Wind tops 10 percent share of electricity in five US states

Earth Policy News reports that a new picture is emerging in the U.S. energy sector and wind-power is remarkably on the rise. According to Paul Ray, renowned sociologist and coauthor of The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, ‚Äúthese growth rates for wind are the kinds of numbers that alternative energy […]

College Credit: Energy and Climate Change in Montana

Courses are not the same routine classroom experiences you may associate with College.  The Wild Rockies Field Instituteis offering seven courses for college credit this year, including Cycle the Rockies: Energy and Climate Change in Montana course, which runs from May 17 – June 12. "Students on this course will explore Montana by bicycle while […]

Engineers enlist weather model to optimize offshore wind plan

From Stanford School of Engineering, WEngineering is interested in the application of modeling to modern issues. Using a sophisticated weather model, environmental engineers at Stanford have defined optimal placement of a grid of four wind farms off the U.S. East Coast. The model successfully balances production at times of peak demand and significantly reduces costly […]