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Monthly Archives: July 2015

23 07, 2015

US adds 2.5 GW of wind and solar capacity in H1 2015

By | 2015-12-14T15:58:06-07:00 July 23rd, 2015|News|

July 23rd, 2015 | posted on www.renewables.seenews.com The US added 1,969 MW of wind and 549 MW of solar power generation capacity in the first half (H1) of 2015, with wind and solar accounting for 65% of all new capacity put online over the period. The country now has 67,820 MW of operational wind farms, newly released figures by [...]

21 07, 2015

HP to Power Texas Data Centers With Wind Energy

By | 2015-12-14T15:59:54-07:00 July 21st, 2015|News|

    July 21st, 2015 | posted on www.nytimes.com For years, clean energy developers could look to only a small handful of corporations as project partners or customers for their power. Mostly, there was Google, and a few other high-tech companies that worked directly with wind and solar developers to help green their energy use. Now, that appears [...]

20 07, 2015

The Energy-Water Nexus: The Linkage of Big Ag, Water Use, and Carbon Emissions

By | 2016-03-03T10:55:37-07:00 July 20th, 2015|Climate Science|

{This is the Second blog in a series on the intersection and interdependence of energy and water} In our first post on the intersection of water and energy, we introduced how renewable energy generation not only reduces carbon emissions, but how it can also be used as a tool to save water. In recent years, [...]

17 07, 2015

Amazon gets serious on wind power

By | 2016-03-03T10:55:54-07:00 July 17th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News, PPA|

Amazon.com announced this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that Amazon is serious about its goal to power its Amazon Web Services division with 100% renewable energy, and [...]

16 07, 2015

Iberdrola Renewables and Washington DC Strike Groundbreaking Wind Power Purchase Agreement

By | 2016-03-03T10:56:06-07:00 July 16th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News|

To demonstrate her commitment to lowering the District's carbon footprint and saving taxpayer money, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola Renewables, LLC that will supply 35 percent of the District government's electricity with wind power. This PPA is the largest wind power deal of its kind ever entered [...]

15 07, 2015

Amazon Announces Largest Renewable Energy Project To Date

By | 2016-03-03T10:56:13-07:00 July 15th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News|

Amazon Web Services has announced its largest renewable energy project to date, a 208 MW wind farm that will supply current and future Amazon cloud data centers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is responsible for hosting many of the internet’s most popular websites, where “the cloud” most assuredly meets the ground in one of thousands, if [...]

14 07, 2015

The South to get its first big wind farm

By | 2015-07-14T17:00:50-07:00 July 14th, 2015|News|

On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm. The $600 million project by Spanish developer Iberdrola Renewables will put 102 turbines on 22,000 acres near the coastal community of Elizabeth City, with plans to add about 50 [...]

13 07, 2015

Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas

By | 2015-07-13T16:26:35-07:00 July 13th, 2015|News|

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s building a large $1 billion data center in Ft. Worth, Texas. The facility, which is already under construction, will be Facebook’s fifth data center, and will be built on land purchased from a real estate company run by the eldest son of former Presidential candidate Ross Perot. The data [...]

7 07, 2015

Renewable Choice Staff Honored by USGBC Volunteer Service Award

By | 2015-07-07T16:28:28-07:00 July 7th, 2015|News|

Renewable Choice Energy announced today that a technical expert from its staff has been recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2015 Convergence Event. Renewable Choice’s Director of Green Building, Lana Carmichael, was selected in 2014 to serve as the green power & carbon offset subject-matter expert on [...]

6 07, 2015

Saudi King opens LEED Certified Madinah airport with a passenger capacity of 40 million per year

By | 2015-07-06T16:29:55-07:00 July 6th, 2015|News|

Dubai - UAE - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques officially opened the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, a city renowned as the second holiest place in Islam after Mecca. Phase one of the new airport which spans a total area of 4 million square meters [...]

4 07, 2015

Facebook hosts Levi's, Walmart to hack sustainability growth

By | 2015-07-04T16:41:55-07:00 July 4th, 2015|News|

Where can you find a self-proclaimed DOUG (Dumb Old Utility Guy) from Kentucky hobnobbing with executives from the world's trendiest Internet companies to a backdrop of neon green signage and daylight-friendly house music? At the famously lavish Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook, which on Tuesday hosted its second-annual gathering on "Sustainability@Scale" — a wide-ranging conference [...]

2 07, 2015

U.S. commits to 20 percent non-hydro renewables by 2030

By | 2015-07-02T16:43:20-07:00 July 2nd, 2015|News|

The United States and Brazil announced in a joint statement today that both countries would increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources other than hydropower to 20 percent by 2030. “The U.S. wind energy industry applauds the administration’s latest commitment today to increase renewable energy in America,” stated AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We [...]