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Eversource Energy proposing wind farm off Connecticut coast

Connecticut is joining  New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts in welcoming offshore wind projects to increase their renewable energy production.  The Constitution Wind Project, one of many offshore wind projects proposed to the state, would supply power to 100,000 homes and help reduce the state’s reliance on natural gas for electricity generation. Eversource Energy and a […]

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New York State Plans 2400 MW of Offshore Wind by 2030

The same week that New York announced that the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor would be shut down, Gov. Cuomo announced that the largest offshore wind project in the US would be built off the coast of Long Island.  This new wind farm will help offset the loss of nuclear power, while eventually providing power to […]

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U.S. Solar Boom Continues: 1MW Installed Every 32 Minutes

Solar energy has accounted for over a third of new electricity capacity generated in 2016. The future of solar looks very bright! Renewable energy policy faces a future of uncertainty with a new fossil fuel-friendly administration set to take office, but the U.S. solar industry just marked its best quarter to date. In the third […]

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An Historic Achievement – National Grid Customers Are the First in the U.S. to Receive Offshore Wind Power

America’s first offshore wind farm is finally up and running off the coast of Rhode Island! The 30MW wind farm is now supplying almost 100% of Block Island’s energy demand, with the excess capacity being used to power Narragansett and other RI towns. PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After just 11 months of construction on its “sea2shore: The […]

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Google Says It Will Run Entirely on Renewable Energy in 2017

Google, one of the largest energy consuming companies in the world, will become completely carbon-neutral in 2017 through investments into large utility-scale wind and solar farms. MINCO, Okla. — Last year, Google consumed as much energy as the city of San Francisco. Next year, it said, all of that energy will come from wind farms […]

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IKEA Builds Sustainability, Energy Savings

Large retail stores – the same ones that will be flooded with customers this coming holiday weekend – are leading the way in solar energy and energy storage. IKEA, one of those retail giants, is adding fuel cells and batteries to several stores this year, hoping that the solar, fuel cell, and battery technologies will […]

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Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2

Several US companies have made commitments to using 100% renewable energy in the future, and Amazon Web Services is now on track to use over 50% renewables by the end of next year. Their 5th renewable energy project, a 189 MW wind farm in Ohio, will increase their renewable generation capacity to over 2.2 million […]

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Wind generation share exceeded 10% in 11 states in 2015

Since 2010, the total share of wind generation in the US has more than doubled with many states seeing renewable energy as a way to offset the closing of coal and nuclear plants. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly In 2015, 11 states generated at least 10% of their total electricity from wind. […]

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