Canada's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has launched a 565 MW renewable energy request for proposals (RFP)-- of which 300 MW will be dedicated to wind energy. This is the first of three RFPs under IESO's Large Renewable Procurement (LRP), a new competitive process that supports Ontario's targeted goal of 10.7 GW of non-hydro renewable energy capacity by 2021 and reflects Ontario's ongoing commitment to build a cleaner and more sustainable electricity system.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report looking at the future of wind power and its economic benefits. The report, Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States, contends that with technological advancements driving projected cost reductions, combined with continued siting and transmission development, wind power can be economically deployed to provide renewable power in all 50 states. But not everyone is buying into it.
prior to the past decade, less than 50 countries had support policies for renewable energy, but that has increased to more than 130. As a result of political and financial support, investments in renewables have risen dramatically.
As a result of feed-in tariff policies in the United Kingdom, the U.K. market boomed over the past 2 years and is the leading market worldwide, according to Navigant Research, followed by China and Italy who remain important markets.
American wind power added significantly more new electricity than any other resource in 2014, generating 4.4 percent of all electricity in the United States while maintaining its position as the fifth largest electricity source in the U.S., according to new data from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Investment in U.S. clean energy reached $51.8 billion in 2014, 7 percent above 2013 levels and five times more than a decade ago, according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) commissioned Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, marking a clear transformation of the U.S. energy economy.
Google has announced a longterm agreement with NextEra Energy Resources to purchase wind energy to power their Mountain View, California North Bayshore headquarters.
Energy users are shifting to renewable energy sources due to the rise in energy costs and growing importance of environmental protection, driving gains in solar and wind as means to achieve more efficient, environmentally friendly energy.
The past decade has witnessed significant developments in policies for renewable energy, which are driving its growth globally. In fact, new analysis from Frost & Sullivan forecasts the global installed capacity of renewable energy to more than double from 1,566 gigawatts (GW) in 2012 to 3,203 GW in 2025.
The wind industry is seeing a huge shake up as 25 percent of businesses are forced out of the wind industry by policy uncertainty. That is the finding of a recently released report from FTI Consulting.