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September 3, 2013

Solar and wind energy to be cost competitive by 2025, report finds

By Joao Peixe, Christian Science Monitor  •    •  Posted 2013-09-03 11:33:41

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NERL) has released a study, called ‘Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable Energy in the West’, which predicts that wind and solar electricity generation installations will become cost-competitive, without the help of federal subsidies, by 2025. Several states in the western US have set up standard requirements needed for developing a renewable portfolio, which will be the primary drivers of any large scale expansions in wind, solar, and geothermal power generation capacity. [ read more … ]

Burt County, Nebraska Wind: Small wind farm project with big ambitions

By ALGIS J. LAUKAITIS / Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted 2013-09-03 11:34:11

Some small towns and counties dream of having wind turbines to provide clean, renewable energy and as a hedge against high electric bills. Few take the initiative to try to make their dream a reality. Burt County Wind LLC may be the exception. [ read more … ]

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