The strong economics of wind energy As a follow-up to a recent article I posted on renewable energy, this article discusses the economics of wind in both the developed and developing worlds compared to other renewable energy sources. At the recent climate conference in Paris, 70 countries highlighted wind as a major component for their … Continue reading The strong economics of wind energy
Another $1.6B offshore wind energy project planned off Hawaii’s waters Ted Peck, who once led Hawaii’s Energy Office, along with a former First Wind executive, plans to develop a $1.6 billion offshore wind energy farm for waters off Hawaii, the development team confirmed to PBN Tuesday. The 400-megawatt project located 10 miles southeast of Barbers … Continue reading Another $1.6B offshore wind energy project planned off #Hawaii ‘s waters
The U.S. wind energy boom couldn’t be coming at a better time The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, released last week, requires the country to use a lot more renewable energy by the year 2030 — and a lot less coal. And right on time, two new reports published Monday by the Department of Energy … Continue reading The U.S. wind energy boom couldn’t be coming at a better time
How Microsoft Got To 285 MW Of Wind Energy In 2 Years Over the past two years, Microsoft has contracted for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects. These two wind farms—capable of generating enough electricity to power 125,000 U.S. homes—could not have been built without the long-term off-take agreement provided … Continue reading How #Microsoft Got To 285 MW Of Wind Energy In 2 Years
Palm Springs cowboy tests new wind energy technology If Johann Steinlechner had his way, you wouldn’t see the Coachella Valley’s iconic wind turbines as you drove through the San Gorgonio Pass. The turbines would still be there, generating renewable energy. They’d just be a lot closer to the ground. Steinlechner wears a big cowboy hat … Continue reading Palm Springs cowboy tests new wind energy technology
Westar to expand wind energy capacity Westar Energy Inc. is expanding its capacity by purchasing energy from a 200-megawatt wind farm that will be constructed in Pratt County. NextEra Energy Resources will construct the wind farm. The wind farm is expected to begin serving customers by late 2016. The additional wind energy capacity will help … Continue reading #Westar to expand wind energy #capacity
TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc., held its annual Media Day on Wednesday to present its “State of the Grid” as well as its future projections, including a summer forecast for energy consumption. Summer for ERCOT is June 1 to September 30. See KXAN News to read the full article.
Duke Energy, Austin Energy begin operation of 200 MW Texas wind farm Duke Energy is increasing their renewable portfolio with a new wind project in Starr County, Texas. The utility partnered with Austin Energy on the 200 megawatt (MW) wind farm. “The Los Vientos III Windpower Project achieving commercial operation represents a significant milestone for … Continue reading #Duke#Energy, #Austin_Energy begin operation of 200 MW Texas wind farm