Posts Tagged ‘wind power’

Wind Power Takes Hold in United States - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

At first glance, wind power might seem to be an easy road in the trip to renewable energy: Set up a turbine and begin cranking. But where turbines have been installed, nearby residents have complained about the sight. Beyond that, the costs to set up wind farms are high.
As a result, wind power has developed …Read More

Wind turbine proponents should be thrilled to know that green energy generators have little impact on property value, and in some cases even increase property value.
In the heated debate over whether industrial wind farms damage property values, the latest Ontario study concludes the giant turbines have “no statistically significant impact” on the sale prices of …Read More

President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple their renewable sources for electricity with a 20 percent increase by 2020.
Obama says the plan will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind power that provide thousands of jobs.
Obama was …Read More

China, the world’s second-largest country, has earned a reputation as being a major contributor to pollution.  But according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the China is on course to set an example for the rest of the planet on the use of energy from renewable sources over the next quarter-century.
According to the Paris-based agency’s …Read More

According to the most recent issue of the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through June 30 2013, renewable energy sources – i.e., biofuels, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind – provided 9.8% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.8% of domestic energy production for the first half of the …Read More

Wind Farms do not Affect Property Value - Thursday, September 12, 2013

After analyzing over 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine US states, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) concluded that wind farms (a leading renewable energy source) do not affect the value of nearby residental property.
The new report, funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), is based on site …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

Wind farms now supply 5 percent of the electricity utilized by residents and small businesses in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, since the new aggregation program, those in Chicago are serving as an environmentally conscious model for other communities in Illinois.
Hundreds of cities and towns in have adopted aggregation, which allows them …Read More

New England has been experiencing higher electricity rates this winter due to a high demand for heating as well as higher natural gas prices. The boom in natural gas supply over the past couple of years has kept electricity prices stable in the region, but has also created less of a need for the push …Read More

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, predicting that renewable electricity consumption will increase by 2.6% in 2013 and by 4.1% in 2014.
Renewable electricity produced in 2012 across the U.S. accounted for about 5% of total electricity production. As expected, wind power led among renewables, accounting for roughly 3.5% of …Read More