Road to 100: How four cities are leading the renewables revolution

Utility Dive | December 10, 2019 The mounting pressure to decarbonize is causing many cities, states and companies to take a hard look at their electric power sources. Though the shift is leading the electric sector toward more alternative resources, carbon-free ambitions remain largely ambitions. But six U.S. cities have reached their goals of notContinue reading “Road to 100: How four cities are leading the renewables revolution”

First US steel plants powered by wind, solar energy are coming for industry with big carbon footprint

CNBC | December 7, 2019 The steel industry has a massive carbon footprint, as much as 6% to 7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rocky Mountain Institute study. A new Nucor steel microplant in Missouri is trying to put a dent in that number. Nucor’s micromill in Sedalia, Missouri, is set to be theContinue reading “First US steel plants powered by wind, solar energy are coming for industry with big carbon footprint”

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?”

Infinity Renewables and MJMEUC Sign Power Purchase Agreement

(Santa Barbara, California)  Infinity Renewables entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) to sell wind energy from its Iron Star Wind Project, located in Ford County, Kansas. The wind energy, generated in western Kansas, will be delivered to MJMEUC customers in Missouri via the Grain BeltContinue reading “Infinity Renewables and MJMEUC Sign Power Purchase Agreement”

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”