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September 1, 2015

Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility-scale and distributed-scale projects

August 27, 2015

Domestic market for distributed wind turbines faces several challenges

August 20, 2015

Australia shifts investment from wind projects to other renewable sources

August 14, 2015

First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

August 11, 2015

West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

June 5, 2015

Proposed Clean Power Plan would accelerate renewable additions and coal plant retirements

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

March 13, 2015

Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types

March 10, 2015

Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal

February 25, 2015

Wind generation seasonal patterns vary across the United States

February 19, 2015

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

December 19, 2014

Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

December 18, 2014

Wind power capacity additions expected to increase in last quarter of 2014

December 9, 2014

Increased solar and wind electricity generation in California are changing net load shapes

September 9, 2014

Natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014

July 31, 2014

Nonhydro renewables now routinely surpass hydropower generation

June 24, 2014

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion

June 23, 2014

Texas hits new peak wind output

April 18, 2014

Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average

April 8, 2014

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas

December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added

September 16, 2013

Rapid increases in electricity demand challenge both generating unit and system operators

September 5, 2013

Higher wind generation in the Southwest Power Pool is reducing use of baseload capacity

May 22, 2013

Extended tax credits could raise projected renewable electricity capacity and generation

March 8, 2013

New electric generators typically come online at the start of summer or in December

February 21, 2013

Dry January lowers the Pacific Northwest water supply forecast for April through September

February 11, 2013

Wind industry installs almost 5,300 MW of capacity in December

December 19, 2012

Planned wind turbine additions rise in advance of scheduled expiration of wind tax credit

November 21, 2012

Wind energy tax credit set to expire at the end of 2012

August 20, 2012

Natural gas, renewables dominate electric capacity additions in first half of 2012

July 11, 2012

New transmission project will help California meet summer electric demand

June 18, 2012

Negative wholesale electricity prices occur in RTOs

May 3, 2012

Renewable utility-scale electricity production differs by fuel among states

May 2, 2012

Electricity generation from non-hydro renewable sources varies by state

April 9, 2012

Shares of electricity generation from renewable energy sources up in many states

March 12, 2012

U.S. wind generation increased 27% in 2011

February 28, 2012

EIA projects U.S. non-hydro renewable power generation increases, led by wind and biomass

February 23, 2012

Negative prices in wholesale electricity markets indicate supply inflexibilities

February 6, 2012

Renewable electricity generation in California includes variable and non-variable sources

February 3, 2012

Most states have Renewable Portfolio Standards

January 30, 2012

DOE provides detailed offshore wind resource maps

January 19, 2012

DOE provides detailed onshore wind resource map

November 9, 2011

Use of U.S. wind and biofuels on the rise

August 17, 2011

Electric generating capacity additions in the first half of 2011

August 2, 2011

Wind generating capacity is distributed unevenly across the United States

July 13, 2011

U.S. wind capacity takes off after 2005

June 15, 2011

BPA curtails wind power generators during high hydropower conditions

May 17, 2011

Wind capacity additions slowed during 2010

May 13, 2011

Electricity resource planners credit only a fraction of potential wind capacity

March 25, 2011

Electricity systems adjust operations to growing wind power output

March 22, 2011

Increasing wind capacity requires new approaches to electricity planning and operations

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