Wind Power Featured Blogs

Paul Hockenos - January 20, 2015

2014 Was a Pivotal Year for Germany's Energiewende

What a difference a year makes: Germany's transition to renewable energy showed positive forward momentum, with increasing energy production from renewables, increased exports, decreased...

Maria Blais Costello - January 14, 2015

Alaska Energy Authority and Kodiak Electric Association Developing a 99 Percent Renewable Community

With support from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, strong local leadership, and sustained effort, the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), a cooperative electric utility, has achieved...

John Farrell - January 13, 2015

Ejecting the Power Line Foxes from the Electric Customer Henhouse

The neighbors of the proposed Badger-Coulee high-voltage line in Wisconsin are like those in many other parts of the country, upset that their utility will construct 200-foot steel...

John Farrell - December 15, 2014

A $48 Billion Opportunity for US Electric Customers

Electricity customers in the U.S. got good news last week. A new report from Accenture highlighted a potential revenue loss for U.S. utilities of $48 billion per year by 2025 due to...

John Farrell - December 12, 2014

This Week's Vote Secures Minneapolis' Title as Climate Champion

In August 2013, Minneapolis (MN) was in the news for considering a take-over of its energy utilities. Today, they're back in the news for supporting a first-in-the-nation clean energy...

Maria Blais Costello - December 05, 2014

A “Business” Model for Expanding Renewable Energy: The New Mexico Production Tax Credit

The State of New Mexico now has a total renewable generation capacity that is over 1 million kilowatts. This huge milestone for renewable energy in New Mexico would have not been realized...

John Farrell - December 05, 2014

A $6 Billion Opportunity for Rural Electric Cooperatives to Lead on Clean Energy

Last week I asked why rural electric cooperatives haven't been leaders on renewable energy. This week, I explain a $6 billion opportunity they can seize to take leadership. One of the...

Maria Blais Costello - December 04, 2014

Preparing the Next Generation for Skilled Jobs in the Clean Energy Sector

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, created and managed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing valuable support to Massachusetts’ growing clean...

Kirk Edelman - December 01, 2014

Innovation and Investment Drive the Wind Power Industry

New investment vehicles are making it easier for renewable energy developers to attract financing. While banking appetite may vary, institutional investors offer tremendous liquidity....

John Farrell - November 28, 2014

Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered...

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