Vestas has received a conditional order for turbines for an undisclosed company's 300-megawatt wind farm in North America, according to the company. It said it would release additional details when the deal becomes unconditional.
Coca-Cola European Partners says that it plans to work with regional and local government authorities to achieve its goal of collecting and recycling 100% of its packaging in its territories by 2025. "It will require us to drive a step change in packaging collection, especially in those markets where recovery rates have stalled and where we know that our packaging does not always get collected for recycling," said European Partner's sustainability VP Joe Franses
Starbucks wants green bonds to be as much about smart investing as they are about corporate social responsibility. "At the end of the day, if investors want it, everything follows the money," said the company's Vice President Treasurer Drew Wolff.
Texas oil and natural gas company Anadarko said it expects to see an 11% gain in sales volumes for 2018 to 245 million to 255 million barrels of oil equivalent, an increase on its 2017 forecast of 224 million to 228 million barrels of oil equivalent. Anadarko expects to spend in the range of $4.2 billion to $4.6 billion in 2018, leading to a 14% increase in oil production growth from 2017.
TransCanada said a leak was discovered on its Keystone pipeline system in South Dakota, spilling 5,000 barrels of oil. The leak was found early Thursday morning, forcing the company to close the pipeline from Alberta to Oklahoma and to Illinois, while its Gulf Coast section remained in operation.
The Chemical Safety Board has decided to scrap its recommendations for worker participation and whistleblower protection on offshore oil rigs after the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it wouldn't enforce such regulations. The recommendations were put forward following the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010.
The US remains committed to clean energy development and will help other nations "adapt to the impacts of climate change," said State Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith Garber during the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday. "Irrespective of our views on the Paris agreement, the United States will continue to be a leader in clean energy and innovation," she said.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has advanced the SECURE American Energy Act, a bill that would encourage states to pursue offshore energy development, including offshore wind energy. "With this legislation, we can unlock our vast energy potential, advance American energy dominance and generate revenues at all levels of government," said bill co-sponsor Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah.
ConEdison Development has purchased BayWa's 25-megawatt Big Timber project in Montana, according to the firms. "This acquisition plants a Con Edison Development flag in the state of Montana, supporting our continued growth across the region," said ConEdison President and CEO Mark Noyes.
Avangrid Renewables has purchased the 400-megawatt Golden Hills Wind Farm slated for Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, but has filed a request with state regulators to extend the site's construction start date from June 2018 to June 2020, said the firm. President and CEO Laura Beane added that the project awaits a power purchase agreement before starting construction.
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