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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…

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Time for Virgin Islands to Transfer Power, to Renewables

March 31st marks the Virgin Island's "Transfer Day". One hundred years ago, the Virgin Islands transferred from Danish power to the United States of America. Now it's time for another power transition:…

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Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You're Wrong About Wind Power

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project could inject large quantities of high-value, low-cost wind power directly into the Tennessee Valley region from western Oklahoma. Recently Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on the…

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Avangrid Renewables Wins North Carolina's First Offshore Wind Lease for $9 Million

This blog post was co-written by SACE Renewable Energy Manager Simon Mahan and Coastal Climate & Energy Manager Chris Carnevale. North Carolina’s first offshore wind lease sale was held today and Avangrid…

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What to Expect in North Carolina's Offshore Wind Lease Sale This Week

Tomorrow will mark the first lease sale for offshore wind power off North Carolina's coast. We thought it may be useful to explain what this means and what the process looks like…

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OKLAHOMA is kicking butt with wind power

Just over 6,600 megawatts of installed wind power capacity exists in the Sooner State - enough to meet about 25% of the state's annual electricity needs - more than what coal provides.  Oklahoma installed nearly…

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What is the fastest growing occupation in the country? (Hint: It will blow you away!)

At the end of 2016, wind power surpassed hydropower as the number one source of renewable energy generation in the country. And growing right alongside wind power generation are wind power jobs. There…

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Retired Fighter Pilot Responds to "Fact Free" Attacks on Wind Farm in NC

As a native North Carolinian and self-professed clean energy enthusiast, I have really been scratching my head lately over recent pushback on our state's first large-scale wind farm. To catch you up on the…

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First Wind Farm in North Carolina Takes Flight

North Carolina is nicknamed "First in Flight" because of the historic aeronautic experiments that occurred along the state's breezy coast over a century ago. Now, North Carolina can tack on another windy first: Yesterday…