US Energy Mapping System
January 5, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration has an interactive map of energy locations in the United States. You can use it to plot data layers showing the location of wind (see map sample below), coal mines, biomass plants, geothermal, hydroelectric, and many other types of energy projects.
An Upper Limit on Wind Power?
April 3, 2013 | National Public Radio
Wind currently accounts for about 3.5% of the U.S. electric power generating capacity with some experts predicting that 20% is a likely goal. NPR investigates if there will be enough wind to go around?
Using Natural Gas to Balance Load at Renewable Projects
March 25, 2014 | Shell
"Solar power is clean and steady – until the sun goes down, or clouds roll in. Wind turbines stop spinning when the breeze dies. To provide reliable electricity, renewable energy sources need back-up. This is fueling a new generation of hybrid power plants in which solar or wind installations are supported by natural gas."