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Taking a Look at Public Opinion on Green Energy

What is public opinion on renewable energy? Renewable energy is not the political wedge it once was. A new poll by the Pew Research Center found 79 percent of U.S. adults favor developing alternative energy over fossil fuels. Another recent post-election survey found 81 percent of those polled want more clean renewable energy. Of those polled, 81 percent said they'd support government action accelerating the shift to renewable energy. Over half of the respondents supported strong government action, while an 83 percent majority favored private market to drive the transition. The shift in public opinion is most starkly felt by right-of-center voters, who are starting to recognize the economic incentives of renewable energy and the promise of energy independence. Renewable energy is...

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Should Renewables Be Considered "Green"?

Do wind and solar do more harm than good? The recent documentary “Planet of the Humans” posits a seemingly simple solution to saving the planet from the effects of climate change. Jeff Gibbs' and Michael Moore's film essentially asserts that because no source of energy is perfect, they're all bad. The film leaves viewers feeling that humanity itself is the problem, and offers very few positive solutions to existential catastrophe other than a drastic decline in human population, consumption, and economic growth. So does renewable energy cause more harm than good? Do the environmental and human costs of producing wind turbines and solar panels outweigh their lauded benefits? The necessity of zero-emissions Contrary to the assertions of Moore and Gibbs,...

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Marine Wind Generators: Wind Turbines for Boats (Guide)

Out on the open water, there are essentially three great options for generating renewable electricity: wind, hydro and solar. If you are looking for some assistance on how to continuously produce electricity on your boat, then you’ve come to the right place.  In the Solar Us Shop, we’ve named ourselves after the process of generating energy through sunlight and continue to focus on offering high quality solar products. However, we are also firm believers in wind power as well, especially when it comes to marine applications.  We are constantly asked questions about marine wind generators, so we figured that it may be about time to put together something as a helpful resource for those in any stage of the installation...

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A Look at the U.S. Wind Energy Industry Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Wind energy soars despite headwinds from politics and COVID-19 Wind is the largest source of renewable energy in the country, producing 24 percent of the nation's renewable energy capacity, or around 10% percent of the nation's total electrical output. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, wind and solar jobs are the two fastest growing occupations in the nation. Wind turbine service technician jobs saw 57 percent growth in 2018 with an average salary of $54,370 a year. Wind supports 120,000 American jobs, employs people in 530 factories, and contributes $1.6 billion to the economy every year. Leaders in the clean energy sectors aim to increase wind energy to 20 percent of the nation's electric capacity by 2030. Despite uncertainty resulting from COVID-19, wind...

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How to Add a Wind Turbine Generator to Your Home or Business

Wind turbine generators are quickly becoming a cost effective way to provide electricity for your home, business, barn, or shop building. Apart from falling costs wind energy offers the sustainability we should strive for as a society. While the notion of installing a wind turbine may seem difficult, we've compiled an easy to follow guide to describe the process of starting your own project. Certain factors need to be considered before installing a wind turbine at your home or business. Various factors involved include the location, choosing the correct size of turbine and tower after carefully analyzing the turbine’s annual output energy, and making a decision of whether to connect the turbine to the grid or leave it off grid. For wind...

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