US Wind Energy Gusts Past 7GW of New Capacity Last Year

The US wind industry installed more than 7GW of capacity last year, bringing total utility-scale wind capacity across the nation to to nearly 89GW. That’s according to new statistics from the US Department of Energy (DoE), which show $11 billion (£8.6bn) was invested in the sector as technology costs and …

Solar Energy Can Create More Good Jobs

Iowa is known across the country as a leader in renewable energy, including ethanol, biodiesel and wind. These industries are built on Iowa’s natural resources and benefit Iowans through lower energy costs, increased crop values and new jobs. In 2016 alone, Iowa jobs in clean energy grew by 7 percent. …

MGE’s Proposed Saratoga Wind Farm Wins PSC Nod

Madison Gas & Electric has the green light from state regulators to build a wind farm in northeastern Iowa in 2018 to serve its customers. It is one of several wind projects on the drawing board, in the works, or recently completed, statewide. MGE’s Saratoga wind farm is a $107 …

Wind Power Surges to Eight Per Cent of US Generating Capacity in 2016

Wind power accounted for eight per cent of total US electricity generating capacity in 2016, according to the latest figures from the federal government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency revealed yesterday that wind turbines have contributed more than a third of the near-200GW of utility-scale power capacity added across …

Xcel Energy Plans Multi-State 3,380 MW Wind Energy Investment

Xcel Energy plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind power capacity in the country. The company has proposed 11 new wind farms in seven states, which would add a total of 3,380 MW of new wind generation to its system. The proposed plan increases the amount of wind …

Iowa, Illinois and New Jersey Rank as Best States for Clean Energy Corporates

Iowa, Illinois and New Jersey are the best states in the US for procuring clean energy, a new study from the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) has concluded. The three states topped a new ranking of US regions based on the ease with …