Enel Green Power has tapped Georgios Papadimitriou to lead its division in North America. The unit operates about 100 renewable energy facilities in North America with a collective capacity of more than 4.3 gigawatts.
The Point Pleasant Fishermen's Dock Co-operative expressed concern about offshore wind development and New York's scallop industry during a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management hearing Thursday. BOEM is reviewing bids to develop a project in the New York Bight Call Area and says it will consider local fishing and other issues.
Adverse policies have hindered wind development in Ohio, preventing the state from taking advantage of the jobs and economic investment wind and other clean energy sources have to offer, writes Tom Ford, president of the Ohio Advanced Energy Economy. "Ohio is uniquely positioned to lead the region's advanced-energy economy while also creating jobs and raising wages for its workers," he writes.
General Electric is in the early stages of renovating a turbine factory in Saint-Nazaire, France, where it will produce its 12-megawatt Haliade X offshore wind turbine. The model is expected to be the largest in the world when it hits the market.
American Electric Power has filed documents with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio proposing the state increase its installed renewable energy capacity by at least 900 megawatts. "If approved, this proposal will significantly expand the state's underdeveloped clean energy economy and bring with it significant economic and health benefits," says Natural Resources Defense Council Energy Policy Director for Ohio Daniel Sawmiller.
Wind on the Wires has reorganized and will now be known as the Clean Grid Alliance. "Rebranding was a necessary, thoughtful and deep dive into the essence of our brand attributes and our core work areas," Executive Director Beth Soholt says, noting that the advocacy group now works with solar and energy storage, as well as wind.
New materials being developed for the circular economy have to be affordable and able to outshine traditional options in terms of performance and their environmental origins, says DuPont executive Michael Saltzberg. "We're trying to come up with ... a material that is at a price point that it can be broadly applicable," he says.
A multilateral trade approach would protect the American chemical industry's growth and be more effective than a tariff-based approach, writes Thomas Duesterberg, a Hudson Institute senior fellow. "The current path of U.S. trade policy risks serious harm to a bedrock U.S. manufacturing sector that has a historic opportunity for growth," he writes.
The American Chemistry Council and other groups criticized a report warning against foam insulation products containing halogenated flame retardants. "Simply identifying chemicals by potential hazard offers an incomplete picture of both the ingredient and the product itself and misses important factors needed to accurately account for safe use of chemicals in building products," ACC said.
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule repealing a 2016 regulation that sought to phase out hydrofluorocarbons in household appliances. The EPA said the 2016 rule, which has been challenged in court, "exceeded its statutory authority."