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Renewable Record: Wind And Solar Supplied 10% Of US Electricity In March

Renewable Record: Wind And Solar Supplied 10% Of US Electricity In March
Above Photo: Joshua Wiese/IPS March produced the highest share of wind and solar generation the U.S. has ever seen. The saying about March — “in like a lion, out like a lamb” — plays extremely well for renewable generation. Wind and solar together crossed the 10 percent mark of total U.S. electricity production in March, reports the Energy Information Administration. That’s the first time they’ve reached double-digit market share for a ... Read more

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer
Above Photo: Kite Power Systems (KPS). Source: KPS Power from kite would work more often than wind turbines Start-up received funding from Shell, Schlumberger, EON Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Kite Power Systems, known as KPS, is working on a 17-meter ... Read more

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts
Above Photo: China leads the world in renewable energy jobs. In the U.S., solar and wind industry employment has skyrocketed in recent years, but now the Trump administration is trying to stop it. Credit: Kevin Grayer/Getty Note: Some of the renewable energy sources included in this article are controversial. For example, biomass which often involved growing plants for energy puts energy production in competition with food production at a ... Read more