The technical standard for the first global consumer label for companies to buy wind power and other clean renewable energy has been launched today.
The programme is backed by companies including WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, the Global Wind
Energy Council (GWEC), the LEGO Group, Bloomberg and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Hosted by the Virginia Wind
A top state energy official says the federal government is preparing to accept expressions of interest from prospective developers of wind power in Virginia's coastal waters.
Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Maureen Matsen says that's a "critical step" in developing wind power off Virginia's shores.
At least two companies have submitted unsolicited bids for federal leases, and Dominion Virginia Power is expected to express its interest in developing offshore power.
Duke Energy will build a new wind farm in north-central Pennsylvania and sell all of the renewable electricity it generates to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. (DEMEC) under a 25-year agreement.
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the 69-megawatt (MW) Laurel Hill Windpower Project in Lycoming County. The wind farm will consist of 30 Siemens wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 MW. Laurel Hill will be capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes.
Duke Energy Renewables started construction of the Laurel Hill Windpower Project in August and plans to achieve commercial operation by September 2012.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/13/3906357/duke-energy-to-build-second-pennsylvania.html#ixzz1Xrv2Azf4
Necessity, as we’ve all been told can sometimes be the mother of invention. In Japan, there is a necessity for a power source that does not require fossil fuels, since they don’t have any. So the Japanese invested heavily in nuclear power, which, at the moment, is looking like a tenuous investment given the recent Fukushima meltdown. Fortunately, they did not put all their eggs in one basket, either.
In an attempt to hedge against future rising energy prices, Volkswagen announced last week that it will invest up to one billion Euros (US$1.45 billion) in renewable energy.
Grid-scale energy storage is gaining momentum as batteries, flywheels and compressed air systems begin proving they can regulate frequency and ancillary services with the same efficiency of "spinning reserves" from fossil fuel-fired power plants.
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