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Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

Professional anti-renewable energy fabricator Robert Bryce is at it again, spreading a laundry list of false, debunked claims about wind power. American voter-supported wind energy is one of the country’s leading sources of new electricity: more wind came online than any other new electric generating capacity in 2015, including solar and natural gas. That’s partly … Continue reading Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

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Renewable competition strengthens Massachusetts clean energy future

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a forward-looking bill to further reduce carbon emissions and clean the air—something all of the state’s residents deserve. The bill as … Continue reading Renewable competition strengthens Massachusetts clean energy future

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Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

New York has some of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting carbon pollution by 80 percent in the coming decades, while the state is currently designing a 50 percent clean energy standard. To meet these targets, the Empire State will need to substantially increase its renewable … Continue reading Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

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Joe Bush, a former oil and gas man learns to love wind power

Joe Bush has been in the energy game for a long time. For a native Texan who spent years working in oil and gas accounting before becoming a rancher in Osage County, Okla., the sight of an oil derrick is as familiar as they come. But about 10 years ago, a wind energy developer approached … Continue reading Joe Bush, a former oil and gas man learns to love wind power

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Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20

While states like Texas, Iowa and California often make headlines for their renewable energy progress, in many ways, it’s the Northeast that leads the way in clean power policy innovation. That’s why it’s an exciting time to attend the AWEA Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20, where you can learn about the policies … Continue reading Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20

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Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

It’s easy to take our agricultural community for granted. Most Americans live far removed from their food sources, and out of sight can mean out of mind. But the people who feed the country don’t have it easy. Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. often face challenges beyond their control—from too much rain to too … Continue reading Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

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Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

Bringing off shore, wind generated energy to the U.S. electric system for the first time took a major step forward this past weekend with the landing of a 20-mile undersea cable between the Rhode Island mainland and Block Island. “This significant milestone in developing renewable off shore wind generated energy is the result of years … Continue reading Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

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Winds of change for onshore wind energy industry: More than 30% of new energy in U.S. coming from wind power

The years of relentless research and development in the sector of wind power have made the industry highly sophisticated in the United States. According to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Energy examining the overall state of clean energy technologies in the country, the swiftly rising stake of wind power in the … Continue reading Winds of change for onshore wind energy industry: More than 30% of new energy in U.S. coming from wind power

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Wind energy leads to a more reliable and resilient power system

Technological advances have not only reduced the cost of wind energy, but also increased wind’s contributions to power system reliability. Last year, wind and solar made up nearly 75 percent of new electric generating capacity that came online in America, and in some regions wind energy now reliably provides 20 percent or more of total … Continue reading Wind energy leads to a more reliable and resilient power system

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More transmission is needed to maximize America’s wind power potential

A new groundswell of support from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestle mean a critical transmission project is one step closer to reality. Clean Line Energy’s privately-funded Grain Belt Express will deliver enough low-cost wind energy for about 200,000 Missouri homes every … Continue reading More transmission is needed to maximize America’s wind power potential

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Wind Power Moves U.S. Energy Forward

Wind power is an important part of America’s electricity mix that keeps money in the pockets of families and businesses, despite misleading claims from anti-renewable energy special interest groups. Today, there’s enough wind power in the U.S. for 20 million American homes, and wind is on track to quadruple in size by 2030 to supply … Continue reading Wind Power Moves U.S. Energy Forward

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North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

Within 10 years the North American continent will source half of its electricity from clean energy, according to a new pact agreed to by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The three country’s leaders are expected to announce the new target tomorrow during the North American Leaders Summit. … Continue reading North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

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Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

Within the next 10 years the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will collectively obtain half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources of electricity, including wind power. That’s according to a joint pledge to be announced by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tomorrow during the North American Leaders’ Summit … Continue reading Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

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Wind energy is already an American industry

We tend to think of wind power as something the Europeans do, but the United States has a robust and growing sector that leads the world in land-based wind energy. More than 50,000 turbines stand along ridge lines, prairies and hilltops across the United States. Installed capacity recently surpassed 70 gigawatts — enough to power … Continue reading Wind energy is already an American industry

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North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

While the oil boom in North Dakota may be over, the recent wind boom could be here to stay. In the past decade, there have been more than 400 wind turbines placed on the western side of the state with an additional 550 proposed to be constructed by 2018. The North Dakota Public Service Commission … Continue reading North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

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Rhode Island chooses a renewable energy future

This week Rhode Island lawmakers chose to increase the share of renewable energy in their state’s electricity mix. They passed a bill that would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035, significantly high than the old target of 14.5 percent by 2019. Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to sign the … Continue reading Rhode Island chooses a renewable energy future

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Wind power industry hails Rhode Island upping renewable energy target to 40 percent by 2035

Providence, R.I., June 22, 2016 — American wind power applauded the Rhode Island Legislature today for advancing the state’s renewable energy target from 14.5 percent by 2019 to 40 percent by 2035. The new law, once signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo, will ensure Rhode Island homeowners and businesses have greater access to renewable energy, including … Continue reading Wind power industry hails Rhode Island upping renewable energy target to 40 percent by 2035

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Wind energy champion Sen. Grassley calls out double-standard

As a result of wind power supporting 7,000 well-paying jobs and attracting nearly $12 billion in capital investment in his state, Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa knows firsthand about the success story wind energy has generated there. Sen. Grassley also knows how well the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) works. After all, … Continue reading Wind energy champion Sen. Grassley calls out double-standard

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Predictive analytics among top trends at WINDPOWER 2016

Seth Morris is a Senior Sales Executive at SparkCognition who focuses on helping his customers leverage the latest innovations in cognitive machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop revolutionary solutions in the areas of predictive prognostics, optimization, and cyber/physical security. SparkCognition is cognitive, data-driven analytic company focused on delivering reliability, safety and security to the industrial … Continue reading Predictive analytics among top trends at WINDPOWER 2016

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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