leadership plans-for plastic wind-power- zaniewskiThat includes keeping plastic out of the environment and bringing circular economy solutions to life. Read more: Dow’s Julie Zaniewski on its partnership with recycling leader Avangard Innovative.

How NextEra Overtook ExxonMobil As The Largest U.S. Energy Company

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The company has used the stable cash flows from its regulated Florida power utility (70% of revenue) to help finance its investments in renewables (30% of revenue). In the process, NextEra became the largest producer of wind and solar power in the world. NextEra’s renewables unit, NextEra Energy Resources, is primarily oriented toward wind power (58% of this unit’s fuel mix) and is the largest generator of wind power in North America.

Hawaiian Electric Reveals Full List of Winners From Its Big Energy Storage Procurement

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Two French energy giants won bids to develop solar-battery systems on the Big Island of Hawaii, each to consists of 60-megawatt/240 megawatt-hours of storage: Engie North America , a large-scale renewable energy and storage developer owned by French energy and water project giant Engie, and EDF Renewables North America , the subsidiary of French utility and nuclear power giant Électricité de France. formerly 174 Power Global), a U.S.-based

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

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The world’s kilns, reactors, chillers and furnaces are powered mostly by fossil fuels. . RNG also can be blended into regular natural gas pipelines with minimal modification, much the way that input from windmills can flow onto the same grid as power generated by a coal plant. .

Senvion Deal Would Shrink Siemens Gamesa’s Services Gap With Vestas

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A deal to buy insolvent German wind-power manufacturer Senvion’s service business would help Siemens Gamesa catch up to rival Vestas in this increasingly important part of the market, a Wood Mackenzie analyst says. Senvion entered voluntary insolvency proceedings in April as the global wind turbine industry continues to consolidate around a few major players outside of China, notably Vestas, Siemens Gamesa and GE.

PacifiCorp Opens 4.3GW Renewables and Storage Procurement

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gigawatts of solar, wind and battery storage projects, part of a massive clean energy growth plan that will open the utility's six-state territory to third-party renewable energy developers. This week's all-source request for proposals ( RFP ) puts hard details to the procurement plan released this spring , calling for a mix of renewables and energy storage that can be built in time to capture the value of federal wind and solar tax credits.

WoodMac Trims Global Wind Energy Forecast as Coronavirus Ripples Across Markets

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Market researcher Wood Mackenzie has trimmed its forecast for global wind installations in 2020 by 6.5 WoodMac now expects the world to add 73 gigawatts of new wind capacity in 2020, still a solid jump from the 62 gigawatts built in 2019. where developers face declining subsidies, wind developers placed a record 100 gigawatts' worth of turbine orders last year. The global nature of the wind supply chain is likely to limit the impact.

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Acciona Supersizes Solar and Storage Efforts With Big US Acquisition

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Rafael Esteban, Acciona's energy division director for North America, said in an email to Greentech Media that it's "too early to say" how a possible extension of tax credits might impact that timeline. The company’s total renewables pipeline is now almost an even split between wind and solar. Acciona has 10 gigawatts of renewables, largely wind, under ownership and has built 1 gigawatt of solar for itself and third-parties.

PacifiCorp Readies Huge Solicitation for Renewables, Energy Storage

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Utility group PacifiCorp is about to open a gusher of opportunity for wind, solar and energy storage developers in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Last year PacifiCorp finalized a landmark integrated resource plan (IRP) that for the first time envisions it relying on large amounts of wind farms and solar backed by energy storage to meet its long-range energy needs. ” More coal-fired power plants to close region in the region.

7 European Companies Looking to Go Big in American Clean Power in 2020

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From offshore wind, to solar, to the ballooning corporate renewables market, utilities, oil majors and developers are heading across the Atlantic for a piece of that gigantic American power pie. The Danish offshore wind giant laid bare the scale of its U.S. ambitions with its $510 million deal for Deepwater Wind and then, more surprisingly, its acquisition of onshore wind and solar developer Lincoln Energy. gigawatts of renewable power.

4 Takeaways From Amazon’s Huge Electric Delivery Van Order

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These vehicles will likely serve the 80 Amazon fulfillment centers in North America and potentially more than 500 Whole Foods Markets (in addition to any additional facilities that Amazon brings online in the coming half-decade). percent market share among passenger EVs across North America. especially as these vehicles would likely do most of their charging at night, when wind power is more frequently abundant and power demand is typically at its lowest.

Navy Signals Willingness to Accept Wind Farms Off California’s Central Coast

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The California Energy Commission released a new map this month identifying offshore wind areas deemed compatible with U.S. offshore wind industry continues to receive mixed signals about California. Despite the enormous wind energy potential off California’s coasts in the central and northern areas of the state, it lags far behind its East Coast peers in establishing projects. In that region, the Morro Bay Power Plant, a large gas-fired facility, closed in 2014.

