wind power

Ohio Wind Farm Proves the Case for Smart Renewable Energy Policy

Ohio, it’s fair to say, isn’t known as a leader in the transition to renewable energy. Yet, in northwest Ohio’s Van Wert County…

Method Opens LEED Platinum Factory in Chicago

One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle…

Offshore Wind is (Finally) Coming to the U.S.

On Monday, Deepwater Wind broke ground on what's expected to be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. At a planned…

Hawaii Close to Approving 100-Percent Renewables Goal

A bill requiring Hawaii to generate 100 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2040 is close to passage by the state’s…

Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

"It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it…

GM Adds Wind Energy to Power Factories in Mexico

GM's 34 MW wind energy farm in Palo Alto, 325 miles (526 km) from Mexico City, will launch during the second quarter of…

Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…

GE Signs Its Largest Wind Turbine Deal in China

China's Huaneng Renewables will install 151-megawatts worth of GE's Brilliant 2.7-120 wind turbines at a site in southwestern Yunnan province. The contract marks…

Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Launches with Award for Al Gore

The 2015 winners of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, were announced yesterday in Abu…

Wind Power, Polar Vortexes and Price Gouging

Wind power saved electricity consumers across the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic at least $1 billion over just two polar-vortex days last year. However,…

Denmark Sets New Wind Power World Record

Denmark has announced it has scored 39.1 percent of its energy from wind in 2014, double what it was 10 years ago.

Green Mountain Power First Utility to Become a B Corp

Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) announced this week it is now a B Corp—the first utility in the world to score this certification.

SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city's resurgence?

Study: Cats, Cell Towers are More Deadly to Birds Than Wind Turbines

Wind energy has famously pitted environmentalists against each other – renewable energy and climate action advocates vs. wildlife conservationists concerned about wind turbines…