Continue Reading... Former golf course site could provide Michigan with 30 MW solar energy

Former golf course site could provide Michigan with 30 MW solar energy

Consumers Energy announced a 20-year agreement to purchase 30 megawatts of solar energy from a proposed project located on the site of a former golf course in Michigan. Prism Power Partners is developing and building the Heathlands Solar project, which is expected to begin operation by the end of 2022. The project is being built on the former Heathlands Golf Course site in Manistee County, Michigan. “We are all in on solar energy and proud to team with a fellow Michigan company to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for our state by reusing valuable land and protecting the planet for future generations,” said Tim Sparks, vice president of electric grid integration at Consumers Energy. “We are leading the state’s clean energy transformation as we provide the affordable, reliable electricity our homes and businesses need for decades to come.”

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Continue Reading... ONGC eyes offshore wind energy projects

ONGC eyes offshore wind energy projects

India’s largest oil and gas producer ONGC is eyeing generating electricity from wind at its vast offshore acreage as it looks to augment its renewable energy portfolio, its chairman Subhash Kumar said. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has oil and gas fields both in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. That experience of operating in shallow and deep-sea is now being tapped to set up wind turbines to generate electricity that could be wired to land. ”A study for a pilot project in Offshore Wind has already been commissioned for assessing the opportunities in this niche segment,” Kumar said in the company’s latest annual report.

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Continue Reading... Think long-term: Frontliners demand better policies to overcome health, climate crises

Think long-term: Frontliners demand better policies to overcome health, climate crises

How can policy-makers provide support for our medical frontliners and environmental defenders? Think long-term solutions. This call was made by representatives from health and environmental organizations during the third episode of #CourageON: Tumindig, makialam, kumilos on Saturday, August 28.  “What needs to be happening is more support from the national government in creating a really coherent climate strategy that has both the adaptation- pagiging resilient sa climate crisis, tsaka mitigation- yung ‘pag reduce din natin ng greenhouse gas emissions.” Greenpeace Philippines IPCC expert Lea Guerrero said. 

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