Tag Archives: renewable energy

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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Kanawha Electric Closes

West Virginia repair and machine shop closing after 80 years Kanawha Electric & Machine Co., of Charleston, W.V., announced last Thursday it will close its doors after 80 years of service. The business had been a maintenance stalwart, specializing in mining equipment but repairing motors of all kinds since 1937. It will now be forced to […]

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Thar She Blows

Hywind Scotland to be world’s first floating windfarm As if installing wind farms out at sea weren’t ambitious enough, Statoil ASA, a Norwegian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, is going a step further and developing what it says will be the first floating wind farm off the northeastern coast of Scotland. […]

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Withdrawal and Response

U.S. cities form alliance against climate change In an immediate and swift response to the White House’s most controversial decision (of last week, at least), a widespread contingent of governors, mayors, and other supporters from various U.S. cities formed an alliance pledging to continue a fight against climate change last Thursday night. The group has […]

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Conflicting NRGs

Company’s shake-up and identity crisis  Barry Smitherman, one of two newly appointed directors at NRG Energy, has called climate change “a hoax” in the past. He’s now in position to make major decisions for a company with significant renewable energy investments on hand. So goes the ideological crossroads facing the second largest power company in the […]

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Renew Now!

This week’s news from the renewable energy world Houghton secures coal-to-biomass contract. Houghton International has secured a three-year motor maintenance and repair contract at Lynemouth power station in England. The plant in Northumberland is currently being converted from coal to biomass. On completion, it is expected to generate 420 MW of renewable energy. Houghton will be responsible for […]

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Cloudy Outlook

Clean energy investment drops in first quarter Maybe it’s just the Jim Cramer Effect. Two years ago, the demonstrative investment specialist and star of CNBC’s “Mad Money” offered suggestions for cautious investment in businesses within the renewable energy world. While recommending companies like First Solar and NRG, he highlighted the temperament and unpredictability of the […]

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Coal Museum, Solar Power

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum goes solar The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. The museum, which memorializes Kentucky’s history in coal mining, will be modernizing with a new form of cheaper energy. This week, in a move that […]

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