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Joanna Schroeder

  • European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has appointed Kristian Ruby as Chief Policy Officer. Ruby is a widely recognised expert in sustainability communication and political affairs. He joins EWEA from Danish consultancy Operate, where he was manager in the sustainability team, specialising in climate, environment and energy issues.
  • IKEA has announced it had officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop the recently opened IKEA Merriam. The 92,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 730.17-kW DC system, comprised of 2,394 panels, and will produce approximately 986,800 kWh of electricity annually for the store.
  • Germany will become the world’s leading market for annual offshore wind turbine installations in 2015, with the country set to add an impressive 2,071 Megawatts (MW) this year, an almost fourfold increase from the 529 MW added in 2014, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. “Wind Regains Momentum in 2014 and Industry Outlook Improves,” finds that global annual offshore wind installations will more than double, from 1,681 MW in 2014 to 3,903 MW in 2015, with a dip to 3,255 MW forecast for 2016.
  • Weekend Business Report, hosted by Ileana Bravo, will air a Special Report featuring Ryder System, CNG 4 America, Consolidate Energy Solutions and more where they will look at many of today’s critical energy and environment issues. The report will take an in-depth Deep Dive look at natural gas and how clean burning fuels like Compressed Natural Gas [CNG] and Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] are not only having a positive environmental impact and helping to secure our energy future, but doing so using clean domestic natural gas while creating jobs and saving money for enterprises.
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