Hooray for S.B.100! Now what happens for wind energy?

“Although non-hydro renewables are likely to be the primary option for supplying the bulk of California’s zero-carbon electricity supply in 2045, it is not clear what California’s lofty new goal means for wind energy. Permitting in California is difficult, and federal land use policies have dramatically curbed wind development on Bureau of Land Management land.…

Why wind power isn’t the answer

“The punchline here is obvious: wind energy has been sold as a great source of “clean” energy. The reality is that wind energy’s expansion has been driven by federal subsidies and state-level mandates. Wind energy, cannot, and will not, meet a significant portion of our future energy needs because it requires too much land. Miller…

Wind of change sweeps over renewable energy sector

“Fort Benning military base in Georgia, United States, is blazing a trail with an innovative windmill. The US military has long been interested in renewables for bottom line and energy security reasons, and the Navy’s top brass frets that climate change-induced sea-level rise could impact naval installations. The Army has been quick to realize the…

First large US offshore wind project sets record-low price starting at $74 per MWh

“The state expects electricity customers will see $1.4 billion in direct and indirect benefits over the term of the contract. The Vineyard Wind Project includes a $15 million initiative to accelerate the U.S. offshore wind market, comprising a $10 million offshore wind industry accelerator fund, $2 million for workforce development and $3 million for innovations…

Public-private partnership works toward California floating offshore wind

“The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium of companies to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the development of a floating offshore wind project off the northern California coast. According to the RCEA, the project is expected to drive investment in local infrastructure at the Port of Humboldt Bay and other…
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