People with superior leadership intelligence accurately gauge the mood of a room or a lack of project momentum, writes Scott Cochrane. They watch for nonverbal cues to dissatisfaction and know when to respond with encouragement, a shift in strategy or simply removing minor annoyances to a team's day, he writes.
The global wind industry is changing, leaving turbine makers such as Vestas and Siemens Gamesa trying to find a profitable balance between falling costs and expanding volumes, writes Anna Hirtenstein. Bloomberg Intelligence analyst James Evans says, "Companies that are geographically diversified, both in production and sales, are the least exposed."
American Wind Energy Association Research and Analytics Manager Adam Stern and more than a dozen new members have been appointed to the Commerce Department's latest Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, several of whom are involved with the wind industry. "The recommendations of the REEEAC will be critical in our continued efforts to ensure global markets are free, fair and reciprocal," says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Orsted officials met with members of New Jersey's Stone Harbor Borough Council last week to build rapport before its newly acquired entity, Deepwater Wind, breaks ground on an offshore wind farm in Atlantic City in 2020. They said that the project will likely create 1,000 jobs and will be considerate to fishing interests and other local issues.
Consultancy Atkins and law firm K&L Gates have introduced the "Offshore Wind Market Handbook" -- a report that will help investors navigate unique technical and regulatory challenges in the domestic offshore wind industry. Atkins Director of Offshore Wind Andrew Thompson notes that investors can expect developmental barriers in the US offshore wind industry that aren't present in Europe.
New Jersey's clean energy agenda will make the state a hub for offshore wind development, giving way to an installed capacity of at least 3,500 megawatts by 2030, said Gov. Phil Murphy while speaking at Princeton University on Friday. "We want to make New Jersey the home base for any innovation company in the energy sector," he said.
Apex Clean Energy has agreed to extend the review for the 109-megawatt Galloo Island wind farm in New York and will modify parts of its original proposal due to the proximity of a bald eagle's nest. The project is set to install 30 turbines.
The world's top oil and gas companies combined to spend about 1% of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, while European oil firms accounted for approximately 70% of the industry's renewable capacity, a CDP study shows. American companies that don't carry pressure to diversify haven't "embraced renewables in the same way as their European peers," the study says.
French fashion company Veja makes what CNN Business has called the world's most sustainable sneakers by using raw materials from organic farms. Veja also uses upcycled tilapia skin and B-Mesh fabric from recycled polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles to make its shoes.
Canopy and several fashion companies have created Forest Mapper, a mapping tool that shares 36 facets of data on different species, carbon and deforestation in forested areas. "The data is very rich and has a lot of depth to it, so it gives us some more science-based approaches to how we think about our supply chain," says Lisa Morden, vice president for safety and sustainability at Kimberly-Clark.