According to a report from the Texas grid operators, more power from state’s wind farms and solar installations is getting to consumers
In 2013, the renewable power sector saw its output rise by more than 4 million megawatt-hours, the largest increase in four years. That amounted to a 12 percent increase over the previous year. At …Read More
On New Year’s Day, the network of transmission lines that comprise Texas’ “Competitive Renewable Energy Zone” (CREZ) became fully operational, bringing electricity from wind turbines in West Texas and the Panhandle to points east.
Many of the lines have been active (and have contributed to record-breaking percentages of Texas electricity coming from wind), but the January …Read More
In a move that underlines the growing appeal of corporate investment in renewable energy, Microsoft announced that it will power one of its data centers with electricity from a Texas wind farm.
The software giant has agreed to buy all of the output from the 110 megawatt (MW) wind farm for 20 years. The project, to …Read More
The demand for renewable resources increases as consumers become more green conscious. Their demand is creating pressure on utility companies to join the green movement by replacing conventional means of energy with clean energy resources such as solar and wind.
The government is helping to perpetuate the green movement by offering various incentives to consumers. For …Read More
With electricity deregulation going strong across Texas, some of the cities have had the opportunity to find much lower electricity rates than they could get from utility companies.
While some companies limit their green programs to a big splash on Earth Day, Austin, Texas-based electricity provider Green Mountain Energy Company has used Earth Month to continue its efforts to encourage renewable electricity.
One of the biggest supporters of renewable electricity in the U.S. has actually proven to be the Department of Defense, which has made ambitious plans to switch to green energy.
Despite its reputation as the heart of American oil country, Texas has also become one of the central places for renewable electricity in the U.S.
With the help of Austin-based Green Mountain Energy Company, the Habitat for Humanity office in Dallas will now be able to rely on a steady supply of renewable electricity for the next three decades.
As the U.S. moves steadily toward greater adoption of renewable electricity, major energy producing states like Texas remain largely devoted to their primary resources like oil.