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DOE Reveals 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 12 collegiate teams chosen to participate in the third Collegiate Wind Competition, taking place at next year’s American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. The competition, led by [Read More]

Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Head Faces Mixed Bag Of Reactions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]

RES Providing Storage System For NREL Wind Tech Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is deploying Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system for a pilot project at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo. Researchers from NREL will use 10-plus demonstrated [Read More]

How Did 2016 Fare For U.S. Energy Employment?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

Changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy, explains a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In particular, wind and solar added 25,000 and 73,000 new jobs, respectively, last year, [Read More]

Trump’s New Pick For DOE Secretary Faces Backlash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

To the dismay of several clean energy and environmental groups, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly appointing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry, a Republican, served as Texas’ governor from 2000 to 2015 [Read More]

DOE: The Falling Prices And Climbing Deployment Of Clean Technologies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

A recent DOE report highlighting the accelerated deployment of clean energy technologies, including wind turbines, states that land-based wind accounted for 41% of all new capacity brought online in 2015.

Federal Agencies Unveil New Strategy To Spur U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Interior (DOI) have released a publication on a collaborative, strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of U.S. offshore wind. As announced by Ernest Moniz, secretary of energy, and Sally Jewell, [Read More]

NREL: How Will The Eastern U.S. Accommodate More Wind And Solar?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

In a new study, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model how the power grid of the eastern U.S. could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind [Read More]

How’s U.S. Distributed Wind Power Doing?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

According to the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, more than one-third of new distributed wind capacity added last year was for industrial uses.

‘Rock-Bottom’ Wind Energy Pricing Means Buying Opportunity For Utilities, Corporations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2016

Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Prices offered [Read More]