CLOUD COUNTY, Kan. - Across this central northern county, wind turbine blades slowly slice the cold air over winter-brown fields. The 67 wind turbines of the Meridian Way Wind Farm straddle dozens of farms and ranches, following the contours of the land and the eddies of the wind above it. The turbines are tall enough that their size is hard to gauge from cars driving by.
Wind energy gives American farmers a new crop to sell in tough times
At the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, we have a simple yet powerful mission: We work to build a sustainable community of local businesses that are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible. Given these guiding principles, it should be no surprise that we support harvesting New Mexico's abundant wind energy sources.
More than 6 in 10 (63%) Ohio voters support government action to address climate change, including more than a third (36%) who strongly support such action. At least two-thirds of Ohio voters also want the federal government (69%), the Ohio state government (67%), and their member of Congress (67%) to do more on climate change.
The House Ways and Means Committee released Tuesday a discussion draft of a sweeping clean energy tax package that pledges action on climate change through a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and a slew of new incentives linked to energy storage
House clean energy package pledges new, expanded renewable energy tax incentives
Installing more wind turbines in the Upper Midwest, and more solar panels in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions, would bring the largest health gains and benefits from U.S. renewable energy according to a new Harvard University analysis.
Renewables could be a health boon for Great Lakes, Upper Midwest regions
U.S. wind power has just achieved a major milestone: 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity. American innovation, a pioneering spirit, and the hard work of the country's 114,000 wind workers made this progress possible. Let's take a moment to reflect on how we got here, and what this has meant for the country.
Windy Beginnings: The first 100 GW and what it brought to America
I know a company considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars into rural Ohio, getting concrete trucks rolling, while providing money to Ohio landowners that gives them the financial security to keep their property as farmland, instead of selling it to someone who’d carve it into subdivisions or turn it into a massive warehouse of storage lockers. It’s my company, and if it happens, I’ll get my first project in my home state.
Closing the door on renewable energy is bad news for rural Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Boaters and birders have been upfront about their opposition to the six-turbine Icebreaker Wind project planned for Lake Erie, but a new, powerful voice of resistance has recently emerged: Big Coal.
Big Coal joins fight against Lake Erie green energy wind turbines
ATTICA, Ohio - When people in my community oppose the Republic Wind project, they are hurting truck drivers. It is getting more difficult to drive an 18-wheeler up and down dangerous and congested highways.
INDIANAPOLIS - A wind energy advocacy group says Indiana has the potential to be a national leader in the renewable energy sector, especially as utility companies transition more power generation away from coal and towards wind and solar.
Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a company of Columbus, Ohio-based utility American Electric Power (AEP), announced Friday (Jan. 24) an agreement with the Arkansas Public Service Commission general staff, the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Walmart Inc. regarding SWEPCO's proposal to add 810 megawatts of wind energy.
SWEPCO, other Arkansas parties reach agreement on 810-megawatt wind project
Per U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest report, 42 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generation capacity is projected to start commercial operation in 2020. Of these capacity additions, wind power accounts for the largest share at 44%.
Notably, 18.5 (GW) of wind capacity is scheduled to come online by the end of this year...
Wind to Lead 2020 Electric Generation Capacity: Stocks in Focus
Ohio is a national leader in wind-related manufacturing. Ohio has more wind-related manufacturing facilities than any other state in the nation, with 61 manufacturing facilities producing components for the wind industry and providing high-quality jobs. In 2018, the wind industry supported 2,000 to 3,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. Ohio has significant wind resource potential, both on- and offshore. By developing more of these resources, the state can create new economic development and allow the manufacturing sector to attract larger investments.
We've been called every name in the book. We've had individuals threaten to harm our crops. Our families have been harassed. All of this has happened after publicly showing support for the development of wind energy in Ohio and our county and because we had the nerve to say so out loud.
As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I know it is important that veterans find a strong support network back home after leaving the service. Transitioning into civilian life can sometimes be difficult. Thankfully, for many veterans in Iowa, much of that support comes from an unexpected place - Iowa's wind energy industry.
To the surprise of climate scientists, our world is getting significantly windier. Average daily wind speeds have picked up in the last decade after over 30 years of gradual decline, according to research led by a team at the University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study, published in "Nature Climate Change" on Nov. 18 could implicate a dramatic surge in the efficiency of wind power in the coming years.
Increase in wind speed worldwide means boost for alternative energy, U. study finds
Ohio is an agriculture state. Family farms often span generations. In places like Paulding County, farmland sustatins soybeans, corn, hogs, cattle and wheat. In recent years, a new cash crop has taken root alongside this more traditional harvest: clean energy.
Representatives from Facebook and McDonald's joined Aviator Wind and local dignitaries Thursday to mark construction of the largest single-phase wind project in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, according to a news release
Facebook, McDonald's reps sign wind turbine being installed in Coke County
For decades, access to cheap coal-fired electricity fueled industrial expansion across the Midwest, from auto plants to steel mills. These days a cheaper and cleaner energy source - winds blowing across the central Plains - is enabling new manufacturing investments, key sources of jobs and taxes for states hungry to grow their economies.
Wind energy advocates say this year's disappointing growing season in Ohio is a prime example why state lawmakers should be trying to make it easier, not harder, for farmers to put wind turbines on their properties.
For Ohio farmers, wind turbine revenue helps take the sting out of a 'bad' year
Like a spinning turbine barely visible on the horizon, the end of a regulatory odyssey to get approval for what would be the first U.S. freshwater offshore wind farm is now within sight for developers.
Great Lakes offshore wind - possibility or pipe dream?