Siemens Gamesa announces 195 job losses

Renewable energy developer Siemens Gamesa is to make nearly 200 factory workers in the US redundant. The company has said the losses will be made at its Fort Madison blade manufacturing facility in Iowa by the end of March. The plant originally opened in 2006 – the firm has said its business activity no longer […]

Wind energy to power Google’s Iowa data centre

Google has agreed to buy 407MW of wind power from US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm to power its data centre in Iowa. It is the internet search engine giant’s largest renewable energy deal to date and brings the total amount of renewable energy it has bought to more than 1GW. MidAmerican Energy will provide […]

New Facebook data centre powered by wind energy

Facebook has announced plans to supply its new data centre in the United States with 100% renewable energy. The electricity for the Altoona data centre (pictured) will come from a nearby wind farm in Wellsburg, Iowa which will be owned and operated by MidAmerican Energy. The project will add up to 138MW of new renewable […]

US fund to develop biofuels for military jets

The US Government has announced funding worth nearly $18 million (£11.8m) for new projects to develop advanced biofuels for military jets and ships. The cash will be used for four innovative pilot-scale bio-refineries in California, Iowa and Washington. They will test renewable biofuels as a domestic alternative to power cars, trucks and planes that meet […]