California Drought: How They Keep the Lights On

The state of California is plagued with a three-year drought and dwindling hydroelectric power, but it has managed to keep its lights on via other means such as natural gas,...

Why everyone’s buzzing about renewable mining

The mining industry and renewable energy don’t always go hand in hand, but recently such companies are starting to use more energy efficient sources to power their operations. Navigant Research…

Wind Power Blows Away Fossil Fuel Competitors

Strong winds in the Midwest are normally regarded as dangerous and damaging as tornadoes frequently sweep through the region, often leaving paths of destruction. But on a positive note, these…

Global Wind Energy Blows Away Outdated Expectations

Peter Sennekamp, media officer for the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) announced this week that wind energy will surpass the threshold of 300 gigawatts, or 300,000 megawatts at some point…

Energy News and Notes

NYS Smart Grid Consortium Focuses on Stronger Infrastructure A slew of various achievements made up the itinerary for the New York State Smart Grid Consortium’s (NYSSGC) public update last week. …

Renewable Energy Gaining Ground According to FERC Report

Renewable energy is gaining ground as new electric generation projects are being built, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) latest Energy Infrastructure Update for October, 2012.  The report’s…