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Clean Energy is a 100 Percent American Success Story

Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt our climate, they are showcasing the single most practical way to tackle climate change, starting now. >>View Article 

Water and Energy Consumption

The plumes of vented cooling water steaming from the two towers at the Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Byron, Illinois, can be seen for miles around. Seeing the plumes can serve to remind us of the close link between our energy consumption and water consumption. >>View Article 

Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid

Last month, General Electric (GE) consulting presented the results of a U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sponsored study testing if wind turbines can be controlled to manage the stability of the electric grid. The authors found that wind turbines might actually be a valuable tool for controlling and stabilizing the grid in the future, disputing the conventional notion that wind energy doesn’t play well with the grid. >>View Article 

We Need More Women in Energy and STEM

Despite the enormous gains women have made in many professional fields, there is still a noticeable gender gap when it comes to science and energy. The lack of women in these science and math-based positions is detrimental to society at large. >>View Article 

Strengthen Wisconsin's Clean Energy Policy

Wisconsin utilities deserve credit for meeting the Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS, well ahead of schedule. The policy developed with bipartisan and business support in 2005 called for 10% of our electricity to come from sustainable sources such as wind, solar and bioenergy by 2015. As we learned from a recent Public Service Commission report, we got there in 2013 instead. >>View Article 

 

Our View: Renewable Energy Could Spark Maine's Economy

This is an example of what could happen in this country, especially in New England, which has no indigenous fossil fuels but is rich in the wind, sun, rivers and tides that could produce emission-free electricity long into the future, with no fuel costs. It’s a matter of making the right decisions now to create the conditions that would attract the private investment needed to make the transition. >>View Article 

 

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