Honda’s plant in Russells Point, Ohio, will start operations of two wind turbines, making it the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to get part of the power it needs from on-site wind turbines. The plant will reduce its emissions, thanks to the clean 10,000-megawatt hours (MWH) per year the turbines will produce, as studies of the location and wind speeds predict.
Two Turbines Are Projected to Supply 10 Percent of the Plant’s Electricity
RUSSELLS POINT, Ohio, January 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Consistent with Honda’s long history of innovation and the company’s global commitment to reduce CO2 emissions, Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc., has finalized installation and will begin operation of two power-producing wind turbines at its plant in Russells Point, Ohio, through an agreement with a subsidiary of ConEdison Solutions of Valhalla, NY.
The Shenandoag School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana is to become the latest carbon offset wind power project from carbon offset project developer and supplier NativeEnergy, through its Help Build scheme. The 900kW turbine will generate clean energy for the K-12 school and avoid an estimated 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. In addition, the School will save a net of $1.7 million during the first 20 years of operation of the project.
80,000 tonnes of carbon credits add clean energy to the grid
Burlington, VT, August 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset project developer and supplier, announced a seventh community wind energy project in the country’s heartland. Corporate Sustainability leaders are seizing the opportunity to meet environmental goals by purchasing Help Build™ carbon offsets from the Middletown, Indiana school wind project.
Promoters and detractors of wind power have one point of agreement - both see the transmission lines that carry wind energy as inefficient and very expensive to build. If wind power is going to fulfill its potential as the natural, pristine and infinitely renewable energy source that it could be, this obstacle will have to be overcome.
New RSF loan to leader in the wind energy industry
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Frontier Pro Services, LLC. Frontier Pro provides innovative operations, maintenance, and condition assessment solutions to utility-scale wind farm owners and operators throughout North America. RSF’s financing will help Frontier Pro expand their proprietary wind turbine condition monitoring and inspection businesses.
LG Electronics and the EPA are teaming up on a number of environmental programs that leverage the technical expertise of the federal agency. An EPA 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year, LG has made a commitment to several new initiatives. They include joining the Energy Star Commercial Building and the EPA WasteWise Programs, supporting the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling, and achieving LEED certifications from the U.S.
Investors Managing $800 Billion in Assets Cite Broad Economic Benefits of Production Tax Credit
BOSTON, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management today called for an immediate extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable power. In a letter delivered to Congressional leaders, investors noted that this critical tax credit creates broad economic benefits, both for wind power producers and their suppliers across the nation. Several of these investors will meet with Congressional staff tomorrow to discuss their support for the credit.