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U.S. Wind Turbine Database

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database was a collaboration that began in 2016. The goal was to create a joint product that would be more accurate and comprehensive than the individual wind turbine data sets. Federal agencies began using the combined data in 2017 and in April of this year, the data was release to the […]
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Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, which takes place on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, is the longest day of the year and the shortest night.   Read more about the celebrations and facts associated with it here:   https://www.history.com/topics/history-of-summer-solstice  
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ISO New England hits Milestone: More Grid Power used at Night than Midday

Mild weather and high levels of solar output resulted in a daytime peak lower than in the middle of the night one day in the New England ISO. Distributed solar energy output neared capacity one early afternoon. Grid demand from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day, was less than that at midnight. This […]
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Oil Job Market Hasn’t Caught Fire yet as Drillers Wary of Recovery

Employment in the oil sector remains stagnant even with rising oil prices, most notably for engineering and science professionals. Less than 10% of jobs lost since 2014 have been recovered, most of those in the extraction fields. The slow recovery in jobs has been attributed to a reluctance to hire for fear of another collapse […]
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We’re Only Scratching the Surface on Energy Efficiency

Amory Lovins - physicist, environmental scientist, writer and cofounder of Rocky Mountain Institute, presented his case at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Future of Energy Summit, that the conventional wisdom regarding energy efficiency is misguided and short-sighted. His advice is to expand the boundaries of the problem to uncover new options. He argues that […]
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No, Wind And Solar Do Not Inherently Increase Electricity Prices

Joshua Rhodes (Energy Institute and the Webber Energy Group) counters the argument that solar and wind are responsible for higher power prices in many markets, as recently claimed by Michael Shellenberger, a California gubernatorial candidate. Rhodes explains that many factors have impacted power prices over the last few decades and attributing any movement to just […]
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