Monthly Archives: May 2013

Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S.

The Energy Department today recognized the nation’s first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world – strengthening American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies that diversify the nation’s […]

Frustration at Cuts in Support for Biomass Heat despite RHI Seriously Under-performing

Biomass tariff cut dampens positive news of consultation on tariff increases Government has made two announcements on the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) today [1]: a degression to the tariff for mid-sized biomass and a new consultation on proposed tariff increases. DECC has announced that the mid-size biomass heat tariff will be cut by 5% […]

Floating Turbine Launch seen as Sign of Progress as America Moves Toward Offshore Wind Power

Today’s launch of “VolturnUS 1:8,” the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine to be deployed in the U.S., is “another signal of steady progress toward development of an American offshore wind industry,” according to Christopher Long, Manager of Offshore and Siting Policy for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The floating turbine’s launch in Brewer, […]

Hydrogenics mourns passing of Board Member Norman Seagram

Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS; TSX: HYG), Hydrogenics Board of Directors and Employees are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and board member Mr. Norman Seagram this past Monday May 27th. Throughout his career Norman distinguished himself as a person who leads with integrity and character in such a way which others are […]

Chairman of the Board of Management Dr. Frank Heinricht takes office at SCHOTT

Dr. Frank Heinricht (51) will take up his duties as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT on June 1, 2013. He was officially appointed to this position by the Supervisory Board of SCHOTT AG when it convened on February 27, 2013. Dr. Heinricht’s most recent position was Chairman of the Board […]

Vestas outsources Warehouse Operations in Europe

Vestas creates a more scalable supply chain organisation in the EMEA region (Europe – Middle East – Africa) by outsourcing warehouse operations for spare parts and service tools to logistics supplier DB Schenker. This move is part of Vestas’ strategy to reduce operational and capacity costs, while at the same time maintaining Vestas’ high quality […]

Statement by AWEA Senior Vice President Rob Gramlich on the Resignation of FERC Chairman John Wellinghoff

Names John Wellinghoff a “pioneer of change” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff announced, Wednesday (May 29), he is resigning his position, but will stay in place until the Senate confirms his successor. AWEA Senior Vice President, Public Policy offered the following commendation for Chairman Wellinghoff’s years of service and devotion to moving […]

Ceramic Fuel Cells in Distribution Partnership with Novogaz

Following a successful market test, the two partners are driving the distribution of the BlueGEN technology in the French-speaking part of Switzerland Ceramic Fuel Cells, a leading developer of generators which use fuel cell technology to convert natural gas into electricity and heat for homes and other buildings, today announced a distribution partnership with Novogaz […]

Capstone Turbine Receives Order for Hybrid UPS for Green Data Center Owned by Nation’s Largest Natural Gas Distribution Utility

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, received an order for three patented C65 Hybrid Uninterruptible Power Source (Hybrid UPS) units for installation at a data center owned and operated by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the nation’s largest natural-gas distribution utility. Capstone’s Hybrid UPS is the […]

Wind Industry welcomes Ontario’s Continued Commitment to a Clean Energy Future

Cost-competitive wind energy can deliver major benefits to municipalities The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today welcomed the Ontario Minister of Energy’s continued commitment to a clean energy future and a growing role for communities as the province continues to modernize its electricity system. Minister Bob Chiarelli also announced the current Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) program for […]