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?Which party's states benefit most from wind and solar?

Despite GOP fury about what it calls the "War on Coal," alternative energy powers investment and new jobs in red states

3M Signs Its First-Ever PPA With Invenergy

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By David Labrador 3M, the global manufacturing and technology giant, announced its first-ever power purchase agreement (PPA) in February for the total production from the Gunsight wind farm in Texas, a hefty 120 MW of power. Show More Summary

Big Wind Is A Big Win In Iowa

How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader in Wind Energy; Even though Iowa is typically associated with red state politics, everyone there seems to agree that wind power makes economic sense for one of the windiest states in the country. Kim...Show More Summary

Vestas Receives 178 MW Order For Kansas Wind Farm

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received its first order for Kansas, and will supply 178 MW to the Bloom Wind Project. Vestas announced on Wednesday that North American power producer Capital Power Corporation had placedShow More Summary

Obama Administration Exempts Wind Power From Consequences For Slaughter Of Birds

The wind farm 5 miles southwest of Tripp (Forum News Service file photo) Back in 2011 Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon tried to prosecute a group of oil companies operating in North Dakota over 28 dead ducks. The ducks were found after a months-long investigation by the U.S. Show More Summary

ABB Transformers for the Most Powerful Wind Turbines

ABB will deploy 40 special transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines are 195 m (640

How the Greens Are Killing “Green” Energy

(Steven Hayward) Every day you read about how “green” energy, especially solar and wind power, are growing by leaps and bounds. And yet as a share of total electricity generation, green energy’s share is declining. (See the paired charts...Show More Summary

How to Buy a Wind Farm: Lessons in Corporate Green Power

A corporate sustainability insider shares steps and missteps to using wind and solar contracts in a successful corporate energy strategy.

First Slice 5/1/16: Boil water advisory in effect after Atlanta walloped with thunderstorms

A severe thunderstorm with high winds downed trees and and knocked out power in several neighborhoods south of Midtown last night. The Department of Watershed Management's Hemphill station was knocked offline for approximately 60 minutes, leading officials to issue a boil water advisory for the area above (view the area in an interactive map here).…

Higher Oregon Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets Likely to Boost Wind Power

U.S. wind generation grew by 5.1% in 2015, the smallest annual increase since at least 1999, as weather patterns in the Western half of the United States lowered wind speeds and dampened wind generation during the first half of the year. Show More Summary

Solar power plants take to the seas with new floating platforms

Offshore wind farms are growing in popularity as energy providers look for different ways of harvesting power from the sun without using valuable land resources. One unique idea being developed by engineers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is a floating platform called a Heliofloat that would function as a sea-based solar power station. Show More Summary

Solar Goes To Sea

Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea David Szondy, April 25, 2016 (GizMag) “Sea-based wind farms are becoming a common sight in many parts of the world…[and engineers] at the Vienna University of Technology foresee...Show More Summary

Siemens claims EU's largest wind turbine contract with Iberdrola

LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens has won a five-year deal worth up to 833 million pounds ($1.2 billion) to build and service wind turbines for Scottish Power's East Anglia ONE project off the eastern coast of England, Scottish Power said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Battles of Chernobyl

At 1:23 in the morning on April 26, 1986, Unit 4 of the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station exploded, tearing the top off the reactor building and exposing the core to the Ukrainian wind. A few seconds later, it exploded again, this time with the force of ten tons of TNT. Show More Summary

Hope Is a Future Powered By the Wind and the Sun

"I don't want to give up hope...I don't want to live that way", said fashion model Cameron Russell to her mother Robin Chase, on the inspiring Huffington Post series 'Talk to Me', where children interview their parents. The subject was...Show More Summary

Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

Sea-based wind farms are becoming a common sight in many parts of the world, but why not floating solar power stations? Engineers at the Vienna University of Technology foresee a future where platforms 100 m long and covered with solar panels float on even heavy seas thanks to a new floatation system called Heliofloat. Show More Summary

Hail, rainbows, snow, downed trees and signs: A blustery Monday in Southern California

Powerful winds from a spring storm ripped across the Los Angeles area Monday, knocking down a giant KFC bucket on a pole in Long Beach and sending a heavy canopy at a Valencia car wash flying across vehicles. Wind gusts reached nearly 60 mph in the high desert. Dramatically, a freak guster in Long...

Russia Renewable Energy Report

Other than large hydroelectric plants in Russia, all other forms of renewable energy accounts for less than 1% of power generation capacity. These metrics come from Russia Direct, which reports when it comes to wind, solar and geothermal energy, Russia’s renewable potential is terrifyingly underdeveloped. Show More Summary

Not Dead Yet

Last year the success of wind and solar power made headlines as installations of new turbines and PV panels soared. Meanwhile, “nuclear is dead” think pieces mushroomed in the press as old plants closed and new projects floundered in...Show More Summary

Powerful winds are headed for the Southland

Powerful winds are expected to slam into the Southland starting Friday afternoon and continue throughout the weekend, forecasters said. A National Weather Service wind advisory will be in effect for the region starting at 2 p.m., said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service...

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