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Will Hurricane Isaac Destroy Wind Turbines?

Here in the Southeast, hurricanes are no strangers to our coastlines. Just 20 years ago this year, Hurricane Andrew hit Florida with devastating force. Despite the risks posed by hurricanes, many people feel like…

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U.S. Renewable Electricity Future Is Within Reach

This guest post was originally written by Steve Clemmer and featured on The Equation, a blog on independent science and practical solutions, published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). We are…

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Down Four Cars or So: 2011 Carbon Footprint for SACE

Due to the move and the construction done to our new Knoxville office, it took a bit longer this year to calculate SACE's carbon footprint than it did last year. However, I…

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Senator Udall Shines a Light on South Carolina and Wind Energy

Yesterday, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) made a speech on the floor of the Senate to save American wind energy jobs. As the seventh in a series of speeches focusing on wind energy…

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World Wind of a Day

Last Friday was Global Wind Day,  a worldwide event that occurs annually on June 15th.  This day presents an opportunity for children and adults to celebrate wind energy by visiting wind farms,…

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Community Wind Could Show Power in Numbers

One of the hot topics at AWEA’s Windpower conference last week was community wind.  What makes a wind farm a “community wind” project, you ask?  Community wind projects are generally spearheaded by…

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Congress unfairly picks winners (nuclear reactors) and losers (renewable energy)

When talking about energy policy in our nation’s Capitol, you can hardly visit a U.S. Senator or Representative’s office without hearing that they supposedly support an “all of the above” energy strategy.…

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The Answer My Friend is Blowing in the Wind

Last week I attended the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WindPower 2012 Conference and Exhibition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A large portion of my work is focused on offshore…

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Wind Turbines and Hurricanes

This blog is part of a four-part series by Simon Mahan, Chris Carnevale and Jennifer Rennicks on hurricanes and energy. The blogs include Hurricanes and Climate Change, Hurricanes and Wind Farms, Hurricanes and Coastal Adaptation, and Hurricanes…

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Promoting Offshore Wind at Earth Day Savannah

Earth Day Savannah took place on April 21 in Forsyth Park and provided excellent learning opportunities and fun for all ages. The event, which was sponsored by the City of Savannah Water…