The U.S. Energy Department allocates funds for solar tech, green building generates 2.3 million jobs and construction on the tallest wind tower in the United States is underway in Iowa. Read these stories and more in this week's renewable energy news roundup:
U.S. green building industry generates 2.3 million jobs in 2015
In addition to millions of jobs, the new U.S. Green Building Council study also found the green building industry contributes more than $134 billion in labor income to working Americans.
Amazon to build massive wind farm to power web services
The tech giant will build and operate a 100-megawatt wind farm in Ohio that will power its current and future cloud service data centers.
General Electric debuts new renewable energy business
GE introduced its new renewable energy business at the European Wind Energy Association's 2015 Annual Event this week in Paris.
New study examines the potential for complete renewable source power generation
A new study from The Solutions Project outlined how 139 countries around the world can achieve complete power generation from renewable sources by 2050.
Tallest wind tower in the U.S. under construction in Iowa
MidAmerican Energy's 337-foot tall tower will be fully operational by early 2016.