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When Wind Powers a Local Economy

Our customers need local solutions to help Britain reduce its CO2 emissions while fulfilling increased demand for energy. Siemens' world-class blade factory in Hull will help to create clean energy using local content and skills.
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Chloe was working in Congleton when she applied for a Siemens European Apprenticeship. Three years and a degree in mechatronics later, she has the skills needed to bring a rotor blade from concept to execution.

New Wind Turbines Help Whirlpool Corporation Generate Clean Energy in Ohio

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In May, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that builds upon the company's 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing. Watch how these turbines are being installed, and how they’re helping Whirlpool Corporation generate clean energy across its supply chain. 

Intelligent Wind Farms: The Road to Reduced Costs

by Caroline Oelkers
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Cutting-edge communications technology will make wind farms more profitable and the transition to a renewable energy economy more economical. That’s why Siemens is taking part in an EU-funded research project called VirtuWind. The project is designed to cut procurement costs for a wind farm’s control network by 25 percent and operating costs by 10 percent annually.

Eight-MW Giant Makes Offshore Wind Power Cheaper

by Christine Rüth
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A new offshore wind turbine from Siemens is set to lower the cost of wind power generated on the high seas. Siemens believes it is well on the way to reaching its goal of producing offshore wind energy at a total cost of less than ten euro cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2020. In fact, it expects that generation costs for offshore wind power plants will decline to less than eight cents per kWh by 2025. Siemens and other companies in the wind energy business agreed on this target at the beginning of June 2016.

Siemens Secures Follow-Up Onshore Wind Project in Australia

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Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens has signed a contract in August 2015. The Customer for both wind power plants is Neoen Australia, a business of the French company Neoen.

Sands ECO360 Report | Resource conservation

By implementing responsible practices and cutting edge technologies, we can reduce our natural resource consumption and improve the experience of our guests and Team Members.
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Our safeguarding of natural resources, such as energy and water, is the cornerstone of our environmentally responsible operations. Years of conservation experience have enabled us to establish a robust energy management process, through which we set annual reduction goals for our properties based on five-year emissions targets. The sustainability and facilities teams research new ideas and test available technologies to identify conservation opportunities, subsequently managing their implementation and evaluating performance.

After the Structural (and Possibly Abrupt) Decline of Fossil Fuels

An In-Depth Look at Our Renewable Energy Future
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by Garvin Jabusch, cofounder and chief investment officer, Green Alpha Advisors 

Businesses Support Clean Power Plan

Many businesses praise the EPA’s first rule limiting carbon pollution.
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Clean Power Plan. Under the plan, carbon emissions will be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan marks the first official rule limiting carbon pollution. It specifically targets fossil fuel power plants, which are the top source of carbon pollution—resulting in one-third of U.S. emissions.

The Politics of Energy: Change or Be Changed

How Clean Energy Can Save the Economy
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by Carole Laible, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Social Investments

Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes.

Hornsdale Wind Farm

Clean energy for 70,000 Australian homes with new employment, training and investment opportunities in South Australia and the ACT.
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
An exciting new project to develop an environmentally and economically sound wind farm that will provide renewable energy to be used locally and exported to the national grid is well underway in South Australia.

Hornsdale Wind Farm - situated North of Jamestown in the locality of Hornsdale about 3 hours’ drive from Adelaide - will generate approximately 1,050,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby significantly reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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