CanWEA advocates for gender diversity in the electricity industry

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), recently became an Advocate for The Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity in the Canadian electricity industry, an initiative of Electricity Human Resources Canada. According to a blog post by CanWEA’s Director of Media and Communications, Tracy Walden, the decision signals the organization’s commitment to speak about the role of women in the

U.S. launches initiative for offshore wind standards

The U.S. has launched a new initiative to develop a set of standards for the offshore wind sector. The three-year project is a collaboration between the the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Business Network for Offshore Wind and the

Siemens Gamesa wins 300-MW wind order in China

  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China, one of its largest ever in this market. The company will supply and commission 150, G114-2.0 MW turbines for the Xilinhot complex and service them under a long-term O&M agreement. The plan is for installation of the first turbines

Measure, a drone service provider, expands services & opens new Illinois location

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, announced its first franchise location with the grand opening of Measure Springfield in Illinois. The new office provides local, face-to-face service for businesses in Central Illinois that are interested in using aerial data collection to improve productivity, control costs, and increase workplace safety. Measure Springfield offers

3M to feature virtual reality educational experiences for fall protection

3M Personal Safety Division will be featuring the “3M Science of Safety” at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo (NSC) beginning September 25th in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to highlighting new products and access to its credentialed technical service team, 3M is offering virtual reality training demonstrations for fall protection, fall protection for tools, and welding safety. Each of these

What drives corporate buyers to choose renewable energy?

Apex Clean Energy, in partnership with GreenBiz Group, released a new report highlighting the current drivers and barriers to the corporate and industrial procurement of renewable energy. The research, conducted in August, shows that while the continually improving economics of utility-scale wind and solar are helping convert corporate commitments into a decision to buy, companies

New tool helps investors evaluate climate change risks & mitigation opportunities

The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing released the Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities Index, a report and interactive tool investors can use to examine the risks and opportunities of climate change mitigation investments. The index seeks to evaluate technology investment opportunities, both on their impact on mitigating climate change and their potential for market-rate returns.

Windlab secures PPA for large-scale wind, solar & storage project in Australia

Australia-based Windlab Limited announced that it has secured a 10-year agreement with Queensland government-owned corporation, CS Energy, to purchase the renewable energy and some of the large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) produced from Kennedy Energy Park Phase I, a 60.5-MW hybrid renewable energy project. Kennedy Energy Park Phase I is an innovative 43.5-MW wind, 15-MW solar, and 2-MW

UK offshore wind reaches price parity with fossil fuels

Three new wind farms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017, revealing that the majority of industry experts were confident that renewable energy was reaching cost parity. In the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) round, DONG

The BOEM invites you to an offshore wind meeting in New York

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to attend its annual meeting of the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force on October 3 in New York. The meeting is being held to continue stakeholder engagement related to the development of offshore wind resources on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore