Posts tagged “Wind power”
The federal government is moving ahead with plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm.
Editor's note: Urs Holzle, Google Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, spells out in detail how Google plans to run on 100 percent renewable energy in 2017, including its huge data center in Lenoir, N.C.
Google says it is hitting its use of renewable energy goal on the same day that the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. nears operational status. These reports have N.C. impact. Google and Apple both operate data centers in North Carolina, and the state is considered a prime candidate for wind power. Here's a wrapup on the latest developments.
Susan Sanford is the new executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, replacing Jennifer Bosser who recently resigned.
Political style yard-signs with the giant word "NO" over the image of a wind turbine pop up on roads leading into the southern Vermont town of Grafton, evidence that yet another community in the state is debating whether to become home to an industrial wind farm.
The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build wind energy turbines off North Carolina's Outer Banks as the nation's first offshore wind farm prepares to go online. Plus: A construction site update from Deepwater Wind's project.
Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites
In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.
Off-shore wind farms might produce electricity with less carbon footprint than other types of power generation, but if those towers are built close to North Carolina beaches, there will be an adverse economic impact. Vacation house renters either won't come back or will demand big discounts, NCSU reports in a new study.
Critics of solar are trying to rein in the industry by rewriting state laws, and the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality is leading the charge, pushing the state Energy Policy Council to recommend some major changes.
Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.
Just two weeks after disclosing plans to purchase more renewable power from Duke Energy in North Carolina, technology giant Google on Thursday said it has signed six contracts with power providers that will nearly double its green power efforts to run data centers.
Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?
Lee Anne Nance is promoted to chief operating officer at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and Jennifer Bosser is named the executive director of the partnership's high-profile Cleantech Cluster program.
Apple, Facebook, and Google, which all own data centers that consume considerable quantities of energy in North Carolina, have asked state legislators not to freeze the state's renewable energy standard.
The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some still worry the massive turbines could harm tourism upon which coastal communities depend.