Another two U.S. cities set goals for 100% renewables

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to transition entirely to clean and renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. This news follows city council votes this week establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana. Madison and Abita Springs represent the first Wisconsin and Louisiana cities to commit to

West Coast utility regulators collaborate efforts to reduce carbon pollution

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast will reaffirm a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry, according to a release from the The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC). West Coast utility regulators met in Seattle this week to

Shermco’s James White to represent wind industry on new ISEA Standard 203 development project for secondary flame-resistant garments

James R. White, director of training for Shermco Industries has been tapped by the American Wind Energy Association to represent the interests of the wind industry during the consensus approval process of a proposed new standard from the International Safety Equipment Association regarding secondary flame-resistant protective clothing.

ACCIONA & CFE continue joint efforts to develop renewables in Mexico

ACCIONA and the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE) are continuing with their joint program to develop renewable electricity generation projects in different places in the country, as per the Memorandum of Understanding they signed in October 2015. As its part of this work, the CFE carries out surveys to assess wind-power resources and sites

Iberdrola Renewables announces wind-power agreement with California utility

Iberdrola Renewables announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-MW wind farm, when the project is expected to be completed in late

Two more American cities commit to 100% renewables

Pueblo, Colorado, and Moab, Utah became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the United States to commit to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. This week, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure committing to power the community entirely with renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar by 2035. The vote was immediately

New legislation in Nevada proposes 50% renewables by 2030

New legislation in Nevada would set the state up to become a regional and national clean-energy leader. A bill recently introduced by Assemblyman Chris Brooks of Las Vegas would promote the state’s renewable energy economy and put more Nevadans to work in the industry. Specifically, the legislation would increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard, which governs the

Kaua`i Island utility sets 70% renewable goal for 2030

In a new strategic plan, Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative‘s (KIUC) Board of Directors has set a goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030. The target is part of an update to KIUC’s Strategic Plan 2008-2023, which set an initial goal of reaching 50% renewable by 2023. KIUC now anticipates reaching the goal five years early, in 2018. “We are fully

Michigan’s DTE Energy offers renewable options to utility customers

DTE Energy customers will soon be able to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting clean energy sources. Starting in April, customers will have the opportunity to buy more of their power from wind and solar farms – two of the most affordable clean energy sources available – through MIGreenPower. “Until now, customers who wanted to use

Wind-turbine manufacturers unveil new quality standards

Today, the wind industry is under a massive pressure to optimize production and bring down the LCOE. Standardization is one of the keys to further drive down costs and to cement wind energy as a leading and cost-effective energy technology. Since 2015, Siemens Wind Power, Vestas Wind Systems, and the Danish Wind industry Association have been