Changing the original plan for the North Sea Wind Power Hub to use eight smaller islands to site wind turbines is "both technically feasible and economically feasible," says Michael Muller of Dutch energy firm TenneT. A European consortium had originally considered using one large artificial island.
Hawaiian Electric filed a motion with the state's Public Utilities Commission to open bidding for a second phase of renewable energy projects that would come online starting in 2022. "We needed even more projects in the pipeline," said Jim Kelly, Hawaiian Electric spokesperson.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma wants to add 675 megawatts of wind power to bolster its wind output, which currently amounts to about a fifth of its total production. The proposal would result in the PSO owning 45.5% in three in-state wind facilities.
Vineyard Wind has notified the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that an environmental impact statement needs to be issued in six weeks at the latest or "it would be very challenging to move forward the Vineyard Wind 1 project in its current configuration." The company plans to have the over 80-turbine wind farm ready by 2022.
Adidas wants to only use recycled plastic in the manufacturing process of its product lines by 2024. The company has already eliminated more than 40 tons of plastic waste in offices, stores, warehouses and distribution centers in 2018, according to Gil Steyaert, senior vice president and European managing director for Adidas.
A temporary repair was made Friday to the major water pipe in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that caused the city to lose running water the day before, however, the city's mayor said that water interruptions would not be over. Mayor Dean Trantalis said that a permanent solution still needs to be found, so service will likely be lost when that long-term fix occurs.
The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule will continue to be blocked in Oregon, after US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with the state's Cattlemen's Association. Mosman ruled that the act's definition of waters that cannot be polluted was too general and the rule would "irreparably harm" farmers and ranchers.
The greenery and soil conditions within Hakioawa watershed on Hawaii's Kahoolawe Island have improved, about a year after two federal agencies granted $50,000 to restoration efforts. The project included planting native vegetation and weeding out nonnative plants to turn around the degradation of the slopes.
Applications for the Clean Water Heritage Grant program in James City County, Va. are now open to any local, privately owned stormwater and drainage company. Selected companies can receive a maximum of $50,000 per project for neighborhood drainage facilities and up to $7,500 for best practice management stormwater facilities.
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