Miss Pacific Island and Miss Fiji beauty pageant winner Anne Dunn appears as the face of the South Pacific Tourism Organization's sustainable tourism campaign that launched on social media Thursday. The campaign calls for viewers to share their stories, pictures and videos through social media and give their opinions on the benefits of sustainable tourism.
To be a successful sustainable leader, author Finn Jackson writes that executives should strive for eight goals that include risk management, visionary leadership and the ability to transform relationships. In this first in a series of articles, Jackson maps out what sustainability is and how it can fit an organizational model.
While Silicon Valley is responsible for many software advancements, financial restraints have hindered companies from making a positive impact on the social sector, writes Benetech CEO Jim Fruchterman. To change that, tech agencies should provide open channels for communication with communities to find ways to best benefit society, he says.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo are working to develop a commercially available solar cell formula that can be sprayed or printed onto windows. Scientists are investigating the use of perovskites in the solar cells, which have reached more than 20% efficiency in laboratory tests.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have been posting positive remarks about wind and solar energy on social media, according to this analysis. On Saturday, Perry tweeted about new drone technology for inspecting turbines.
Hospitality company Hilton uses a performance management platform called LightStay to measure the reach and effectiveness of its corporate social responsibility efforts. The company recycles mattresses, composts food waste and donates extra soap to needy communities throughout the world.
Investment company Castlelake has agreed to purchase the 56.9-megawatt Summit project in California from Salka after the company finishes repowering it, according to the companies. It will feature 27 2-MW turbines.
Dong Energy has entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement with Banks Renewables in which it will purchase output from three of Banks' land-based wind farms and resell it in the UK market, said the companies. "This is the first time Dong will manage the production of onshore wind farms and the biggest PPA, we've entered. ... We consider the order an important milestone," said a spokesman.
The Golden Valley Electric Association, an electric co-op in Fairbanks, Alaska, has rejected Delta Wind Farm's interconnection request for a proposed 13.5-megawatt wind farm, according to the companies. Delta Wind co-owner Mike Craft said the utility cost analysis, which showed the interconnection would raise costs, may be based on illegal tariffs.
Doris Renewables will initially focus on developing France's floating offshore wind industry, starting with helping EDF Energies Nouvelles build the 24-megawatt Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project, said the company. It is also working on the 24-MW EolMed floating project.