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A Bright Future for Renewable Energy

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During the preceding decade, adoption of renewable technologies experienced rapid growth. This advancement is in response to new technologies, available energy storage, policy changes, and greater investment in renewable sources. Renewables, solar and wind power especially, have far surpassed coal and natural gas in industry growth. According to an article in the Washington Post, energy […]

DOE: Wind could supply 20 percent of U.S. power by 2030

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Wind power could supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity by 2030, up from 4.5 percent today, under a “ambitious but credible scenario” outlined in a new U.S. Department of Energy report published Thursday.
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Oklahoma leaders looking for more wind regulations

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Oklahoma rolled out the welcome mat for the wind industry a decade ago with lucrative tax incentives and a lax regulatory environment, but as the number of wind farms has skyrocketed, so too has the concern among landowners.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Wind company paying first dividend since 2003 in industry rebound

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After slashing 3,000 jobs since 2011 and closing a third of its factories to survive a plunge in turbine prices, Vestas today reported its first full-year profit since 2010.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

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The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.

States work to meet new renewable energy standards

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From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.

Oklahoma to increase wind-generated power

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Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration says developers are planning to increase wind power capacity with projects primarily in Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.
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Congress renews tax breaks for wind, biofuel

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The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015.
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of the United Kingdom has 88 wind turbines capable of supplying energy to 220,000 homes. (flickr/Statkraft)

Feds announce largest-ever competitive lease sale for offshore wind

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The feds will allow a dozen developers to bid on access to more than 742,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts.
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Veteran lobbyist to lead to lead new NRG Home business

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NRG Energy has tapped veteran Washington lobbyist Steve McBee to lead its newly-created NRG Home division.