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Oct 28, 2020

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Rhode Island requests proposals for 600 MW of offshore wind energy

Oct 27, 2020: Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state will pursue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. The state is home to North America’s first operational offshore wind farm (Block Island) and, in 2019, received a critical state approval for the 400-MW… The post Rhode Island requests proposals for 600 MW of offshore wind energy appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Vegan hotel in Scotland wins National Geographic Award

Oct 27, 2020: Scotland's first vegan hotel opened in June 2019, and it's already winning awards. National Geographic just bestowed a "Good Egg" award on the Saorsa 1875 for its commitment to sustainability. The 11-room Victorian lodging features vegan dining, upcycled furniture, eco cleaning products and runs on renewable energy.

Japan aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Oct 27, 2020: Japan hopes to rely solely on renewable energy in the next 30 years.

Aleph Zero program plans to grow slaughter-free meat in space

Oct 27, 2020: Would you eat meat cultivated in space?

Modular Tree-House School concept connects kids with nature

Oct 27, 2020: Could this be the school of the future?

The Night Ministry building is a stunning showcase of adaptive reuse

Oct 27, 2020: The new headquarters for Chicago's The Night Ministry is a three-story adaptive reuse project that truly showcases what this building stands for: refuge and recovery.

Scout Clean Energy’s 130-MW Bitter Ridge wind farm comes online

Oct 27, 2020: Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator, has completed construction and successfully closed tax equity funding for the 130 MW Bitter Ridge Wind Farm located in Jay County, Indiana. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. Scout commenced greenfield development of Bitter Ridge in 2016 and has successfully progressed… The post Scout Clean Energy’s 130-MW Bitter Ridge wind farm comes online appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

‘Extreme weather, cyber-attacks and variable electricity’ among key threats to wind power, finds IEA report

Oct 27, 2020: Major study points to serious challenges to the security of supply with the share of wind and solar electricity generation globally set to rise from 7% to 45% by 2040…

Vattenfall’s Q3 wind profits squeezed amid pandemic

Oct 27, 2020: Vattenfall experienced lower electricity prices as demand fell during the pandemic…

Another bid shortfall in German wind auction

Oct 27, 2020: All of Germany's onshore wind-only tenders this year have failed to fill capacity targets, while successful bid prices have largely stabilised…

Affordable and sustainable fashion trends for fall

Oct 26, 2020: Here's how to dress comfortably, stylishly and sustainably this fall.

Climate change in the final presidential debate

Oct 26, 2020: In the final debate, Trump pushes fossil fuels while Biden promotes clean energy.

Impossible Foods is testing revolutionary plant-based milk

Oct 26, 2020: Impossible Foods changed the game for meatless burgers. Now, it's working to do the same for plant-based milk.

Hothouse installation grows tropical plants in the middle of London

Oct 26, 2020: London-based architecture practice Studio Weave has filled a greenhouse with tropical plants in London to highlight the reality of climate change.

Beautiful Washington bridge with lace-like metal walls shimmers at night

Oct 26, 2020: The newly completed bridge is now an iconic community asset that connects the elevated Grand Avenue Park with the city’s growing waterfront district.

Independent research shows ZX 300 wind lidar works in all classes of complex terrain

Oct 26, 2020: The Consortium for the Advancement of Remote Sensing (CFARS) has released its survey of Remote Sensing Devices operating in complex flow including the WindCube (Leosphere, a Vaisala company), Triton Sonic Wind Profiler (Vaisala) and ZX 300 (ZX Lidars). Ground-based Lidars and Sodars employ a variety of beam probing or scan patterns by which the horizontal… The post Independent research shows ZX 300 wind lidar works in all classes of complex terrain appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Montana Heritage Center renovation will celebrate the states history and geology

Oct 23, 2020: The project will focus on the local land, with expansions appearing to emerge from the earth to reference the Lewis Overthrust.

Burger King announces reusable container pilot program

Oct 23, 2020: Burger King and Loop are launching a reusable container scheme.

Companies in Japan launch edible single-use bags to save Nara deer

Oct 23, 2020: Local companies have developed an alternative to plastic bags that can be safely digested by deer.

Design experiment examines safety of food grown in urban vertical gardens

Oct 23, 2020: A team of experts are studying the interaction between the urban environment and horticulture.

Renewable energy to power 2024 Olympic aquatic center

Oct 23, 2020: The architectural team of VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ have revealed plans for a timber aquatic center in Paris, which will use a smart energy system to provide 90% of needed energy from recovered or renewable energy sources for the 2024 Olympics. The complex will also include a vast pedestrian bridge connecting it to the existing Stade de France.

Australia backs 26GW wind and solar-powered green hydrogen hub

Oct 23, 2020: The Australian government has agreed to ease the permitting processes and aid investment of a 26GW wind and solar-powered hydrogen and ammonia complex in Western Australia…

Transcript in full: What Trump and Biden said on wind in the final US presidential debate

Oct 23, 2020: In the last roll of the dice over who becomes the next US President, the Republican and Democratic candidates at last found a few minutes to argue over wind power…

Macquarie buys one of Europe's largest wind farms

Oct 23, 2020: Macquarie will acquire a 600MW onshore wind farm, plus an energy distribution network, electricity and gas supply business, and 22MW of hydropower capacity…

Pennsylvania scientists develop 100% leather waste fiber made from scraps

Oct 22, 2020: Sustainable Composites is turning leather scraps into a new product called Enspire Leather.

