The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has granted Dominion Energy and Orsted two permits that will help advance the 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind site. PJM Interconnection could begin receiving power from the project by next summer.
New Jersey's offshore wind industry is turning into a viable industry that will benefit ratepayers under the leadership of Gov. Phil Murphy, writes the editorial board of The Press of Atlantic City. Orsted US Offshore Wind's up to 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project is expected to create many local jobs and revitalize the state's energy sector, it writes.
Pattern Energy is acquiring ownership stakes in the 300-megawatt Henvey Inlet Wind project in Canada and the 220-MW Grady Wind farm in New Mexico from Pattern Energy Group. Pattern will control a 51% interest in the Grady project.
Energy Vault uses concrete blocks, artificial intelligence and a process that generates kinetic energy using stored power from wind and solar facilities to store energy and deploy it as needed. One benefit is that the system may be able to store energy longer than some alternatives.
Consumers can help protect bird species and their habitats by embracing wind and other renewables that combat carbon emissions and climate change, says the National Audubon Society. The society urges the public to ask their respective policymakers to add more job-creating clean energy sources.
Vineyard Wind's proposal to develop the waterfront in Bridgeport, Conn., is a huge opportunity for the city, potentially transforming it "into a hub of the growing offshore wind industry, writes the editorial board of Hearst Connecticut Media. "Far from abandoning its transition to a recreational harbor, the city could have both, with a working port mixing in seamlessly with planned new residences, marinas and boardwalks," it writes.
The Danish Energy Agency is helping the Renewable Energy Authority of Vietnam identify potential areas for offshore wind development off the coast of the nation. The agencies will develop a roadmap for launching Vietnam's industry and share it with authorities.
The Living Building Challenge's Net Positive Energy Imperative requires 105% of energy for building projects to be supplied by on-site renewables, writes Todd Mowinski. Projects meet this goal by reducing each building's energy demands wherever possible, including the use of ceiling fans, radiant floors and shading devices as featured in Georgia Tech University's Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.
Companies that become certified by nonprofit Climate Neutral can display its logo on packaging and websites to show consumers their net carbon footprint is zero. Climate Neutral analyzes each company's energy consumption then figures out how to decrease it and purchase equivalent offsets, which prevent carbon from entering the atmosphere through projects such as wind farms or forest restoration.
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