January 24, 2013 /3BL Media/—Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Just Energy’s new renewable energy certificate (REC) product, "JustGreen RECs," is now certified by Green-e® Energy. Just Energy, one of North America’s largest green energy providers with $70M invested in green energy projects, joins the growing network of renewable energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, North America's leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.
ZURICH/NEW YORK, 23 January 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the United Nations Global Compact today announced their collaboration to accelerate the transition to global sustainability through mutual projects and network facilitation in the areas of alternative and renewable energy, as well as social enterprise.
California wine producer purchases 100% renewable energy for its U.S. operations
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Kendall-Jackson and parent wine company Jackson Family Wines, based in Santa Rosa, CA, have joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing 36,000 megawatt-hours of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates from NativeEnergy. The purchase is on behalf of 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for Kendall-Jackson’s U.S.-based operations.
After a year where wind producers sat on their hads, waiting until Congress decided whether the wind tax credits would be extended, it finally happened: on December 31, as part of the fiscal cliff deal, Congress extended the production tax credit (PTC) for wind and other renewables through the end of 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that the Philadelphia, PA–based Energy Co-op’s 100 percent renewable energy option EcoChoice100 is Green-e® Energy certified. EcoChoice100 sources from solar and wind based in Pennsylvania as part of the ChoosePAWind initiative, and is available to customers in the state.
Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle as part of the company’s strategic plan to invest in renewable energy. The Spinning Spur wind farm delivers power to Southwestern Public Service. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains a co-owner and the manager. The 161- megawatt wind facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, generates enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. The Texas Panhandle is a major source of renewable energy in the state as the West Texas winds churn massive turbines.
The world’s top companies are moving ahead of governments in the race to adopt renewable energy. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Calvert, Ceres, and the World Wildlife Fund. The report, called “Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy,” finds that a majority of Fortune 100 companies have set a renewable energy commitment, a greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment—or both.
ABB, a Swiss-based power technology and automation company, has developed a new device that may prove critical to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The hybrid HVDC—for high voltage direct current—breaker makes it possible to use updated direct current in large power grids without the breakdown problems that hampered the technology in the past.