NREL examines the benefits and impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards

The second report in a series from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards,” provides an in-depth look at state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in order to help decision makers gauge key outcomes from these programs.

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Department of Energy launches Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program

In July 2015, the Department of Energy launched its Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program to help clean energy small businesses access world-class researchers, facilities and expertise at national laboratories across the country.

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Some comic relief for wind energy fans

Looking for something less dense to break up your day? Here is a short comedic video about the wind.

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A primer on the Clean Power Plan

The Four Corners Wind Resource Center will provide timely resources on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule in the coming months. This blog post will be updated periodically as new resources become available.

The following resources provide an introduction to the CPP:

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WINDExchange releases new informational slideshows

 In October 2015, WINDExchange released three informational slideshows "that quickly convey wind energy facts and can easily be shared with other interested stakeholders." Topics currently covered include Wind Energy Integration, Wind Energy Benefits, and Wind Energy Impacts. Look for more additions to the slideshow series in the coming months.

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DOE Releases 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report

In August 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy released the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report.

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DOE releases state-specific wind potential capacity maps

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released new state-specific Wind Potential Capacity maps that demonstrate increased wind resource potential in the 4CWRC states (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah) due to advances in turbine technology.

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NAU publishes 2015 Arizona Wind and Solar Status Report

In July 2015, NAU (a 4CWRC partner) published the 2015 Arizona Wind and Solar Status Report

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DOE publishes Enabling Wind Power Nationwide report

In May 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy released the Enabling Wind Power Nationwide report.

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DOE Releases Wind Energy Benefits Fact Sheet

WINDExchange recently published an updated fact sheet outlining the top benefits of wind energy. 

 

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