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Google, Biggest Corporate Buyer of Clean Power, Is Buying More

By Brian Eckhouse, From Climate Changed, Bloomberg News 

Google has now signed enough renewables deals to match all of its energy needs this year, though not all the projects are currently operational. The company has agreed to buy 2,397 megawatts of clean power in the U.S. — and 3,186 megawatts overall, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Amazon.com Inc is the second biggest corporate buyer, with 1,219 megawatts, all in the U.S. Read more here.

Photo: The Block Island Wind Farm in the waters off Block Island, Rhode Island.
Credit: Eric Thayer / Bloomberg


South Sioux City enters wind energy agreement

By Ian Richardson, Sioux City Journal

The $130 million 40-turbine project, which is estimated to produce 90 megawatts total, will have the capacity to serve roughly 27,000 households with electricity, according to NextEra spokesman Bryan Garner. Construction began in May and is expected to conclude by year’s end . . . Along with South Sioux City, some beneficiaries of the project include the Northeast Nebraska Public Power District and the cities of Fremont and Wayne.

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Photo credit: Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal file: A truck carrying a wind turbine blade crosses the Veterans Memorial Bridge into Dakota Avenue in South Sioux City on August 25, 2015.