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Bipartisan Governors Urge Trump to Support Renewable Energy
Bipartisan support grows in the U.S. due to falling renewable energy costs combined with massive job growth in solar and wind power manufacturing and installations across the country.
As recently as Sunday, February 12, 2017 wind power provided over 50 percent of the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid — and that percentage doesn’t include renewable energy production from hydro-power, geothermal, nuclear power, geothermal energy, biomass nor other clean energy types.
“Ten years ago, we thought hitting even a 25 percent wind-penetration level would be extremely challenging, and any more than that would pose serious threats to reliability. Now we have the ability to reliably manage greater than 50 percent wind penetration. It’s not even our ceiling.” — SPP Vice President of Operations Bruce Rew, in a statement.
Rural landowners make $222 million per year renting their land for wind turbines. The solar energy industry added more than 30,000 jobs last year, employing more than 200,000 people. A group of Republican and Democratic governors focused on these and other economic points in a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday, urging the Republican climate… (more…)
Why Is Coal Suddenly Becoming A Major Talking Point In The Presidential Election?
In late 2015, report after report after report showed that coal consumption on the global scale was headed for an impressive decline, and that dependence on it had peaked. For example, China was rapidly decreasing their dependence on the oily black rock and when this decline was paired with declining reliance in the U.S. it made the entire industry significantly weaker.
Offshore wind energy in Europe is a mature industry – but the U.S. has yet to dip its toe in the water. Until now
Connecting Block Island RI to the mainland grid for the first time – will provide reliable, renewable energy that will reduce island electric rates by an estimated 40% and diversify Rhode Island’s power supply.
No longer will this beautiful island community need to rely on diesel energy. The Block Island Wind Farm will reduce harmful emissions and provide clean energy for one of America’s Last Great Places. — From the DeepwaterWind website