The past year has been a major success for offshore wind energy

Offshore Wind Energy

Energy Information Agency reports that the offshore wind energy market is poised for further expansion The Energy Information Agency has released a new report highlighting the strong growth that the clean energy sector saw in the United States in 2016. Notably, offshore wind energy has experienced a magnificent year of growth and support, particularly along the East Coast, where offshore projects have established a significant presence. The United States is home to a great deal of offshore wind potential, but the country only began seeking to tap into its offshore…

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Energy Information Administration report shows oil imports are at their lowest point since 1999

Renewable Energy Report

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a branch of the Department of Energy, shows that imports of crude oil have fallen since 2005. Several factors have contributed to the drop in imports over the years, including political tension with the Middle East and a new focus on alternative energy and efficiency. The report indicates that in 2011, oil imports hit the lowest point they have been since 1999. According to the report, oil imports have dropped by 12% since 2005. In recent years – 2009 and…

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Geothermal energy to continue slow but steady growth with or without government help

Geothermal Energy - Power Plant

Geothermal energy is a very powerful but often overlooked form of alternative energy. In Japan, geothermal energy is quite common and effective. The popularity of the energy in the Far East has encouraged the U.S. to pursue the energy to some degree. Progress toward developing a working geothermal energy structure has been slow going, however, and the U.S. government seems to be losing interest on the issue. As federal lawmakers debate on whether to end geothermal energy tax credits, a new report from the Energy Information Agency (EIA) suggests that…

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