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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. While that is true, it is sometimes overlooked the major positive impacts wind and solar energy development have on the economies of rural communities. Earlier this year, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) shined a light on some of the benefits in…

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....

Report Finds That a Clean Energy Standard Is the ‘Linchpin’ of US Achieving Climate Goals

Electricity production currently makes up more than a quarter of the United States' carbon emissions. A Clean Energy Standard, or CES, would increase the amount of renewable energy on...

On U.S. East Coast, Has Offshore Wind’s Moment Finally Arrived?

After years of debate and public engagement, the American offshore wind sector looks poised to finally start ramping up. While Europe and Asia are ahead of the U.S. on...

World’s largest energy storage system proposed in Morro Bay

California may soon be home to the largest energy storage facility in the world! Energy storage technology allows grid operators to smooth out the electricity supply curve by storing...

No, frozen wind turbines aren’t the main culprit for Texas’ power outages

Last month, Texans experienced a severe energy crisis caused by an extreme weather event. Unfortunately, clean energy's usual opponents predictably tried to spread misleading narratives before all the facts...

Top 10 U.S. corporate renewable energy buyers of 2020

A growing number of businesses are buying renewable energy—not just because it is good for the planet. It is also great for the bottom line. In most parts of...

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...

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