Category Archives: Wind

Wind Association Debunks Myths

Myths about clean energy incentives and the reliability of resources like wind are debunked by AWEA. Read More

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New Study: Grid Remains Stable With Significant Renewables

A new study commissioned by the Civil Society Institute demonstrates how significantly higher levels of renewable energy penetration are consistent with maintaining a reliable grid. Read More

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Google Demands More From Electric Utilities

Over 60% of Fortune 500 companies have greenhouse gas reduction targets, yet utilities are failing to offer sufficient clean energy options to businesses like Google that demand more access to renewables. That could be changing in North Carolina because of a new … Continue reading

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NC Benefits From Renewable Energy Policies

North Carolina’s clean energy policies have proven to be a boon for their economy and a cost saver for utility customers.  Even as electricity rates continue to rise and unemployment remains high in South Carolina, our elected leaders remain reluctant to learn … Continue reading

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Innovative Electric Utility Already Shifting Business Model

One of the nations largest suppliers of utility power generation, NRG Energy, is shifting its focus to distributed energy technologies that bypass the need for traditional utilities. Solar leasing is firmly in their crosshairs. Read More

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North Myrtle Beach Promotes Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind also continues to get attention in South Carolina as communities like North Myrtle Beach promote development of the massive clean energy resource lying just off our coast. Read More Here and Here

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Wind Saving Co-ops Millions in the Heartland

Electric cooperatives in states like South Dakota have led the way on wind energy development, and their customers are seeing the benefits. Read More

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Forward-thinking Energy Policies Create Jobs

Jobs in the clean energy sector grew by 110,000 during 2012. The states benefiting most from this economic activity have taken the lead in updating their energy policies and regulation to reflect 21st century energy realities. Read More

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Energy Executives Mapping Out Sustainable Future

The Obama Administration is conferring with energy executives representing a broad range of technologies in preparation for a revised approach to meeting our country’s energy demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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Renewables Protect Against Long-term Fossil Fuel Costs

Renewables are increasingly being looked at as long-term price hedges against the volatility of fossil fuel costs.  It is imperative that South Carolina utilities begin modeling benefits of this nature, which would accompany the development of our abundant in-state renewable … Continue reading

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