UGE Harnesses Urban Wind Energy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
For enterprises that prefer to have full control of every aspect of their operational investments, onsite energy is a very appealing option. New York-based Urban Green Energy (UGE), a leader in the distributed renewable energy (DRE) solutions market, has been rapidly expanding its business, offering wind- and solar-power resources to developers looking to tap directly into the energy-saving potential.

Wind Tower Manufacturing Project to Create Jobs

A wind tower manufacturing facility will be built in Cheyenne, Wyo., in a joint venture by Spanish industrial holding company Gestamp Renewables and Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington Energy Group.

Major Offshore Wind Initiatives Announced

The Interior and Energy Departments announced a coordinated, strategic plan to speed up the development of offshore wind energy in the U.S.

$1.3 Billion DOE Loan to Fund Wind Farm

A partial loan guarantee for a $1.3 billion loan has been finalized to support the world's largest wind farm, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced.

Boston Office Achieves LEED Gold Certification

First Wind, an independent wind energy company, achieved LEED Gold certification for its 36,000-square-foot historic downtown Boston headquarters.

NextEra to Replace Thousands of Wind Turbines

NextEra Energy Resources has agreed replace thousands of wind turbines in California’s Altamont Pass as part of a settlement with state lawmakers and environmental groups, according to the California attorney general’s office.

Firm Tests Wind-to-Battery Storage

Regional clean energy provider Xcel Energy released preliminary results from its wind-to-battery storage project.

Terra-Gen Breaks Ground on Wind Farm

The Alta Wind Energy Center will feature more than 600 wind turbines that are expected to produce upwards of 1,550 megawatts of renewable electricity.

Wind Farm Approved at Cape Cod

A $900 million, 130-turbine wind farm planned for a site just off the coast of Cape Cod in the Nantucket Sound received final approval from the federal government

Wind Power

By Stephanie Thum
Dorchester Penitentiary, a 466-inmate, medium-security facility in New Brunswick, Canada, is home to the first large-scale wind turbine erected by the Correctional Service of Canada and the largest installation on Canadian government property.