New Wind Farms Cause Friction In The Sky Over Military Flight Routes

Read the full story from NPR. The hulking C-17 is the pack mule of the United States military, designed to lift and transport troops, tanks and even helicopters. Every American C-17 pilot is trained at the Altus Air Force Base in southwestern Oklahoma, where flight instructor Adam Bergoo says a key lesson is how to …

Gas Prices Spike But Texas Wind Farms — and Grid — Hold Steady After Harvey

Read the full story in Triple Pundit. Harvey was the first major hurricane to hit the Gulf region since Katrina in 2005, and energy infrastructure has changed dramatically since then with the advent of wind and solar power. For that reason, energy observers have been keenly interested in the impact that Harvey would have on …

New Lab Report: How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half

Read the full story from DOE. New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030—making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. This new finding is outlined in a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that examines the future of wind power plants—backed by …

Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growing

Read the full story from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business models and other trends, according to a new report released today. The 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report offers the fifth annual analysis of distributed wind power, which largely involves generating wind power near where it …

The Largest Wind Farm in the U.S. Is Growing in Oklahoma. It’s a Sign of the Times

Read the full story at Climate Central. A new wind farm that could become the largest in the U.S. will be taking shape across the blustery plains of the Oklahoma Panhandle over the next three years, helping to wean four Southern states off of electricity produced with climate-polluting coal.