Daily Archives: July 21, 2015

3M – Sponsor Visit

By Holden Hall Huge thanks to 3M for being one of our most valued sponsors! During our visit to 3M’s headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota, we showed Arctan to many 3M employees and toured several fascinating departments. Counting the number of 3M products used to make our car isn’t Read Full Article Here For more…

NextEra’s $4.3B Acquisition of HEI Opposed by Hawaii State Agencies, Governor

By Eric Wesoff Last month, the proposed $4.3 billion NextEra Energy acquisition of Hawaii’s electric utility HEI was approved by utility shareholders. In April, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the proposed acquisition. But the big hurdle is Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The acquisition still requires approval by the PUC which is Read Full…

Offshore Wind Energy Project Outside Fukushima Coming Along

By James Ayre The experimental offshore wind energy project to be located outside of Fukushima that was started all the way back in early 2012 has been coming along, according to recent reports. Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry — with help from a consortium featuring Marubeni (project integrator), Read Full…

Gamesa Teams With Technical University Of Madrid To Build Wind Tunnel

By Joshua S Hill Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa is teaming up with the Technical University of Madrid to develop and operate a high-performance aerodynamic testing wind tunnel. Gamesa made the announcement on Tuesday, revealing that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) for the joint design, Read…

The Nature Conservancy Installs Bird Safe Wind Power Technology

By ST Staff Writers The Nature Conservancy has completed its first phase of installation of SheerWind’s INVELOX funnel-based wind power technology. The post The Nature Conservancy Installs Bird Safe Wind Power Technology appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Offshore Wind To Become Cost-Competitive With Gas In 5 Years

By Joshua S Hill A new report has concluded that the falling costs of offshore wind will result in offshore wind projects installed after 2020 being cost-competitive with new gas plants. The report, published by BVG Associates and commissioned by Statkraft UK, the UK division of Norwegian state-owned electricity giant Statkraft, concludes that “tangible Read…

SunEdison Continues Spending Spree By Acquiring Vivint Solar & Mark Group

By Joshua S Hill SunEdison has continued its absurdly prolific acquisition spree this week, announcing the purchase of Vivint Solar in conjunction with its yieldco TerraForm Power, and a separate acquisition of the British company Mark Group. SunEdison, in partnership with its yieldco TerraForm Power, have made numerous acquisitions over the past few weeks. Read…

Red Rock Biofuels to Supply FedEx With Renewable Jet Fuel

By ST Staff Writers FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available volume of renewable jet fuel. The post Red Rock Biofuels to Supply FedEx With Renewable Jet Fuel appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

The environmentalist case against 100% renewable energy plans #USA

By National Wind Watch Renewable energy has had a busy year. California and New York have adopted ambitious plans calling for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. A group of Stanford and Berkeley scientists has put forth an even bolder vision—encouraging all 50 states to run on wind, water, and solar by 2050, without Read…

Fossil Fuel–Free Funds Come To Canada

By Matthew Klippenstein Fossil fuel-free mutual fund investing came to Canada this spring with the announcement by VanCity Credit Union that one of its affiliated mutual funds had sold off its hydrocarbon holdings to go fossil-free. Such companies only represented about 3% of the “IA Clarington Inhance Global Equity SRI Class” fund, so Read Full…

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