Clean Energy News

  • Xcel Energy Announces the Nation's Largest Multi-State Investment in Wind Energy

    Xcel Energy, the leading utility wind energy provider in the U.S., has plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country. The company has proposed 11 new wind farms in seven states, which would add a total of 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation to its system. The proposed plan significantly increases the amount of wind energy in the company's energy mix by 2021, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York State Facilities Making Significant Progress Toward 20 Percent Energy Reduction Goal

    The New York Power Authority recently announced that New York State agency partners are making significant progress toward meeting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Clean Energy goal of a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency in all state buildings by 2020. Under the Governor's Executive Order 88 which established the BuildSmart NY program, state agency partners have significantly reduced ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Fortum and Futurice Developing New Concept for Solar Energy Companies in Developing Countries

    Energy company Fortum and software agency Futurice are embarking on a new kind of cooperation that combines their expertise in solar energy and software design. The aim of the cooperation is to create a solution that provides easier access to electricity for people in developing countries. In less than two hours the earth receives from the sun the amount of energy that is consumed ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SgurrEnergy appoints Claus Hjoerringgaard as director of clean energy

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has appointed Claus Hjoerringgaard as its new director of clean energy. Based at SgurrEnergy’s Glasgow headquarters, Claus will be responsible for heading up the leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy which provides engineering and technical advisory services in onshore and offshore wind, solar, wave and ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • NREL Industry Growth Forum Connects Clean Energy Startups and Investors

    Clean energy innovation will be on display April 13 and 14 in Denver, Colorado, as 30 small businesses present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts as the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum. The 30 presenting startups were selected through a competitive application and review process and ...

  • Public Service Enterprise Group Outlines Capital Investment Program

    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) said that it plans to invest approximately $15 billion over the next five years upgrading its energy infrastructure. PSEG reaffirmed its 2017 earnings guidance of $2.80 to $3.00 per share. Speaking at the company's Annual Investor Conference in New York, Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president and CEO, told the financial community that the company's strategy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of services

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work and following extensive testing in 2016. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • SgurrEnergy’s Garry Campbell joins world’s leading professional health and safety body

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, bolstered its credentials when one of its employees was invited to join the world’s leading professional health and safety body. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) last month welcomed Health and Safety Team Leader Garry Campbell to its Offshore Group Committee. IOSH is ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Growing the Mexico – California Renewable Energy Alliance

    The Honorable Guillermo Zúñiga of the Mexico Energy Regulatory Commission Set to Keynote the Renewables Rush Conference in April NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mexico and California have taken bold steps resulting in agreements to forge common efforts to pursue clean energy and address climate ...


    By Penton

  • Advanced Energy Economy: Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

    This week, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Accelerates Major Solar Energy Development Projects

    Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, recently announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 - comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance: FERC Ruling Constitutes Win for Consumers in New York

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for reducing energy usage in order to help alleviate different types of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Western lawmakers vow to increase state renewable energy portfolios

    With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and limit greenhouse gas emissions. With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and ...

  • Clean Energy Innovation Fund Invests In Greensync To Help Create The Smart Electricity Grid Of The Future

    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed $5 million to an innovative Melbourne-based company aiming to bring smart technology solutions to the energy grid of the future, as part of an $11.5 million Series B capital raising by GreenSync. The CEFC investment is through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, which finances emerging Australian technologies and businesses that have the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Edison Electric Institute to Wall Street: Delivering America's Energy Future

    Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn and three other EEI officers - David Owens, Phil Moeller, and Richard McMahon - recently briefed Wall Street analysts, bankers, and investors on the state of the U.S. electric power industry. Kuhn and the panelists ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New DTE Energy Program Makes It Easier To Use Clean Energy

    DTE Energy customers will soon be able to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting clean energy sources. Starting in April, customers will have the opportunity to buy more of their power from wind and solar farms - two of the most affordable clean energy sources available - through MIGreenPower. "Until now, customers who wanted to use ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Kohler Co. Acquires Clarke Energy

    Kohler Co. proudly announces that its Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generation systems, has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., Liverpool, England. Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorised distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide. ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Minnesota lawmakers introduce bill to build natural gas plant without regulatory approval

    The Minnesota House committee on energy overwhelmingly approved legislation last week to allow Xcel Energy to build a large natural gas-fired power plant in Sherburne County without the approval of state utility regulators, prompting backlash from business and consumer groups. The 786-megawatt (MW) gas plant, which is estimated to cost more than $1 billion, would replace two 680-MW coal-fired ...

  • IEA urges Poland to clean up its energy sector while balancing energy security, environment and affordability requirements

    Poland's new energy strategy should put the country on a pathway towards a cleaner energy system while strengthening energy security, the International Energy Agency said in its latest review of the country's energy policies. The forthcoming energy strategy is likely to prioritise long-term energy security, placing a strong emphasis on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • 10 Smart Energy Startups Worth Watching in 2017

    “Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators. ...


    By DEXMA

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