Orion Renewables outlined its proposal to build a $350 million wind farm in Warren and Benton counties in Indiana during a meeting at Seeger Memorial High School on Wednesday. "The tax base is going to be greater, and we feel like it's going to be good for the schools," said Gary Ishmiel, an advocate of the project.
Enel Green Power Mexico has secured a 10-year power purchase agreement with HSBC's Mexican branch for its 200-megawatt Dominica project in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, according to the company. The deal is expected to supply HSBC with 50% of the electricity it needs for its corporate operations in Mexico.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized 16 companies and organizations, several of which source a share of their total electricity from wind energy, for their clean energy agendas. "Green power is becoming more affordable and mainstream because of leaders like the Green Power Leadership Award winners," said EPA Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe.
Seventy-three percent of the UK public supports land-based wind farms, despite the government's decision to roll back support for land-based wind development in favor of natural gas and nuclear, according to ComRes, a research firm.
A newly released map shows areas where carbon is escaping from the thawing soil in the Arctic. The map aims to help scientists better understand the extent, causes and potential consequences of the threat.
China will need help from General Electric and other industry leaders to meet its aggressive goals for wind and renewable energy development, writes Haiming Li, GE's Power Conversion Service Director for China. "To reduce China's reliance on traditional power sources, more engineers, more skills and more sophisticated approaches to service are needed," he writes.
Green Biologics has launched BioPure, a brand of 100% biobased chemicals, including isopropyl alcohol and isopropanol, and the GreenInside trademark, which will be used for co-branding opportunities for sustainable industrial and consumer products. "Differentiating our high purity bio-based products from commodity petroleum-based alternatives underscores our strategy to drive value in customer applications and downstream products," said David Anderson, the UK company's global vice president of marketing.
Sustainability leaders can take cues from their counterparts in places such as Senegal and Kenya, where businesses are finding creative ways to be more socially conscious and to reduce their environmental impact, writes Amon Rappaport.
Consumers in Iowa could save $12.6 billion over a 25-year period if the state were to double its installed wind capacity to 20,000 megawatts, according to the American Wind Energy Association. "Iowa is already a leader in wind energy, with only more growth visible on the horizon," said Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham.
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