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Large Corporations Leading the Way in Purchasing Wind Power in the U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Matthew Bandyk for SNL: Direct purchases of wind energy by corporate buyers rose significantly in 2015, potentially signaling a new trend in renewable energy, according to data released April 7 by the American Wind Energy Association.While 2014 saw companies announcing deals for wind to supply their energy needs at levels unheard of in previous years, wind power purchase agreements from nonutility customers in 2015 were more than double the 2014 level as a share of the market, the lobbying group for the wind industry announced. Nonutility purchases made up 52% of all wind power contracted through agreements last year. That 52% adds up to 2,074 MW. In 2014, nonutility purchases were at 23% of the market, or around 1,500 MW, and just 5%, or about 500 MW, in 2013, according to AWEA data.Some of the biggest purchases of wind last year were made by Amazon.com Inc.‘s cloud computing company,Amazon Web Services Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; General Motors Co.; and Dow Chemical Co.The trend is driven by companies trying to meet internal goals of promoting sustainability, according to AWEA Research Analyst Hannah Hunt. In addition, corporate buyers are seeking stable sources of energy that are not tied to variable fuel costs, such as energy generated by natural gas. “In recent years, what’s bolstered this trend is that these companies are interested in low-cost, fixed-price energy,” Hunt said. Out of 8,598 MW of wind capacity added in 2015 in total, more than 800 MW were from long-term contracts.Full article:  Corporate wind purchases soared in 2016 $American Wind Energy Association press release Large Corporations Leading the Way in Purchasing Wind Power in the U.S.last_img read more

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Travel-weary Yemenis dream big

first_imgMOST READ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Potts out to fulfill promise to grandfather by joining PBA Draft “We had to face all these problems, but we will do our best to win tomorrow’s match,” he said. “We’re very thankful to be here. We want to make history (by qualifying for the Asian Cup) because it the people of Yemen love football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES To reach Bacolod, the team traveled for almost 30 hours by bus to Muscat, Oman, where it took a two-hour flight to Doha, Qatar. The next leg of the journey was a nine-hour flight from Doha to Manila, before they jumped on another short flight to this bustling city. “We are struggling from all the traveling,” admitted Yemen’s Ethiopian coach Abraham Mebrato Gebreselassie. “Even from the capital Sana’a to Oman was a very tough journey for us because that was by bus. Its because Sana’a airport is closed that’s why we traveled such a long way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Except for a few players who ply their trade in Oman, Gebreselassie’s squad doesn’t have the benefit of playing in a local league since it has been stopped two years ago because of security concerns brought by the civil war in the country.  But Gebreselassie said these challenges serve as a motivation as they clash with the Azkals in a crucial Group F clash in Asian Cup Qualifying. Having been based in Sana’a for the past eight years, handling the country’s Under-22 and Olympic teams, the Ethiopian knows the importance of qualifying for the Asian Cup as a means to unite the country. Cedelf Tupas/INQUIRERBACOLOD CITY – Yemen harbors dreams of reaching the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 2019 in the United Arab Emirates, but playing matches in the qualifying stage should already count as a victory in itself considering the trouble its team has to go through just to represent the strife-torn Arab nation in the competition. The Yemenis arrived in this sugar-producing province last Saturday night for their clash with the Philippines on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium, after traveling for almost three days from the capital Sana’a, whose international airport has been closed since 2015 due to security reasons.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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