Three offshore wind project and policy announcements in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey will add at least 5 gigawatts of offshore wind energy in the next decade. "With today's landmark decisions, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are ready to pioneer large-scale offshore wind development that will light the way for our industry and nation," said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association.
Almost half of Xcel Energy's electricity in Texas and New Mexico could come from renewable resources by 2022, according to a plan by Xcel Energy. About 24% of the company's energy resources are renewable, and the company plans to install another 1,240 megawatts of wind generation.
The second phase of road improvements near Radford's Run Wind Farm, located in Macon County, Ill., are underway and should take about eight weeks to finish, according to E.ON officials. The project includes 80 miles of road improvements at a cost of $20 million to E.ON.
Matt Maley has joined Acciona Energy USA Global's marketing team and will help commercial and industrial companies meet sustainability goals. Maley has more than 25 years of experience in the energy and utility space.
Arroyo Energy Investors will purchase the Chile operations of Pattern Energy Group for $67 million. Pattern owned an 81 MW interest in the the 115 MW El Arrayan Wind project.
The comment period for offshore wind energy development in the New York Bight region was extended from May 29 to July 30 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The bureau is also asking for information and nominations for wind power commercial leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf in the New York Bight.
New guidelines from China's National Energy Administration addresses the 12% of wind power and 6% of solar energy wasted last year. The guidelines ask companies to put priority on cross-regional wind power bases that deliver electricity to different regional grids.
Ben & Jerry's is testing a point-of-sale system at a London scoop shop that allows consumers to see the carbon footprint of the products they buy and purchase offsetting carbon credits from Ecosphere+. "These are added to the customer's profile, and the blockchain is updated with all the transaction details," Chris Middleton writes.
The next step in corporate responsibility is for companies to work toward a net-positive environmental impact, says Josh Prigge, founder and CEO of Sustridge. "Rather than just minimizing our negative impacts, regenerative development is about eliminating those negative impacts and actively creating positive impacts -- regenerating, restoring and revitalizing ecosystems and communities," he says.
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