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As zebras watch, Detroit Zoo announces switch to wind energy #MI

By National Wind Watch Royal Oak – Before an attentive audience of elected officials, reporters and zebras, the Detroit Zoo announced Thursday that it’s embracing a renewable energy plan and will ultimately draw all of its electricity from Michigan wind parks. The contract, part of DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, will take effect in 2021. The…

More consolidation in retail power as Vistra buys another rival

By James McGhee Vistra announced yesterday their impending acquisition of Ambit Energy. Rumors and uncertainty spread among the thousands of energy consultants in Ambit’s vast multi-level marketing channel as they speculate what this will mean for them and the future of their personal sales networks. Announcements are set to be made at Ambition, the group’s…

Castrol launches new Wind Academy to “up-skill” O&M techs

By Michelle Froese Castrol, a provider of lubricants to the wind energy industry, is launching the Castrol Wind Academy. The new Academy is a multi-channel training program designed to up-skill wind energy operations and maintenance (O&M) technician teams with the latest insights, technologies, processes, and examples of how best practices in O&M can improve operational…

New NRDC tool calculates cost of electricity by resource & region

By Michelle Froese The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a new tool that can help utilities, institutions, state, and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector. With NDRC’s new tool, users can elect a state and compare the cost of building and operating a…

Duke Energy Renewables powers on 14.1 MW of Georgia solar projects

By Billy Ludt Duke Energy Renewables announced that nine solar projects developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. “We’re excited to complete these projects and look forward to developing even more clean, renewable energy projects in Georgia in the future,” said…

Shell makes offer to purchase ERM Power

By Andrew Burger The proposed, A$617 million deal, less dividend adjustments by ERM, is the latest in a lengthening string of electricity-sector acquisitions by Royal Dutch Shell as it seeks to diversify and shift its strategic focus.ERM Power has grown to become Australia’s second largest energy retailer by load served since its founding 10 years…

ENGIE signs renewable energy deal with New Jersey school

By Michelle Froese ENGIE Resources, one of the top commercial electricity providers in the nation, announced a five-year energy agreement with Princeton Day School, which provides the campus with budget certainty while also encouraging the development of renewable energy, including wind farms and solar arrays. The new agreement is expected to provide the campus with…

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