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Posts Tagged ‘Wind’

Natural Gas and Renewables in Texas

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Table I-1: Overview of Modeled ERCOT Scenarios

THE TEXAS CLEAN ENERGY COALITION
In the electrically-independent power system of Texas known as ERCOT, the evolution of the power sector is especially related to the development path for renewable energy and natural gas-fired power. With over 12,000 MW of installed capacity, Texas is the largest state producer of wind-powered electricity in the U.S. Wind resources in Texas are more than double the next two largest wind capacity states combined. At the same time, Texas is the leading U.S. producer of natural gas, and the state generates nearly half its electricity from natural gas plants, substantially more than it generates from coal or nuclear power. Texas also has abundant, high-quality wind resources and solar energy potential.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Rob Gramlich, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, American Wind Energy Association

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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“If the wind stops blowing in one place it’s most likely blowing somewhere else around that region and therefore across the region, and these are regional electricity markets that we have in the country. Across the region wind itself is not variable…if you spread it out with transmission across such a wide region.”

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Infographic: Offshore Wind Outlook

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
According to a new report commissioned by the Energy Department, a U.S. offshore wind industry that takes advantage of this abundant domestic resource could support up to 200,000 manufacturing, construction, operation and supply chain jobs across the country and drive over $70 billion in annual investments by 2030.

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Monday, August 27th, 2012

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Interactive Map: Boston Sustainable Energy

Friday, July 1st, 2011
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Boston, MA is full of sustainable energy projects, and CityofBoston.gov created an interactive map to show where they’re taking place.

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The Offshore Wind Power Opportunity

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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PIKE RESEARCH
This Pike Research report provides an in-depth analysis of global opportunities in the offshore wind power market, as well as an examination of key challenges facing the industry.

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Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Superconducting Cables

AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
The United States has ample renewable energy resources. Land-based wind, the most readily available for development, totals more than 8000 GW of potential capacity. The capacity of concentrating solar power is nearly 7,000 GW in seven southwestern states. The generation potential of photovoltaics is limited only by the land area devoted to it, 100–250 GW/100 km2 in the United States. To illustrate energy capacity vs. projected demand, the US generated electric power at an average rate of approximately 450 GW in 2009, with peaks over 1000 GW during the summer months. By 2035, electricity demand is projected to rise 30%.

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AWEA YEAR END 2009 MARKET REPORT

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The U.S. wind industry broke all previous records by installing close to 10,000 megawatts of new generating capacity in 2009 thanks to Recovery Act incentives. The total installed capacity in the U.S. is now over 35,000 MW. In 2009, 38 manufacturing facilities were brought online, announced or expanded…

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