Posts tagged: American Wind Energy Association

Support for wind power in Saskatchewan consistent across age groups and political preference

By: Michelle Froese Wind energy is one of the lowest cost sources of new electricity generation, and a new poll finds that Saskatchewan residents support an increased effort to develop more wind energy to help meet Saskatchewan’s future electricity needs. A recent public opinion poll completed by Oracle Research and commissioned by the Canadian Wind […]

Texas Wind Farms Break Generation Record

By James Osborne   Wind power on the Texas grid hit a peak of 10,296 megawatts around 9 p.m. last night, setting a new generation record for the industry, according to the state’s grid operators. That came as high winds swept across Texas. According to the National Weather Service, Amarillo felt wind gusts of 30 […]

One third of Texas powered by wind energy. Wait, Texas? The Texas?

On Wednesday, March 27th, the largest state in the contiguous United States got almost one-third of its electricity by harnessing the wind. According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the bulk of the Lone Star State’s power grid, a record-breaking 10,296 MW of electricity was whipped up by wind turbines. That’s enough […]

Kuwait’s future ‘through green energy’ – ‘What you plant now, you harvest later’

KUWAIT: Amid a never-ending struggle of a government that cries for decreasing mind-boggling consumption of electricity through awareness campaigns and consumers who cannot let go of their daily dependency on electricity, one man might have found common grounds to address this problem by utilizing what nature has to offer. The use of renewable energy resources […]

Wind Power Hits Important Milestones in 2011

Photo credit: Don Kelsen The American Wind Energy Assn. said U.S. wind power achieved several important milestones in 2011. Among the accomplishments, two states — Iowa and South Dakota — were the first to get an average of 20% of their electrical power from wind energy, the AWEA said. The 20% threshold was first mentioned as an important […]