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These States Are Going To Become Green Energy Powerhouses

August 29 -- Renewable energy has gotten tantalizingly close to becoming competitive with conventional fossil fuels, and to help bridge the gap, more than 30 states have passed laws requiring energy companies to supply a minimum amount of power from green sources. But according to a new study, if renewable sources are built in the right places, they could compete against traditional power plants without subsidies, turning states like California, Wyoming, and New Mexico into green energy powerhouses. >>View Article

Wind Turbines Don't Hurt Home Values, Study Says

August 28 -- Wind-power turbines, which are increasingly dotting California's mountain and desert regions, don't appear to be having a negative effect on home values, according to a new report by the Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory. The research, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind farms in 27 counties across nine states. >>View Article

US Renewable Energy Generation Up In First Half Of 2013

August 28 -- The latest US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” report with data through to the end of June, 2013, shows that renewable energy generation is continuing to grow, making up over 14% of the nation’s net generation (not including hydroelectric sources). >>View Article

Wind power market will more than quadruple by 2030

August 27 -- "The market will shift away from Europe significantly," Markus Tacke, chief executive of the German company's Wind Power division, said at a renewable energy conference in Berlin. He said globally installed wind power capacity would increase to 1,107 gigawatt (GW) in 2030 from 273 GW in 2012, with Asia and the Pacific region accounting for more than 47 percent of the total, up from 34 percent now. >>View Article

Renewable energy generates jobs in Texas, nationwide

August 26 -- When it comes to renewable energy, Texas is a prime candidate to lead the way in many sectors, such as solar, which means jobs. To meet this need for trained personnel and staff to fill the host of positions, Houston Community College is kicking off its new solar energy program this fall at its central campus. >>View Article 


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