All Posts Tagged With: "wind energy"
The industry installed 13,124 MW with 4Q numbers showing 2012 was best year ever. In fact, for the first time it became the number one source of new U.S. electic generating capacity. Texas, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois are leaders.30Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
For the past few weeks, I have taken to the U.S. Senate floor to convince my colleagues to save a bright spot in American manufacturing jobs: the wind industry. The wind energy sector employs 75,000 hard-working Americans in well-paying jobs … Those jobs have a tremendous positive ripple effect in their communities that extends to our economic and energy health.2Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
By issuing forecasts that are 35 percent more accurate than previous forecasting methods, the system enables utility operators to constantly anticipate the amount of energy produced by wind farms across Xcel Energy’s service area in neighboring Colorado.14Nov2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
There are political obstacles, but the main problem is this: Wyoming has run out of power lines connecting it to the rest of the country. And until it gets more, that epic wind is just moving dust and dirt eastward, one gust at a time.30Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Its been a discouraging year. I found myself confronted with the hard truth that we local, distributed clean energy advocates, climate and anti-frack/fossil fuel activists, and regular folks who just want affordable energy that doesn’t wreck the environment, are losing. No, it’s worse than that.6Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“Growth has been in fairly direct response to government intervention, whether in the form of cheap debt in China … feed-in tariffs for solar or a regulatory push for smart grids. The industry needs to continue to drive down its costs and reduce its reliance on this sort of support,” said BNEFchief executive Michael Liebreich.21Jan2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued