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

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