Posts Tagged ‘wind’

China’s renewable energy capacity increased from 27.8 GW (gigawatts) in 2001 to 183 GW in 2013, and alternative sources are expected to account for more than 20 percent of the country’s total electricity generation by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
The country’s emergence as a major player in the global renewable energy industry, …Read More

Renewable Electricity Continues to Rise - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Utility-scale renewable electricity generation grew by 23 percent between 2009 and 2012, led by wind and solar as renewables became a bigger part of the U.S. generation.
“Wind comprised the majority of the net generation increase supplied by renewables, adding 74%, or 66,717 GWh, of the increase, while solar saw tremendous percentage growth over the period,” …Read More

New Year Brings Texas Wind Power - Friday, January 3, 2014

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

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

After months of debate between lawmakers, Connecticut’s House passed a bill that would redefine how the state counts and categorizes clean energy on Tuesday. The Senate passed the bill earlier in May, which changed how energy sources qualify as “clean” in the state. This is significant for consumers and energy producers since the status of …Read More