Amazon’s Largest Wind Farm Will Be Able to Power 90,000 Homes in Texas

IN BRIEF Retail giant Amazon has announced the Amazon Wind Farm Texas, a massive farm housing more than 100 turbines that will add 1 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy to the local grid. It is the company's 18th renewable energy project in the U.S., with 35 more in the planning stages. On Thursday, October 19, Amazon launched their largest wind farm yet. Located in Scurry County, the Amazon Wind Farm Texas houses more than 100 turbines that will add 1 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy to the local grid, enough to power over 90,000 American homes for a year, according

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Governors Push Clean Energy Technology

By Gaby Galvin, Staff Writer | Oct. 16, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. LAS VEGAS – Despite federal rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and energy policies, states from both sides of the political aisle – and both sides of the country – are leading the charge toward renewable energy. Both Republican and Democratic states are pushing policy and investments in green technology to reduce their energy consumption and drive economic growth, despite partisanship in Washington, D.C., that has divided climate and clean energy issues along party lines. Electric cars, clean energy storage and affordable solar panels are among the top recent innovations in states pushing clean energy,

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Hurricanes show need to shore up nation’s energy systems, Perry says

By James Osborne September 15, 2017 Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the damage reaped by hurricanes Harvey and Irma on power lines, pipelines and other components of the nation's energy system necessitate greater investment in shoring up those assets against storms. "As round-the-clock efforts continue to help communities recover from the devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the need to continue strengthening and improving our electricity delivery system to withstand and recover from disruptions has become even more compelling," Perry said in a statement. Nearly 7 million customers in Florida and neighboring states lost power as did some 120,000 customers of the Houston utility CenterPoint. In

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What happens to solar power generators during the eclipse?

As Americans get ready for their first total solar eclipse in 38 years, solar utilities in its path Monday are preparing for the moment their power source will disappear. With 1,900 solar power plants expected to be fully or partially offline when the sun will be obscured by the moon, electric utilities have backup power sources covering from 1:30 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. to prevent any blackouts. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, only about 17 utility-scale solars are located on the path of the total eclipse, known as totality. Most of those are in eastern Oregon. Hundreds more in North Carolina and

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