News about Wind EnergyThis page lists external links to news items of note, particularly for the Midwestern United States.
Much has been made of the rapid rise of renewable energy in the US, but the policy workhorse behind it does not get nearly enough attention or credit.Read more
Offshore wind is one of the nation’s largest untapped energy sourcesRead more
Researchers have shown that the Midwest could meet nearly 100% of its energy needs through clean, renewable energy (wind, water, and solar) by 2050.Read more
Major US DOE studies this year have looked at the falling price for wind energy and the improving technology for capturing wind at high elevations. This study, from Bentham Paulos, looks at those aspects and advances the idea that wind energy could be an important component for states in meeting Clean Power Plan goals:Read more
Invenergy is looking at developing a major wind farm in southern Minnesota. This could break the slump in new wind projects that the state has experienced in the past year.
The company cites the good wind resource in the area, talk of increasing transmission to the area, and the impetus of the clean Power Plan as reasons they have chosen the area.