Friday, October 12, 2018

Fwd: Google report outlines 100% carbon-free energy plan

EIA: Wind, solar accounted for 20% of generation in 10 states in 2017 | Orsted exec says New England to benefit from firm's Deepwater Wind buy | NextEra proposes up to 123-turbine project in N.D.
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EIA: Wind, solar accounted for 20% of generation in 10 states in 2017
Wind and solar accounted for at least 20% of all generating capacity in Iowa, California, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Vermont, Maine, North Dakota and South Dakota in 2017, reports the Energy Information Administration. Iowa led the pack with 37% renewables.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (10/11) 
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Orsted exec says New England to benefit from firm's Deepwater Wind buy
Connecticut and other New England states would benefit from Orsted's proposed acquisition of Deepwater Wind because the deal, if approved, would bring Orsted's offshore wind prowess to the emerging East Coast industry, says Orsted North America President Thomas Brostrom. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski also praised the deal, noting it "is a sign that we are ready to grow."
Connecticut Post (Bridgeport) (10/11) 
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NextEra proposes up to 123-turbine project in N.D.
NextEra Energy Resources has filed an application with the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build a 298.1-megawatt wind farm in the state that could feature up to 123 turbines. The American Wind Energy Association ranks North Dakota 11th in the nation for installed wind capacity.
The Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.) (10/10) 
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ABS Group: Lessons from Block Island
This technical paper outlines the lessons learned during ABS Group's work as the Certified Verification Agent of the first U.S. offshore wind farm. Learn more about a risk based approach to design, manufacturing and construction.
Project Focus
Siemens Gamesa wins its first turbine order in Russia
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won a contract to supply Enel Russia with 26 SG 3.4-megawatt 132 turbines for a project under development in Russia, marking its first foray into the country.
North American Windpower online (10/9) 
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Economy, Energy & Trends
Google report outlines 100% carbon-free energy plan
Google already offsets most of its carbon-based energy consumption with carbon-free sources such as renewables, but is looking to take that goal a step further by matching that output in real-time, the company reported Wednesday. One Finnish site uses wind power purchase agreements and other clean energy sources work together to offset 97% of the site's electrical generation hour-by-hour.
Axios (10/11) 
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Analysis: IKEA is tackling climate change
IKEA is among businesses leading the way on using renewables to curtail their carbon emissions, according to this report. IKEA has spent about $2 billion on renewables and plans to convert to 100% renewables by 2020.
CNN (10/9) 
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Policy Watch
BNEF: Global clean energy spending down 6% in Q3
Global investments in clean energy technology fell 6% to $67.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the year-before period, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report noted that overall spending may hit 2017 levels if some offshore wind deals close in the final quarter.
Renewables Now (Bulgaria) (tiered subscription model) (10/10) 
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