Wind Power News: District of Columbia
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Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies. ALABAMA No renewable energy standard. ALASKA A bill passed in 2010 sets a goal, but not a requirement, for Alaska to receive half its electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025. ARIZONA Public utilities must . . . Complete story »
District officials announced Wednesday that the city is now receiving enough electricity from wind power to meet one-third of the local government’s electricity needs under a deal that took effect Aug. 1. The deal, with the Spanish energy company Iberdrola Renewables, supplies city facilities with 125,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually from a wind farm in Pennsylvania, officials said. Although officials said the power surge promises to save the city government as much as $45 million on its electric bills . . . Complete story »
Global Wind Day is a once-a-year opportunity to bring together wind power supporters from across the globe and celebrate the progress of clean, affordable wind energy. Though this year’s Global Wind Day is officially Sunday, June 15, AWEA will be hosting their celebration this Friday, June 13. We will gather at 10 a.m. in McPherson Square Park (at Vermont Avenue NW and K Street NW) for our second annual Construct-a-Turbine Competition (Facebook event) This is a team contest to build . . . Complete story »