Monthly Archives: May 2017

Unilever UK operations to be powered 100% through wind power

  Unilever has invested in a wind power project located in the Lochluichart, part of the Scottish Highlands.   The wind farm has an installed capacity of 69MW, of which 87% of the output has been purchased by Unilever (while … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 30, 2017 |

The Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm is now operational

  The world’s largest wind turbines are now spinning at the Burbo Bank Wind Farm in the UK.   Just one of these wind turbines (MHI Vestas V164) produces 8MW, more than the entire first offshore wind farm constructed by … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 25, 2017 |

LEGO reaches 100% renewable energy goal three years early

  The LEGO Group had an aggressive goal to power their operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020 and have already achieved it this year.   The company partnered with WWF’s Climate Savers programme as part of the RE100, “a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 23, 2017 |

Akamai invests in wind energy

  Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) is yet another company investing in wind energy to power its operations.   The company is the world’s largest cloud delivery platform, and has committed itself to powering 50% of its global network operations … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 18, 2017 |

IFC supports largest wind farm in Pakistan

  The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is supporting Pakistan’s largest wind farm to the tune of roughly $238 million.   The project is meant to assist the country with severe energy shortages and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 16, 2017 |

Gibson Bay wind farm begins operations in South Africa

  Enel has begun commercial operations of its Gibson Bay wind farm in South Africa this past week, in the Kouga Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.   The 111MW wind farm can generate up to 420 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 11, 2017 |

Wind energy in US reports best Q1 since 2009

  The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) most recent report shows that the first quarter of 2017 has been the strongest for wind energy in the past eight years.   The US installed over 900 utility-scaled wind turbines which translated … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 9, 2017 |

EDF Energy Renewables given the go ahead on 12MW wind farm

    EDF Energy Renewables has received planning permission from the Scottish Minister on their Pearie Law Wind Farm proposal, a 12MW wind farm.   The wind project will be located close to Cobbinshaw Reservoir south west of Livingston, approximately … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 4, 2017 |

Pattern Energy acquires Broadview Wind projects in New Mexico

Pattern Energy has acquired interests in two wind projects that make up Broadview Wind, located in New Mexico.   The 324MW wind power facilities are located 30 miles north of Clovis and have already begun operations last month. Pattern Energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 2, 2017 |