Posts Tagged ‘electricity’

Renewables grow to 17% of electricity mix as sector calls for certainty

Clean Energy Council report says while Australia is on track to deliver the 2020 renewable energy target, ‘clear policy direction and support is required beyond 2020’ Renewable energy comprised 17% of Australia’s electricity generation in 2016, up from 14% the year before, but the industry is warning it needs policy certainty and support beyond 2020 […]

Following Recent Surge, Wind Now Generates 5.5 Percent of U.S. Electricity

The U.S. wind energy industry experienced its fastest first-quarter growth since 2009, installing 2,000 new megawatts of capacity – enough to power about 500,000 homes – on its way to producing 5.5 percent of the country's electricity. The American Wind Energy Association also reported that another 21,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity is now under […]

Two thirds of electricity in Canada now comes from renewable energy

The National Energy Board says two-thirds of Canada's electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro, wind power and solar energy. The board says renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015 and now provides 66 per cent of the country`s electricity, compared with 60 per cent a decade earlier. […]

Wind energy makes up nearly 10% of all Wyoming electricity

With that, Wyoming is now ranked 15th in the nation for wind-created electricity. Businesses in the wind industry employee close to a thousand people in the Cowboy State. View full post on Wind Power News

California got 50 percent of its electricity from solar power one day in March

Every so often we hear of countries around the world that are hitting major renewable energy milestones. Whether it be from solar power or wind power or a combination, smaller countries around the world are reaching ambitious renewable energy goals and getting ever closer to removing their dependence on fossil fuels. View full post on […]

Turbine is a wind win as it meets all CCC electricity needs

Matt Robinette of Bluestem Energy Solutions speaks Thursday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Central Community College-Hastings wind turbine. View full post on Wind Power News

Solar power is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity

Unsubsidized solar power costs are beginning to outperform coal and natural gas and new solar energy projects in emerging markets cost less to build than wind turbines, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance . The study, which includes the average cost of new wind and solar from 58 emerging-market economies, including […]

Wind turbines ‘could supply most of UK’s electricity’

Dong Energy chief executive hails ‘inflection point’ as he confirms plan to sell company’s oil and gas division Wind turbines could soon supply most of the UK’s electricity, the boss of the country’s largest wind farm operator has said, as he confirmed plans to sell its oil and gas division. Dong Energy said the sale […]

Colorado one of 11 states that generated at least 10 percent of its electricity from wind in 2015

Colorado is one of 11 states that generated at least 10 percent of its total electricity from wind last year, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration. Wind produced 14 percent of Colorado's electricity in 2015, according to the EIA report released last week, putting it No. View full post on Wind Power […]

Electricity competition worked for them

Nevadans on Nov. 8 will vote on an important ballot question about ending electric-generation monopolies and allowing all electricity customers to choose the company that will generate their electricity. Twenty years ago, Pennsylvania's electricity customers also were captured by their monopoly utilities and were paying the price for their captivity. View full post on Wind […]