#BiketheWind: Raising awareness about wind energy

This article comes from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. To read more about Jim Tinjum and track his trip — he is riding his bike to raise awareness for wind energy — follow Tinjum at his blog.  For more information on BikeTheWind, click here. Jim Tinjum practices what he preaches. As a teacher of energy engineering and sustainability, Tinjum works

Steering wakes could cut losses and boost wind farm outputs

Coordinated steering wakes and ramp-down strategies based on advanced data analytics could increase annual energy production by several percentage points, say the initial findings from a joint government-industry research project.

Maximizing renewable-energy portfolios through digitalization & IoT

Kaiserwetter, an international service provider for renewable asset management headquartered in Hamburg, is urging the international community meeting in Hamburg to continue to make progress from the COP21 and COP22 advances in the global efforts to stop Global Warming. Climate Change and the United States’ exit from the Paris Climate Change Agreement were key discussion points during the recent G20 Summit, which took place this past weekend in Hamburg, Germany. Kaiserwetter’s core message is that the renewable energy

The Climate Group hits milestone for RE100 initiative

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel, AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to 100% renewable power. RE100 is delivered with CDP to engage, support and showcase large, influential businesses transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across their global operations. RE100 members, including 30 Global Fortune 500 companies, have a total revenue of U.S. $2.5 trillion and operate in a diverse

California’s Governor announces new Global Climate Action Summit for September 2018

On the eve of the G20 Summit, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced via video message at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany that the State of California will convene the world’s climate leaders in San Francisco, California in September 2018 for the Global Climate Action Summit. “It’s up to you and it’s up to

Owls’ wings could hold key to silent wind turbines

Editor’s note: This article was published in ScienceDaily,  with materials provided by provided by IOP Publishing. A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls’ wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become even quieter.  Researchers from Japan and China studied the serrations in the leading edge of owls’ wings, gaining new insight into how they

A lucky number: 13 microgrids proposed across New Jersey

During a recent tour of Veolia’s existing Trenton Thermal Energy District Network, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) President Richard S. Mroz announced that the Board’s Town Center Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Microgrid program is funding feasibility studies for 13 separate proposed town center microgrids across the state. The Trenton Network would serve as the technology

SaskPower’s 200-MW wind project moves to RFP phase of competition

The competitive process for the next 200 MW of utility-scale wind capacity is moving forward, with the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the competition. Eight of the 23 independent power producers who entered the Request for Qualification (RFQ) phase have qualified to move on to the RFP phase and have been invited to submit

First city in Washington state commits to 100% clean energy

The Edmonds City Council approved a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2025, according to the Sierra Club. Edmonds represents the first city or town in Washington state to commit to 100% renewable energy and the 37th city in the United States to make such a commitment.

LeMond partners with Deakin University to increase production of low-cost carbon fiber

LeMond Composites has entered into a global, exclusive 20-year licensing agreement with Deakin University in Australia to commercialize their patent-pending manufacturing process to increase production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fiber. The licensed process will enable LeMond Composites to commercialize carbon-fiber production faster than anyone else currently in the marketplace. This means LeMond will deliver more of its low-cost carbon