Deepwater Wind's Block Island offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island will likely begin generating power this week, according to the company. Deepwater said that it is in the final stages of getting the 30-megawatt project up and running.
Virginia-based pork producer Smithfield Foods announced plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% during the next eight years. This is the largest planned cut by any US-based meat packer, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
Even though the US Army Corps of Engineers ruled against the Dakota Access Pipeline over the weekend, protesters say their fight will continue. The protesters are concerned the incoming Trump administration will reverse the ruling and allow construction to resume.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the country will move to become a natural-gas based economy in an effort to find cheaper and greener energy. The country is working to increase local production of natural gases and improving infrastructure to import the commodity.
Gamesa has agreed to supply EDF Energies Nouvelles and Ibereolica with 55 G114-2.1-megawatt turbines for their Cabo Leones 1 project in Chile, said the company. Gamesa said that the deal also includes a 20-year service and maintenance contract.
Wind generated more than 35% of Iowa's electricity between September 2015 and August 2016 and continues to buoy the state's economy, writes American Wind Energy Association Manager of Industry Data and Analysis John Hensley. "The truth is, wind power creates good jobs, saves money and brings new financial resources to communities across Iowa," he writes.
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence don't understand the importance of clean energy jobs to the nation's economy, argues Jim Marston, Environmental Defense Fund vice president of clean energy and Texas regional office director. "Across the country, in red states and blue, Americans want the next generation of job growth to come from technologies and industries that create local jobs and keep our communities clean and healthy," he writes.
A bill that would make Ohio's Renewable Portfolio Standard voluntary until 2020 could cost the state valuable jobs and investment opportunities, while also discouraging competition, according to this analysis. "As a state, we can embrace a cleaner energy source and help communities and businesses create jobs to build a sustainable energy future," said Green Energy Ohio Executive Director Bill Spratley.
ScottishPower Renewables will begin pre-construction on its planned 714-megawatt East Anglia One offshore wind farm off the coast of England next month, according to the company. It added that the project, which will feature 102 7-MW turbines from Siemens, is expected to begin operations in 2020.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is preparing to hold an offshore wind leasing round in New York, in which it will auction off the right to develop almost 80,000 acres of offshore space. The agency is expected to hold another offshore wind leasing round in North Carolina this spring.
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