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

U.S. Conference of Mayors passes landmark resolution to support 100% clean energy

The U.S. Conference of Mayors approved a historic resolution that establishes support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100% clean and renewable energy in cities nationwide. “By approving this historic measure, we are showing the world that cities and mayors can and will lead the transition away from fossil fuels to

NYSERDA announces $6.3 million for emerging energy storage technologies that support the grid

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that up to $6.3 million is available for energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in New York State. The funding is part of the state’s long-term investment in the energy storage sector and supports Governor

Europe’s offshore wind industry is coming to America, and that should be concerning

Once they have contracted to build these offshore wind vessels here, it will be almost impossible for a domestic developer to bid new leases on either coast.

How accurate is your wind data? A validated Lidar can tell

The golden Windcubes that can be used as stanadards are calibrated at the Danish Technical University’s Høvsøre test center in Denmark at least once every two years per IEC -12-1:2017 Annex L recommendations.