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Duke, Southern, and NextEra Go Big on Wind and Solar - Just not in the Southeast

Duke Energy, Southern Company, and NextEra Energy Inc. are reportedly planning to invest billions of dollars in solar and wind energy in the near future - only those investments will be outside…

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Amazon ‘Desert Wind’ Project: Benefiting Eastern NC and Beyond

This Guest Post was written by Allison Eckley, Community Administrator for the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. The original post appeared on NCSEA's blog and can be viewed here.  Construction began this…

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How Valuable is Wind Energy?

In 1991, President George HW Bush signed into law the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy and other renewable energy resources. But, the wind power industry was not able to quickly…

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Green your holiday shopping list and support SACE with Chari-tees

With Halloween in the rear-view mirror and Thanksgiving approaching fast, many of us are starting to think about holiday gift lists. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is excited to announce that…

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Halloween Costume Guide: The Tricks and Treats of Fighting for Clean Energy

This blog was written by Alissa Jean Schafer and Sarah Gilliam, with creative contributions from Angela Garrone and Sara Barczak. Here at SACE, we work very hard to move the Southeast towards clean energy…

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North Carolina Offshore Wind Gets Environmental Approval From Feds

UPDATE: This post was updated to reflect the addition of the Bald Head Island public information meeting on October 6. After a multi-year process of identifying where offshore wind farms might be…

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Wind power prices continue to PLUMMET

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released its 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report. This annual report highlights important achievements for the wind industry. Wind power purchase agreement prices have hit record lows. That’s…

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Amazing wind power innovations that will keep prices dropping

Wind energy prices have dropped substantially over the past five years and wind power prices are now regularly in the $0.02-$0.035 per kilowatt hour range ($20-$35/MWh). As turbines improve performance and manufacturers…

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First in Flight North Carolina Gets First Wind Farm

In 2011, Iberdrola Renewables announced plans to develop a huge wind farm in North Carolina. Nearly five years later, the Desert Winds wind farm is about to become a reality. Based on…

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Researchers Blow Away Wind Energy Myths, Prove Wind Power Viability in the South

Over the past five years, wind turbine technology has advanced substantially. With taller towers, longer blades and advanced components, harnessing wind energy resources is now technologically feasible in all 50 states. Researchers…