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Wind Power's Record Setting 2016: Will 2017 Be a Repeat?

SACE Renewable Energy Manager Simon Mahan contributed to this blogpost.  A new market report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) shows that 2016 was a record breaker for the wind industry. And…

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Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

This is a guest post written by Betsy Beck with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), originally published here. Every so often, amidst partisan rancor, a glimmer of hope emerges where both sides…

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What's the #1 reason utilities should purchase wind from Clean Line?

Across the nation wind power prices have plummeted over the past five years, and now are at all-time historic lows. A recent forecast from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory demonstrates that it's cheaper…

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Anti clean energy NC legislators try to shut down nearly complete wind farm

SACE Renewable Energy Manager Simon Mahan contributed to this blogpost.  North Carolina's first wind farm is nearly complete. The 104 turbine project will generate as much electricity as the equivalent of 61,000 homes.…

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The Carolinas' First Offshore Wind Lease Sale Scheduled for March 16

The first-ever lease sale for offshore wind off the Carolinas' coast has been scheduled for March 16, 2017. The lease sale will allow interested development companies to bid on the rights to…

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Proposed Wind Power Transmission Project Would Generate $3.9 Billion for Louisiana, Mississippi

A newly released study highlights the economic benefits associated with a proposed wind powered transmission line. The Southern Cross transmission project would use high voltage direct current (HVDC) to connect wind energy…

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Are Wind Farms Bad for Birds?

Wind farms generate electricity without burning fossil fuels, emitting harmful air emissions or consuming massive quantities of water. But what about impacts to birds? A major renewable energy project proposed for the…

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Wind Farm Fact Check

Simon Mahan, SACE's Renewable Energy Manager, contributed to this blog. Wind power is wildly popular. But, wind power hasn't been as quick to catch on here in the South, so we get a…

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TVA: The Time to Contract for Clean Line's Wind Power is Now

The time to contract for low cost wind power is now. One of the largest renewable energy projects our region has seen will bring huge amounts of cheap wind energy to the…

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Engaging on Energy: Wind Power in the Southeast

Wind power is a clean, low-cost energy resource that can help reduce impacts of climate change. Wind energy also ensures clean air and water, protecting our public health and natural resources. Thanks…