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Wind and Solar Just Cleared a Massive Hurdle

Wind and Solar Just Cleared a Massive Hurdle   Clean Grid Alliance

Every November, energy wonks gather around their computers, eagerly awaiting the release of Lazard’s annual Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) report. This report is a deep dive into the unsubsidized costs of different electricity sources in the U.S. - coal, natural gas, wind, solar, etc. - and gives us an apples-to-apples comparison. This is important because when it comes to choosing how we generate our electricity, cost is by far the most important factor. This year’s big   […]   Read More »

Every remarkable way wind is pioneering rural America’s bright future

Every Remarkable Way Wind is Pioneering Rural Americas Bright Future   Clean Grid Alliance

The ultimate, simplified truth about how rural communities benefit from wind power.

As America’s wind power boom spreads across the U.S., it’s bringing unmatched economic development into rural communities. Wind farms are an investment in a community’s future, making it a cleaner, financially-secure community with even deeper roots. For small communities with few opportunities to attract companies that can bring jobs, economic development, and a new source of revenue, wind is a perfect partner. 

This guide   […]   Read More »

What Midwestern Electric Utilities Are Saying About Clean Energy

What Midwestern Electric Utilities Are Saying About Clean Energy   Wind on the Wires

The energy industry has experienced a lot of change, particularly because the cost of wind and solar energy has plummeted faster than experts ever expected. Many electric utilities have taken advantage of this cheap, home-grown renewable energy and the benefits it brings to their customers, their bottom line, our economy, and our environment.

You don’t have to take it from us — read on to learn how – and why – electric utilities are investing   […]   Read More »

Wind Energy and Birds

Wind Energy and Birds   Clean Grid Alliance

It goes without saying that no human activity is completely devoid of potential impact on the environment. However, studies consistently show that wind energy is much less harmful to wildlife than the traditional energy sources it displaces. In fact, not only is wind energy one of the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly ways to generate electricity, but it is supported by The Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the World Wildlife Fund.

It is a reality   […]   Read More »

Minnesota Renewable Energy Job Growth Is the Focus of New Report and Case Study

Minnesotas Massive Renewable Energy Job Growth   Clean Grid Alliance

Minnesota is a national leader in the advancement of renewable energy and is home to over 180 companies working in the wind, solar, and storage industries according to a recent report by the Wind Energy Foundation’s “A Renewable America” campaign. The report also stated over 8,700 Minnesota jobs are supported by these technologies alone.

At a press conference to celebrate the significant job growth in Minnesota’s renewable energy sector, representatives from the two companies featured   […]   Read More »

What's On the Modern Electric Grid?

Whats On the Modern Electric Grid   Clean Grid Alliance

The U.S. electricity system is in the midst of a massive transition toward clean energy, as indicated by policies, economics, customer demand, and electric grid managers. In fact, wind and solar energy have surpassed 10.5  percent of the country’s installed generating capacity.  And, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has found that wind and solar could provide 40 to 50 percent of our needs by 2030. By powering our economy with   […]   Read More »

3 Takeaways from "Wake-up with WOW"

3 Take aways from 22Wake up with WOW22   Clean Grid Alliance

It was an historic day for Wind on the Wires at the “Wake-up with WOW” breakfast on September 11 as two major announcements were made and the leaders of the wind, solar, and energy storage associations appeared together for the first time ever. 

Introducing: Clean Grid Alliance

Wind on the Wires announced at its annual gala that it has officially rebranded and is now “Clean Grid Alliance.”  Clean Grid Alliance’s (CGA’s) Executive   […]   Read More »

Clean Energy Could Create Tens of Thousands of Minnesota Jobs

Clean Energy Could Create Tens of Thousands of Minnesota Jobs   Clean Grid Alliance

A new report has found that Minnesota is a renewable energy leader. Today, there are over 180 Minnesota companies working in wind, solar, and energy storage industries, and employing over 8,700 workers. The report, produced by the Wind Energy Foundation’s A Renewable America campaign,  highlights the recent growth of two Minnesota companies, Ulteig, and Mortenson, and just how many additional jobs we can expect renewable energy to provide as it continues to grow.

Wind   […]   Read More »