wind power

House subcommittee reviews three wind energy bills

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The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed three bills that would boost offshore wind projects on June 26. One of the draft bills would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to include a leasing program for offshore renewable energy. Another draft bill would expand the Act to pertain to U.S. territories, such as Guam. The third bill would create a federal grant program to train workers who want to transition to offshore wind from other industries.

Interactive map of wind farms in the United States

The U.S. Geological Survey's interactive windFarm map provides detailed information on wind farms across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

By zooming in on the map, users can find the precise location of tens of thousands of individual turbines, with information for each turbine including the owner, generating capacity, on-line date, type of tower, blade length, total height, and the confidence with which this information can be given.

Interactive map of renewable energy in Nevada

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology provides information on renewable energy in Nevada in interactive map form. The map includes:

  • Renewable energy potential across the state: geothermal, solar, wind, and biomass
  • Existing power transmission infrastructure
  • Restrictions on development, including sage grouse habitat, wildlife management areas, military areas, land use, and land ownership

Click here to access the interactive map.


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