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Wind Energy Conserving Water

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON: AWEA.ORG  The production of clean wind energy reduces the consumption of water, which is heavily relied on to cool thermal power plants. It also avoids significant carbon dioxide emissions annually by displacing generation from fossil fuel power plants. Water Use in the Power Sector The power sector withdraws more water than any […]

Bladeless Turbines: The Future Of Wind Energy Harvesting?

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON: MANUFACTURING.NET As we deepen our understanding of alternative renewable energy sources, researchers and engineers are finding more innovative ways to improve their current models and methods. Wind turbines were one of the first,and remain among the leading generators of clean renewable energy, with over 225,000 up and running throughout the world. Conventional bladed […]

Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AWEABLOG.ORG WRITTEN BY: JOHN HENSLEY  As the largest renewable resource in the U.S. grows, so will wind-related job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. That was the news released yesterday as AWEA joined Navigant Consulting to release new analysis showing the U.S. wind industry will drive over $85 billion in economic activity […]

New Data: Wind Powers 5.5 Percent of U.S. Grid

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON: AWEABLOG.ORG  All of the new wind farms built over the past few years are making an impact: new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the country generated more than 5.5 percent of its electricity using wind in 2016. That comes on the heels of a recent announcement that wind is […]

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON: ENERGY.GOV This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” series. Find the rest here. 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind […]

Fact Check: The Electricity Grid Relies on Diversified Sources

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON: AWEABLOG.ORG Over the last two years, a parade of Fortune 500 companies have made substantial wind power purchases, citing low cost and price stability as reasons why wind power is good for their bottom lines. However, some observers have recently misunderstood how these deals work. The electricity grid is like an ATM […]

Got A Clean Energy Job Story?

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON: NAWINDPOWER.COM New Campaign Wants You To Spread The Word About Clean Energy Jobs On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to […]

Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON NYTIMES.COM The wind industry crossed an important threshold in the United States last year, exceeding the generating capacity of hydroelectric power for the first time, according to the main industry trade group, the American Wind Energy Association. The nation’s fleet of dams has long stood as the top renewable energy source, but […]

Hundreds rally to show why wind works for America

ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON THEHILL.COM This week, hundreds of Americans from across the country are coming to Washington, D.C. for one reason: they want to make sure their elected officials know wind energy is making life better for their families and communities. They want to say loud and clear: Wind works for America. And there are […]