Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

Published - Jan 22, 2015

The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.

As newly elected members took their seats in Congress yesterday for the first time, Washington’s almighty kerfluffle about the Keystone XL pipeline resurfaced. Here’s some background. Calgary-based TransCanada proposed several years ago to send oil from the Canadian tar sands terminal at Hardisty, Alberta, via a small-diameter Keystone pipeline routed over 1,100 miles, to the 114th Congress Opens With Wrangling About Keystone XL was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ |...

Yes, you did hear that right. For the first time ever, the annual API energy report is including the solar energy resource. It ranks among the top four API Energy Report Says Solar Will Double In 2015-16 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

A gallon of gas costs less today than it has for a long time. Just last summer, we were paying about $3.70 per gallon. Six months later, the average price is $2.65… and falling. This may translate to $75 billion in gasoline savings for US drivers in 2015, says AAA. It could be a big The True Price Of American Energy Independence was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email...

Chicago 2030: Green Or Ashen?

Published - Jan 4, 2015

Editor’s Note: This article is one submission in a live Masdar blogging contest (find out the entry requirements here). Very simply, the focus of the contest submissions is to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies, and how will they transform how you live?” We are sharing this submission here on CleanTechnica because we think Chicago 2030: Green Or Ashen? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,...

From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration says developers are planning to increase wind power capacity with projects primarily in Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.

The U.S. Justice Department says 38 golden eagles and 336 other protected birds have been found dead at the company’s wind projects in Carbon and Converse counties from 2009 until now.

The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015.

Originally published on The Handleman Post. By Clayton Handleman Wind is widely considered the most environmentally friendly source of electrical generation available.  It is no secret that the wind resource in the Great Plains states is extraordinary, so much so that wind energy professionals have dubbed this region the “Saudi Arabia” of wind.  The wind Upgrading Transmission Lines Would Unlock The Saudi Arabia Of Wind was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas aims to have backup reserves of at least 13.75 percent of the state's peak electricity demand.

The feds will allow a dozen developers to bid on access to more than 742,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts.