Daily Archives: August 25, 2019

The Wind Power Story Part VI: The Globalizers

By Brandon Owens This is the sixth part in a seven part series on the history of wind power innovation based on my new book, The Wind Power Story (https://amzn.to/2YGXmSU). This installment focuses on twenty-first century companies that expanded the reach of wind power across the globe. Wind turbine manufacturer’s, policy makers, and project developers…

Biogas Development in Colombia: Phase 2 Plastic Free Pledge 

By Niyireth Torres We live in a society where a linear economy is a norm. Where there is the extraction of resources, products are produced and then disposed of as waste. The linear economy is a broken form. This throwaway system has caused significant environmental and health issues, such as: The toxic waste buildup can…

Merchant Solar and Wind: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By [email protected] Since the dawn of grid-connected wind and solar, long-term power purchase agreements were the financial glue that held projects together. Developers could rely on relatively simple multi-decade contracts, thanks in large part to policy that encouraged or mandated utilities to enter those agreements. Today, things are a lot more complicated. It’s much harder…

Achieving resilience through renewables-driven Community Microgrids

By Craig Lewis In a time of increasing natural disasters and power outages, “resilience” has become the word of the day. Those disasters have also highlighted the effects of climate change, increasing the urgency for setting 100% renewable energy goals. It’s clear that the time has come to move from our centralized, vulnerable energy system…

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