wind power


Photo: William Hope

Wind vs. Gas: Winter Wind Beats New Pipelines

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

With the cold weather upon us, and a lot of debate about how to supply our energy needs, we can take a look at the power of wind.  Wind is actually stronger in the wintertime when it gets colder. The advantages of using wind to reduce natural gas needs in cold weather are real, and especially relevant to the debate over whether or not it makes sense to invest more into gas pipelines.

Read more >

Photo: William Hope
photo by Mike Jacobs
Bookmark and Share

Photo: Iberdrola Renewables

Birds, Bats, and Wind Power: An Interview with Abby Arnold of the American Wind Wildlife Institute

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

When you think about wind power, what comes to mind? Electricity generated without fuel, water, air or water pollution, or planet-warming carbon dioxide? Or a threat to local wildlife? How do we address that second piece so we can focus on the first? I had a chance to talk about wind-wildlife history, players, issues, and solutions with AWWI’s executive director, Abby Arnold. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Photo: Drenaline/Wikimedia Commons

Three Ways a Trump FERC Could Negatively Impact Us

, senior energy analyst

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Tuesday to approve the appointment of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The final confirmation vote now moves to the full Senate. McNamee’s confirmation threatens to transform FERC – with a longstanding tradition of political independence – into another arm of the Trump Administration, paving the way for Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda, a move that could impact all of us. Read more >

Photo: Drenaline/Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Photo Source: Native Energy, Inc.
Bookmark and Share

Photo: Andreas Gücklhorn

Most Popular Energy Source? Everyone Loves Solar

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

A recent survey shows yet again that solar panels (and wind turbines) have a level of bipartisan popularity that would be the envy of any politician. That means we’ll have something safe to talk about at the next barbeque after all.

Read more >

Photo: Andreas Gücklhorn
Bookmark and Share

Getting More Wind and Solar is 100% Possible, But Not 100% Straightforward. Here’s Why

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

It’s not an issue of technology. Read more >

Bookmark and Share