Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

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State has reached a new milestone with wind energy Nebraska has reached a new wind energy milestone, surpassing 1 gigawatt of installed capacity. According to the American Wind Energy Association, Nebraska is the 18th state to reach the 1 gigawatt mark in terms of wind capacity. A recent report from the organization shows that the state receives approximately 10% of its electricity from wind energy. Moreover, Nebraska generated more wind power than any other state last year. Nebraska now has a wind capacity of 1,300 MW The state currently has…

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Wind energy market could supply 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030

New report highlights the potential of the global wind energy market Wind energy could end up playing a very major role throughout the world in the coming years. The Global Wind Energy Council has released a new report highlighting the potential future of this form of renewable power. According to the report, wind power could supply as much as 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030. Growth in the wind power sector will, of course, be powered by investments and government policies that support the clean energy sector as a…

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Wind energy capacity in India continues to skyrocket

The wind energy market in India will see strong growth through 2017 India’s wind energy capacity is set to see strong growth through 2017. Several Indian states are becoming host to innovative and ambitious wind projects and these states will contribute heavily to the country’s growing wind capacity. The Suzlon Group believes that India will become a more attractive wind energy market in the very near future. The market is expected to grow by 30% between now and the end of 2017. 4,300 MW of new capacity to be installed…

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Wind energy sets new record in the US

Wind capacity now produces 70 GW of electrical power Wind energy has set a new electrical generation record in the United States, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association. The data shows that the country’s wind capacity can now generate enough energy to power a record setting 19 million homes. The U.S. now has some 70 gigawatts of installed wind capacity. As such, 2015 may go down as the year wherein wind power has managed to establish a significant foothold in the country. Federal tax credits will ensure…

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Global wind energy capacity to reach 2,000 GW by 2030

New data shows that global wind power capacity is slated for strong growth in the coming years The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International have released new information concerning the world’s wind energy capacity. According to the two organizations, global wind capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, accounting for approximately 19% of the world’s energy make up. By 2050, wind power could provide as much as 30% of the world’s electricity. Global capacity is expected to increase dramatically as large-scale projects reach completion and begin producing electrical power.…

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Wind energy may see resurgence in the coming year

Global wind installations have dropped considerably in 2013 The Earth Policy Institute has been tracking the status of wind energy capacity worldwide and predicts that the wind sector may experience a period of resurgence soon. In 2013, the wind sector bean to slow considerably in terms of growth. New installations in prominent markets had decreased due to economic and political issues. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, some 35,000 megawatts of new capacity were introduced in 2013, down from the 45,000 megawatts of new capacity that was brought online…

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Maine aims to revise its wind energy goals

State’s current goals concerning wind power may be too lofty Five years ago, Maine established ambitious goals concerning its use of wind energy. The state has been working to embrace renewable energy more effectively for some time in order to take advantage of the economic opportunities that are associated with clean power. Over the past several years, the state has struggled to make any significant progress towards its clean energy goals. Now, Governor Paul LePage has claimed that the wind power goals of the state are unreasonable because they are…

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Wind energy gaining ground in California

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California may soon become a leader in wind energy California is well known for its strong support of solar energy. Indeed, the state is often considered to be the solar energy capital of the U.S. The state has, however, been showing more interest in wind energy, which is beginning to show strong promise for California’s sustainability efforts. The state’s wind energy production levels have recently reached a record high, according to information from the Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), the state’s energy grid manager. Wind energy production reaches new high…

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