€200 Million Facebook Data To Be 100% Powered By Renewables

Clean Power Originally published on Sustainnovate . By Henry Lindon The social media giant Facebook will be building a new €200 million data center in Ireland that will get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy projects, according to recent reports. The data center will also reportedly utilize intelligent air intake design to help cut down on cooling costs.

New York PSC approves fund to invest $5 billion in clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to invest in reducing emissions and promoting the use of renewable energy in the state. The state’s Public Service Commission approved the fund after Cuomo officially requested renewable power mandates for the state the previous week, according to a statement from the Governor’s office.

Google Signs 225 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement With Invenergy

Clean Power Internet giant Google has signed a 225 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Chicago-based renewable energy company Invenergy. According to Invenergy, Google signed a 225 MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to acquire the electricity generated by the Bethel Wind Energy Facility located in Texas, US, for the company’s data center operations.

Norwegian firm to capture CO2 from rubbish

A Norwegian oil firm has launched a project to capture CO2 from burning rubbish. Aker Solutions is working in Oslo on the five-month project which is said to be the first of its kind for a waste-to-energy plant. The Klemetsrud plant burns more than 310,000 householders and industrial waste per year to generate heat, emitting around 300,000 tonnes of CO2.

Progress stalled on N.J. wind-farm projects

Although the federal government recently auctioned nearly 350,000 acres of ocean floor off the New Jersey coast to wind farm developers, it will be years before any turbines rise on the horizon. The two companies that won the auction rights – US Wind Inc.

Cutting Pollution From U.S. Power Plants Cheaper Than You Think

Power Production At Coal Powered TVA Fossil Fuel Plant
Cutting global-warming pollution in the U.S. may not be so costly after all. A shift to wind and solar power and an expanded electric grid would allow the U.S. to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from electricity production by as much as 80 percent without raising power costs, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Denmark broke world record for wind power in 2015

Denmark produced 42% of its electricity from wind turbines last year according to official data, the highest figure yet recorded worldwide. The new year-end figures showed a 3% rise on 2014, which was itself a record year for Danish wind energy generation.

Energy Co-op program offers frack-free gas alternative

Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 1:07 AM Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5:15 PM Short of switching home-heating systems, residential natural-gas customers who are opposed to hydraulic fracturing have few means to express their sentiments in the marketplace.