Wind Power Provided 30% Of All New Electricity Generation Capacity In Past 5 Years
In nine states ... wind capacity, also generated the most electricity from wind energy – over 35.9 million megawatt-hours, or enough to power 3.3 million homes. ERCOT, the main electric grid in Texas, received 9.9% of its electrical generation from ...
US vs. Europe: Energy battle heats up
This particular rivalry pits the United States ... well as electricity generated from natural gas." Despite the fervent opposition to shale gas in some quarters in Europe, it pointedly included shale gas as among the domestic low-carbon energy sources ...
What Are Fossil Fuels
We often hear about fossil fuels ... In the United States and many other countries the most well known fossil fuel is coal. Coal has been used as a power source since the dawn of the industrial revolution. However its application as a source of energy ...
What Does the SolarCity Sileva Acquisition Mean for Solar Power?
SolarCity is already one of the top installers of residential solar panels in the United States in part due to a business model ... Switching to renewable energy sources is in our benefit as a society, but it is still significantly costlier to install ...
Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S. — despite Alaska levels of sun
This isn't terribly newsy, but it's still quite striking: Slate's Will Oremus passes along this neat map from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory: The main ... continental United States has greater solar potential, on average, than Germany.