2020 U.S. Power Report Card: Solar & Wind Getting High Scores

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 11:10:35 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC By Christian Tae It’s official: renewable resources surpassed coal in 2020 to become the third-largest source of electricity nationwide according to new government data. Continuing their promising trends from 2019, solar and wind energy again made strong gains across multiple states, accompanied by a steep reduction in total power sector pollution. But we […]

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Retirement Set for Wisconsin’s Second-Largest Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 23:02:54 +0000

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The Columbia Energy Center, a two-unit 1,100-MW coal-fired station located in Columbia County, Wisconsin, south of Portage, will be permanently retired by the end of 2024.    Alliant Energy, which co-owns the facility with Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group) and Madison Gas and Electric Co., made the announcement on Feb. […]

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Panasonic Expands Home Solar Offerings In High-Growth Solar States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 18:08:55 +0000

As CleanTechnica has reported in recent months, solar power now generates the cheapest electricity in history — according to the conservative, fossil industry–entrenched International Energy Agency. As a result, demand for solar power has been growing strongly in the United States and worldwide

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Iowa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Nearly Finished

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:23:13 +0000

Solar power continues to plow forward thanks to record-low costs that have followed a long, long slide (or at times avalanche) in solar panel prices. This week we got news of Iowa getting its largest solar power park to date

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 01:13:10 +0000

Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works

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Top US States for Percentage of Electricity from Solar

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:15:28 +0000

This report ranks US states according to the percentage of their electricity that comes from solar

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Top Solar States Per Capita 2012 vs. 2020 — CleanTechnica Report

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 02:44:47 +0000

After digging into an old spreadsheet to create a new report on top solar power states per capita, it crossed my mind to compare the results from the first half of 2020 with the results from 2012, which is the last time I had published such a report before today

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Top Solar Power States Per Capita — CleanTechnica Report

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 23:23:41 +0000

If you’ve been reading CleanTechnica long enough, you know that 8 to 10 years ago, I used to publish reports on solar power capacity per capita — for both US states and countries around the world. I’m returning to these, starting with this one on the top solar states

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Map Shows ‘Low-Impact’ Locations for Wind Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 21:37:59 +0000

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A global environmental group that works to protect land, water, and wildlife said states in what it considers the U.S. “wind belt” can develop wind power generation to meet renewable energy goals without presenting a significant risk to surrounding areas. An analysis from The Nature Conservancy, focused on the central U.S. where there is vast […]

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