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Turbines propel Nebraska past a wind-energy milestone

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JOURNALSTAR. WRITTEN BY NICHOLAS BERGIN Nebraska has joined the “Gigawatt Club.” With the raising of Grand Prairie, a 400-megawatt wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity. It’s the 18th state to join the club, according to the American Wind Energy […]

Companies have big plans to make more products using renewables

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AWEABLOG.ORG WRITTEN BY HANNAH HUNT We’ve seen the good news that Fortune 500 companies like General Motors,Facebook, The Home Depot, and now Apple are making smart investments to procure wind energy, realizing long-term price stability and cutting pollution at the same time. But how many more companies are in line to invest? […]

Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AWEABLOG.ORG Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project construction, a growing manufacturing sector, and the increasing need forwind turbine technicians and operators allowed the industry to add jobs at a rate nine times […]

Renewables Break Records as Wind and Solar Come Online

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON: CNBC.COM  Last year saw global renewable energy generation capacity increase by 161 gigawatts (GW), the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, said on Thursday. IRENA said that, by the end of 2016, the planet’s renewable energy capacity had hit an estimated 2,006 GW.  It added that its data showed renewable energy capacity grew […]

Companies have Big Plans to Make More Products Using Renewables

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON: AWEABLOG.ORG WRITTEN BY:  HANNAH HUNT We’ve seen the good news that Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Facebook, The Home Depot, and now Apple are making smart investments to procure wind energy, realizing long-term price stability and cutting pollution at the same time. But how many more companies are in line […]

Wind Energy Offers Cleaner Air and Saves Water Resources

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON:  MORNINGCONSULT.COM WRITTEN BY:  ISAK KVAM We celebrate Earth Day this month, which makes it an opportune time to take a look at the many benefits wind energy provides as a pollution-free energy resource. Wind power creates a healthier future — it contributes to cleaner air and better health for Americans as a […]

11 Reasons to Celebrate Wind Energy’s Record Year in 2016

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON: EcoWatch.com WRITTEN BY:  John Hensley AWEA released its U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016 today, which showcases strong, steady growth throughout the year. Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project construction, […]

Wind Energy is a Strong Investment in Rural America

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON:  American Wind Energy Association WRITTEN BY: Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association This is how you invest in rural America today and tomorrow  Moving up the economic ladder can be much more difficult in rural America than in other places.That was the key finding from a recent report on the […]