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Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Viridian Energy has purchased 455 metric tons of carbon offsets to counteract the 2.2 million miles that players will travel, by land and air, to reach the US Open in Flushing, NY. The New Bedford Landfill Gas Utilization Project in Dartmouth, Mass., generated the carbon offsets. Waste Management and Renmatix … Read more »

US Wind Power Hits 50 GW Milestone

US Wind Power Hits 50 GW Milestone

The US has installed a total of 50 GW of wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association – hitting the milestone as Congress works to extend the wind energy production tax credit, set to expire Dec. 31. Cumulative US wind power reached 10 GW in 2006, and … Read more »

Walmart 1 MW Wind Turbine Due this Fall; Nevada’s First Wind Power Project Online

Walmart says a 1 MW wind turbine pilot project, located at its distribution center in Red Bluff, Calif., should be operational by this fall and will provide about 15 to 20 percent of the distribution center’s yearly electrical use. The retailer expects the GE wind turbine to produce about 2,200,000 … Read more »

Why Congress Can’t Kill the PTC

The wind power production tax credit (PTC) has survived multiple extensions since its inception in 1992, and now it requires support more than ever before. In February, the alternative energy sector experienced a devastating setback when Congress opted not to extend the PTC, threatening domestic innovation as well as tens … Read more »

Financing Wind Ambitions: Offshore Wind Parks

Wind power is currently a highly relevant energy source, especially offshore wind. Within five years, offshore wind power plants are expected to account for approximately 20 percent of the entire wind-power market. Nevertheless, financing offshore wind projects faces an enormous challenge mainly because offshore wind projects are very capital intensive … Read more »

Wind Towers Are Next Front in Trade War

Four U.S. manufacturers of wind turbine towers have filed a trade complaint against China and Vietnam, opening a new front in an ongoing trade war, news outlets have reported. Trinity Structural Towers, DMI Industries, Katana Summit and Broadwind Energy filed a complaint with the Commerce Department, alleging that government subsidies … Read more »

Canada Nearly Doubles Annual Wind Installations; Top Colleges Revealed

Canada Nearly Doubles Annual Wind Installations; Top Colleges Revealed

This year Canada is on track to set a record for new installed wind power, with 1,338 MW projected, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association. This level of installations would almost double the 690 MW installed in 2010. It would represent almost $3.5 billion in investment and more than … Read more »

Alternate Energy Choices and Challenges in Vermont

Alternate Energy Choices and Challenges in Vermont

The small state of Vermont isn’t often a hotbed of national news. Nonetheless, the Green Mountain State does pride itself on its progressive attitudes towards the environment and alternative energy. For example, the state enacted one of the country’s first feed-in tariff, the Vermont Energy Act of 2009, to encourage … Read more »

Small Country that Became a Big Leader

For the last 200 years, the United States has been considered the engine of the world’s progress. While traveling the world I’ve noticed that each continent has its own character – Europe is history and culture, Africa is nature and wildlife, and North America is technology and progress. It made … Read more »

Flagship Lord & Taylor to be 100% Wind-Powered

Lord & Taylor is buying 100 percent wind power for two New York stores, an initiative that is says will move it into the top 20 buyers of renewable energy in U.S. retail. The retailer has signed a two-year contract with Green Mountain Energy, beginning in November, to buy more … Read more »

BMW Dealership Installs BC’s First Commercial-Scale Wind Turbine

A BMW dealership near Vancouver has become the first business in British Columbia to install a commercial-scale turbine, according to a newspaper report. The Auto West Group’s egg beater-shaped, vertical-axis turbine is quieter than most vacuum cleaners, the Globe and Mail reports. Project development manager Pete Sargent told the paper … Read more »

Policy & Regulatory Briefing: SEC Climate Disclosure, San Fran Gold, EPA Sued Over Smog

Wyoming senator John Barrasso on Wednesday reintroduced a bill to stop the Securities and Exchange Commission’s policy of requiring companies to reveal their climate change risks. The Hill article says the lawmaker would rather the agency focus on protecting investors and maintaining fair markets. The Bonneville Power Administration, which has … Read more »