Posts Tagged ‘percent’

Xcel Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions 35 Percent

May 22, 2018–Xcel Energy is a step closer to achieving one of the most aggressive carbon-reduction goals in the industry. Today, the company announced it cut carbon emissions 35 percent, according to its newly released Corporate Responsibility Report . View full post on Wind Power News

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February

Solar and wind power was responsible for a remarkable 98 percent of all new U.S. power generation capacity that came online in the first two months of 2018. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's latest ” Energy Infrastructure Update ,” the overwhelming majority of new power plants set up in January and February were […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Through a 15-year wind power purchasing agreement, Iron Mountain will utilize 25 megawatts of the wind farm's capacity, serving its data centers in three states. The shift to wind power helps reduce the company's environmental impact and operating cost, while also delivering long-term utility price stability and a carbon-neutral solution for its data center customers. […]

Xcel announces plans to increase wind energy production by 75 percent

Xcel Energy made regulatory filings on Tuesday to build two new wind energy developments on the South Plains and Eastern New Mexico and enter a long-term contract at two existing sites, adding 1,230 megawatts – enough to power 440,000 homes – to its regional system. The company plans to build the Sagamore Wind Project in […]

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 […]

October 28, 2016 – Wind power exceeds 10 percent of generation in 11…

Eleven states generated at least 10 percent of their total electricity from wind in 2015, up from only three in 2010, according to the Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy. Few other renewable fuels make up 10 percent or more of states' electricity generation, the EIA said. View full post on […]

Solar and Wind Energy Costs Could Drop By 59 Percent By 2025

The average cost of electricity from wind and solar energy could drop by 26 to 59 percent, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency . The report, entitled The Power to Change: Solar and Wind Cost Reduction Potential to 2025, finds policy framework and the regulatory environment to be key […]

Today’s Top 6 Wind Energy Stories: Cost Down 60 Percent Since 2009

Nationwide, wind energy accounted for 13.3% of German electricity generation during the last year. According to grid operators storm “Bjarni” set a new output record of 32.6 million kWh at the end of the year. View full post on Wind Power News