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SACE Comments on the Path Forward for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy

SACE submitted comments last week to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as part of their "Request for Feedback" on the path forward for Atlantic offshore wind development. With our comments, we…

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Clean Line: A TVA Failure of Clean Energy and Environmental Leadership

It has become increasingly clear that the Tennessee Valley Authority is taking a hostile position towards renewable energy. TVA's recent decision to ignore, or flat out reject, renewable energy from the Plains…

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New Report PROVES Wind Power's REAL cost!

Recently, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) published its 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report. Wind power resources are growing by leaps and bounds, and prices continue to remain exceptionally low. For utilities or…

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Report: Wind, solar are cheapest options, NOW

Don't believe the fake news hype about cheap coal and natural gas! A new report out by energy industry experts, Lazard Associates, shows that wind power and solar power are now the lowest…

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Clemson Goes Big With Wind Turbine Testing

Yesterday Clemson University announced they'd landed a big deal for testing a huge wind turbine. The world's most powerful wind turbine, the MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW, will be tested at Clemson's world-class…

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Staff Update: Amazon Wind Farm in NC

SACE’s Sarah Gilliam stopped by the Amazon Wind Farm in Elizabeth City, NC. This is the first major onshore wind farm for the Southeast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KToHyAPD3-g

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UCS “Dwindling Role for Coal” Report: Wind and Solar Could Help Replace Coal in the Southeast

A recording of our October 24, 2017 webinar with UCS report authors is posted here. The past decade or so has seen a dramatic shift away from coal for producing electricity in…

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Texas Wind Farms Survive Hurricane Harvey

Wind farms are generally engineered to withstand up to Category 3 hurricane-strength winds. Even though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4, no wind turbines were destroyed by the…

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Texas Wind Farms?

Hurricane Harvey is projected to become the first Category 3 hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005. That year, it was Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, and Rita that wreaked havoc across the Gulf…

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What do fidget spinners and wind turbines have in common?

If you've been near school-age children lately, you know fidget spinners are all the rage. Fidget spinners are these three-lobed toys that have several circular ball bearing appendages that help you spin…