A personal quest to promote the use of wind energy and hydrogen technology in the Great Lakes area of the United States. The Great Lakes area is in a unique position to become an energy exporting region through these and other renewable energy technologies. *Update 2014: Just do it everywhere - Dan*
Deepwater Wind executives shared information about an offshore wind farm proposed off the coast of New York during a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management meeting on Monday. Senior Vice President of Development Aileen Kenney says Deepwater Wind and Orsted are committed to working with the local fishing industry and other parties to reach a compromise on various concerns.
Women hold 30% of wind and solar jobs, and the industry must do more to create opportunities for them, says Kristen Graf, executive director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. This entails overcoming challenges such as sexism, unconscious bias and other misconceptions about the industry.
Insurance and investment entity Ullico will buy a minority stake in a 1.3-gigawatt portfolio of wind and solar projects in the US, pending regulatory approval. The portfolio features more than 70 projects and is owned by Alberta Investment Management and The AES Corp.
Singapore-based utility SP Group has introduced a new platform that uses a blockchain-powered system to trade renewable energy certificates for wind and solar between corporate buyers. The system may result in reduced costs and higher transparency for energy trading.
EDP Renovaveis says it is on track to surpass its goal of increasing its installed wind capacity by more than 10% by 2020. The company said it also has a 1-gigawatt pipeline of new projects slated to come online after 2020.
The School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is scheduled to hold four workshops in November and December to gather input from the fishing industry regarding offshore wind development.
These stories were selected and summarized by independent editors at SmartBrief Inc., not by AWEA's staff, and do not represent AWEA positions. They reflect the variety of daily coverage of American wind power.