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Chevy Buys IdleAir CO2 Credits

Chevrolet says it will purchase up to 75,000 metric tons worth of carbon credits created by the IdleAir truck stop electrification project. Chevy is supporting various energy-efficiency, renewable energy and conservation initiatives in its goal to prevent up to 8 million metric tons of CO2 from entering the earth’s atmosphere … Read more »

Google-Funded 845 MW Wind Farm Goes Online

A Google-backed wind farm in Oregon is operational and generating up to 845 MW of wind energy. The Shepherds Flat project is one of the largest on-shore wind farms in the world, according to Oregon officials and developer Caithness Energy, and will eliminate 1.483 million metric tons of CO2 annually. … Read more »

Vale, Pacific Hydro to Team Up for 140 MW Wind Farms

Vale, the world’s second-largest mining company, and Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro have announced a consortium agreement to jointly build and operate two wind farms, totaling 140 MW, in Brazil’s northeast. Under the consortium agreement, each company will have 50 percent ownership of both wind farms, which are expected … Read more »

IKEA Buys Scottish Wind Farm

IKEA UK has purchased a wind farm in Scotland and is planning to install 39,000 solar panels on the roofs of its stores, as it strives to get all of its power from renewable sources. The 12.3 MW wind farm (pictured) in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, north Scotland, consists of seven turbines, … Read more »

Origins and Explanations of Antagonism toward Wind Farms

An industry that is often affected by local opposition in the United States is that of wind energy development. But why? It seems odd that businesses that attempt to bring clean energy and preserve the environment are frequently faced with disapproval from local communities. We talk about the necessary changes … Read more »

Statoil Beefs Up Efforts in Wind Power, CCS Tech

Statoil, a global energy production company, plans to bolster the Norwegian Continental Shelf’s position as the most energy-efficient petroleum in the world by improving energy efficiency and evaluating new field developments in terms of energy and the environment at its exploration & production Norway (EPN) business, according to the company’s … Read more »

Texas, China Wind Partners May Build U.S. Factory to Appease Critical Lawmaker

A massive West Texas wind farm that came under scrutiny for its plans to incorporate Chinese wind turbines – yet still qualify for federal stimulus funds – is aiming to appease critical lawmakers by proposing a U.S. turbine factory, reports the Dallas Morning News. The 36,000-acre wind farm in Texas … Read more »

World’s Largest Wind Farm Debuts in Texas

In West Texas, the world’s largest wind farm has opened. The 781.5 megawatt wind farm, situated amongst 100,000 acres of cotton farms in the Panhandle, cost $1 billion to construct. Located about 220 miles west of Dallas, the installation has 627 wind turbines, which at peak operation can power up … Read more »

China, Argentina Turn to Wind Power

With growing demand around the globe to boost incentives for renewable energy projects, several countries including China and Argentina are looking to beef up their renewable portfolios with wind power. China, the world’s second-biggest energy consumer, will invest about $14.6 billion to more than double its wind power capacity by … Read more »