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How much wind could the East Coast take if its power grid could take wind?

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8 mentions2 months ago
How much wind power a system can incorporate is a significant problem in power grid management. At a basic level, grid operators can’t control when the wind blows, and the ...

Soaking up some solar: Kansas power cooperative takes dive into solar energy

4 mentions2 months ago
A Kansas power cooperative took a deep dive into solar energy, and its first solar farm capable of outputting energy to supply the needs of about 164 homes will be ...

Portland commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

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14 mentions2 weeks ago
Multnomah County is the most populous county in Oregon. Its Chair, Deborah Kafoury, welcomed the news. "This is a pledge to our children's future,'' she said. "100 percent renewables means ...

California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative

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70 mentions2 weeks ago
The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically ...

A beginner’s guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy

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40 mentions3 weeks ago
Imagine powering civilization entirely with energy from renewable sources: wind, sun, water (hydroelectricity), naturally occurring heat (geothermal), and plants. No coal mines, oil wells, pipelines, or coal trains. No greenhouse ...

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to gather corporate renewable energy leaders at VERGE 17

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00amThe 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September ...

Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know.

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26 mentions3 weeks ago
The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly. What’s the best way to get ...

My Turn: Climate change and the health of our children

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3 mentions1 month ago
As spring unfolds in New Hampshire, there’s a predictable shift in the ailments that bring children into my office every day. Alongside the general excitement about the warming weather and ...

Mortenson's bottom line lifted by wind and solar energy projects

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
Mortenson is perhaps best known for sports complexes. Twin Cities venues from Xcel Energy Center to U.S. Bank Stadium were built by the big Golden Valley-based construction company. Less flashy,

Clean energy gets second wind

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3 mentions1 month ago
There is a change in the wind. Wind, the stealer of umbrellas, has climbed its way to become a major contender in the energy field. Gone are the days of ...

Europe's renewable energy revolution

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9 mentions1 month ago
More than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will ...

Wind power records set in Scotland and India

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15 mentions3 weeks ago
Scottish wind turbines sent more than 1.2 million megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid in March, according to new analysis of data from WeatherEnergy by WWF Scotland. In ...

What Rural Alaska Can Teach the World about Renewable Energy

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9 mentions1 month ago
From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. March 6, 2017 — I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is ...

What's next for renewable energy in Iowa?

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2 mentions1 month ago
Iowa is on the road to a greener future. Iowa continues to build on an impressive renewable energy portfolio that leads the nation in ethanol and biofuel production, is blowing ...

Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop

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8 mentions1 month ago
Published on by The Progressive Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. In addition to slashing ...

Renewables roadshow: how Canberra took lead in renewable energy race

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
As Australia remains mired in a broken debate about the supposed dangers of renewable energy, some states and territories are ignoring the controversy and steaming ahead. While Australia is far ...

Japan accelerates wind power development as govt support pays off: study

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17 mentions2 months ago
TOKYO With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan's installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 ...

Week in review: Alternative energy: Exploring wind power and pushing for solar incentives

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2 mentions1 month ago
ENERGY Maine searches for opportunities in offshore wind power Gov. Paul LePage’s opposition to the cost of renewable energy has stalled Maine’s chances of developing an offshore wind power industry.

Community groups tap into renewable energy through people power

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5 mentions2 months ago
Updated February 27, 2017 21:28:08 Related Story: Hazelwood power station closure could have 'catastrophic' consequences Related Story: 100 per cent renewable energy network possible with existing technologies: study When the ...

Chicago wants to become a renewable energy powerhouse

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6 mentions2 weeks ago
City buildings in Chicago are to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2025, the city's Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced. In a release over the weekend ...

Robinson: New York looks at a new way to value solar power

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6 mentions1 month ago
How much is solar power worth? For years, that nagging question has been at the center of a longstanding disagreement between the solar energy industry, which needs higher prices to ...

Surge of hydropower could force cutbacks of solar, wind

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1 mentions4 weeks ago
An abundance of rain and snowfall this winter has teed up what’s expected to be a bountiful year for hydroelectricity production in California, as reservoirs recover from five years of ...