Wind

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system. So far 17 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have adopted laws or executive orders setting goals for reaching 100% clean electricity by 2050 or sooner. And 46 U.S. utilities have pledged to go carbon-free. Now the Biden administration and some members […]

Congress Passes Spending Bill With Solar, Wind Tax Credit Extensions

The U.S. Congress on Monday passed a massive spending bill that includes $35 billion in energy research and development programs, a two-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit for solar power, a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind power projects, and an extension through 2025 for offshore wind tax credits — a significant last-minute boost […]

Top Green Investing Opportunities

The world is going green, from recycling and power generation to organic groceries and sustainable fisheries. Everyone, it seems—including climate change scientists, businesses, consumers and politicians—is interested in easing the burden humanity places on the environment. If you are looking for ways to put a little green in your wallet by putting some green in your […]

Return on investment from wind turbines

The Return on Investment of a windpower scheme depends on the net income received and the capital costs of the project. Determining the income is complicated, it depends on: The proportion of electricity exported to the grid vs electricity consumed on site. The current and future cost of using electricity imported from the national grid […]

Top Wind Stocks for Q4 2020

The wind energy industry is comprised of both a small number of pure-play companies and also big corporations that operate their wind energy business as a division or a subsidiary. One example of the latter is General Electric Co.’s (GE) Renewable Energy division. The wind industry has potential for significant growth, with the International Energy Agency […]

Air Liquide taps into Spanish wind

Gases producer Air Liquide has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to source renewable electricity equivalent to 15% of the company’s consumption, for its activities in Spain. The 10-year PPA, for electricity supplied by a wind farm in Andalusia, will supply some of the group’s industrial and medical gas production assets in the country. The […]

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