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Transmission Infrastructure will Lead the Next Wave of Clean Energy Development

Did you know the United States’ electric grid has a nearly failing C- grade? It’s no surprise. In fact, some parts of our electric transmission grid are 100 years old, built for a very different power system.  That’s why upgrading and expanding America’s transmission system is critical to reaching our country’s full energy potential and ensuring continued electricity reliability, especially in the face of greater stresses caused by climate change. …

Transmission Infrastructure will Lead the Next Wave of Clean Energy Development

Did you know the United States’ electric grid has a nearly failing C- grade? It’s no surprise. In fact, some parts of our electric transmission grid are 100 years...

Five details of the “American Jobs Plan” that will move the U.S. forward

On March 31st in Pittsburgh, President Biden announced plans to pursue once-in-a-generation infrastructure legislation that would invest over $2 trillion in America’s roads, railways, water systems, and electricity infrastructure....

Renewables hold promise for Rural America new report shows

Most of the time, we tend to think of renewable energy as a “green” alternative to conventional fossil fuel plants that are part of a broader climate change solution....

Renewables are critical to addressing climate change

In the coming years, one of the biggest questions facing policymakers will be how to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions responsible for global climate change. But while renewable energy...

POLICY: FERC Can Lead the Way on Clean Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent federal agency that regulates the interstate movement of natural gas, oil, and electricity within the United States. That makes it...

OFFSHORE: Offshore Wind Farms Will Soon Rely On High-Voltage Subsea Cables Made In The USA

Offshore wind projects are creating domestic manufacturing opportunities for the United States. New stateside factories and production investments supporting the global build-out of offshore wind farms will generate investment...

INNOVATION: Xcel looking to upgrade Grand Meadow wind farm

Technological advances are opening up new possibilities for upgrading older wind farms. As a wind farm ages, replacing older turbine parts with newer components extends a project's life, allowing...

POLLING: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy

A recent study by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found broad support for adopting renewable energy among...

ECONOMIC IMPACT: Building a green economy

In communities across the country, renewable energy projects are having positive economic impacts. And while broader economic trends may disrupt some existing industries, many local economic development corporations see...

INTO THE WIND: Top six wind trends of 2020 (so far)

This has been a year like no other, complete with a tremendous amount of uncertainty for our country and the entire world. Despite the many challenges, the wind industry...

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