Commitment provides 30 megawatts of Solar Power to U.S. National Grid
BETHESDA, Md., February 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has entered into a 17-year power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables. The renewable power purchase, which is expected to produce 30 megawatts (approximately 72,000 megawatt hours per year) of solar energy for the U.S. national grid, will provide clean energy across all Lockheed Martin domestic business segments.
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While there are always a litany of disquieting world events happening at any given time, I find myself particularly troubled by two recent headlines: the uncontrolled wildfires raging throughout California and the refugee crisis in Europe. While both of these tragic situations are devastating in and of themselves, I’m deeply distraught by the striking reality that furious fires and mass refugee migrations are going to become common occurrences in our future.
Two seemingly unrelated announcements drew much attention in the electric utility industry recently. First, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) (the trade group for the U.S. electric utility industry) and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) jointly recommended changing how utilities should be regulated.
Duke Energy Renewables has taken proactive steps to address the issue of bird mortality at the company’s wind generation sites. The actions, among the first in the wind industry, follow an agreement with the Department of Justice over the deaths of golden eagles at two sites in Wyoming.
Legacy power companies are squaring off with new renewable energy providers in a battle to claim utility customers—and revenue. The companies are lobbying regulators and legislatures to roll back subsidies and credits that promote solar energy and other renewable sources of power, claiming that such support undercuts traditional utilities’ capacity to run the nation’s grid. The renewable energy industry replies that government incentives are crucial to start up renewable energy infrastructure and services.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive overview of the company's social, environmental and financial performance.