Offshore Wind Energy Potential Boosted During Heat Wave, Data Shows

  • Published: Jul 29th, 2011

The July heat wave brought record electricity demand and steady, high winds at the site of a future wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod.

Interactive Map Compares States’ Renewable Energy Goals

  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2011

Use this interactive tool to explore and compare renewable portfolio standards in the US.

Communities Blow Back at Wind Farm Development

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2011

A proposed wind farm has divided the small town of Cape Vincent, New York, demonstrating the challenges involved in expanding this renewable energy source.

Public Lands Ripe for Renewable Energy Development, Report Says

  • Published: May 26th, 2011

The Obama administration is speeding up efforts to tap the renewable energy potential of public land across the U.S.

Building to the Future

  • Published: May 19th, 2011

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has built one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world.

Sucking Carbon Out of the Air: Not Ready for Prime Time

  • Published: May 11th, 2011

The idea of drawing down atmospheric carbon with high-tech scrubbers has gotten a lot of attention lately, but a new report says that for now, it's relatively costly and inefficient.

With Policy Help, IPCC Says Renewables Could Dominate Energy in 2050

  • Published: May 10th, 2011

A new special report from the UN climate panel suggests renewables could meet 80 percent of world energy demand by 2050.

Washington Eyes a Future Free of Coal Power — Almost

  • Published: May 3rd, 2011

Last week, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill to close the state's only remaining coal-burning power plant.