Wind growth stays strong despite cooling demand in China
Global wind energy capacity maintained its 15-year growth trajectory in 2016, with 54,600 megawatts of new electricity generation coming online in more than three dozen countries.
PV installations in U.S. set a record — again
The U.S. solar power market rocketed last year, adding 14.6 gigawatts of new photovoltaic capacity across a broad cross-section of the country, new industry data released this morning show.
A Texas-sized debate over wind farms and military readiness
Since the mid-1960s, pilots at Sheppard Air Force Base have made supersonic training flights over the Texas Red River Valley, a region sufficiently remote that mostly cattle ranchers and oil riggers caught sight of the small planes known as "white rockets" as they streaked across the horizon. But as wind energy gains a larger foothold in North Texas, some say the region's long association with military training is being compromised.
100% renewables bill gaining support
A bill that would require Massachusetts to meet 100 percent of its energy needs with renewable resources is gaining momentum in the state Legislature, with more than a quarter of the commonwealth's lawmakers backing the bill, according to clean energy advocates.
Wind expands to country's 4th-largest electricity source
U.S. wind power developers installed nearly 6,500 megawatts of new generation capacity between October and December, marking the industry's second-largest quarterly growth and solidifying wind's position as the nation's No. 1 renewable energy resource, according to data released this morning by the American Wind Energy Association.