POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Jan. 19, 2016

Amazon Web Services generates 1.1 million KWh of renewable electricity; EIA predicts a 20 percent savings on heating; Converting yogurt into natural gas


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • The Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, owned by Amazon Web Services (a business unit within Amazon.com), generated more than 1.1 million KWh of renewable electricity on January 1, 2016 – its first day of full operation. This is enough power to fuel more than 100 US homes for an entire year. The company has a goal of 40 percent renewable energy for their global infrastructure by the end of 2016.
  • The EIA reports that this winter is predicted to be about 15 percent warmer than last year. Consumers should expect to save more than 20 percent on their seasonal heating bills with low fuel prices for natural gas and other fuels such as heating oil. The warmer weather can be traced back to El Niño which is bringing warm weather to the Northeast.
  • A Canadian city is working with Yoplait Liberté to convert expired yogurt into natural gas. The natural gas produced will be used to power the city’s vehicles as well as heat its buildings.

 

 

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