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Fossil fuel market is flat in the face of renewable energy growth

Renewable Energy is Smashing Records and Crushing Fossil Fuels

This is another record-breaking year for renewable energy.  In both the developed and developing world renewables are growing at a faster rate than ever before. In 2015, for the first time ever, renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide. Last year, we saw more investment capital being funneled into renewables than ever before and more…

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US Wind Power leads the world

China Cuts Coal; US Wind Power Reaches New Heights

China’s scaling down coal and steel production capacity while U.S. wind power capacity reached 75 MW in 2015, adding momentum to the global drive to curtail GHG emissions.

wind energy represents the potential for rapid expansion of renewable energy in the United States

EarthTalk: The Growing Potential for Wind Energy

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the latest prognosis for wind energy to command a larger piece of the renewable energy pie?  –  Peter M., Akron, OH Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind energy has been a dominant second for…

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Offshore Wind Olympic Results: UK Beats Everyone

Of all the Olympic competitions, the race for offshore wind capacity is perhaps the most dramatic and important.  OK, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration if not all-out fabrication.  Yet there is a bit of truth in the headline, the UK really has beat every other country in this metric. Not only do they have more offshore wind…

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Wind energy production tax credit extended one year as part of fiscal cliff deal

Fiscal Cliff Deal Restores Wind Energy Tax Credit, at Least for a Year

All the political debate, industry lobbying, public relations campaigns and wind industry hand-wringing concerning extension of the federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC) appears at an end with Congress agreeing to extend wind energy tax credits for another year as part of a last-minute deal to avoid the U.S. going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Enacted and allowed to…

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Wind energy is a boon for the economy and the environment. Why does Romney oppose extending the Wind Production Tax Credit?

Wind Energy and the Battleground States

The presidential election is shaping up to be a close one and renewable energy could be a deciding factor with both candidates on opposite sides of an effort to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit that expires at the end of the year. Some estimate that nationally 37,000 jobs will disappear if the tax credit is not renewed. Obama is…

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Small island states sign the Barbados Declaration to achieve renewable energy goals

Wind, Solar…Coconuts: Small Island Developing States Commit to Renewable, Sustainable Energy for All

More than 100 heads of state, ministers, development experts, civil society activists, business executives and UN officials from 39 small island developing states signed the Barbados Declaration, committing their governments to achieving ambitious renewable, sustainable energy for all goals.