Learning to lead well requires a combination of "learning and doing," writes Wally Bock. Accept that mistakes are a part of growth and commit to the work that gets less fanfare, such as working side-by-side with teams to model the behavior and performance you expect, he writes.
American Electric Power in Ohio will invest $33 billion in various energy projects and infrastructure upgrades, including $2.7 billion worth of renewables, between 2019 and 2023. Chairman, President and CEO Nicholas Akins says AEP plans to add 8,300 megawatts of new installed wind and solar capacity.
Forty percent of the world's generating capacity will likely come from renewables by 2040, up from the current 25%, according to the International Energy Agency's annual World Energy Outlook. The report says that while wind and solar costs will continue to fall and drive the industry forward, more government policies are needed to counteract climate change.
The Brayton Point Power Station, formerly the largest coal-burning power plant in Massachusetts, has changed its name to the Brayton Point Commerce Center to reflect its growing role as a regional offshore wind hub.
LafargeHolcim, a multinational building materials manufacturer, will add three turbines at its cement facility in Ohio. "Investing in new ways to operate our plants that provide a benefit for the environment is very important to us and the communities where we work," says US Cement CEO Jamie Gentoso.
Singapore-based Blue Circle and the Philippines' AC Energy plan to add about 1,500 megawatts of new installed wind capacity Southeast Asia, starting with a 200-MW project in Vietnam.
Offshore wind turbines are on the rise worldwide, and the sustainable handling of materials post-decommissioning should become an integral part of the design process, writes David Foxwell. Offshore wind machines, he explains, use a lot of composites that can be recycled or processed into other goods.
Scotland's wind farms provided 98% of the nation's energy needs in October, according to WWF Scotland. On Oct. 23, Scotland generated enough wind power to meet 234% of its needs.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it will save customers and businesses $4 billion over the next 30 years with its goal to divest from coal by 2028. The utility will use a combination of wind, solar and "demand management" to facilitate the shift.
Nestle Waters North America has constructed a third turbine at its plant in Cabazon, Calif., providing enough power to meet almost half of the water-bottling facility's electricity demand. By 2019, Nestle expects renewables to provide more than a fifth of its US energy needs.
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