Tag Archives: renewable energy

Westerpark Wind

All-electric Dutch hotel powered entirely by wind A country famous for its windmills is living up to its reputation. The Netherlands’ first fully electric hotel, Conscious Hotel Westerpark, which will open in April, is now taking reservations. The all-electric hotel will get its juice entirely by wind power. The Westerpark location will become the fourth property […]

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Exelon Backs Volta

Exelon invests in energy storage One of the largest U.S. energy providers has invested in an energy storage startup, further indicating that the sector is on the rise within the utility world. Exelon’s undisclosed investment, announced December 12, will help fund Volta Energy Technologies, a startup based in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Ill., that […]

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Batter Up

World’s largest battery goes online in Australia In what some consider a landmark achievement for renewable energy, the world’s largest battery went online Monday in Australia. Hornsdale Power Reserve, in the state of South Australia, features the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, used to provide power to huge wind turbines. The project—a joint venture between French […]

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Call It “Good P.R.”

Tesla, Sonnen initiate Puerto Rico grid rebuild  50 days after the onslaught of Hurricane Maria knocked out its already fragile power grid, Puerto Rico’s problems are far from over. At least half the island’s residents remain without power, and U.S. assistance provided by FEMA tripped on its first attempt when it was forced to cancel a […]

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Renew-a-Brew

Anheuser-Busch signs major deal for wind power project in Oklahoma Next time you drink a Budweiser, you can feel even more refreshed. Not only will you get the cold, carbonated taste of the King of Beers; but also a buzz of gratification by knowing the company supports the environment, as Anheuser-Busch now does in droves. The St. […]

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Xcel’s New Spreadsheet

Energy provider releases “Colorado Energy Plan”, retires two coal plants Xcel Energy announced its latest energy proposal Wednesday, calling for the shutdown of two major coal-powered plants and a headfirst dive into renewable energy for the state. While the stipulation hinges on consumers saving money, it asks the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve […]

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Survey Says…

Study of power sources analyzes grid reliability A highly anticipated, heavily scrutinized study of the power grid was finally released Wednesday night by the Department of Energy, with surprising results. The study—which endured delays, controversial personnel, and even an unofficial draft leaked to the press a month ago, was widely expected to charge renewable energy […]

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Wind Power Week

AWEA’s first annual event of its kind debuts across the country AWEA debuted its first-ever American Wind Week this week, continuing through Saturday. The celebration of wind power and energy is designed to bring together industry professionals and promote new initiatives. Partially organized in celebration of wind power emerging this year as America’s top source […]

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Electric Food

Could renewable energy help solve world hunger? Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is […]

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Our Powers Combined

Deepwater and Tesla link up for renewable superteam project Battery storage and wind power are combining forces in a large-scale project for the first time in the United States. Deepwater Wind, a major offshore wind power supplier, announced Monday it will team up with Tesla’s energy storage arm on a 40 MW/h project off the […]

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