Next-Generation Energy Proposal for South Louisiana Chosen as Finalist in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Coalition will compete for up to $100 million to support South Louisiana’s economy and environment. New Orleans, Louisiana — The Greater New Orleans Development Foundation, the 501(c)(3) arm of Greater New Orleans, Inc., has been named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The coalition will advance to PhaseContinue reading “Next-Generation Energy Proposal for South Louisiana Chosen as Finalist in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge”

When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?

By Anna Luke, American Wind Energy Association Originally published on Into the Wind It wasn’t always the case, but nowadays rural places are often among those in greatest need of new economic development. Sadly, the farm belt and Rust Belt have been losing jobs and investment for decades. It will take significant change to raiseContinue reading “When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?”

FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money

From AWEABlog, by Betsy Beck Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group.Continue reading “FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money”

How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy

More Companies are Choosing to Power Their Operations with Renewable Energy From AWEABlog, by Evan Vaughn What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the market for it. From tech giants to household names, corporate America is shopping forContinue reading “How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy”

Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records

October was a record breaking month for wind energy output. by Michael Goggin.  Originally published at AweaBlog.org Grid operators in Texas (ERCOT) and the Midwest (MISO) spent the past week neck and neck in a race for record wind output, leading to a near photo finish. Texas jumped into first place on October 22, eclipsingContinue reading “Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records”

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  https://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilizeContinue reading “Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan”

How Loud is a Wind Turbine?

From GEReports.com. Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the blades. So just how noisy are these turbines? The closest thatContinue reading “How Loud is a Wind Turbine?”

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Their Utilities To Use More Renewables

  From North American Windpower Magazine: Eighty-one percent of U.S. utility customers expect their utility provider to use higher levels of renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal biogas in the future to meet their energy needs, according to a new report from GE’s Digital Energy business. That is just one of many findingsContinue reading “Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Their Utilities To Use More Renewables”

Got Water? Wind Energy is Dry Energy

With our states jn the grip of a crippling drought, it’s time to think seriously about the incredible amount of water used to generate our electricity. Click our graphic to learn more about how wind energy can save water for other life-sustaining uses.