HomeProtect from Flo Technologies is a subscription service homeowners can purchase once they install a Flo water leak-prevention system in their home. The program will reimburse owners if their home suffers major water damage.
EDF Renewable Energy and Alliant Energy have unveiled plans for a new 200-megawatt project in Iowa that the companies say supports Alliant's long-term plans to add more than 1-gigawatt of new installed wind capacity in the state. "The project will also provide an economic boost to the Iowa economy, through new construction and operations jobs, expanded tax base and recurring, long-term income for participating landowners," says EDF Vice President of Development for the North Region Kate O'Hair.
The Northeastern US has great potential for offshore wind development and Rhode Island "will play a very important role in the industry as it goes forward," said Deepwater Wind Vice President Matthew Morrissey during a June 8 summit. "[I]t is truly an exciting time for the state of Rhode Island and for the offshore wind industry," he added.
The first steps to take in a crisis include gathering the facts and committing to telling the truth internally and then externally, writes David Grossman. "No matter how successful the leader, there is one common truth -- communication is a learned skill," he writes.
The EU has approved a new goal to source 32% of its total electricity needs from renewables by 2030, with a provision to possibly revise it in 2023. The EU is currently working toward a 20% by 2020 renewables target.
Connecticut has unveiled the winners of a clean energy request for proposals and will acquire 200 megawatts of offshore wind energy from Deepwater Wind's Revolution Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts. "With demand for 1,400 MW of US offshore wind announced in less than a month, there's a golden opportunity for heavy manufacturing companies and shipbuilders to invest in American jobs, factories and infrastructure," says American Wind Energy Association Director of Offshore Wind and Federal Legislative Affairs Manager Nancy Sopko.
Climate change is a serious issue and one that could be addressed quickly by eliminating coal and replacing it with renewables, Pattern Energy President and CEO Michael Garland said after attending a climate change meeting hosted by Pope Francis this week. "We felt honored to be there. We added just enough flavor on the renewable side to make it interesting," he said.
Vestas North American development arm Longroad Energy's 238-megawatt Rio Bravo project in Texas will feature a variety of V136 3.45-MW turbines, optimized to 3.6 MW, and 4-MW machines from Vestas, according to the companies. "We are pleased to partner with Longroad on the Rio Bravo project, and expand our 4-MW platform in Texas," said Vestas Americas President Chris Brown.
ScottishPower Renewables has installed the first two steel jacket foundation at its 714-megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind site off the coast of England in the Southern North Sea. "This is one of the largest offshore wind farms ever to be built and good progress is being made in all areas," Project Director Charlie Jordan said.
GE Renewable Energy's land-based wind unit has joined APQP4Wind, an industry initiative that seeks to create best practices for producing wind turbines, it says.
"Joining APQP4Wind will allow GE to contribute to the development of the program and help to strengthen its adoption and application within the supply chain," noted Senior Quality Programs Leader Kevin Creagan.