Posts Tagged ‘U.S.’

U.S. energy approach will affect national security

On the first day of the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, state legislators joined clean energy advocates in Annapolis to push for legislation that would significantly boost Maryland's use of renewable energy, while creating the largest clean energy jobs training program in state history, supporters say. On the first day of the 2016 Maryland General […]

One of the biggest U.S. oil fields turns to an unexpected power source: solar

The Belridge oil field near Bakersfield, California, is one of the largest in the country. It has been producing oil for more than a century and last year produced around 76,000 barrels a day, according to operator Aera Energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Texas wind energy projects worth about $11 billion threatened by U.S. House tax vote Thursday

The wind energy industry is warning that $10.9 billion worth of Texas projects could be threatened by a U.S. House vote Thursday. The House is scheduled to decide on tax reform that includes retroactively slashing the wind energy production tax credit. View full post on Wind Power News

USTDA Supports Renewable Wind Energy in Vietnam Through U.S. Solutions

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 , a leading Vietnamese power engineering company, to support development of a 100 megawatt wind farm in southern Vietnam. PECC2 selected DVN KEMA Renewables, Inc. to carry out the project design and feasibility study. View full post on […]

The U.S. Power Market Is Cracking an hour ago

Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was the editor of the Wall Street Journal's “Heard on the Street” column. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewables top nukes in U.S. power mix for first time since 1984

Cattle graze near wind turbines at the Avangrid Renewables' Baffin Wind Power Project in Sarita. For the first time in decades, America's nuclear plants have fallen behind wind farms, solar panels and other renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity. View full post on Wind Power News

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 […]

More U.S. States Embracing Batteries to Store Renewable Power

Energy-storage systems are spreading across the U.S. as states encourage deployments to help integrate an increasing amount of solar and wind power into electric grids. There are now 21 states with at least 20 megawatts each of storage projects in service, under construction or proposed, according to a report Tuesday from GTM Research. View full […]

Advanced Energy Economy Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean…

Today , national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is […]

The U.S. job market continues to change

Roughly 163,000 oil jobs were lost nationally from the 2014 peak, or about 30 percent of the total, while oil prices plummeted, at one point by as much as 70 percent. The job losses just in Texas, the most productive oil-producing state, totaled 98,000. View full post on Wind Power News