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.