World's largest solar power plant to supply energy to Australia and Singapore

Oct 22, 2020: The world's largest solar power station is planned for Australia.

Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power

Oct 22, 2020: Schools in the U.S. are using solar energy to cut down on expensive electricity bills. With funds freed up, schools can then improve the quality of education. As a report by Generation180 shows, over 7,300 schools use the solar power approach to save on utility bills.

Middelkerke Casino blends into the surrounding Belgian sand dunes

Oct 22, 2020: A new, competition-winning hotel and casino will preserve the dune landscape while boosting the local economy of Middelkerke, Belgium.

Plant a unique indoor garden with this modular living wall kit from Horticus

Oct 22, 2020: Designed by Horticus, these modular living walls offer a stunning way to reconnect with nature by creating a vertical hanging garden indoors, no matter how small the space.

GE upgrades Haliade-X prototype to 13MW

Oct 22, 2020: GE Renewable Energy aims to secure type certification for a 13MW version of its Haliade-X offshore turbine in the coming months…

Ørsted announces new US offshore leader

Oct 22, 2020: David Hardy is to head Ørsted's North American offshore unit following the resignation of Thomas Brostrøm, who is leaving to join Shell…

Wind to play central role in Spain’s economic recovery plans

Oct 22, 2020: Roughly 100 delegates attended the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) fifth annual congress in person with over 200 joining online, due to Covid restrictions…

Wood dome amphitheater produces artificial rain shower in the Belgian forest

Oct 21, 2020: Clad in soft brown cedar, the dome comes complete with a stage designed to host open-air performances with the structure acting as a natural, sculptural backdrop.

Heated plastic baby bottles release millions of microplastics in formula

Oct 21, 2020: Babies around the world are consuming over 1.5 million microplastics daily.

Oil companies use cooling technology to continue Arctic drilling

Oct 21, 2020: Big oil companies are now turning to technology to protect their business from the effects of climate change.

Russia to adopt CfD model for wind tenders

Oct 21, 2020: The Russian government is expected to change the way it awards wind power contracts in tenders from next year…

Energy-neutral House of Eemnes is a sustainable culture house

Oct 21, 2020: Thirty minutes east of Amsterdam, the municipality of Eemnes has recently welcomed a beautiful community center for everyone in the town to gather, play and learn.

Iberdrola buys US utility as profits rise

Oct 21, 2020: Iberdrola announced the deal alongside its results for the first nine months of the year, which showed an increase in net profit, adjusted Ebitda and investment in renewables…

DIY Halloween costumes for this year's virtual parties

Oct 21, 2020: Even your virtual Halloween party can be fun and eco-friendly with a handmade costume.

US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030

Oct 21, 2020: First national US target for offshore wind energy production set at 12.5GW by 2025 and 25GW by 2030 as Democrats push for change in the final weeks of the presidential election…

Offshore heavyweights enter ring for New York's wind tender

Oct 21, 2020: Equinor, Iberdrola, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Ørsted have all submitted bids for New York's ongoing 2.5GW offshore wind tender…

Vestas turbines halted following lightning storm

Oct 21, 2020: Vestas and MidAmerican Energy are investigating the causes of a turbine breakdown at an Iowa wind farm…

Airbus unveils worlds first zero-emission commercial aircrafts

Oct 20, 2020: European aerospace corporation Airbus has unveiled three designs for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircrafts that would rely on hydrogen as a primary power source.

Researchers test seawater air conditioning as a renewable cooling alternative

Oct 20, 2020: Seawater air conditioning could be a viable, renewable alternative to air conditioning, and it could save us 77% in cooling costs. Here are the pros and cons.

Deep-sea coral fossils act as a time machine for rising CO2 levels

Oct 20, 2020: A new study uses coral fossils to analyze carbon dioxide and its role on changes in climate.

NYCs Bronx 1 charter school achieves LEED Silver

Oct 20, 2020: Bronx 1 features energy-efficient updates to existing buildings plus eco-friendly new structures and a curriculum focused on sustainability.

Fires at wind farms 'underreported over fears of reputational damage'

Oct 20, 2020: Poor data and lack of rigorous and transparent reporting around blazes raise concerns operators are left guessing over protection, according to an expert report…

Add the timeless, minimalist Sage furniture collection to your home

Oct 20, 2020: The Sage Collection combines visual appeal, functionality and sustainability to withstand the test of time.

Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap

Oct 20, 2020: A newly commissioned 400MW subsea cable makes it possible to send green power directly from the wind farms to consumers and, at the same time, exchange electricity between the two countries…

Industry calls for 3TW Chinese wind power capacity to reach carbon neutrality by 2060

Oct 20, 2020: More than 400 wind power companies signed a joint declaration calling for annual wind power capacity additions of 50-60GW to help China reach carbon neutrality by 2060…