4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

Friday, 11 August 2017

Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm. 

Alphabet's Green Energy Ambitions Hit Turbulence

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

On May 16, Makani released a YouTube video. A camera pans on a T-shaped airplane, with wings stretching 85 feet holding eight small turbines and a tether connecting it to a tall ground station. The plane swoops into the air. It dips and soars, looping elegantly in circles that mimic a windmill, something it was built to replace.  

Oil and Gas Companies Discuss Diversification at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

On Wednesday in Houston at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit, representatives from Statoil, DONG Energy, Avangrid/Iberdrola and US Wind explained why their companies decided to move into offshore wind after working in offshore oil and gas for decades. Meagan Keiser, legal counsel for Statoil said that just this year her company launched a new division called Statoil New Energy Solutions with the aim of building a profitable renewable business. “So, my team is now working full-time in renewables,” she said.

Utilities Shifting Away from Wind, Solar PPAs

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

There’s a new model emerging for growth-starved utilities looking to profit from America’s solar and wind power boom. American Electric Power Co. is using it for a $4.5 billion deal that’ll land the U.S. utility owner a massive wind farm in Oklahoma and a high-voltage transmission line to deliver the power.

The Energy Sector Needs to Adapt to Millennials—Not Vice Versa

Monday, 07 August 2017

As interns at Environmental Defense Fund, we’ve been tapped as resident experts on surviving on college budgets, social media, and all things Millennial. Research tells us Millennials are the largest living generation. So, as clean energy interns this summer, we’ve learned that gives us much power to change the game for the energy sector. But in unexpected ways.  

'American Wind Week' Launches to Teach America About the Power of Wind

Monday, 31 July 2017

In late July, Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma. Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40 percent increase in wind project development over the previous year. 

SunEdison Sets Bankruptcy Exit With Nothing for Shareholders

Thursday, 27 July 2017

SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s largest renewable-energy firm as a shell of its former self, with nothing for shareholders whose investment at one point had been worth about $10 billion.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com