Bellefontaine Gas Producers LLC today started commercial operation of its landfill gas-to-energy project at the Republic Services-owned Cherokee Run Landfill here. The renewable energy project is owned by Bellefontaine Gas Producers LLC, which is a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. The project, which utilizes three Caterpillar engines for a capacity of 4.8 megawatts, will sell energy produced... Read more..
Clearview Acquisitions, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously-disclosed acquisition of Helix Wind Inc. As previously reported in the January 29, 2009 press release, Helix Wind is engaged in the manufacture and sale of small wind turbines designed to generate 2.5 to 5 KW of clean, renewable electricity. Clearview acquired 100% of Helix Wind in consideration of approximately 20.5 million shares of common stock. As a condition to the closing,... Read more..
The U.S. utility industry will have to invest between $1.5 and $2.0 trillion between 2010 and 2030 to maintain current levels of reliable energy service for customers throughout the country, according to a new report issued today by The Brattle Group. The findings are detailed in “Transforming America’s Power Industry: The Investment Challenge 2010-2030,” presented today by Peter Fox-Penner, a principal of The Brattle Group, at the... Read more..
Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest generator of electricity and the largest producer of heat, and works in all parts of the electricity value chain. In the UK, Vattenfall owns and operates the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which has a capacity of 90 MW. It is also the world’s second largest offshore wind power operator, with a 60 per cent stake in Horns Rev, the world’s largest offshore wind facility off Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula (160... Read more..
Covanta Energy, a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, today announced its Wallingford, CT facility was awarded the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs “VPP STAR” designation for workplace safety and health excellence. The “VPP STAR” recognition is the highest honor given to facilities demonstrating... Read more..
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today that operations at its Clinton County landfill gas-to-energy plant, producing clean energy from landfill methane gas, began ahead of schedule. This facility is the company’s fifth landfill gas-to-energy project. The new landfill gas-to-energy plant, located at the company’s Clinton County landfill in Morrisonville, NY,... Read more..
Green Gas Americas Inc., a subsidiary of Green Gas International B.V., announces that its USA-based gas-to-energy project became operational on 6 October 2008. The Green Gas Pioneer Crossing Energy project has a 6.4-megawatt (MW) capacity power facility and the current operating permits allow an estimated 50 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy to be generated annually. The project is located at the Pioneer Crossing landfill of J. P. Mascaro... Read more..
BP Wind Energy announced full commercial operation of phase I of the Sherbino Wind Farm in Pecos County, west Texas. The first 150 megawatts (MW) of the project, which has a potential capacity of 750 MW, has been built through a 50-50 joint venture agreement with Padoma Wind Power LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. Phase I of the project will generate enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately 45,000 average American homes. “The... Read more..
Vattenfall AB, the fifth largest electricity generator in Europe, today announced the acquisition of 100% of AMEC Wind Energy Limited (‘AMEC Wind’), a major UK developer of commercial wind farms for cash consideration of around 126.6 million GBP (equalling about 1.6 billion SEK or 160 million EUR). This move positions Vattenfall to further expand its presence in the UK market and to advance its efforts to make electricity clean by reducing emissions... Read more..
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau are pleased to join the American Wind Energy Association in announcing that the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference & Exhibition, the world’s largest annual wind energy event, will be held in Chicago next year, at the McCormick Place Convention Center from May 4 – 7, 2009. The WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition has become one of the most successful... Read more..