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New EIA report shows wind power pulls its weight

A new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that wind and solar generated over 20 percent of the total electricity in 10 states last year. This offers yet another data point that renewables like wind power have become an important part of America’s electricity mix. The 10 states include Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, South … Continue reading New EIA report shows wind power pulls its weight

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Wind turbine heights, capacities increased over past 10 years, EIA data shows

Over the past decade, U.S. wind turbines have grown in height and capacity, attributing to more efficient use of wind resources and blade length designs, according to utility-scale electricity generator data collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). At higher altitudes, wind speed is increased and is not obstructed by various windbreakers, such as … Continue reading Wind turbine heights, capacities increased over past 10 years, EIA data shows

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EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states and utilities develop plans to cost-effectively reduce carbon pollution to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to new economic analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a nonpartisan branch of the Department of Energy (DOE). EIA’s analysis modeled a range of options for … Continue reading EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

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