Vineyard Wind Prevails as Connecticut Chooses 804MW Offshore Wind Project

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Connecticut on Thursday selected Vineyard Wind’s 804-megawatt Park City project as the winner of its first offshore wind solicitation, setting up the seaport city of Bridgeport to become a significant hub for the emerging U.S. Connecticut regulators said Vineyard won with a price “lower than any other publicly announced offshore wind project in North America.” where state offshore wind targets have rapidly grown to exceed 20 gigawatts.

US Cracks 100GW of Wind as Post-Subsidy Era Looms

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has surpassed 100 gigawatts of wind capacity, a momentous milestone that comes as the industry girds its loins for a post-subsidy world. wind market, according to the American Wind Energy Association, a performance powered in large part by the ongoing and dramatic onshore wind boom in Texas. becomes only the second country in the world with 100 gigawatts of wind capacity, following China. wind capacity from 2019-28. The U.S.

Lessons Learned from Power Outages in California and Quebec

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Recent power outages in North America offer us an opportunity to reflect on the importance of reliable access to electricity. Extreme weather events are the leading cause of power outages. This includes storms that generate high winds and flooding, it is also due to drought that increase the likelihood of wildfires. In October millions of people in California endured protracted power outages.

Solar ITC Extension Would Be ‘Devastating’ for US Wind Market: WoodMac

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wind market, according to a new Wood Mackenzie report. gigawatts of new wind capacity in 2020, and nearly 39 gigawatts during a three-year installation boom from 2019 to 2021, according to Wood Mackenzie’s 2019 North America Wind Power Outlook. Until recently, wind and solar companies rarely found themselves in direct competition. But the picture is changing as solar catches up to wind on cost and the grid penetration of renewables surges.

DNV GL: Renewables at 80% of Global Electricity Mix by 2050

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To bridge the gap, the firm said the world needs to grow its solar capacity by 1,000 percent and wind power by half that much in the next decade. Though coal has already reached its global apex, its fastest phaseout will be in North America and Europe while it persists in other regions. Solar and wind will each make up over 30 percent of electricity by that year, with solar beating out wind.

IRENA: Renewables accounted for three quarters of new power capacity in 2019

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Renewable electricity capacity growth slowed just a touch in 2019, yet still made up almost three quarters of all new power capacty that came into operation worldwide last year, according to the latest data released today by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). per cent in 2019, with solar and wind making up 90 per cent of new additions, and Asia again dominating the market with 54 per cent of global capacity growth last year.

Struggling Distributed Wind Sector Eyes Role in Microgrids Market

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Distributed wind is often forgotten in discussions about clean energy sources. So much so that when Congress passed a clean energy tax extenders package in December 2015, distributed wind — such as the turbines installed at schools, industrial parks and ranches — was one of the “orphaned” technologies left out of the deal. makers of small wind turbines: Northern Power Systems and Xzeres. The small-wind market ran out of steam.

MassCEC Joins the Offshore Wind Challenge as Enabling Partner, Will Provide Support to Startup Participants

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June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Greentown Labs Offshore Wind Challenge , in partnership with Vineyard Wind, today announced the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has signed on as its newest program partner. MassCEC will serve as an Enabling Partner throughout the Challenge and provide grant funding and in-kind support for startup pilot projects in Vineyard Wind’s lease areas in Massachusetts’ waters.

MassCEC Joins the Offshore Wind Challenge as Enabling Partner, Will Provide Support to Startup Participants

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June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Greentown Labs Offshore Wind Challenge , in partnership with Vineyard Wind, today announced the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has signed on as its newest program partner. MassCEC will serve as an Enabling Partner throughout the Challenge and provide grant funding and in-kind support for startup pilot projects in Vineyard Wind’s lease areas in Massachusetts’ waters.

Kissing the Sky: The Pros and Cons of Ultra-Tall Wind Turbine Towers

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Each year wind turbines get taller in pursuit of steadier, stronger breezes. From 2000 to 2018, the average hub height of utility-scale wind turbines installed in the U.S. jumped from 58 meters to 88 meters, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Across large portions of the country, average annual wind speeds increase by 0.5 “Over the past four decades, wind turbine scaling has been critical to wind power cost reduction.

The carbon challenge that is bigger than cars, aviation, and shipping combined

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The world's kilns, reactors, chillers, and furnaces are powered mostly by fossil fuels. RNG also can be blended into regular natural gas pipelines with minimal modification, much the way that input from windmills can flow onto the same grid as power generated by a coal plant.

Gift loved ones with classes that teach and build nature skills

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To learn more, contact the North American Falconers Association (NAFA) , which has been protecting and serving North American falconry since 1961. Modern homesteaders also tend to rely on renewable energy, be it solar or wind power. Rather than gifting a material object this holiday season, opt to give an “experience” gift. Not only will it help minimize waste and clutter, but an experience gift can also be wonderfully green and intrinsically fulfilling. How so?