Regulators approve new wind energy system in Oregon

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New wind energy system to help power Apple data center has been approved Regulators in Oregon have granted approval for a new wind energy project that will be used to power one of Apple’s data centers. The project will make use of some of the largest wind turbines that have ever been deployed in the Pacific Northwest region. Avangrid Renewables, the company developing the new wind energy system, notes that approval for use of wind turbines capable of generating 3.6 megawatts of electrical power has been granted. By comparison, other…

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Apple will be powering its Oregon data center with wind energy

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Company plans to purchase wind energy in order to power Oregon data center Apple has announced that one of its data centers in Oregon will derive electricity from a new wind energy system that will be built in the near future. The company plans to receive all of its electricity from renewable sources in the coming years, and wind power will play a major role in this endeavor. Apple is currently one of the world’s largest investors in clean power, and is currently making major changes to the way it…

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Federal court puts an end to large-scale wind energy project in Oregon

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Court rules to end development on large wind energy project A federal court has chosen to end a large-scale wind energy project that was taking form in southeast Oregon. The project was put to rest over concerns of its environmental impact. The U.S. District Court in Portland ended the project because of the threat it posed to the sage grouse population, which has been in decline for some time. The project was initially approved by the federal Bureau of Land Management, but development will not be allowed to proceed further…

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China blocked from rooting wind farms in Oregon

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Obama administration bars China from bringing wind energy to Oregon China has established itself as a major force in the solar energy industry, but this is not the only clean energy sector in which the country holds a strong presence. Wind energy is often overlooked by others in China’s clean energy portfolio, but the country is beginning to make headlines for its ambitious projects. The problem is, these headlines revolve around a trade dispute between the U.S. and China regarding a wind farm locations in Oregon. Wind farms would have…

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