Wind Power Featured Blogs

Holbert Janson - August 27, 2014

Infrastructure Upgrades Mean Texas No Longer Wastes Wind Power

According to a report by the Energy Information Administration, wind curtailments in Texas have dropped steadily and substantially since 2011 thanks mostly to the state’s completion...

John Farrell - August 25, 2014

One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33...

John Farrell - August 18, 2014

The Power of Collective Energy Purchasing

"We can't do it as an individual, but four hundred communities aggregating and asking for local wind power and solar power — that's really powerful." Oak Park, IL, is one of hundreds...

John Farrell - August 05, 2014

Greening or Greenwashing? Illinois Cities’ Use of RECs Shows Challenges with Local Energy Choice

A recent report from the World Wildlife Fund (and others) touts how city energy aggregation is “unleashing” renewable energy in Illinois. Buying electricity on behalf of their residential...

Leslie Blodgett - August 01, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Comparing the Geothermal Permitting Process to Other Technologies

The visual below, prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), shows the average length of time for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process for geothermal projects...

John Farrell - July 28, 2014

Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations...

Michael Brower - July 24, 2014

Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot

Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving...

Jesse Broehl - July 24, 2014

Wind Energy Innovation: Vortex Generators

The wind energy industry has doggedly pursued higher energy yields and lower costs of energy with each successive generation of wind turbines.  As a result, the wind energy industry...

David Tulauskas - July 18, 2014

Overcoming Hurdles To Use More Renewable Energy

Last week, General Motors joined 11 other companies committed to renewable energy in signing on to the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles – a clear set of guidelines designed to help...

Jana Lynch - July 18, 2014

Microgrids: They're Kind of a Big Deal

For locals participating in the Pecan Street Demonstration in Austin’s suburban town of Mueller, TX, residential carbon footprint data is about as available as square footage. Their...

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