Posts Tagged ‘Green’

COLUMN-Staid utility investing world upended by green energy revolution -James Saft

The formerly staid, predictable world of utilities investing faces a revolution as the price of solar and wind energy plunges, creating new winners and losers. Generally tightly regulated and thus with reliable cash flows, utility stocks and bonds have long been beloved by pension funds and other conservative investors for their safe income generation. View […]

Central Maine Power joins green energy competition

Central Maine Power company is providing an entry in the contest for the largest renewable energy contract in New England history – a proposal to bring enough green energy from Canada to power upward of a million homes in Massachusetts. The Maine utility wants to bring either hydropower, wind power or a combination across existing […]

Siemens closes wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg – 340 green energy jobs gone

Siemens Canada is closing its wind-turbine plant here, slashing more than 340 jobs and shuttering one of the town's largest employers. The closing, announced by the company Tuesday, comes after weeks of nervous speculation and one day of public debate over the factory, which was locked to employees Sunday night. View full post on Wind […]

Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy

One of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes, built next to a windfarm, will offer vital services to the National Grid Nestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will materialise this summer that could prove a blueprint for unlocking Britain’s renewable energy potential. The Upper Afan Valley […]

Journalist: Wind Power Is ‘Neither Clean Nor Green’

David Brockwell walks between wind turbines during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. Infigen Energy's Capital Windfarm, built five years ago, was a vanguard for wind power as Australia sought to wean […]

Gigantic wind turbines signal era of subsidy-free green power

Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time. Manufacturers led by Siemens are working to almost double the capacity of the current range of turbines, which already have wing spans that surpass […]

Here’s How Some Fortune 500 Companies Are Going Green

In honor of Earth Week, NBC looked at 5 of the most valuable companies to see what kind of green initiatives they are engaged in. It's Earth Week, and with much of the world focused on going green, NBC checked in with a few of the nation's most valuable companies to see how they're tackling […]

Green light for scheme to use disused slate quarries as power storage reservoirs

A scheme which will use two disused slate quarries on the edge of Snowdonia as reservoirs for power storage has been given the go-ahead by the Government. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/green-light-for-scheme-to-use-disused-slate-quarries-as-power-storage-reservoirs-35516221.html http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/article35516220.ece/a1f8e/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-7cee3328-6610-4b10-8259-f4dd138975ec_I1.jpg A scheme which will use two disused slate quarries on the edge of Snowdonia as reservoirs for power storage has been given the go-ahead by the […]

‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader

The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boom Living in New York and Washington, Greg Wortham heard all the grand talk about green energy from liberal politicians. Then he returned to the place where he grew up, a small […]

China Will Issue “Green Certificates” for Renewable Energy

China's National Development and Reform Commissions the country's chief economic planning body announced that a “green certificates” program for solar and wind power will be launched beginning on July 1, 2017. The certificates issued by the program will be similar to the Renewable Energy Credits issued in the United States, and will each represent 1MW […]