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Joanna Schroeder

  • and Mortenson have announced a strategic relationship to develop and build solar gardens in Minnesota.  The announcement comes just a week after Xcel Energy announced its plan to more than double its renewable energy by 2030, including exponential growth in solar from 14 megawatts today to 2,400 megawatts in 2030.
  • Boralex Inc. has announced the acquisition of the equity interest owned by Northland Power Inc. into the Frampton community wind power project that has a total capacity of 24 MW. Owned by the municipality of Frampton at 33,3% and, after closing of the transaction, by Boralex at 66,7%, the Frampton project shall be located on private lands in the municipality of Frampton, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region in Québec. Once constructed, Frampton will consist of 12 Enercon E-82 wind turbines and is covered by a power sales contract with Hydro-Québec. With a 20-year term, the contract was awarded under the Hydro-Québec Distribution request for proposals for 250 MW of wind power in 2009.
  • has released their list of the Top 50 Green Schools recognizing colleges and universities that go above and beyond for their students, the environment, the community, and the school as a whole to provide an environmentally-conscious, ‘green’ campus life. Schools included in the list boast multiple, simple and complex, means of contributing to the planet’s health in ways including, but not limited to, sustainability, clean-energy, solar power, recycling and landscape management.
  • ROUSH CleanTech has earned California Air Resources Board (CARB) retrofit certification for all Ford 6.8-liter vehicles for model years 2012 to 2015. Any 2012 – 2015 model year Ford E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, F-53 and F-59 vehicles can now be converted to run on propane autogas in all 50 states, making it easier for U.S. fleet operators to transition to this clean-burning, domestically produced alternative fuel.
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