So here are 5 things you should know about wind power:
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report that quantifies the economic, environmental and social benefits of a wind energy future.
A study from a task force of federal agencies, led by U.S. Department of Energy, provides a roadmap for federal energy policy objectives, legislative proposals to Congress, Executive actions, and potential research and development, financing and incentive programs for the utility industry and more.
A report by the Energy Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge found that employers participating in the Challenge find more than 90% employee satisfaction with their workplace EVs charging programs.
As part of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced new steps with Western states to encourage the development of renewable power, efficiently deliver that electricity to market, and meet growing consumer demands for clean energy. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Secretary Jewell recently signed with California…
Nuclear and renewable technologies are crucial parts of the United States’ energy system, providing clean, secure, abundant power.
Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why it has funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines.
The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced about $30 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.
The report, which was commissioned by the Energy Department and authored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, focuses on grid-connected projects that are located on the customer side, also known as behind-the-meter systems.
It’s no surprise that winds are stronger offshore and the elements harsher. This calls for greater care and due diligence when installing and maintaining offshore wind farms. Adding to the challenge is that typical offshore wind-turbine components are larger and heavier than at onshore wind sites, so extra measures for safe transport and logistics are…
The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium.
Scientists and engineers recently celebrated National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
As the world continues to move toward a clean-energy economy, our nation is already realizing the economic and environmental benefits of the increased deployment of these technologies.
Our analysts calculate several different levels of the offshore resource assessment, each of which provides a more refined estimate of energy potential as more filters and assumptions are added.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States. The National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in the United States could help enable 86…
Pumped-storage hydropower is complementary to variable generation, such as wind and solar, because it can reduce curtailment of excess generation by providing load and energy storage, thus enabling greater integration of these resources into the electric power system.
American small businesses continue to drive job creation and economic growth. Fueled by the spirit of innovation,
Recent and projected near-term growth is supported by the industry’s primary federal incentive—the production tax credit (PTC)—as well as a myriad of state-level policies.
There are 147 WfS turbines across the country providing clean, renewable energy, and, more importantly, hands-on learning opportunities to thousands of students at public K-12 schools.
Editor’s note: The Energy Department released its annual reports analyzing the wind-power industry in 2015, which continued to show rapid growth in wind installations. The U.S. market remained strong last year, thanks to low prices, more-efficient wind turbines, and the fast-growing demand nationwide. As Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Friedman, stated: “Sustained low wind-energy…