Cape Wind offshore wind energy

Wind-powered Snickers, shaping up U.S. wind, Cape Wind Farm DOE loan advances

Today’s news highlights a major decision by Mars, Inc. to power its operations with wind, a record over-12GW of American wind energy under construction, and Cape Wind’s forward progress with its DOE loan application. Mars seeks to go “sustainable in a generation” through large-scale clean energy initiatives and other programs, but their decision to buy […]

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NRG, MidAmerican complete 290MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in US

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), through its wholly-owned subsidiary NRG Solar, along with partner MidAmerican Solar announced they have achieved substantial completion at their Agua Caliente Solar Photovoltaic Facility, a 290 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic facility located on 2,400 acres of land between Yuma and Phoenix, Ariz. The electricity that is generated by the station, which can […]

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U.S. could double hydropower capacity in future

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it has found over 65 gigawatts (GW) of potential new hydropower development across the country, nearly equivalent to the current U.S. hydropower capacity. “The United States has tremendous untapped clean energy resources and responsible development will help pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable and diverse energy […]

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Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

Spain’s Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power. A wind farm opening at the end of June will turn into electricity the gusts that rake the steep cliffs and green mountains of the volcanic island off the […]

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