Renewable Energy

24 Senators Fight to Extend Wind Credit Set to Expire End of Year

24 Senators Fight to Extend Wind Credit Set to Expire End of Year

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock As the calendar continues ticking on a vital renewable energy tax credit set to expire in two weeks, 24 U.S. senators sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance in hopes of preserving jobs, investments and a path to clean energy. While the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and its […]

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    UK Wind Industry Says ‘Game On’ for Competing With Fossil Fuels

    UK Wind Industry Says ‘Game On’ for Competing With Fossil Fuels

    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Wind farm developer Dong Energy has said it’s “game on” for offshore wind in the UK, expecting it to be able to compete with conventional fossil fuels by the end of the decade. The positive message from one of the country’s leading wind farm developers comes after the government announced an […]

    Feds Extend Permits to 30 Years for Wind Farms for Accidental Eagle Kills

    Feds Extend Permits to 30 Years for Wind Farms for Accidental Eagle Kills

    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock The rift between the wind power industry and wildlife advocates will likely grow as a result of an expanded federal permitting process for wind projects. The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that some wind energy companies will be granted 30-year permits that allow them to operate without worrying about […]

    6 Reasons Why Nuke Fan Is Dead Wrong About Wind Energy

    6 Reasons Why Nuke Fan Is Dead Wrong About Wind Energy

    By Michael Goggin The Energy Collective blog recently carried a column, Limitations of Unreliable Energy Sources, aka ‘Renewables,’ by Rod Adams, a longtime nuclear power advocate and critic of competing energy sources. In his column, Adams repeats a number of false statements about wind power. When corrected, his claims actually highlight a number of ways […]

    3 Islands Lead the Way By Going 100% Renewable Energy

    3 Islands Lead the Way By Going 100% Renewable Energy

    By Jeremy Gottlieb 100% renewable energy to some may sound like nothing more than a pipe dream, but in reality, it already exists. As giant countries like China, North America and India continue to pump out never ending streams of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, small, low-elevation islands are at risk of serious damage […]

    Fact Checking Fossil Fuel Industry’s Attacks on Wind Energy

    Fact Checking Fossil Fuel Industry’s Attacks on Wind Energy

    It was only a matter of time before wind energy supporters fired back at the fossil fuel-funded Institute for Energy Research (IER) for releasing a report this week that was peppered with falsehoods. It didn’t help that its sister organization, the American Energy Alliance, equated the federal wind production tax credit (PTC) as “welfare” in […]

    Wind Tax Credit Labeled ‘Welfare’ by Koch-Funded Groups

    Wind Tax Credit Labeled ‘Welfare’ by Koch-Funded Groups

    By Jeff Spross The Institute for Energy Research (IER) has a new study out arguing against tax credits for wind energy on very odd grounds. Specifically, the study looks into the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy, which was first passed in 1992, updated by the 2009 stimulus bill, and will probably expire at the end of this year […]

    13 States Receive $4 Million to Support Energy Efficiency

    13 States Receive $4 Million to Support Energy Efficiency

    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Thirteen states received awards this week to help them advance energy efficiency through a range of projects across the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy announced a total of $4 million in awards that will support projects at public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors. The recipient states are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, […]