Cape Cod is one step closer to getting its first offshore wind farm, a project that’s been trying to get off the ground for more than a decade.
Non-hydro renewable energy sources accounted for more than 99% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed during January for a total of 324 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The U.S. wind power industry didn’t put a whole lot of new generating capacity into operation in 2013, but it laid the groundwork, beginning construction on a whopping 10,900 megawatts in the fourth quarter.
Much more work needs be done to defuse the threat of climate change, but America took major steps forward this year. Here are a few highlight from 2013