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Is wind reliable enough to be a source of base load power? Maybe not on land (yet), but offshore in the Great Lakes and the Atlantic where the blow is constant, it’s a clean energy solution set for an unqualified boom. Other countries are already in their ocean waters, proving the point with carbon-free energy and green manufacturing jobs.

Last year's growth of 4,850 megawatts was more than four times that of 2013, but it's still well below the expansion rates of just a few years ago.
U.S. wind energy installations grew more than four-fold in 2014, according to a new report, but the...
02/03/2015 | Read More
The amount of energy Walmart gets from renewables has decreased from 4 percent to 3 percent, a new study finds.
For the past decade, Walmart has touted itself as a leader in sustainability, boasting about its...
11/20/2014 | Read More
PowerWorks is part of a niche market that is emerging for selling second-hand turbines to mainly developing countries and island nations.
The sprawling hills of California's Altamont Pass are covered in thousands of wind turbines nearly...
02/25/2014 | Read More
Citizens in Berlin are fighting to democratize and decentralize the city's energy system, and they've found an unlikely model—in Sacramento, Calif.
BERLIN, Germany—A decision 90 years ago by the people of Sacramento, Calif. to oust a private...
12/12/2013 | Read More
At the often misunderstood DOE Loan Programs Office, 200 staffers work to fill a critical financing hole for new energy technologies in the United States.
At the U.S. Department of Energy's Washington, D.C. headquarters, the fourth floor feels like any...
10/09/2013 | Read More
Peter Davidson, a former investment banker, takes the helm. 'The truth is not at all what the popular perception is,' he says.
Peter Davidson walked nervously toward a U.S. Senate conference room in Washington, D.C. A lanky...
10/03/2013 | Read More
One of New York’s largest utilities will save $84 million by paying developers to put solar panels on the roofs of buildings. And it's not alone.
A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small rooftop solar...
09/12/2013 | Read More
Is the advanced discussion happening there now part of the future for American voters and lawmakers?
BERLIN—The grand old building in downtown Berlin has seen some of the worst of German history:...
06/13/2013 | Read More
An investment tool that is helping finance $400 billion worth of fossil fuel projects could be available to renewables—as soon as the bill can pass.
Congressional lawmakers from both parties are taking a step to catalyze the nation's clean energy...
05/13/2013 | Read More
‘No need for any type of fossil fuel,' says lead author of new report. Wind, water and sunlight could supply all New York state's power.
By 2050, New York State could run entirely on energy produced from wind, water and sunlight. That...
03/21/2013 | Read More

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