As first reported by Renewablesnow.com, Oklahoma will soon be home to the largest wind-solar hybrid energy generation complex in the United States. The Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) will be off-taking the power generated and NextEra Energy Resources LLC. will be responsible for construction and operation. An announcement made last week by a WFEC spokesperson … [Read more...] about Oklahoma to Be Home to New Wind-Solar Hybrid Energy Complex
All of us here are electric car fans. Why else would we be here? Even though we like the idea of driving on electrons instead of gasoline, we have to recognize that a lot of the electricity we use to recharge our beloved electric cars comes from burning fossil fuels. A cleaner grid goes hand in hand with the green car revolution. An offshore wind farm that utilizes steady ocean … [Read more...] about America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Set To Start Operations In November
Once upon a time, the name John D. Rockefeller was synonymous with big oil, and some of the very worst of monopolistic big business. The descendants of John D. have gone on to do better things with their name and money (not all of them, of course), and, earlier this week, announced that they would be joining a growing movement among universities and church groups to divest all … [Read more...] about Rockefeller Family Divesting From Fossil Fuels
You hear some pretty stupid arguments against clean energy these days. From people who don't know anything about farming bleating on about ethanol raising food prices to people who don't understand what causes wind claiming that sailboats cause global warming by "slowing wind down". These people huffed too much paint in their youth and are beyond saving, so I won't pretend to … [Read more...] about What Kills More Birds, Windmills or Coal Power Plants?
Don't laugh. This started as just another ho-hum, run-of-the-mill, zero emissions, homemade solar powered EV. But, sensibly, noting the enormous contribution of the wind turbine in the "snout" 400 watts at 28 MPH, night or day! Joe Rush, the inventor plans on adding a second wind turbine! This would bring the total on-board electricity supply to nearly 1 KW. Well, at … [Read more...] about Homemade Wind Powered Electric Vehicle Generates Almost 1 KW