Xcel Energy reports reducing carbon emissions 38% from 2005 levels in 2018, putting the utility on track to reach its interim goal of cutting carbon 80% by 2030. The energy provider details its approach in a new annual corporate responsibility report.
3M has committed to transition to 100% renewable electricity at all their facilities worldwide, starting with global headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition, 3M joined the RE100 initiative and set an interim target to source at least 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo, Colorado, will install a 240-megawatt solar facility on its own property. The company forged an agreement with Xcel Energy Colorado to build the solar facility in a move that will provide electric price certainty for the mining and steel making company through
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.
Price has always been considered the primary obstacle to building out energy storage systems -- until now. Xcel Energy said that it has received hundreds of bids to help it integrate energy storage into its wind and solar energy networks, which are making such systems ever-more competitive.
Xcel Energy recently awarded a 6-MW solar array project in Colorado to IBM and developer NextEra Energy Resources, Solar Industry magazine reported. The partners plan to build a ground-mounted solar tracking array on 54 acres of IBM’s campus in Boulder that was previously farmland. The new solar array for IBM’s ... Read more »
Over the last three years, carbon emissions from the top 250 emitters have been flat, although to fulfill the terms of the Paris agreement, they need to fall by 3% a year, a Thompson Reuters report says.
"Partnerships really do matter. You have to be able to have a working relationship with an entity that’s willing to experiment with you and do things differently. You have to take risks. You have to be willing to have those honest conversations." Matthew Crosby, utility solutions program manager for Panasonic CityNow, talks about a new business model for increasing energy