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Tis the Season to Harness Old Man Winter

Winter is by far my least favorite season. With the time change, and sinking sun, it gets and stays dark outside much longer than any other season. Not that you'd want to…

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The future of offshore oil drilling is blowing in the wind

Last week, Simon Mahan attended the American Wind Energy Association/Offshore Wind Development Coalition's conference on offshore wind energy in Baltimore, Md. This is the final of a series of three blogs from…

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Overwhelming Support May Not Be Enough for Offshore Wind

This week, Simon Mahan attended the American Wind Energy Association/Offshore Wind Development Coalition’s conference on offshore wind energy in Baltimore, Md. This is the second of a series of three blogs from…

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Southern Jobs for Offshore Wind Energy

This week, Simon Mahan is attending the American Wind Energy Association/Offshore Wind Development Coalition's conference on offshore wind energy in Baltimore, Md. This is the first of a series of three blogs…

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Hurricane Irene and its Impact on Wind Farms

This is the final blog in a three part series examining how natural disasters like hurricanes impact our energy generation. In the past decade, wind turbines have sprouted up along the East…

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How Wind Farms Weather Hurricanes

This is the second in a three part series of blogs examining how natural disasters like hurricanes impact our energy generation. Recently, we published a blog on the Intermittency of Fossil Fuels highlighting…

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Hurricane Irene and its Impact on Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power

This is the first in a three part series of blogs examining how natural disasters like hurricanes impact our energy generation. Traditional energy resources (nuclear, coal, oil and natural gas) appeared to…

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The Intermittency of Fossil Fuels

You've likely heard this argument before: "The wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine, so we can't rely on renewable energy." However, a series of recent events undermine the…

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SACE in the News: Construction Underway at New Nuclear Plant in Georgia and Wind Power Gets Off the Ground in South Carolina

Safety questions post-Fukushima have created a significant amount of uncertainty regarding the future of nuclear power in the US, as other countries such as Germany move to ban nuclear power. Construction costs,…

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Offshore Wind Blowing into a Town Near You

Recently, an important piece of legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate: an investment tax credit to support the development of offshore wind energy. Specifically, the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act would…