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Lego meets 100% renewables target 3 years early

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Report: N.Y. transmission buildout needed to support renewable targets
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New York state needs to build more transmission lines linking wind farms and solar projects in the northern and western parts of the state to the New York City-Long Island area if the state wants to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 50% by 2030 renewable energy goal, according to the New York Independent System Operator. Since transmission projects take time to build, developers should start working together now to meet the state's 2030 goal, it said.
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) (5/18) 
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Goldwind to begin training Wyo. residents for wind jobs
Goldwind Americas is preparing to open a new wind energy technician training program dubbed Goldwind Works that will focus on preparing Wyoming residents for the industry, said CEO David Halligan at the 2017 Wyoming Energy Summit. "I have people who work for me from the construction industry, from the steel industry, who've built skyscrapers, and are well-suited to transfer their skills," he said.
Wyoming Business Report (5/18) 
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Lego meets 100% renewables target 3 years early
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Toymaker Lego has met its 100% renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, according to the company. It attributed its success, in part, to the launch of the 258-megawatt Burbo Bank Extension Offshore wind project off the coast of England, in which its parent company, KIRKBI, owns a 25% stake in.
CleanTechnica (5/18) 
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GE wins turbine supply deal for wind farms totaling 1.2 GW in Spain
Forestalia has confirmed it plans to use machines from General Electric's 3-megawatt platform for its 1.2-gigawatt portfolio of wind farms under construction in Spain, according to the companies. "GE is immensely proud that the turbine that will equip the future farms is a European product with the nacelle produced in Germany in addition to the towers and blades manufactured in Spain," said GE Renewable President and CEO Jerome Pecresse.
ReNews (UK) (5/18) 
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Germany awards contracts for 70 land-based wind farms
Energy companies won the rights to develop 70 land-based wind farms with a combined capacity of 807 megawatts in Germany's latest renewable energy auction, said the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It added that 256 land-based wind projects were proposed during the round.
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Calif. ISO sourced 67.2% of its electricity from renewables for part of Sat.
The California Independent System Operator sourced 67.2% of its total electricity from renewables like wind and solar for a short period on early Saturday afternoon, said the grid operator. "The fact that the grid can handle 67% renewable power from multiple sources -- it's a great moment, and it shows the potential we have," said Center for Sustainable Energy Director of Policy Sachu Constantine.
San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (5/18) 
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Enel wins rights to develop 540-MW of wind in Spanish auction
Enel Green Power Espana won the right to add 540 megawatts of installed wind capacity to its portfolio during Spain's recent renewable energy bidding round, said the company. It added that the projects are expected to begin operations by 2019.
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Opinion: Calif. city Community Choice Energy program will increase renewables
San Jose, Calif.'s recently adopted Community Choice Energy program will provide consumers and businesses with low-cost electricity while also increasing renewables and energy efficiency initiatives, writes San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. "By offering consumers a choice for greener electricity, we will reduce our community's carbon footprint and drive demand for local investments like solar arrays and energy storage," he writes.
HuffPost (5/18) 
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British prime minister outlines plans to nix land-based wind
England will move to block new land-based wind farms if the Conservative party wins the general election in June, according to a plan released by British Prime Minister Theresa May. She said her administration, instead, would focus on traditional energy sources, adding that offshore wind would continue to play a role.
Bloomberg (5/18) 
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Ask any wind farm developer, and they'll tell you the most successful projects are in communities that want them. And a lot of communities do, as there are wind farms in 41 out of 50 states, supporting well-paying jobs and investing billions of dollars in rural communities. But how can we help ensure that happens? What are the best ways to mobilize the vast majority of people who support wind power while addressing the concerns that are natural for any major project? The next installment of AWEA's Community Engagement Seminar series, happening on May 22 in Anaheim, Calif., tackles exactly these questions. Learn more.
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