Tag Archives: Wind power

What is the Least-cost Source of Electricity in Your Community?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Average Costs Across the U.S. In our June 2016 blog post titled Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables we described how the price of utility-scale wind and solar projects was becoming … Continue reading

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Germany’s Energiewende – Transformation by Government Policy or Utility Business Imperatives?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Throughout most of the world, Germany is known for its business-oriented practicality and adherence to fiscally conservative policies. Germany’s leader, Angela Merkel, is dubbed throughout Europe as Germany’s “Iron Lady” or Mrs. Nein for her … Continue reading

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Do Solar and Wind Cause Power Plants to Release More Pollution? No Says NREL

Thanks to our friends at SolarReviews.com  for this insightful post! by Chris Meehan, SolarReviews.com One rather odd—but somehow sticking—protest against solar and wind power is that they cause fossil fuel power plants to release significantly more emissions as they cycle electric … Continue reading

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Renewables Drive Western Electricity Markets to Real-time Competition

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Quietly, but seemingly inexorably, U.S. wholesale markets continue to march toward higher levels of competition. Later this year, Entergy will bring its 35,000 MW of load into the Midwest ISO (MISO).  And … Continue reading

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Is Offshore Wind Power a U.S. Reality?

by Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Instructor Note: This blog post is an excerpt from an article recently featured in our Q2 2012 issue of Energy Insider. To read the full article, click here. Today wind turbines generate about 3% of electricity … Continue reading

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The Business of Wind: Top Wind Power Installations of Q1 2011

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Instructor Wind power is big business in many states and is only growing bigger as market demand for renewable power grows. According to the American Wind Energy Association: “The first quarter of 2011 saw … Continue reading

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