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Staff Update: Amazon Wind Farm in NC

SACE’s Sarah Gilliam stopped by the Amazon Wind Farm in Elizabeth City, NC. This is the first major onshore wind farm for the Southeast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KToHyAPD3-g

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UCS “Dwindling Role for Coal” Report: Wind and Solar Could Help Replace Coal in the Southeast

A recording of our October 24, 2017 webinar with UCS report authors is posted here. The past decade or so has seen a dramatic shift away from coal for producing electricity in…

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Wind and Solar Power: Complementary Energy Resources

Here at Solar Power International, a number of attendees have openly wondered: how can wind power and solar power work better, together? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two resources pair together quite nicely, naturally.…

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Texas Wind Farms Survive Hurricane Harvey

Wind farms are generally engineered to withstand up to Category 3 hurricane-strength winds. Even though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4, no wind turbines were destroyed by the…

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Texas Wind Farms?

Hurricane Harvey is projected to become the first Category 3 hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005. That year, it was Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, and Rita that wreaked havoc across the Gulf…

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What do fidget spinners and wind turbines have in common?

If you've been near school-age children lately, you know fidget spinners are all the rage. Fidget spinners are these three-lobed toys that have several circular ball bearing appendages that help you spin…

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North Carolina Proposes Wind Farm Ban, Defies Department of Defense

The North Carolina legislature is up to their same old dirty tricks trying to hamper renewable energy. After a small faction of anti-clean energy legislators attempted to shut down North Carolina's first…

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How Can the Southeast Benefit from Wind Energy in Texas?

It's true what they say, everything is bigger in Texas...and that includes the wind energy industry! Texas is number one in the nation for wind energy production with over 20 gigawatts of…

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Wind Power in 2016? Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs.

Last week, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its 9th edition of the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report. It's a comprehensive look at the U.S. wind industry's market trends in 2016. The…

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Engaging on Energy: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Demand for Renewable Energy

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to a company’s voluntary commitment to responsible business practices that benefit society. CSR accounts for the social and environmental impacts a business has in the course of…