Posts Tagged ‘Makes’

Germany’s Uniper makes head start in converting wind power to gas

German utility Uniper launched a pilot scheme at its Falkenhagen site on Wednesday to produce methane gas from wind power as the country seeks wider uses for renewable energy. The Falkenhagen plant, set up five years ago in Germany's wind-swept Brandenburg state, already produces green hydrogen by running wind power through water to split it […]

SC Johnson Makes EPA Top 100 List for Green Power

SC Johnson is ranked #71 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Top 100 List of the largest green power uses from the Green Power Partnership, the company announced. SC Johnson uses nearly 117 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, 63% of its total power needs. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind energy makes up nearly 10% of all Wyoming electricity

With that, Wyoming is now ranked 15th in the nation for wind-created electricity. Businesses in the wind industry employee close to a thousand people in the Cowboy State. View full post on Wind Power News

Elon Musk Makes Another Nearly Impossible-To-Keep Promise

Elon Musk promised to fix South Australia's energy crisis in 100 days despite the tech entrepreneur's pitiful track record of following through on crucial deadlines. The Tesla CEO said he can update the country's electrical grid within 3 months to prevent future energy blackouts. View full post on Wind Power News

Google Makes its Biggest Renewable Energy Purchase Yet

As far as the general public is concerned, Google and its data centers have become synonymous with the internet, and when activists call for a greener internet, Google data centers are in the spotlight more than anyone else’s. On the rare occasion that the public eye turns to the issue of carbon emissions associated with […]

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one small country on the other side […]

#allthecommissioners: Twitter makes some more essential appointments

After a leaked document revealed Tony Abbott’s government plans to create a windfarm commissioner, Twitter turned its hive mind to the task of appointing people to sort out other bothersome things Word of the Abbott government’s proposal of a “windfarm commissioner” – to determine their visual appeal, perhaps – has been received with glee on […]

What makes scenery worth protecting? Wind developer asks Maine’s top court to decide

The developer of the 16-turbine Bowers Mountain wind power project near eight lakes with special scenic designation argued Wednesday to Maine’s highest court that regulators erred in considering the project’s collective effect on the lakes. Juliet Brown, the attorney for SunEdison-owned Champlain Wind, argued Wednesday before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that the Maine Department […]

Wind Energy Startup Makes Smart Partnerships

Eastern Wind Power, Inc. , based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, joint ventured with German industrial giant, Siemens, to create a vertical axis wind turbine to be mounted on the roofs of high-rise buildings or pole-mounted in open, high wind areas. EWP designed, built, and tested a Sky Farm 50 kW VAWT for this application which is […]

Gas Makes Wind Affordable Even Without Tax Credit: Alliant CEO

Cheap natural gas is making wind energy affordable, even without a federal tax credit, the chief executive officer of Alliant Energy said in Chicago Wednesday. View full post on Wind Power News