Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter – November 2017

This month's edition of Energy & Sustainability Connections brings the latest developments in energy investing, legal insights, company activity, and industry events straight to your inbox. November's Leader in the News is E4TheFuture , the leading nonprofit advocating for energy efficiency solutions in the residential energy sector, which recently welcomed David O'Connor onto its Board […]

Empire Wind: New York’s Latest Off-Shore Wind Energy Project

In December 2016, Norwegian developer Statoil won a bid to lease 79,000 acres of underwater land from the federal government for wind energy development. Statoil's wind energy project will be located approximately fourteen miles south of Long Beach and the Rockaways and will extend out to a distance of 30 miles. View full post on […]

SA’s battery is massive, but it can do much more than store energy

Last Friday, the “world's largest” lithium-ion battery was officially opened in South Australia. Tesla's much-anticipated “mega battery” made the ” 100 days or it's free ” deadline, after a week of testing and commissioning. View full post on Wind Power News

The high cost of cheap electricity: Don Pittis

New technology and old. A farm windmill in front of giant turbines in South Australia that feed the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla that went into operation last week. View full post on Wind Power News

One of the biggest U.S. oil fields turns to an unexpected power source: solar

The Belridge oil field near Bakersfield, California, is one of the largest in the country. It has been producing oil for more than a century and last year produced around 76,000 barrels a day, according to operator Aera Energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Nuclear reactor contractors demand over 100 bln won in compensation

Contractors forced to temporarily halt work on the Shin-Kori 5 and 6 reactors have asked for 100.37 billion won in compensation from the state-run nuclear power company, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday. According to Rep. Kim Jung-hoon of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, related companies are asking the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. […]

Warring Visions of Puerto Rico’s Future

Will the islands become a cutting-edge green-powered solartopia for the benefit of their long-time residents? Or a fossil-fueled robber baron playground like Hong Kong or Singapore, set to operate for the profit of outside corporate investors? On the solartopian side, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed a $146 billion green ” Marshall Plan […]

Residents want commissioners to ‘do your research’ on wind…

Pro and con, area residents came out for a public hearing Thursday morning about Huron County possibly becoming an alternative energy zone . Of the 65 people who attended the session in the large meeting room in the county administration building, 17 addressed Commissioners Terry Boose, Joe Hintz and Skip Wilde. View full post on […]

Fugro Wins Work at US Offshore Wind Sites

Fugro said it has been awarded contracts by rsted to undertake geotechnical investigations at two large-scale offshore wind development sites in the U.S. rsted is pursuing the development of the two new projects: Bay State Wind, located 15 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. and Ocean Wind, 10 miles off the New Jersey […]

Developers ditch wind power easements in Lincoln County

Dakota Power Community Wind had pitched a project that would have been the state's largest wind farm, with up to 500 turbines producing up to 1,000 megawatts of power. The Argus Leader reports that the developer this week canceled the landowner easements it had on file with the county, likely signaling an end to the […]