Distributed wind energy is starting to gain traction in many US cities, even while oil prices have been dropping. The multiple localised benefits of the technology cannot be ignored much longer. This article was published in CleanTechnica. It can be … Continue reading Micro Wind Turbines: Another Big Headache For Big Oil
Texas which is a leading state when it comes to wind energy is aiming for an ambitious solar, distributed energy plan. Arguments against solar tech in the state are becoming out dated as the technology becomes cheaper to utilities. This article was published … Continue reading Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals
This article originally posted at Climate Progress. View the original article here. Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, according … Continue reading (US) Wind Energy In 2013 Was Equivalent To Taking 20 Million Cars Off The Road
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its first-ever proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants on June 2. The good news is wind energy is already helping nearly every state make progress toward whatever reductions the EPA will require and is an affordable and reliable compliance option for further reductions. Continue reading “Wind energy is one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways states can meet carbon pollution rule for existing power plants”
President Obama is expected to announce a series of executive actions and agreements on Friday morning that will advance solar power and energy efficiency in the United States, part of his pledge to tackle climate change without having to go through a gridlocked Congress.
According to a statement from the White House, the initiatives will represent an 850-megawatt increase in solar power deployed, or enough to power 130,000 homes. They will also lead to more $2 billion in energy efficiency investments in Federal buildings, $26 billion in savings for businesses on energy bills, and a 380 million metric ton decrease in carbon pollution — the equivalent of taking about 80 million cars off the road for a year, the statement said. Continue reading “Obama’s Move On Solar Is Equivalent To A Year Without 80 Million Cars”
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Energy efficiency standards in Ohio that have been facing attacks from state lawmakers provide significant consumer savings relative to their costs, according to an Ohio-based clean energy organization.
From 2009 through 2013, the standards saved Ohio residents $1.03 billion and cost $456 million, according to reports from the Public Utility Commission of Ohio analyzed by the Ohio Advanced Energy Economy. Continue reading “Ohio’s Clean Energy Programs Save Customers $2 For Every $1 They Spend”
Source: Utility-Scale Land-Based 80-Meter Wind Maps Original article posted by Mike Barnard in the Energy and Policy Institute website on 4th April 2014. Wind energy is a rapidly growing and profitable business worldwide, usually at the expense of fossil fuel generation revenue … Continue reading Wind Energy: A Mature Business Challenging Fossil Generation Profits
WASHINGTON — The growth of wind power in the United States is putting a significant dent in emissions, according to a forthcoming report from the American Wind Energy Association. Wind generation avoided 95.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013, which is equivalent to taking 16.9 million cars off the road. Continue reading “Wind Power Has Cut U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 4.4 Percent: Report”
In New York and many other cities across the U.S., you’re likely to have access to a program that will allow your home to be powered with wind energy through your local utility, reducing your home’s reliance on climate-changing fossil fuels for electricity.
But where are the wind farms that produce that energy? Continue reading “Watch How Fast Wind Farms Have Spread Across the US”
American-made wind power has long enjoyed popular support across the country. There’s even evidence to suggest that the more wind power there is in a state, the more support wind power receives. Continue reading “Wind power widely supported by Americans”