December 28 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, a public vocational-technical high school in Bourne, Massachusetts, partnered with two Massachusetts companies, Solect Energy of Hopkinton and Green Seal Environmental of Sagamore Beach, to install a 663 kW solar canopy in the school’s existing parking lot. [Solar Novus Today]
Solar canopy at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

Solar canopy at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

  • Toshiba Corp may have to write off “several billion” dollars because of Westinghouse Electric Company’s purchase a year ago of CB&I Stone & Webster, a US construction firm that specializes in nuclear power projects. Westinghouse had assumed full responsibility for all AP1000 projects under the purchase agreement. [World Nuclear News]
  • Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has won the offshore wind lease to 79,350 acres off the coast of New York. The winning bid was $42.5 million. The lease gives Statoil the potential to develop up to 1 GW of offshore wind, though 400 to 600 MW is a more likely goal, 14 to 30 miles off the coast of western Long Island. [CleanTechnica]
  • A report by the Edison Electric Institute found transmission investment by EEI members reached a spending record of $20.1 billion. Investor-owned electric companies are investing to meet the challenges of changing energy needs brought about by such factors as increasing integration of renewable power sources. [Daily Energy Insider]
  • Ohio Gov John Kasich vetoed a bill that would have made compliance with the state’s renewable energy mandates optional for the next three years. Barring a potential legislative override, the Republican governor’s action will resume benchmarks for increasing electric utilities’ use of alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. [WFMJ]

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December 28 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times

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