in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

According to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's office, D-PA, the state has doubled the purchase of green electricity to 20% of its needs, thus becoming the largest U.S. state buyer of power from sustainable sources.

The announcement came from Rendell's administration, which recently modified an existing contract with Community Energy Inc. - a unit of renewable energy manufacturer Iberdrola - to buy 200,000 MWh of electricity/year generated from renewable sources at a rate of 34 cents/kWh. The contract calls for electricity that is generated from wind power (40%) and from hydroelectric sources (60%).

"Pennsylvania is providing solutions to some of our nation's most compelling problems - creating reliable sources of affordable energy, cleaning our air and waterways, and cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions," comments Rendell.

The administration adds that because of the contract, the emissions of carbon dioxide will be reduced by about 123,000 tons, sulfur dioxide by 951 tons and nitrogen oxide by 271 tons.


IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.


How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015