October 9, 2018
Crypto geeks and clean energy developers in Ohio are creatively combining technologies to power the renewable energy future!
A company is preparing to build one of the world’s largest renewable energy projects in Ohio that will pair wind and solar to create a hybrid power source. It’s a rare combination now, but one that’s expected to become more common because of its potential to provide a consistent 24 hour flow of clean energy and save money – as both projects will share equipment, power lines, and workers. The developer, Invenergy, will build a 175 megawatt wind farm with a 150 megawatt solar farm within it, and produce enough electricity to power about 175,000 homes.
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Acciona Energía claims to be the first of its kind to apply blockchain technology to certify renewable energy’s origin. The technology the company has developed allows its clients to see how much electricity they are using in real time and what renewable energy source it is coming from, thereby matching renewable energy certificates that individuals and companies buy with their sources of energy production. If the program is successful, it can be replicated by other companies and help create a more secure – and ultimately larger – market for clean energy.
Even as the U.S. buys more renewable energy, fossil fuel plants are still polluting communities across the nation. Learn more about how Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice is working to end this pollution.
The Fort Collins City Council has voted 6-1 to approve a resolution committing the community to shift away from fossil fuels and transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030. In Colorado, eight other cities including Aspen, Boulder, Denver, Pueblo, and Longmont have all made commitments to achieving full-fledged renewable electricity. Fort Collins becomes the 86th city in the nation, and ninth in Colorado, to adopt this goal.