The future of electricity

We all need the same thing—affordable, sustainable, reliable power, and the demand is growing. The future of electricity is here.

What a Trump presidency means for offshore wind

States have always and will continue, even under this new Administration, to lead on climate change and renewable energy – the federal government can not repeal State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) or any State renewable or offshore wind legislation.

Five reasons to question campaign rhetoric about wind power

We’ve rounded up the top 5 facts that can better inform all candidates about the reality of this popular, homegrown source of electricity.

PTC Safe Harbor Clause: What you do now will benefit you later

Editor’s note: This is a blog post from AWS Truepower’s (AWST), Jeremy Tchou. He is a Senior Project Manager for Due Diligence Services at AWST, renewable energy consultants. The original blog can be read at AWST website here.    Recently, I have been asked more and more about planning and strategy for Production Tax Credit

What would get you into an EV: Cost, incentive, or wind power?

If you aren’t yet behind the wheel of a hybrid or electric vehicle, chances are you will be over the next 10 to 15 years. At least that’s what some experts are predicting. In the next decade or so, reports indicate that electric vehicle (EV) sales will continue to grow in North America (which has led

Reaching retirement: Recycling aging turbine blades

There’s a natural drive in industry to develop bigger and better equipment, and the wind industry is no different. Even the government through the U.S. Department of Energy is funding of research for larger wind-turbine blades (over 60 meters) that can work on larger turbines to capture more energy. Today’s global wind-turbine O&M market shows

Please stop with the “Enough power for a 30,000 homes” metric

Hence, the number of average homes a wind farm will power is a meaningless figure.

Wind industry challenges are not secrets. Neither should be its benefits

Wind critics seem to find no half-truth too misleading and no benefit too good to ignore.

Nuclear guys just can’t let the wind industry go

William Tucker at RealClearEnergy.org makes a good argument of not worrying about doomsday scenarios. In his column Dealing with abundance, he tells a good story about the Club of Rome’s 1970s computer simulation that predicted the world would soon run out of energy and other resources. The author’s analysis is that the future looked bleak

We’re doomed! The errant message from peak-oil documentaries

Pull up YouTube.com, search on “peak oil documentary,” and you’ll find dozens of apocalyptic videos detailing an impending world crisis that is certain to befall us any day now. The crisis is the downside of peak oil. This is a period that defines when the world’s oil fields have provided the maximum monthly rate, leaving