A New Study Reveals that Urban Green Spaces May Be an Antidote to Depression

A recent study shows that symptoms of depression can be reduced for people who have access to green spaces. Researchers in Philadelphia transformed vacant lots in the city into green spaces and found that adults living near these newly planted areas reported decreased feelings of depression, with the biggest impact …

Cube Squares Hydro Acquisitions

Cube Hydro Carolinas has closed a deal to acquire four hydro plants totaling 215MW from Aluminium manufacturer Alcoa Corp. The four projects – High Rock, Tuckertown, Narrows and Falls – are located on the Yadkin river and are expected to produce nearly 800,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year. Cube …

Allete Clean Energy Planning Expansion of North Dakota Wind Farm

Allete Clean Energy (ACE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allete, Inc. has announced it will work with Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) to expand the Thunder Spirit wind farm in North Dakota. Allete Clean Energy has agreed a 25-year power purchase agreement with MDU, a division of MDU Resources Group, and also has …

More Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Brings Questions

Led by the surge in Appalachia’s Marcellus and Utica plays, U.S. natural gas production has increased over 50% since 2005 and related infrastructure to move the gas has become short. This is really not just an issue for the U.S. but for the world: the Northeast shale gas boom is …