Electric vehicles could come to dominate the transportation market sooner than expected

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Clean vehicles are gaining ground very quickly Electric vehicles may take over the transportation space sooner than expected. In the United States, transportation has traditionally accounted for the majority of emissions produced within the country, surpassing the energy sector despite the country’s massive consumption of electrical power. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), however, this is no longer the case. The EIA has reported that in 2016, the energy sector surpassed transportation in terms of emissions production, highlighting the rising impact of clean vehicles in the sector. Transportation emissions…

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EDF Renewable Energy opens a new wind energy system

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New wind farm can produce enough energy to power 78,000 homes EDF Renewable Energy has launched a new wind energy project 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The new project is comprised of 92 wind turbines that have been developed by Vestas. The Energy Information Administration believes that the project will be capable of generating enough electricity to power 78,000 average homes. An estimated 474,000 metric tons of carbon emissions are expected to be displaced by the project, comparable to removing 100,000 passenger vehicles from the road. Electricity from the wind…

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Half of U.S. oil production comes from fracking

About 50% of the oil produced in America in 2015 was provided by hydraulic fracturing, reported the EIA. According to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas mining process more commonly known as fracking, accounts for approximately half of the crude oil produced in the United States. The controversial oil and gas extraction technique has been around for over six decades and involves injecting a mixture of sand, chemicals and water deep underground to breakup dense shale rock formations to tap into…

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Solar energy will have an explosive year in 2016

Energy Information Administration predicts that solar capacity will break records in the US Renewable energy is poised to have a monumental year in the United States. The Energy Information Administration has released a new report that shows that solar energy, in particularly, will grow significantly this year. According to the report, some 9.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects will take form in the country. Alongside this, some 8 gigawatts of natural gas and 6.8 gigawatts of wind power project will come into play. If accurate, 2016 will be a record…

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US is leading the world in wind energy production

Data shows that the United States has established a strong lead in the wind market The United States is leading the world in terms of wind energy production, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Energy Information Administration. The country has been showing strong support for various types of clean power, but wind seems to have caught the government’s attention the most. Wind capacity has been growing quickly over the past few years and the renewal of the country’s Production Tax Credit is…

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Texas is catching up with others in the solar energy race

Texas is making headway with solar power installations Solar power is expanding in Texas and the state may no longer be lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to total installed solar capacity. Texas has long fallen behind in this regard, having shown relatively limited support for this form of renewable energy in the past, but the state is beginning to invest more heavily into the solar sector. This has to do with the state’s plans to become more environmentally friendly by cutting down on emissions and…

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Wind energy will help states comply with the Clean Power Plan

Wind may be the best solution to reduce emissions throughout the US Wind energy may be the most suitable form of clean power to promote compliance with the Clean Power Plan in the United States. According to a report from the Energy Information Administration, wind energy has become the most inexpensive solutions for states looking to reduce emissions production. Some states have been showing more support for natural gas or nuclear power as a way to reduce emissions, but wind power has proven to be more economically viable. Clean Power…

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EPA plans to release details about its new renewable energy plan this summer

Agency to unveil details concerning the Clean Power Plan in the coming months The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release details of its upcoming Clean Power Plan this summer. The plan represents the first time the United States will make a concerted effort to aggressively reduce carbon emissions and slow the advance of climate change. One of the key initiatives of the Clean Power Plan is to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 30% of what they were in 2005 by 2030. Energy Information Administration reports on…

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Geothermal energy is gaining more attention in Montana

Legislation could increase geothermal energy capacity in Montana Montana may soon be tapping into its geothermal energy resources thanks to new legislation introduced by Senator Jon Tester. The state is home to a great deal of geothermal potential, which could be used to ensure Montana’s energy independence and make the state more environmentally friendly. Senator Jon Tester believes that developing the state’s geothermal resources will also improve the economy, creating new job opportunities for many people throughout Montana. New legislation will make it easier for companies to compete for leases…

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California generates more than 5% of its power from solar energy

California reaches new milestone with its solar energy capacity in 2014 California has become the first state in the United States to generate more than 5% of its electrical power from solar energy. The Energy Information Administration has released a new report that shows that California has made significant progress with its renewable energy endeavors. The state has been investing quite heavily in solar power over the past few years in an effort to spur economic growth and become more environmentally friendly. State’s solar power systems generated 9.9 million MWh…

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California sets new solar energy record

Data shows that the California solar energy sector continues to grow at a rapid pace The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released data that shows that California has reached a new record when it comes to solar energy capacity. The state has become one of the largest and most successful solar markets in the world. California is home to numerous solar projects that promise to provide the state with an abundance of clean energy. Many projects are in various stages of development and are expected to contribute to the state’s…

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22% of world’s power comes from renewable energy

Report from International Energy Agency highlights global clean energy capacity Last year marked the largest growth in global renewable energy capacity. Several countries throughout the world began adopting clean power at an accelerated rate. Some of these countries did so for environmental reasons, while others embraced the economic potential of clean energy. The International Energy Agency recently released a report noting the accelerating adoption of clean energy. The report notes that renewable energy capacity grew faster in 2013 than it has in any previous year. The clean energy sector grew…

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Solar energy is becoming more important to the US

Solar power set to become the second most important energy course for the country by 2040 Solar energy may become the second most important source of electrical power in the U.S. by 2040, according to the Energy Information Administration. The government agency has released its latest annual energy report, highlighting the trends that have emerged in the clean power sector. The report offers some foresight into the renewable energy space, predicting that solar power will play a major role in the country in the coming years. Solar installations will slow…

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Solar energy capacity in the U.S. sees huge increase in four years

Solar power in the United States has grown by 400% since 2010. According to a report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the current solar energy capacity in America is 12,057 megawatts (MW), which is a 418% increase from the country’s 2, 326 MW capacity four years ago. Over half of the extra capacity was generated from business and home owners. Net metering programs are responsible for 5,251 MW, which makes up more than half of the extra capacity. These programs give owners of solar systems the ability to sell…

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Solar energy sees strong growth in the US during 2013

Report highlights the progress that renewable energy has made throughout the country in 2013 The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a new report that shows growth in the country’s energy production. The report highlights several areas in which new energy capacity has been added throughout 2013. Notably, natural gas accounted for the majority of new capacity brought online in the U.S. through the whole of last year, but solar energy came in second, with coal falling considerably behind. Wind and hydroelectric power also accounted for new energy capacity throughout…

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Renewable energy generation reaches new heights in Texas

Texas establishes a lead on clean power Renewable energy generation in Texas is growing at a rapid pace, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The state has grown quite aggressive in its pursuit of clean power, aiming to establish itself as a leading force in sustainability in the coming years. The report shows that renewable energy generation in Texas has grown faster than any other state in the country, with the majority of the state’s generation capacity coming from wind. Report highlights state’s energy potential…

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