Poll Shows African Americans Back Climate Action

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new poll released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and GREEN FOR ALL, two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious program and want more action to curb its effects. This group also supports the Clean Power Plan (CPP), finalized in August, as a tool to address the climate crisis while 83 percent …

Audio, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Solar, Wind

60% New Electricity Generation Renewable Power

Joanna Schroeder

Becoming a trend, renewable energy sources accounted for more 60.2 percent of the 7,276 of new electrical generation placed in service in the U.S. during the first three quarters of 2015. According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, 26 new units of wind totaling 2,966 MW of new electrical …

biomass, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind

Rethink Energy NJ Launched

Joanna Schroeder

A new poll has found that nearly 80 percent of New Jerseyans believe the state should invest in developing more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Majority support was found across all political parties and all demographic groups. However, the poll reported that 62 percent of New Jerseyans think the pace at which the state is developing and …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Energy, Solar, Wind

AWEA Report: Wind Energy Momentum Continues

Joanna Schroeder

The momentum of wind power in the U.S. has continued through the third quarter and continues to post strong numbers. This according to the new U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2015 Market Report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). More than 1,600 MW of new wind capacity was installed during Q3 increasing the yearly total to more than …

Audio, Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

P&G to Meet Power Demands with 100% Wind

Joanna Schroeder

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) made an announcement this week when they committed to meet 100 percent of its electricity demands with wind power. The company has developed a partnership with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) that includes the development of a 370,000 MWh wind farm in Cooke County, Texas expected to be online by December 2016. The Tyler Bluff Wind …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electricity, Wind

Massachusetts Most Energy Efficient US State

Joanna Schroeder

Massachuesetts has edged out California as the most energy efficient state in the U.S. according to the ninth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Several states continue to improve their scores including California, Maryland, Illinois, Texas and Washington D.C. The report is published by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) with support from the U.S. Department of Energy …

Clean Energy, Electricity, energy efficiency, Solar, Wind

Global Wind Atlas Offers Comprehensive Data

Joanna Schroeder

A new free resource has been launched that provides detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential. Provided by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Global Wind Atlas, provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution; whereas, in the past the best data was at 10-kilometres. “Wind energy potential across the globe …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

U.S. Census Fun Fact: Wind

Joanna Schroeder

Did you know that the first practical wind turbine generator dates back 74 years to 1941? It was then that Palmer Putnamof Vermont demonstrated his device. His 1.5 MW wind turbine had blades 66 feet in length, and in 700 hours of operation, produced nearly 300,000 kilowatt hours. Innovators were working on wind turbines between the World Wars, mostly for …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Video, Wind

IEA Releases Mid-Term Renewable Report

Joanna Schroeder

According to the International Energy Agency (EIA), renewable energy will represent the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years. Pointing to the need to economically mitigate climate change and enhance energy security, the report calls on governments to reduce policy uncertainties that are creating barriers to development. “Renewables are poised to seize the crucial top spot …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electricity, International, Solar, Wind

EDF RE Completes 194 MW Wind Farm

Joanna Schroeder

EDF Renewable Energy’s (EDF RE) Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project located in Texas is now in operation. The 194 MW wind farm was completed three months ahead of schedule and the renewable electricity produced will feed into the CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zone) transmission infrastructure and be sold to Georgetown Utility Systems and Garland Power & Light, two municipal utilities …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind