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New record-breaking year for Danish wind power

In 2015, Danish wind turbines generated what corresponds to 42 per cent of the Danes’ electricity consumption. In Jutland and on Funen, wind power, in fact, supplied more electricity than the total consump-tion for 1,460 hours of the year. Read More

Innovative Study Helps Offshore Wind Developers Protect Wildlife

Thanks to a first-of-its-kind in-depth study of wildlife distribution and movements, the nation’s Eastern Seaboard is better prepared than ever for offshore wind energy. Funded by the Energy Department and several partners, the collaborative Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project helps improve our understanding of many birds and aquatic animals that live in the Mid-Atlantic and how they interact with their marine environment, promoting more sustainable offshore wind development. Read More

WINDExchange, U.S. Department of Energy

WINDExchange is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program’s platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy. The purpose of WINDExchange is to help communities weigh the benefits and costs of wind energy, understand the deployment process, and make wind development decisions supported by the best available information Read More

New DOE Report Reveals Significant Growth in Distributed Wind

The new report is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the U.S. distributed wind energy market ever published. Distributed wind energy systems provide electricity for everything from an individual home or farm to manufacturing facilities and small communities. They range in size from a few hundred watts to several megawatts (MW), depending on the application, and can be either installed behind the meter or connected directly to the local grid to offset significant power needs and improve local grid reliability. Read More

Instructional Resources

Instructional resources include GIS, KML, video, homework, and handout files for environmental science courses for grades 6-9. Read More

Student Resources

Student resources include GIS, Excel, and PDF resources for student investigation into the science of energy. Read More

MIT Open Courseware: Introduction to Sustainable Energy

This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments. Read More

Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

This report describes economic trends in building the capacity of renewable energy in several countries Read More

Energy Innovation Portal: Linking Energy Technologies with Market Opportunities

Find information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies available for licensing developed by U.S. Department of Energy laboratories and participating research institutions. Includes 300 technical summaries, 11,000 patents, and 3,000 patents pending. Read More

Environmental Protection: The Solution Resource for Managing Air, Water, Energy and Waste Issues (Energy)

News, articles, blog posts, and products related to the environmental protection and energy production, storage, and transmission. White papers require registration. Read More


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