Category: Wind

Highlighting Some Trends in Global Renewable Generation

For the last couple of months I’ve been digging into the hydrocarbon space and studies from LNG exports to NGVs to gasoline, so it seemed a prudent time to go off on a tangent and take a random walk through something non-fossil fuel-ish. So here are ten tidbits I have garnered on my recent travels […]  More »

Renewable energy complaint tests utilities’ pull

Third-grade teacher Donya Bengert and her students learned a real-life lesson when they undertook a yearlong project to build a wind turbine in 2010 at their small southern Indiana school.  More »

Mass. Gov. Patrick: I’d back wind turbine health study

Gov. Deval Patrick says he would back a proposal calling for an “independent scientific study” of the health effects of wind turbines.  More »

Google becoming big energy player

Through more than $1 billion in investments and through large contracts for renewable power, Google has become the most significant player in the energy business outside of actual energy companies and financial institutions.  More »

Trump finds new adversary in wind power

Donald Trump is taking aim at wind energy, in a series of charged tweets and a threat to pull his investment in a planned Scottish hotel that would overlook an offshore wind energy project.  More »

IEA: Renewables will surpass natural gas for power generation by 2016

Hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources will generate more power than natural gas and twice as much as nuclear in just three years, the International Energy Agency said in a report Wednesday.  More »

IEA: Renewable energy making global gains, but so is coal

Renewable energy grew at an extraordinary pace worldwide in 2012, but it’s not enough to curb the march of climate change, because coal has continued to dominate growth in power generation around the world, the IEA said in a report this week.  More »

Study finds no problems with Vt. wind project

An independent study of noise generated by a Sheffield wind project commissioned by the Vermont Department of Public Service found that noise levels from the turbines were below state limits outside the home of a family that felt their health was threatened.  More »

Houston to buy half its power from renewable sources

The city says its $2 million agreement with Reliant Energy make Houston the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the nation. “We are committed to becoming the alternative energy capital of the world,” said Mayor Annise Parker.  More »

Austin Energy could sign 2 large-scale wind deals

Austin Energy hopes to finalize two wind contracts in another step toward a goal of getting 35 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.  More »

Opinion: How to attract private investment in clean energy

Like a fresh wind setting in motion the blades of a giant turbine, a new idea for encouraging the development of clean energy has blown into the U.S. Congress.  More »

Colorado officials talk secession over renewable energy law, other issues

Three county commissioners in Colorado have threatened to try to create a state called “North Colorado”, pointing to new laws that hike renewable energy standards and limit gun rights.  More »
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