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World’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Order Coming to U.S.

World’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Order Coming to U.S.

The largest single order of wind turbines for an onshore energy project is coming to the U.S. Siemens announced today that MidAmerican Energy purchased 448 turbines to be deployed in five different projects in Iowa. Collectively, the turbines have a capacity of 1,050 megawatts (MW). “This represents not only the largest order for onshore wind turbines […]

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    Will Congressional Grinches Steal Energy Efficiency Incentives?

    Will Congressional Grinches Steal Energy Efficiency Incentives?

    By Meg Waltner Photo courtesy of Shutterstock The clock is ticking for four important energy efficiency tax incentives for home and business property owners and manufacturers that are set to expire at the end of this month.  Energy efficiency is the cleanest, cheapest resource we have to cut our nation’s energy bills, while creating jobs […]

    UK Wind Industry Says ‘Game On’ for Competing With Fossil Fuels

    UK Wind Industry Says ‘Game On’ for Competing With Fossil Fuels

    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Wind farm developer Dong Energy has said it’s “game on” for offshore wind in the UK, expecting it to be able to compete with conventional fossil fuels by the end of the decade. The positive message from one of the country’s leading wind farm developers comes after the government announced an […]

    Innovative Company Transforms Recycled Jeans Into Coasters, Wallets and Rings

    Innovative Company Transforms Recycled Jeans Into Coasters, Wallets and Rings

    While most people throw away old magazines and denim jeans or recycle them, a small company uses the materials to make cool items you likely wouldn’t have imagined possible. Junk mail, newsprint and old money are among the items Lincoln, NE-based Iris Industries uses to make composites that eventually produce architectural finishes, tile, consumer products, furniture and […]

    Feds Extend Permits to 30 Years for Wind Farms for Accidental Eagle Kills

    Feds Extend Permits to 30 Years for Wind Farms for Accidental Eagle Kills

    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock The rift between the wind power industry and wildlife advocates will likely grow as a result of an expanded federal permitting process for wind projects. The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that some wind energy companies will be granted 30-year permits that allow them to operate without worrying about […]

    6 Reasons Why Nuke Fan Is Dead Wrong About Wind Energy

    6 Reasons Why Nuke Fan Is Dead Wrong About Wind Energy

    By Michael Goggin The Energy Collective blog recently carried a column, Limitations of Unreliable Energy Sources, aka ‘Renewables,’ by Rod Adams, a longtime nuclear power advocate and critic of competing energy sources. In his column, Adams repeats a number of false statements about wind power. When corrected, his claims actually highlight a number of ways […]

    Major League Baseball Announces Green Glove Award Winner

    Major League Baseball Announces Green Glove Award Winner

    By Alice Henly Major League Baseball has announced the San Francisco Giants as the winner of the 2013 Green Glove Award. The Giants had the highest recycling rate in Major League Baseball and diverted the most waste from landfills. They have achieved a season average waste diversion rate of over 86 percent. Photo credit: MLB Photos/Natural Resources […]

    Is Your Restaurant REAL Certified?

    Is Your Restaurant REAL Certified?

    With certifications letting us know how sustainable buildings are, it only makes sense for restaurants to do the same when it comes to the food we consume. The U.S. Healthful Food Council (USHFC) will soon influence dietary decisions and impact the bottom lines of restaurateurs across the nation with a new certification system that gauges the sources […]

    3 Islands Lead the Way By Going 100% Renewable Energy

    3 Islands Lead the Way By Going 100% Renewable Energy

    By Jeremy Gottlieb 100% renewable energy to some may sound like nothing more than a pipe dream, but in reality, it already exists. As giant countries like China, North America and India continue to pump out never ending streams of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, small, low-elevation islands are at risk of serious damage […]