Cost to add more solar, wind to U.S. West power grid is small – study

A recent study by the National Renewable Energy Lab has concluded that the benefits of expanding wind and solar production in the US far outweigh the costs. Although further developing these renewable energy sources may have high investment and operation costs, the benefits of the reductions in fossil fuel make Continue reading

Xcel Proposes More Wind-powered Energy

Xcel's proposal to add 548 megawatts of wind power to Colorado's system would provide energy for 256,000 homes

Thanks to federal tax credits on wind power, breathing might get a little bit easier for folks in Colorado.  Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest energy provider, recently announced their proposal to add 548 megawatts of wind power to their renewable energy portfolio between now and 2016. This means that, if approved, Continue reading

Time for a Modern Electric Transmission Grid

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Today, President Barack Obama issued a memo highlighting the importance of modernizing our nation’s electric transmission grid. The grid is responsible for carrying energy from power sources to our homes and businesses. A modernized grid will encourage growth in the renewable energy sector, which will help lower greenhouse gas emissions Continue reading