Once again nuclear power is proven unreliable here in the U.S. This time the culprit is Juno, the Blizzard of 2015, and the victim is the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Mass., which is now relying on its back up diesel generators. Once again, the nuclear industry’s cheerleading team over at the Nuclear Energy Institute [...]
This guest blog was originally published by Michael Mariotte, president of the Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS) in GreenWorld on January 16, 2015. Find the direct post here. The post references the recent, exciting news about a solar ballot initiative in Florida recently announced by the coalition Floridians for Solar Choice, of which the Southern [...]
Ducks and wind turbines can get along swimmingly.
The Wind Tree by NewWind is making the social media rounds. Videos, blogs, pictures and ecstatic exclamations of “Huzzah! The future is now!” are blanketing the internet. If one of your New Years resolutions is to be skeptical of everything on the internet, this is a good place to start.
This is a guest blog post by Mary Kate Francis at the American Wind Energy Association. The original post was published here December 17, 2014 on the AWEA blog, Into the Wind. I have big news to report from the front lines of our current campaign to protect wind in 2015. And though there’s bad [...]
Commissioned in 2004, Invenergy’s Buffalo Mountain Wind Energy Center (“Buffalo Mountain”) is now celebrating its tenth year in operation.
Georgia Power Company could be adding more wind power to its electricity portfolio. Today Georgia Power issued a request for information (RFI) on wind generation resources. The RFI will give wind energy developers the opportunity to submit information on wind energy opportunities for Georgia Power and its customers.
New wind turbine technology is a game changer for wind energy opportunities in the Southeast. In just five years, wind turbines have greatly evolved to be more suitable across the region. Taller turbines and longer blades are capable of capturing more wind, which results in harnessing more electricity and reducing costs. But are these wind turbines too big?
As wind turbines grow taller, they also grow greener.
SACE’s new analysis released earlier this month showed that advanced turbine technology is a game changer for wind energy in the Southeast. Taller turbines and longer blades are capable of capturing more wind, which results in harnessing more electricity and reducing costs. So, how powerful are these new turbines? Our new fact sheet below shows that 600 is the magical number:
It’s likely you’ve heard the argument that renewable energy is unreliable because the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. It’s true that renewable resources are variable. We can’t make the wind blow and the sun shine 24 hours a day. That’s just nature. But, does this mean that large amounts of solar and wind can’t be incorporated into the grid?
It’s time to set the record straight.