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Posts Tagged ‘Wind Power’

Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Northeastern Region

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
ELECTRICITY GENERATION BY SOURCE, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
With high electricity prices, a reliance on imported energy, and ongoing retirements of fossil fuel power plants, the Northeast has a strong incentive to develop local, renewable sources of energy. Aided by a well-established, supportive portfolio of policies in nearly every Northeastern state, the region ranks second in the nation for both solar power capacity and biomass power capacity. However, renewable energy capacity overall is lower than in the other regions profiled by ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, with fewer large-scale renewable energy facilities like wind farms.

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Great American Infrastructure: Tehachapi Pass, CA: Alta Wind Energy Center

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This is the twenty-sixth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Alta Wind Energy Center is is a wind farm located in Tehachapi Pass of the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California.  It is the largest wind farm in the United States.When: After some delays, construction began on the […]

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Infographic: How Much Fuel Does it Take to Power a Lightbulb for a Year?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
How Much Fuel Does it Take to Power a Lightbulb for a Year?

GOOD.IS View full infographic (GOOD.is): How Much Fuel Does it Take to Power a Lightbulb for a Year? About GOOD.is www.good.is “We are people, businesses, moms, kids, artists, organizations, policymakers, students, teachers, and engineers. All united in one simple idea, each elevated by being connected. Let’s do what works and never default to what doesn’t. […]

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Interactive Map: Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Power Plant Location

“The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems.”
-National Public Radio

An interactive map from National Public Radio visualizes the U.S. electric grid through transmission lines, sources of power, power plants. The map also displays the location and capacity of planned, potential and existing solar and wind power.

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CLEAN ENERGY TRENDS 2011

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Global Clean-Energy Projected Growth 2010-2020 ($US Billions)

CLEAN EDGE
When Clean Edge released its growth projections for solar and wind power 10 years ago, many observers, to put it kindly, thought we were being optimistic. We projected that solar power would grow from a global market of $2.5 billion in 2000 to $23.5 billion by 2010 and that wind power would grow from a global market of $4 billion in 2000 to $43.5 billion by 2010. But as we’ve highlighted above, we were actually quite conservative in our estimates, coming up around 300 percent short in our solar PV estimates and approximately 50 percent short in our wind estimates.

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