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Renewable energy generating capacity hit a record this year. But that's half the story.

Dec 1, 2021
Because no form of electrical generation operates at full capacity all the time.
Onshore windmills generally produce energy about one-third of the time, an expert said. Above a wind farm near Palm Springs, California.
Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

What will the clean energy transition look like?

Oct 28, 2021
The road to a clean, affordable and reliable power grid won’t be straightforward.
"If you look at where wind and solar need to be placed in this country, it's mainly in the Midwest, and your demand centers are on the coasts," said Gary Kruse, managing director of research at Arbo.
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A move from natural gas to electricity for homes

Oct 17, 2017
Natural gas used to be hailed as less polluting, but experts now urge a change to clean electrical energy generated by wind and solar power.
The National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) once issued medallions like this one to promote the all-electric home and spur demand for electric appliances. 
Photo courtesy NEMA

Why two American billionaires are betting on renewable energy

Feb 8, 2017
Philip Anschutz and Warren Buffett, two of America’s richest moguls, see a greener future for the electric grid.
Philip Anschutz plans to build wind turbines in Wyoming, like these turbines near Palm Springs, California, and sell electricity to the California market.
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New York bets on offshore wind power, and not because it’s cheaper

Jan 26, 2017
The largest project of its kind in the U.S. has been approved by a public utility.

First US off-shore wind farm on track to generate power

Sep 6, 2016
The five turbines of the Deepwater Wind project in Rhode Island are now complete.
Wind turbine blades at a port in Providence, prior to being installed. The first off-shore wind farm in the U.S. is nearing completion off the coast of Rhode Island.
Ambar Espinoza/RI Public Radio

Wind power races to meet a year-end cut-off

Dec 26, 2012
A tax credit expires at the end of December. To earn it, wind farm operators have to have their turbines up, running and plugged in.

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Let's face it: wind powered search is coming

Apr 19, 2011
That's the conclusion I'm drawing, anyway, from news that Google is investing heavily in another wind farm. We've talked before about Big Goog's...

Google invests in offshore wind

Oct 12, 2010
You know Google, right? They're that company that does wind farms and autonomous cars. Oh and yeah, they have a search engine too, I think....