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May 06, 2021

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EDP Renewables completes 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm in Colorado

May 6, 2021: Commercial operations has commenced at EDP Renewables North America’s (EDPR) 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm. The new wind farm is located 20 miles south of Seibert, Colorado, within Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties, and is within the service territory of Tri-State member K.C. Electric Association. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is the project’s sole offtaker… The post EDP Renewables completes 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm in Colorado appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

A sustainable, zinc-clad family home on a budget in Australia

May 6, 2021: Located in a Rockhampton suburb in Queensland, Australia, OURHOUSEWANDAL by Design+Architecture and N.Veenstra is a 1,615 square foot sustainable family home designed on a low budget.

Vestas exceeds 5GW of Brazilian orders for V150 turbines

May 6, 2021: Since launching the platform in 2017, Vestas has secured more than 14GW of orders globally for the V150-4.2MW…

Boost your morning with mushroom coffee in sustainable packaging

May 6, 2021: Looking for some mushroom coffee with the added bonus of sustainable packaging? The single-serve Mushroom Cups coffee is exactly what you need. Learn more.

Equinor eyes Norwegian floating offshore wind bid

May 6, 2021: Equinor teams with Norwegian renewable energy company Vårgrønn to prepare a bid for a project off the country's south-west coast…

Enel pairs US wind farms with battery storage

May 6, 2021: The developer is adding a large battery storage component to an existing wind farm, and is building new hybrid projects in Texas…

DC Microgrids, building infrastructure for energy's future

May 5, 2021: The DC Microgrids project will help to build more resilient renewable energy using green sources and out-of-the-box ideas to solve the world's problems.

BLM approves solar farm construction in California desert

May 5, 2021: The Bureau of Land Management has approved the Crimson Solar Project, a massive solar farm in California that will power over 80,000 homes.

Pandora announces switch to lab-grown diamonds

May 5, 2021: Jewelry giant Pandora announced it will move away from mined diamonds and instead use sustainably made, lab-grown diamonds.

Enel announces new wind projects, some with paired energy storage

May 5, 2021: Enel Green Power North America has started construction on three new wind projects in the United States including the Ranchland wind + storage project, Alta Farms wind project and Rockhaven wind project. In addition, Enel will add a 57-MW battery storage system to the operational High Lonesome wind farm. “The American transition to clean energy… The post Enel announces new wind projects, some with paired energy storage appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Levi's Wellthread collection showcases sustainable use of hemp

May 5, 2021: Levi's is setting new sustainability goals.

10 hobbit homes that will have you ready to move to The Shire

May 5, 2021: The charm and appeal of hobbit homes have lasted long after the Lord of the Ring movies launched. Here are some of the cutest of these homes around the world.

Demand for minerals threatens clean energy rollout, IEA warns

May 5, 2021: ‘Looming mismatch’ between world’s climate ambitions and availability of necessary critical minerals, according to a new report…

Siemens Gamesa in line for full 1GW-plus Hai Long off Taiwan

May 5, 2021: Northland Power and Yushan Energy name Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for its 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster…

Equinor and Polenergia win Polish offshore wind contracts

May 5, 2021: Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted about 4.3GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea…

Vestas vows to bounce back from Q1 losses after slow start

May 5, 2021: CEO Henrik Andersen is confident the company will catch up on new orders, with the OEM maintaining its financial guidance for 2021…

Victorian farmhouse transforms into low-energy modern home

May 4, 2021: Thanks to designers at Guttfield Architecture, a quaint Victorian farmhouse in Harpsden, Henley on Thames has been given new life. Named for the clients' favorite tree, the Cherry Tree House is a sustainably renovated low-energy home that celebrates the English countryside through locally sourced materials, lush gardens and eco-friendly elements.

Hawaii declares a climate emergency

May 4, 2021: Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to declare a climate emergency. The islands are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and more climate change effects.

Florida waterways demand their rights

May 4, 2021: Last year, Orange County, Florida passed a "rights of nature" law. Now, some lakes and marshes are suing a developer for infringing on their rights.

McLaren 720S: careful, your carbon fiber is showing

May 4, 2021: Not only is it a looker, but the ‘000’ McLaren 720S is making waves for its innovations in the world of exotic cars.

Vestas’ EnVentus turbines to power Google and Heineken

May 4, 2021: The turbine manufacturer is due to provide an EPC turnkey solution for Neoen’s 404MW Mutkalampi wind farm in western Finland…

Aether makes diamonds out of thin air

May 4, 2021: A company called Aether has announced that it can make diamonds out of the air — polluted air, that is.

