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STATE INVESTS IN BACKUP STORAGE FOR SOLAR POWER AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS

STATE INVESTS IN BACKUP STORAGE FOR SOLAR POWER AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS BPU awards more than a dozen grants to develop and demonstrate energy storage for renewables The state is funding more than a dozen projects to help make solar and wind power more reliable by providing backup energy-storage systems for the electricity they produce. … Continue reading STATE INVESTS IN BACKUP STORAGE FOR SOLAR POWER AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS

With Potential Repeal Of #RPS, Wind Developers In Lone Star State Face Texas-Sized Headaches #CREZ

With Potential Repeal Of RPS, Wind Developers In Lone Star State Face Texas-Sized Headaches If a Texas Republican has his way, the state will end its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), undo the billion-dollar competitive renewable energy zones (CREZ) initiative and relinquish its status as the No. 1 state for wind energy generation. Introduced by Troy … Continue reading With Potential Repeal Of #RPS, Wind Developers In Lone Star State Face Texas-Sized Headaches #CREZ

Virginia gets country’s first wind energy research lease in federal waters

Virginia gets country’s first wind energy research lease in federal waters Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will enable Dominion Virginia Power … Continue reading Virginia gets country’s first wind energy research lease in federal waters

Energy Department Says Wind Could Make Up 35% of US Electricity Generation by 2050

Energy Department Says Wind Could Make Up 35% of US Electricity Generation by 2050 The Obama administration has big expectations for the American wind industry. According to a new report by the Department of Energy, with continued technological advancements, cost reductions and improvements in siting and transmission, wind could economically provide 35 percent of the … Continue reading Energy Department Says Wind Could Make Up 35% of US Electricity Generation by 2050

As wind boom continues, #CREZ capacity in question

As wind boom continues, CREZ capacity in question ……The state’s grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is studying the transmission system in the Texas Panhandle, where at least 2,200 megawatts’ worth of new wind farms — enough to power more than 400,000 homes — are expected to begin operation before 2017. Right now … Continue reading As wind boom continues, #CREZ capacity in question

Gov. Wolf’s budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels

Gov. Wolf’s budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels Gov. Tom Wolf is looking to borrow money to inject millions of dollars in subsidies and grants into Pennsylvania’s renewable energy industry. In his proposed $30 billion budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, Wolf would fund several energy initiatives by issuing $675 million … Continue reading Gov. Wolf’s budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels

China’s #wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. #nuclear plants

China’s wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. nuclear plants China now has enough wind farms to produce more energy renewably than all that is made by America’s nuclear plants as the growing nation expands its power generation to fuel its new mega-cities. China’s wind farms are reported to have a total theoretical operating … Continue reading China’s #wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. #nuclear plants