The American Wind Energy Association is proud to join several other renewable energy trade groups in celebrating the US' first National Clean Energy Week Sept. 25 to 29, and, specifically, the nation's leadership in wind, said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. "The wind industry is propelling American energy production, manufacturing and job creation into the 21st century," he said. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum is organizing the event.
A collaboration between Toyota and 7-Eleven is aimed at finding hydrogen-related energy solutions to help the convenience-store chain reduce its carbon footprint.
Playtex has debuted a social campaign from Frank About Women to tout its Love My Curves collection titled #PlaytexPositivity. The campaign features body-positive social influencers and encourages women to compliment each other on a more regular basis.
Oklahoma regulators held a hearing Friday to consider a motion from state Attorney General Mike Hunter calling for the dismissal of a case preapproving the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's proposed $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project. PSO attorney Jack Fite said the utility would likely cancel the project if it loses preapproval, costing Oklahoma customers more than $2 billion in lost benefits.
The Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is working on ThermalTracker, a new night vision tool that may help offshore wind farms track birds and bats using thermal imaging. "ThermalTracker can help developers and regulators make informed decisions about siting and operating offshore wind projects," PNNL Engineer Shari Matzner said.
The US Trade and Development Agency has offered Access Power $1.05 million to help fund a 130-megawatt wind farm under development in Zambia. USTDA Acting Director Thomas Hardy said the wind farm would create opportunities for US firms in the country.
E.ON has begun applying a new coating to protect 60 steel foundations at its 385-megawatt Arkona project off the coast of Germany, said the company. It added that the "environmentally friendly" coating defends against metal corrosion.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has confirmed plans to eliminate 140 positions at its turbine manufacturing plant in Hutchinson, Kan., late next month. The company said it remains committed to the industry and has plans to update another production line at the site.
General Electric and Spanish wind farm TSK have agreed to help Abu Dhabi renewables firm Masdar build a commercial-scale project in the UAE, according to the companies. GE is expected to supply the 50-megawatt project with 13 turbines.
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