Thank Germany for Falling Prices of Solar Panels and Wind Turbines Harold L. Sirkin, November 18, 2014 (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) “…[N]early 30 percent of Germany’s electric power comes from renewable energy sources, and the percentage is growing. Show More Summary
American solar company SunEdison announced Monday that, in collaboration with its subsidiary TerraForm Power, it is acquiring energy company First Wind in a deal worth $2.4 billion that will also result in SunEdison becoming the world’s largest renewable energy development company. Show More Summary
Taylor Farms Retail has begun operating a wind turbine that will help power the shipper’s vegetable processing facility in Gonzales, Calif.
Hebei Longyuan Wind Power has announced plans to set up 300 MW of wind energy capacity in Hebei. The company was formed through a joint venture between China Longyuan Power Group and Hebei Construction and Investment Group. The company...Show More Summary
Estimates of Britain's energy capacity margins may be overoptimistic, as the National Grid has based its figures for wind power output on an assumption that wind farms will generate at least 23 percent of their capacity, it has emerged. Show More Summary
Back in March, we learned Ikea had purchased an Illinois wind farm big enough to power all its US stores. Well, that was small potatoes. Today the company announced its largest investment in renewables ever: The acquisition of a much larger wind farm in Texas. Read more...
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While so much focus was on Keystone XL and the U.S.-China deal, these big companies bought wind because it made good business sense. The post Google, IKEA, And SunEdison Bought A Lot Of Wind Power This Week appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A common claim about wind farms is that every unit of installed wind capacity needs to be backed up by one unit of fossil fuel capacity. Some claim that wind farms do not reduce carbon emissions; while others tell us that wind farms do not need much back up in the first place. Both assertions are demonstrably false. read more
The new €600 million data center Google is building in Eemshaven in the Netherlands will be completely powered by renewable energy from its first day of operation. This new announcement from Google on its Green Blog touts the new long-term...Show More Summary
U.S. and China reached a historic agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, providing a strong signal for investors that wind energy, among other clean electric power solutions, is a smart economic decision. read more
Green smiles are quickly turning into frowns as more and more enviros recognize the same lower oil prices that hurt fracking are killing their most treasured darlings: Solar and wind power.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to wind up the Kaveri engine (GTX-35VS) programme, signaling an end to a desi dream of equipping its own fighter jet with a home-grown power plant. Sources in the Ministry...Show More Summary
The Kansas wind farm is the latest demonstration of Yahoo's commitment to local community development, as well as reducing its carbon and environmental footprints.
Scotland launched its smart grid and renewable energy initiatives early on and is now enjoying the pay off. The country’s wind farms in September provided 126 percent of the total domestic demand for electricity. According to an article in businessGreen, homes in Edinburgh with solar installations met an average of 47 percent of their energy Continue reading ?
Getty Images By Nicholas Duva Climate-conscious Americans have long glanced enviously across the Pacific to China and its ever-growing number of often-gargantuan wind farms. It turns out that they have less to be jealous about than previously...Show More Summary
The award of a competitive 10-year power supply contract with MG2 Tribal Energy's Walnut Creek wind farm puts the GSA on track to meet 2020 renewable energy goals.
“Use the Web? Congrats! You’re an environmentalist.” So said a headline in the Washington Post last week, and with good reason: some of the biggest names behind the internet are powering their data centers with wind and solar power. That’s important because the internet uses a lot of electricity. Show More Summary
Originally published on InspiredEconomist. By Aisha Abdelhamid. Combining easy daytrips with collecting photos of warrior wind turbines can be an enjoyable weekend pastime for the whole family. There are so many wind farms in the state of Iowa, that it’s becoming a hot trend. Show More Summary
A redditor recently created and shared a great GIF map of wind power growth in the United States. As you can see above, it shows monthly electricity generation from wind power by state from 2001 to 2013. In 2013, California, Texas, Oklahoma,...Show More Summary