Iowa reduces GHG emissions, thanks to renewables

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) mandated “2016 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” shows greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Iowa have decreased for the second year in a row. This is primarily from a decrease in power plant emissions, but also an increase in renewables. Statewide emissions decreased 2% from 2015 levels and 9% from

American Council On Renewable Energy announces 2018 Board Members

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has announced its new and re-elected Board members for 2018. Neil Gerber, Director for New Energy and Environment at IBM, and Kathy Weiss, Vice President of Government Affairs at First Solar, were re-elected to additional three-year terms. ACORE also welcomes three new Board members: John Eber, Managing Director

Bay Area Rapid Transit commits to a future powered by wind & solar

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the public transportation system of the San Francisco Bay Area, is moving forward on plans to source the majority of its electricity supply from renewables. The BART Board of Directors approved two 20-year renewable-energy power purchase agreements this week. “These agreements will ensure the District gets a majority of its electricity supply

New wind company in China chooses Vestas’ turbines for its first project

“The wind park” has selected Vestas for its first-ever wind energy project. The order includes 35, V110-2.0 MW turbines, delivered in 2.2-MW Power Optimized Mode for a project in Dezhou city, in eastern China’s Shandong Province. The wind park will leverage Vestas’ high-tower solution with a hub height of 137 meters — which has already

Law firm Taylor Wessing says wind services market to see competition and digitalization

The future is digital – this also applies to the service and maintenance sector of wind power equipment.

Berkeley Lab reports on regional transmission planning following FERC orders

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is pleased to announce the release of a new report: Regional Transmission Planning-A review of practices following FERC Order Nos. 890 and 1000.

Smart coatings mean longer offshore life

Dubbed ACORN, for Advanced Coating for Offshore Renewable Energy, the effort also includes developing a new coating to prevent cavitation erosion of marine turbine components.

Pall Corp launches the Crixus Fluid Monitoring Platform

Pall Corp announces the Crixus Fluid Monitoring Platform, a fluid cleanliness management solution to provide industrial customers with intelligent fluid monitoring.

Contract talks launched for potential 500 MW San Vicente energy (pumped) storage facility

The potential San Vicente system would store energy by pumping water to the upper reservoir when energy demand is low and renewable energy – primarily solar and wind – is abundant.

VertAx Wind (vertical axis turbine) signs C-Gen (generator) agreement with University of Edinburgh

The worldwide agreement let’s VertAx build the technology into its multi-megawatt vertical axis wind turbine currently under development.