It’s not a profound change, yet, but the trend is clear: Americans are using less energy, and more of what they are using is coming from renewable sources.
Greater efficiency helps drive down U.S. energy consumption in 2011, a year that sees wind, while still a small contributor, make big gains.
Factoring in atmospheric stability—not just wind speed—can help operators better estimate how much power a wind farm can generate, researchers say.
Researchers at are investigating data monitoring methods and equipment to help grid operators better manage wind power in extreme weather events.
Renewables still comprise a tiny portion of U.S. energy consumption, but wind and and biofuels continued strong growth trends in 2010.
The Lawrence Livermore National Lab seeks proposals for a one-year pilot program aimed at putting high-performance computing to work in advancing cleantech.
A group of California students recently traveled to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to learn about the carbon-cycle through an online game.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Norwegian company SWAY have teamed up to test floating wind turbines off the coast of California.
According to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, energy consumption in the US saw a drop from 2008 to 2009, with an increase in renewable sources.