An hour from the Gulf of Mexico, a 30,000-acre farm in South Texas is helping The Home Depot decrease its carbon emissions while providing some nice economic benefits to the surrounding community. The Home Depot has partnered with EDP Renewables North …
Update: On March 2, 2017, U.S. Senators confirmed Rick Perry as the new Secretary of Energy of the United States. The vote was 62-37 with nine democratic senators casting “yes” votes.
In another shining example of renewable energy leadership, in 2016, Germany used more renewable electricity than ever before, receiving 32 percent of the gross amount of electricity consumed in the country from sun, wind and other renewable sources.
The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) arrived at this figure in an initial estimate in late 2016. If the projections are correct, more than 191 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity will have been generated from renewables by end of the year. This would mark an increase from the previous year during which the country consumed slightly more than 187 billion kWh, which is 31.5 percent of the gross amount of electricity consumed that year. The federal government’s energy targets call for renewables’ share in gross electricity consumption to arrive at 35 percent by 2020 and the country is clearly on track to achieve that goal.
China is reducing the amount of money it pays to newly completed solar and wind power generators for their electricity, in order to reflect declines in construction costs, the country’s price regulator and economic planner said Monday.
A pumped storage hydropower facility in Montana that was recently given a license by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will support operations of local wind generating facilities once the project is completed.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Dec. 19 Federal Register published a notice that it is amending its regulations governing rights-of-way issued under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).
The increasing size of wind turbines captures much of the attention surrounding that evolution, but the substructures that support the tower, nacelle and blades, are not to be overlooked, and are proving equally vital in reducing overall project costs.
Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why we have funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines. More than $3 million …
Deepwater Wind last week said that the 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm project has completed its commissioning and testing phases and began commercial operations, marking the startup of the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.
The solar industry is large enough to seek U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) regulatory relief, irrespective of any debate over climate change. The President-elect is skeptical of anthropogenic climate change.
The first commercial power from MHI Vestas’ V164-8.0 MW wind turbines has been achieved after energization of Dong Energy’s 258-MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind project in UK waters.
A brisk, late November morning in Northern Germany provided backdrop to a ceremony held to mark completion of the structural supports of the factory slated to secure Siemens Wind Power’s position as purveyor of next generation wind turbine technologies.
Renewable energy stakeholders on Tuesday gathered at Power Generation Week in Orlando to consider the place for large-scale renewables on the grid, their role in markets and how they can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
With an installed capacity of more than 70 GW, the U.S. wind power market now has a massive fleet of installed generators that need regular upkeep for top performance. As a result, the U.S. Department of Labor this year identified wind turbine service technician as the fastest growing occupation — with an expected increase of 108 percent between 2014 and 2024.
Kenya and the World Bank are in talks about financing a $150 million solar-and-wind project in the country’s remote, off-grid northeastern region.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations.
With the trend of corporate renewable energy power purchasing clearly set by global corporations, it’s no surprise that Google is now claiming it will be fully powered by renewables next year.
The emergence of floating wind power in France took another step forward earlier this month when the government announced two winners to a call for floating wind pilot plants.
Oliver Wind III LLC, in a Nov. 4 filing of its decommissioning plan for the 99.3-MW Oliver Wind III Wind Energy Center in Morton and Oliver counties, North Dakota, told the North Dakota Public Service Commission that the project is due to be operationa…