- IKEA Canada signed agreements to acquire an 88-MW wind farm in Alberta, about 130 km east of Calgary. The Wintering Hills wind farm will consist of 55 turbines. They will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 54 IKEA stores. This is IKEA Canada’s second such investment renewable energy in Alberta. [Windpower Engineering]
- MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled a prototype wind turbine. It is the world’s most powerful and can reach 9 MW at specific site conditions. The prototype installed at Østerild broke the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine, producing 216,000 kWh over a 24 hour period. [Oil and Gas Industry Latest News]
- After successfully appealing on the campaign trail to military veterans, President Trump hasn’t exactly been doing them any favors in office. For example, the massive cuts planned for the Department of Energy could pull the rug out from under the agency’s popular SunShot Solar Ready Vets job training program. [CleanTechnica]
- After the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention abruptly canceled its climate conference, former Vice President Al Gore announced that he would host a similar conference focusing on climate change and its effects on public health. He will do this in partnership a former director of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. [PerfScience]
- Following one of its worst years ever, the US coal industry is expected to continue to decline in 2017, though at a slower pace, says the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The energy and environmental financial research and analysis firm’s report on the US coal markets says, “the picture isn’t pretty.” [CleanTechnica]
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