Bolt-Check system from R&D A/S offers accurate bolt tension measurements for wind turbines

May 4, 2021: Measuring and maintaining the right tension of bolted joints to meet the exact needs of the wind turbine industry increases safety and reliability, and minimizes the risk of failure and downtime. Applying these criteria, R&D A/S, a Danish engineering expert within the wind industry, developed the Bolt-Check solution that accurately measures bolt tension using ultrasonic… The post Bolt-Check system from R&D A/S offers accurate bolt tension measurements for wind turbines appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform

May 4, 2021: Local content drive underpins Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7's deal to assess Ocergy's low-weight floating platform design…

Vestas enters Latvian wind power market with 59MW deal

May 4, 2021: The Danish manufacturer hopes wind will play a bigger role as hydro-dominated Latvia moves towards 50% renewables by 2030 target…

Understanding the invasion of Brood X cicadas

May 3, 2021: The lifecycle of a cicada is a journey like no other species.

Only 1% of global rivers contribute 80% of riverine plastic pollution to oceans

May 3, 2021: Most riverine plastic that flows into the oceans comes from just 1% of rivers worldwide.

Musician Manu Delago embarks on a concert tour by bike

May 3, 2021: Austrian musician Manu Delago is proving bands don’t need tour buses to go on the road.

Valet proposes a prefab parklet system for Milans roads

May 3, 2021: In a bid to rethink public spaces, designers in Milan have developed a strategy to turn parking spaces in parklets for the community.

Wood-clad building in Stockholm features a living roof with solar panels

May 3, 2021: Located in the large Midsommarkransen urban district of Stockholm, Flora stands out from its neighbors in the best way.

BioRomper: a safe, fashionable, eco-friendly outfit for travel

Apr 30, 2021: For those who want to up their safety game beyond hand sanitizers and masks, there’s a new coverall bodysuit called BioRomper.

Research continues to unravel plastic industry recycling lies

Apr 30, 2021: A new study has proven once more that plastic recycling is a lie. According to American Chemistry Council data, only 14% of all plastic is recycled. The data further shows that 16% is incinerated and 70% ends up dumped into landfills.

Easy, meaningful ways to celebrate Arbor Day

Apr 30, 2021: How will you celebrate Arbor Day?

Siemens Gamesa earnings up in Q2, but onshore still struggling

Apr 30, 2021: The German-Spanish manufacturer reports an "encouraging" quarter due to the strength of its offshore and services business units…

Architects build contemporary estate in Poland around an established garden

Apr 30, 2021: The client planned and planted the garden, letting the plants establish themselves and reach their full potential before even beginning construction.

10 thoughtful, eco-friendly Mother's Day gift ideas

Apr 30, 2021: Here are a few ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that Mom will enjoy every day.

RWE names new executive board to lead energy transition

Apr 30, 2021: German energy firm appoints leadership trio, with incoming CEO aiming to turn it into a “leading global player in renewable energies”…

GE’s Haliade-X cleared for markets in typhoon zones

Apr 30, 2021: DNV’s certification verifies that the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine can operate safely and efficiently under extreme wind conditions…

Developers stay away from German onshore wind tender

Apr 30, 2021: Germany’s last onshore wind tender of 2020 was oversubscribed. But 2021’s first auction saw the return of a familiar trend…

The Alpex Cultural Centre converts a factory into a community center

Apr 29, 2021: This community revitalization project breathes new life into existing architecture through adaptive reuse of an old factory.

Vertical wind turbines could make wind farms more efficient

Apr 29, 2021: Researchers have found that vertical wind turbines can improve each other's performance by up to 15%.

Can bacteria capture and eliminate microplastics?

Apr 29, 2021: Scientists at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have found a way to use bacteria’s natural stickiness to pull microplastics from the environment.

These custom, igloo-shaped workspaces are 3D-printed with recycled PET

Apr 29, 2021: Has your work-from-home situation become permanent? Now, you can have a dedicated workspace thanks to R-IGLO, a 3D-printed studio made of recycled plastic.

Modern Dane offers sustainable bedding for peace of mind while you sleep

Apr 29, 2021: Nobody wants to sleep swaddled in chemicals and other toxins. With Modern Dane, you don't have to.

How Ørsted plans to solve offshore wind cable challenge

Apr 29, 2021: Danish developer reports erosion and risk of cable failures due to cable protection system that was previously the “industry standard”…

Total buys into Taiwanese offshore wind sector

Apr 29, 2021: Deal to purchase 23% stake in Wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project marks oil major’s entry in the Asian offshore wind market…

Ørsted’s profits down in first quarter despite higher revenues

Apr 29, 2021: Offshore maintenance provisions and lower wind speeds than last year pushed down Danish developer's profits in the first quarter of 2021…

GWEC predicts wind industry jobs boom

Apr 28, 2021: The industry body believes the global build-out of 470GW of new wind capacity in 2021-2025 will create jobs across the value chain…

Canoos new electric pickup truck features modular design and hidden storage

Apr 28, 2021: The newly revealed electric pickup truck comes fully loaded with a range of unique, sustainable elements.

Nestl ordered to stop diverting spring water from San Bernardino Forest

Apr 28, 2021: Nestlé has been ordered to stop taking spring water in the San Bernardino National Forest.