renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Farms That Produce as Much Power as a Nuclear Plant

Offshore wind plants with huge turbines are generating tremendous quantities of power. Farms in China, the Netherlands, and the U.K. currently produce between 400-600 megawatts of electricity.

August 28, 2019 - Green Tech Media

Wind Turbine

Despite Trump Administration Policies, Wind Power Still Growing

Technological improvements and market demand have buoyed the sector against the Trump adminsitration’s attacks.

August 24, 2019 - Utility Dive

renewable Energy

Wind Turbines the Size of Football Fields

New offshore windmills are taller and bigger than their predecessors, and they will produce more power.

November 2, 2018 - Vox

Palm Springs

New Renewable Energy Has Yet to Displace Dirty Energy

Falling costs for renewable energy may lead some to believe that coal and other mainstays have been replaced, but they haven't. Adoption of renewables is not yet outpacing growth in demand for energy.

August 25, 2018 - Axios

Clean Energy

For Stability and Sustainability, the World Needs Microgrids

Solar and wind power are cheaper than ever, but they remain variable. To make the best use of renewable resources, the electrical grid needs to network more small free-standing power sources together.

December 19, 2017 - Vox

Small Cities Explore Sustainable Energy Solutions

From solar panels to waste-to-energy to geothermal systems, small cities across Minnesota are exploring ways to take advantage of the latest in distributed energy generation technologies to reduce costs and improve local economies.

September 12, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio

Missouri Town Goes Off the Grid

Rock Port, Missouri, population 1300, has become the first community in the country with more wind power that it can use.

August 4, 2008 - National Public Radio

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