New York governor proposes unprecedented plan to develop up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has some big plans for offshore New York. For one, he recently called on the Long Island Power Authority to approve the nation’s largest offshore wind farm — a 90-MW offshore wind project 30 miles southeast of Montauk. The project will not be visible from Long Island’s beaches, and is the first

China is leaving the U.S. behind in clean-energy investments

This new blog post comes from authors Joel Jaeger, Paul Joffe, and Ranping Song with the World Resources Institute (WRI). WRI is a research organization that spans more than 50 countries and has more than 450 experts and staff working with global leaders on taking action to sustain our natural resources. As 2017 begins, China is poised to

Michigan Environmental Council commends passage of energy reform bills

The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) praised state leaders for approving a comprehensive energy reform package that will continue the state’s transition to a clean-energy economy and reduce energy costs for families and businesses, while protecting public health and the environment. “This is an important victory more than two years in the making,” said Chris Kolb,

Southern Cross Transmission to bring positive economic impacts and clean energy to Louisiana & Mississippi

Pattern Energy Group LP announced its affiliate’s proposed Southern Cross Transmission project would provide significant economic benefits to the project areas within Louisiana and Mississippi, including $3.9 billion in total direct, indirect, induced and fiscal economic impact, according to a study conducted by Moss Adams LLP. The study found that the project will have wide-ranging

Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity rolls out vision for clean growth & climate change

Canada’s abundant renewable electricity resources offer the country a competitive advantage in global efforts to cut carbon pollution and deliver clean growth, and can power the country’s economy as it shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy. That’s the core message in the vision laid out by the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity. To deliver on

ENEL is betting that developing economies will go big on wind, solar & hydro-power

In its updated plan for 2017-2019, the Italian utility ENEL SpA has expanded its earnings targets with an aggressive capital-expenditure program for 6.7 GW of renewable energy capacity. And that’s just over the next three years, which probably makes ENEL the largest single investor globally at the moment in such capacity. Of crucial note here: ENEL

This Giving Tuesday, AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find jobs

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is putting out a call this #GivingTuesday to its grassroots network, Power of Wind, asking for support communicating the economic success of wind power while also aiding veterans transitioning back to the civilian workforce. “Wind power is a job-creating engine that’s putting thousands of Americans to work, including many

GE and Eni partner to develop multiple renewable energy projects

Eni has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to develop renewable energy projects and hybrid solutions with a focus on energy efficiency. Through this agreement, Eni and GE intend to jointly identify and develop large-scale power generation projects from renewable energy sources. The agreement covers a wide range of innovative technologies, including onshore and

Energy Department announces $30 million for innovation in hydrogen production and fuel cells

The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced about $30 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.

Canadian government to accelerate transition from coal power to clean energy

The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an important part of the country’s vision for a clean-growth economy: the acceleration of the transition from traditional coal power to clean energy by 2030. The accelerating phase-out of coal power will significantly improve the air quality and the health of Canadians. Traditional