wind energy

Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Although it is touted as a bridge fuel, natural gas abundance is hurting renewable energy development and encouraging greater energy consumption, a new…

Study: Cats, Cell Towers are More Deadly to Birds Than Wind Turbines

Wind energy has famously pitted environmentalists against each other – renewable energy and climate action advocates vs. wildlife conservationists concerned about wind turbines…

Sustainable Renewable Energy Storage: Are We There Yet?

A study by a team of Stanford researchers concluded that the wind industry will be able to afford to invest in these large-scale…

Report: 14 U.S. Offshore Wind Projects in ‘Advanced Stages’ of Development

The U.S. is playing catch-up, but notable progress is being made as 14 U.S. offshore wind projects are in the advanced stages of…

U.S. Second in Installed Wind Power But Growth Uncertain

Growth in 2013 was modest, but the U.S. continues to be a world leader in installed wind power capacity. Prospects for 2014-2015 remain…

El Paso Electric to Be Coal-Free By 2016

With a robust solar energy and natural gas portfolio, El Paso Electric expects to wean itself from coal in two years.

EPA Carbon Emissions Proposal: Q&A With the American Wind Energy Association

Tom Vinson of the American Wind Energy Association speaks about how wind energy can help states respond the EPA proposal to cut power…

Brookings Delves Into Low and No-Carbon Electricity Technologies

Absent a high-enough price on carbon, a carbon tax, or direct levies on fossil fuel suppliers, “nuclear, hydro and natural gas combined cycle…

Mars To Cut Carbon Emissions 25 Percent By Investing In Texas Wind Farm

The 200-MW Mesquite Creek Wind farm near Lamesa, Texas will generate enough clean, renewable electricity to meet 100% of the energy needs of…

Report: China Holds a ‘Wide Lead’ in the Clean Energy Investment Race

As clean energy finance fell in Europe -- most notably Germany and Italy -- it soared in Asia, particularly in Japan and China…

U.K. Companies Share Clean Tech Expertise at Globe 2014 in Vancouver

Last week a delegation of British companies supported by U.K. Trade and Investment attended the sustainable-development advocacy conference Globe 2014, in Vancouver, British…

Renewables Account for 92% of New Capacity, Still a Slow Start Compared to 2013

Renewable energy sources outpaced fossil fuel energy sources in the first two months of the year, offering encouraging signs for the coming months.…

Wind Energy Protects Water Security, Says Report

How do we measure water usage? Well, one way, says wind energy experts, is in our power. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)…

3p Weekend: 8 Clean Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

The clean tech market exploded in 2013, and experts expect this year to be even bigger. To make sure you don't miss a…

Extreme Winter Weather Puts Strain on Power Systems, Lets Wind Energy Shine

The displaced polar vortex, with its frigid temperatures and strong winds, has caused energy use to soar--creating supply shortages and rising energy costs.…