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First wave-powered energy in U.S. pumped into Hawaii’s grid

A relatively new form of renewable energy is finally being tested in the US in Hawaii: wave-powered generation. The US Navy is currently testing two different generators that convert tidal movement into electricity. Anyone who has been to the beach has wondered why the energy of waves and tides cannot be harnessed and turned into […]

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Amazon Announces Texas Wind Farm, Company’s Largest to Date

Amazon announced Amazon Wind Farm Texas, a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of wind energy annually. Scheduled to open in late 2017, Amazon Wind Farm Texas will be the company’s largest renewable energy project to date. Amazon contracted with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), who will […]

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Monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 surpasses previous years

The US electricity supply mix is changing, and renewable energy electricity generation in 2016 has already surpassed renewable generation from 2015. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month so far this year, based on data through June. Both hydroelectric and nonhydroelectric renewables […]

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Pass Bill To Increase Renewables Mandate

Rhode Island, a state that already has committed to renewable energy with a 30MW Block Island wind farm beginning generation this summer, is now committing to 40% renewable energy by 2035.  With this mandate, Rhode Island will attract new business from renewable energy companies and add billions of dollars into the state’s economy. The Rhode […]

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