Statoil to change its name to Equinor

The board of directors at energy company, Statoil, has proposed to change the company name to Equinor. The name change supports the company’s strategy and development as a broad energy company. The name Equinor is formed by combining “equi,” the starting point for words such as equal, equality, and equilibrium. “Nor” is intended to represent the company’s

Bay State Wind first to gain ‘FAST-41’ status for offshore wind permitting

Bay State Wind, a Massachusetts offshore wind partnership between Ørsted and Eversource, has been designated as a covered project under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Title 41 of this Act (42 U.S.C. § 4370m et

ALLETE Clean Energy to build 80-MW Montana wind farm

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., announced it will construct, own and operate an 80-MW wind energy facility near Great Falls, Montana, that will supply electricity to NorthWestern Energy under a signed power sale agreement. ALLETE Clean Energy acquired the South Peak project from Peak Clean Energy and will manage construction of

Navigant finds 7 key Energy Cloud platforms that support energy sector growth

Navigant recently released Energy Cloud 4.0, a white paper detailing how energy stakeholders can capture business value through the emergence of dynamic, high-growth, customer-centric platforms. The energy sector is in the midst of a major global transformation, fueled by efforts to decarbonize the economy and address climate change, and a broad shift toward an increasingly clean, […]

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. selected to participate in DOE EV program

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a developer high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, recently announced that it has been selected as the electric drivetrain provider for a $4.4 million program implemented by the United States Department of Energy in efforts to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Combined with matching funding […]

Offshore Wind Jobs & Opportunity Act will create jobs & boost clean energy

America’s offshore wind industry is growing, creating quality, family-sustaining jobs and helping to drive the nation’s clean energy future. This week, the BlueGreen Alliance said that the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Bill Keating (D-MA), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) will ensure that workers have access to the skills training they

GE appoints Duncan Berry as new LM Wind Power CEO

GE Renewable Energy Business has appointed Duncan Berry as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LM Wind Power. He will succeed Marc de Jong, CEO since June 2015, who will leave the company at the end of April 2018. Duncan Berry was appointed to his current role as LM Integration Leader in September 2016. He is

Fairbanks Morse’s microgrid brings reliable power to Puerto Rico

Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, announced that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform to a Fortune 500 company in Puerto Rico. The installation provides a dual fuel combined heat and power (CHP) microgrid with about 10 MW of capacity. As an open platform, the microgrid can be customized to include the additional integration of

BYD to supply Baton Rouge with EV buses

BYD (Build Your Dreams), the largest battery-electric bus manufacturer in North America and one of the largest electric vehicle companies’ in the world, announced a new order that will see three American-made BYD K9S electric buses deployed in Baton Rouge, LA under the authority of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) later this year. “In […]

Carbon Trust launches project aimed at cutting offshore wind construction noise

The Carbon Trust announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV., a Dutch technology