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Reflections on Laudato Si

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I think I was about ten years old when Greek and Roman mythology first caught my attention. I’ve always enjoyed good stories, and when you set those stories in distant lands a long time ago and add in a dose of supernatural powers, I’m likely to get sucked in. Heck, that formula worked pretty darn well with Star Wars (and no, I don’t intend to keep referencing Skywalker and Friends in nearly every post – this is the last one for a while, I promise).

Siemens Secures 53MW Scotland Wind Order

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  • Siemens to supply 23 SWT-2.3-93 onshore wind turbines
  • 20-year service agreement included
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  • Siemens to supply 23 SWT-2.3-93 onshore wind turbines
  • 20-year service agreement included

Coastal Production Plant Reduces the Costs of Offshore Wind Energy

by Dr Norbert Aschenbrenner
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Siemens plans to lower the costs of offshore wind turbines by producing the rotor blades of these machines on coastlines. An example is a new production and assembly plant being built in Hull, situated on the eastern coast of England, around 300 kilometers north of London.

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Siemens plans to lower the costs of offshore wind turbines by producing the rotor blades of these machines on coastlines. An example is a new production and assembly plant being built in Hull, situated on the eastern coast of England, around 300 kilometers north of London.

8 Tips to Help Close that Renewable Energy Deal

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The benefits of clean energy are clear, but procuring renewables can often be a muddy process given up-front investments, long contracts, and the need to build consensus among various internal company departments.

GM’s first renewable energy project dates back to 1995 with landfill gas generation and its first solar array followed 10 years later. Now equipped with 106 megawatts of renewable energy at its global facilities and $80 million in savings as a result, the company shares some of the tips that help ensure a smooth procurement process.

We Are Working For You

There’s more to being a good business than just supplying the energy North Americans need.
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The fundamental role of any business is to fulfill a need for society. For TransCanada, that means delivering the natural gas that heats your home, the liquids that fuel your transportation and the electricity that powers your technology and lights the way.

But after 65 years of doing business, and with more than 70,000 neighbours across our three operating countries, we know there’s more to being a good business than just supplying the energy North Americans need.

Solar and Wind Liberated

In an amazingly bipartisan move, Congress just ensured the steady growth of wind and solar through 2021.
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It’s astounding what Congress members can accomplish when they find that it’s in their best interest to cooperate. In order to ensure smooth sailing (at least on the budget front) until the 2016 election, Congress just passed a spending bill with none of the drama or tumult that has become its status quo. And, better yet, that spending bill promises to unleash the potential of solar and wind in our country as viable, cost-effective clean energy sources.

Let’s Play a Game

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved games. I’m pretty sure my parents could have manipulated me into doing whatever they wanted by calling it a game. “John, I bet you can’t be silent longer than me during this five-hour car ride. Ready? Go!” Or, “John, do you think you can eat all of your vegetables in the next 60 seconds?”

...I’m encouraged by the recent trend of gamification, in particular its applications in the environmental space.

WERS Program in Action

Green Builder Media's December 22, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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WERS Program In Action WERS Program Helps Homebuilder Save Thousands on Building Permit Fees

Solar and Wind Liberated In an amazingly bipartisan move, Congress just ensured the steady growth of wind and solar through 2021.

Congratulating a Friend on a Job Well Done

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My Mother has always loved this week. Certainly, she is partial to Christmas. A gathering of family for a religious celebration is a wonderful occasion, and my parents do an admirable job of keeping this season sacred. Their home never feels more like home than this week.

Podcast: GM’s Anthony Davis Discusses Company’s Wind Projects

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General Motors will soon use wind as an energy source for its operations in Mexico and its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. When these wind projects are up and spinning by the end of next year, GM will source a total of 170 megawatts of renewable energy to provide electricity for plants across the globe.

Driving this use of renewables forward is Anthony Davis, GM’s project manager of sustainability initiatives and renewable energy. His job is to pursue the opportunities to bring renewable energy projects to the finish line.

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