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April 15 -- The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. >>View Article

April 15 -- Renewables are leading again. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has just released a report for the first three months of 2013. The report is called the “Energy Infrastructure Update” and it shows that renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) have accounted for 82% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed for the first quarter of 2013. The total amount of the combined renewables came in at 1,546 MW. >>View Article

Friday, 12 April 2013 15:40

Union Station Switches To Wind Power

April 12 -- The historic train depot signed a contract with Herndon, Va.-based Washington Gas Energy Services that will see it purchase renewable energy credits from a network of wind farms in order to offset its annual energy consumption. >>View Article

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:51

Wind Makes A Powerful Investment

April 16 -- In 2008, Ohio committed to generating more than 12 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. At the same time, the state set a goal of improving energy efficiency by 22 percent by 2025. Energy efficiency keeps Ohio industries competitive, which is why Gov. John Kasich expanded efficiency programs further last year. >>View Article

April 10 -- California wind power generators produced a record 4,196 megawatts of electricity Sunday evening, the state's grid operator reported. >>View Article

April 2 -- Wyoming and Colorado would benefit by combining their wind energy resources, studies released Monday by the University of Wyoming and a national research laboratory show. One study conducted by the university's Wind Research Center showed that Wyoming's wind is stronger than Colorado's and blows during the day, the ideal time to meet Colorado electric customers' demands. >>View Article

March 27 -- Nearly 70 percent of all new power plants built in the Great Lakes region use wind as an energy source, according to reports from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. >>View Article

Monday, 25 March 2013 14:58

Wind Power Here To Stay In Iowa

March 25 -- With the recent layoff of 40 employees at Acciona Windpower in West Branch and larger furloughs last fall at Siemens Energy, Trinity Towers and other Iowa wind turbine component plants, the long-term viability of the industry has been questioned. >>View Article

March 22 -- Before energy companies invest in developing wind energy off Virginia’s coast, they’ll need to know what’s out there: sea life, what the ocean floor is like, shipping routes, migratory birds and wind speeds. A Virginia Beach startup has begun the daunting task of collecting that data. >>View Article

March 20 -- Cape Wind said Tuesday it expects to complete financing for its long-delayed 468-megawatt offshore wind farm and start construction of the project in federal water off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by the end of the year. >>View Article

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